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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

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Series cast summary:
Simon Baker ...  Patrick Jane 151 episodes, 2008-2015
Robin Tunney ...  Teresa Lisbon 151 episodes, 2008-2015
Tim Kang ...  Kimball Cho 151 episodes, 2008-2015
Owain Yeoman ...  Wayne Rigsby 132 episodes, 2008-2015
Amanda Righetti ...  Grace Van Pelt / ... 132 episodes, 2008-2015
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Patrick Jane is a crime consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation. He has a particular gift for astute observation and reading people, honed through years of being a faux psychic. His gift makes him brilliant at solving murders, which is why the CBI have him around. However, his motive for taking on the role is purely one of revenge: find and kill the man who killed his wife and daughter - Red John. Written by grantss

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Country:

USA

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English

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23 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mentalist See more »

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Sacramento, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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In most episodes the victim or perpetrator has a name indicative of his true character. Examples: McTyranny, Quick, Just, Unjust. See more »

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On occasion, such as the teaser to "Russett Potatoes", California State Police officers can be seen working. The California State Police were dissolved in 1995, those that remained became a part of the California Highway patrol. See more »

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Patrick Jane: Revenge is a poison. Revenge is fit only for fools and madmen.
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Miss the show! Already?
26 March 2015 | by sourabh-idoorkarSee all my reviews

If ever there was a show that could evoke such strong emotions, this is it. The Mentalist. Best show ever.

Right from the 1st episode till the last scene, there was never a dull moment. The writing was perfect. The acting more so. Execution flawless. Simon Baker deserves every accolade for making us believe he was a real "not-a- psychic". His facial expressions, his charming and buoyant self, his acting were all fabulous. Every cast member since the beginning of the show has been amazing with their roles and I don't think there was ever any actor in the show that did not fit his/her role or that did not put in his/her best efforts. All of them deserve a standing ovation.

Its sad for us to watch the show come to an end but all great things always must. I think no other character will ever be able to match Patrick Jane in terms of sheer fun, wittiness and, well, a flair for the dramatic. His methods and deductions being insanely awesome all the while.

As for the ending, it was the best anyone could hope for. Like many others, I did miss those Red-John story- line episodes initially during season 6. But then I have never seen any show end its main story- line and still hold its own so well. Most of the shows simply trail off into non- existence once the primary perpetrator is caught or dead. However this show surprised me with the transformation it under went and that is definitely a big kudos to Bruno Heller there. Very hard to pull that off. Though it ended sooner than I would have liked it to, I still respect the decision to do so.

Most importantly, I will miss the smiling man who tricked his way into our hearts using his cons. But then, there's always repeat telecasts to stop that from happening. Cheers!


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