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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.

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TV On DVD September

In 2009 Fall Season, 30 Rock, ABC, ABC Family, BBC America, Being Erica, British TV, Brotherhood, Brothers and Sisters, Castle, CBC, Contest, Crash, Criminal Minds, CSI, Daybreak, Desperate Housewives, Doctor Who, Fox, Fringe, Ghost Whisperer, Greek, Grey's Anatomy, Harpers Island, Heroes, Homicide: Life On The Streets, How I Met Your Mother, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, ITV, Kings, Law and Order SVU, Life On Mars, My Name Is Earl, NBC, Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Parks and Recreation, Primeval, Private Practice, Rescue Me, Sanctuary, Sci-Fi, Showtime, Stephen Fry In America, Supernatural, SyFy, Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Big Bang Theory, The Game, The Mentalist, The Office, The Unit, Top Chef, TV on DVD, Two & a Half Men, Ugly Betty, Worst Week on 08/26/2009 at 5:43 pm

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Along with being the biggest month of the year for both series and season premiere’s for TV, September is also one of the biggest months for TV on DVD releases.  Don’t ask us why.  We think it’s kinda stupid to wait until September as, like we’ve already pointed out, the month is crammed with plenty of stuff to watch on TV AND it doesn’t give people much time to catch up before the next season begins, beyond the fact that it’s a wallet-buster.  It’s a massive month of overload, in our book.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t still be excited!  We’re especially looking forward to Fox’s mind-bending first season of Fringe, the fourth season of The CW’s cult-hit Supernatural (on blu-ray to boot!), Canadian sci-fi lite dramedy Being Erica‘s first season and, of course, the third season of NBC’s comedy giant 30 Rock.

In anticipation of the release of Fringe‘s first season on September 8th, they setup a cool website in which you can enter to win a visit to the show’s set in Vancouver, among other things.  Once you enter  you can watch a video about the difficulties of filming the episode The Ghost Network and then play a game which, if you answer correctly, gives you five extra entries into that set visit contest.  And here’s a little hint for our readers: you may wanna brush up on some episodes of ABC Family’s Greek for some help on the game.  Check out the site: Completethepattern.com

See September TV on DVD releases after the jump:

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New Poster For The Mentalist

In 2009 Fall Season, CBS, Psych, The Mentalist on 08/22/2009 at 2:55 pm

The Mentalist

Let them begin, indeed!  Pretty slick new artwork from CBS for last years biggest freshman hit, The Mentalist.  After last years big numbers and critical recognition, I’m sure the network has some big hopes for the series.  And note to The Mentalist producers and writers: don’t let the Psych ribbing get you down.  They may have been first but in our humble opinion, you do it better.  Besides, I didn’t think of the comparisons until they pointed them out.

The Mentalist returns, as the poster says, for it’s second season Thursday September 24th at 10pm on CBS.