The Mentalist: Season 1 (2008 - 2009)

Season 1
The Mentalist

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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.



Critic Ratings: 25


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User Ratings: 174

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Air date: Sep 23, 2008

The murders of a pro golfer's wife and her doctor are investigated in the opener of a series about a former fake psychic (Simon Baker) who now uses his gift for observing details to assist a California crime unit.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2008

The team probes the murder of a waitress in Napa Valley, but Patrick opts to conduct his own private investigation, using Grace as bait.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2008

The body of a young woman washes up on the beach, and Patrick tries to trick her surfer pals into revealing what happened.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2008

When an investment banker is found murdered inside his locked safe room, the team unlocks the secret that he was stealing millions from clients. Jane sets a trap to catch one of the suspects.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2008

A dazed girl is caught holding the weapon used in the murder of her best friend, but she can't recall anything. Believing she's not the killer, Jane finds a way for her to relive the event to jolt her memory.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2008

The investigation of a casino owner's death finds Jane working his skills at the card table to solve the murder---and win some cash.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2008

Jane believes a supposed psychic is a killer and sets up a seance in hopes of exposing the criminal.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2008

A witness in a narcotics case is murdered along with his girlfriend. All eyes point to the drug dealer whom the victim was set to testify against, but Jane perceives a different motive and suspect.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2008

When three National Guard vets are murdered, Jane goes undercover to prove that the only surviving member of the unit is the killer.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2008

A professor is killed by poisoning, and Jane takes a personal interest in the case when the man's wife---and Jane's former psychiatrist---becomes the prime suspect.

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The first series of this crime drama finds Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) a former psychic, adjusting to his new job as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation. Jane's not big on following proper procedure, much to the chagrin of his boss, Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), but his keen powers of observation help them solve cases. Cases involving elusive serial killer Red John are of particular interest to Jane, because this killer murdered his wife and young daughter a few years prior. Some cases this series include the poisoning death of a country-club socialite and the murder of a Hollywood producer.

Critic Reviews for The Mentalist Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Mentalist: Season 1

  • 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
  • Apr 23, 2020
    Not the most original script, but the actors definitely carry. They make you believe and get drawn into the story.
  • Oct 02, 2019
    En verdad me voy a creer que una persona es tan buena resolviendo casos con solo ver algunos detalles, tratan de ser serios y aburre que el personaje solo este obsesionado con eso, no solo es horrible, es de lo peor, no vale la pena gastar su tiempo en este programa, solo hace relleno de chistes absurdo y sin sentido a la trama
  • Nov 24, 2014
    absolutely forgettable and highly overrated by users who probably didn't watch Criminal Minds,Lie to Me, Dexter or 24 h
  • Jun 04, 2014
    I was shocked that the tomatometer is not certifying it as fresh. It was one of the best TV series I'd watched!

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