Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The Mentalist...Tuesdays on CBS
THE MENTALIST is Patrick Jane. In his phony psychic days, he used his "fake" skills to make people think he could talk to the dead and he even had the police believing in his abilities. Then on a talk show one day, he, not too favorably mentions, a serial killer, "Red John," that the police are trying to find. The serial killer takes offence and kills Jane's wife and child. Now he has reformed himself, admits he was a fake and uses his abilities for good to solve crimes. He is very good at observation and reading people and environments. He's a tragic character, for he can't forgive himself for his lies causing his family's death. It keeps my interest because I find myself trying to figure out the clues that he is seeing and how they relate to the case.