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The Mentalist Season 1 DVD Giveaway!

In CBS, Contests, The Mentalist, TV on DVD on 09/16/2009 at 1:02 pm

The Mentalist

We here at DVR Life know you’re busy planning out your DVR schedules for this busy month: For TV nerds like ourselves, September can be exciting and scary at the same time!  So many new shows!  So many favorites returning!  So many of last season’s shows coming out on DVD!  If there were a such thing as TV overload (trust us, there’s not), it would come in September.  That’s why we wanted to remind you about the release of The Mentalist: The Complete First Series on Tuesday September 22 (just two days before season 2 starts up on CBS!).

The official take:

A mentalist is a master manipulator of thought and behavior. The mentalist is Patrick Jane (Simon Baker in an acclaimed performance), a celebrity psychic whose wife and child are viciously murdered by an elusive serial killer called Red John. Devastated, Patrick admits his paranormal act is fake, renounces his earlier life and uses his astonishing skills of observation and analysis – talents that made him appear psychically gifted – to bring killers to justice. At crime scenes across California, Patrick now helps an elite team of detectives break their toughest cases. But no matter how many criminals he catches, Patrick never forgets his central goal: Find Red John. And bring him down.

Our take:

Patrick Jane is one of the few people in this world you can call a “know it all” and have it taken as a compliment.  The man can tell you more about yourself after one look than your own mother…and he knows it.  Smarmy?  Over bearing?  Kind of an ass at times?  Absolutely.

But he’s also unbelievably charming, secretly a good guy and, worst of all, damaged.   He’s burdened by the massive guilt over the murder of his wife and child…Those murders, while we hate saying it, were the outcome of his actions and he knows it.  Those murders were also the beginning of a cat and mouse game between Jane and the vicious serial killer called Red John.

Now that’s he’s (mostly) given up his old ways, Jane helps the California Bureau of Investigation on murders across the state, using his gifts of observation to track down the guilty.  All the while, though, he never forgets that Red John is out there, somewhere, planning his next murder.

The Mentalist

We have two clips from the season 1 box set for you.  The first, entitled Arson, gives you an idea of how Jane puts his mentalist abilities to work and how they seem to mesh so well with the rest of the CBI crew.  Clip two, Bait, shows a bit of the fun (and funny) love-hate relationship Jane and Lisbon share.  It also shows us how Jane’s charm can often spiral into obnoxious territory.  And he’s got a bit of a violent streak!

The Mentalist: The Complete First Season collects all 23 episodes of the first season in a 6-disc collection with a number of special features, including unaired scenes from 3 important episodes, features on casting the series and what it is that made The Mentalist such a hit for CBS’ 2008 season, averaging 17.47 million viewer each week (!), and the obligatory, yet always hilarious, gag reel.  There’s also a fascinating feature in which they interview actual police psychics and mentalists “to determine if their powers are just a function of keen observation, a charade…or something more.”

Make sure you stop by the official DVD website for more information on the special features, lot’s of videos, photos and goodies like downloadable wallpapers, buddy icons and even a test of your Mentalist abilities.

Patrick Jane

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This contest ends Wednesday September 23rd at 12am EST & is open to residents of the U.S. & Canada.

The Mentalist returns to CBS for its second season on Thursday September 24th at 10pm.  You can see our previous post featuring the rather nifty looking official poster for the second season here.

  1. I love this show.

  2. I have no idea since they intend to keep the mystery going until the series finale, but I think Minelli the director will probably be a red herring suspect in the meantime.

  3. I’m not sure if you can call this a theory or not but here it goes. I think Red John will be either someone he has worked with now or in the future. I also think it will blind side Jane once the truth of whom it is finally comes out. No one will see it coming and I don’t think it will be resolved anytime soon.


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