Thanks to iflix, I am now hooked to The Mentalist.
I was hooked on Two Broke Girls when I stumbled upon The Mentalist. I was curious of the yellow poster featuring a wavy haired dude walking with a cheeky smile on his face. And it’s in YELLOW. Who’d use yellow for a movie/ TV series poster?
Anyhow, I started watching the first episode and I did find Patrick Jane to be quite cocky and annoying. However, I was convinced to watch another episode due to the chemistry that he has with Agent Lisbon. It seemed like it’s going to be a good show. And I have to also mention that Tim Kang did a very good job as a stoic, emotionless agent that made me want to know more about his character.
Agent Teresa Lisbon played by Robin Tunney (Pic: pmctvline2)
Here’s basically the summary of the series: The story is about Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) who works with CBI to find the serial killer who murdered his wife and daughter, Red John. He used to be a cunning psychic and now he’s a consultant and works on homicide cases when he’s not busy trying to catch Red John. He works closely with Agent Lisbon (Robin Tunney) – I assume she’s the head for homicide unit of the CBI. Agent Lisbon heads a team that comprises of Agent Kimball Cho (Tim Kang), Agent Wayne Rigsby (Owain Yeoman) and Agent Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti). In season 7, Agent Rigsby and Van Pelt are no longer part of the team. Not sure yet what happened as I’ve only watched until season 6, episode 7.
Jane and Lisbon (Pic: Warner Bros)
Tim Kang as Agent Kimball Cho (Pic: Buddytv)
Agent Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) & Agent Rigsby (Owain Yeoman)
What makes me want to continue binge-watching this series every night? My best guesses are:
- The ever-witty Patrick Jane. I have to compliment Simon Baker for the portrayal of Jane. When he wants us to cry with Jane, you’d really see and feel the sadness in his eyes.
- The chemistry between the casts.
- The engaging plots.
- And the chaos that Patrick always causes wherever he goes! He’s a very funny character and at the same time very complex.
The team (Pic: Pinartarhan)
Season 6: Jane, Rigsby, Van Pelt, Lisbon and Cho (Pic: Beaufortcountynow)
If you are a fan of investigative ‘comic thriller’ (if there’s such a category) and haven’t watched the show, I’d strongly recommend that you do. I just don’t know why, but this series give me the same excitement as House!