There’s a lot to like about “The Mentalist”. Simon Baker is engaging as the damaged lead, Patrick Jane, who has an ever so endearing smile (and rather dapper vests). The relationship between Jane and his boss Lisbon is a friendship built on mutual respect and admiration that leaves you wanting just a little bit more. The scripts are generally entertaining and the characters have a moral consistency that is refreshing.
I can’t help but envisage a juvenile debate, however, when I hear the title. It’s a little kooky.
“You’re the mentalist!”
“No you’re the mentalist!”
“I am not the mentalist! You are!”
But at the end of the day we all know that Patrick Jane is the Mentalist!