The Mentalist (2008 - 2009)


Season 1
The Mentalist

Critics Consensus

The setup and episodic storytelling is far from original, but The Mentalist distinguishes itself from other procedurals mostly due to the talents of Simon Baker.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 206

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 23, 2008

California Bureau of Investigation consultant Patrick Jane and senior agent Teresa Lisbon and her team investigate a double murder that has the hallmarks of a serial killer, with a personal connection to Jane.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2008

Jane orchestrates his own undercover operation using Van Pelt as bait as the team investigates the murder of a young waitress in the Napa Valley.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2008

When a high-school girl's body washes up on the beach, Patrick Jane sets a trap to get surfers to turn on each other and reveal what happened.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2008

The team discovers that a wealthy investment banker -- found murdered inside his locked safe room -- was living a dual life and stealing from his clients; Patrick plays the suspects to see which will show their true colors.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2008

A girl found covered in blood with the murder weapon in her grasp is the obvious suspect in her best friend's death, but the girl remembers nothing about the incident and Jane believes she is innocent.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2008

Patrick uses his skills to trap the killer of a casino owner.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2008

Patrick stages a seance to prove that a supposed psychic, who predicted that a murder victim was in danger, is a fake and a killer.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2008

Patrick disagrees with authorities when they suspect a drug dealer on trial is behind the murders of the witness and the witness's girlfriend.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2008

Patrick suspects a member of a National Guard unit of murdering three veterans and goes undercover to investigate.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2008

Patrick takes a personal interest in the case of a poisoned professor when he discovers the prime suspect is his former psychiatrist.

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Simon Baker
Patrick Jane

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Robin Tunney
Teresa Lisbon

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Tim Kang
Kimball Cho

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Owain Yeoman
Wayne Rigsby

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Amanda Righetti
Grace Van Pelt

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Gregory Itzin
Virgil Minelli

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Gwendoline Yeo
Alexandra Yee

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Andrea Parker
Ann Meier

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Gregg Henry
Cal Trask

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Lance Barber
Daniel Cardeira

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Stuart McLean
Freddy

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Maite Schwartz
Jessica Meier-Cardeira

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Robb Skyler
Jolly Dealer

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William Allen Young
Matt Etienne

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Kimberly Patterson
Nancy

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Maxine Bahns
Angela Ruskin Jane

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Anna Maganini
Nurse

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Jessica Pariseau
Clinic Receptionist

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Isabella Acres
Charlotte Anne Jane - Daughter

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Bruno Heller
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David Nutter
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Critic Reviews for The Mentalist: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Mentalist: Season 1

  • Nov 23, 2022
    A crime solving drama with a serial killer and perfect ending with the best ever declaration of love. What more you want.
  • Nov 23, 2022
    If crime could be solved that quickly... with the help of a "mentalist"... that said, it is a decent and entertaining show. Don't expect any deep thought provoking insights into how crimes are solved.
  • Jul 29, 2022
    Exaggerated characters in a semi realistic murder investigation environment, where a former TV mentalist somehow and before you know it solves all the cases, by constantly braking all the rules, and without any serious consequences, because of his smirking but irresistible charm. Watch two episodes, and it's already dull.
  • Jul 04, 2022
    One of the best series I have watched. The best humour.
  • Jun 25, 2022
    Like a petsonsble, likeable American Sherlock Holmes. I can't believe I missed this gem of a show! Binging the whole thing!
  • Feb 11, 2021
    Es la mejor serie que hay en su tipo, esta muy por encima de la ley y el orden y ese tipo de series, esta no se vuelve tediosa y a pesar de ser de varios casos hay un villano en específico con lo cual la historia te atrapa
  • Feb 08, 2021
    Love this show. Whodunit, but with a twist to get there. 💯🔥👍🏻
  • Nov 11, 2020
    Spannende, kurzweilige Serie. Wenn man die Hauptfigur mag eine Serie zum durchschauen.
  • Aug 19, 2020
    The Mentalist takes a normal formulaic style of genius detective and spins it on hits head for a thrilling, intense, and comedic season of ups and downs for Patrick Jane and CBI.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    In my honest opinion this is one of the greatest tv shows to have ever grace our screens. I have to say it's almost perfect definitely 5/5

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