The Mentalist: Season 1 Episode 1: "Pilot"

Patrick Jane, an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation is known for solving the most complicated crimes with his special skills of observation. This Pilot episode introduces us to the complex life of Patrick Jane. When a couple is found dead in their home, many believe they are victims of a serial killer, but Patrick knows better and must prove that this was not the work of Red John.

Having an audience of more than 15.6 million viewers for it's Pilot episode, this episode starts the series off in a very high note; the acting (from Simon Baker as Patrick, Teresa Lisbon as Robin and Kimball Cho as Tim) is great all around, and the quality of filming is breath-taking, in true HD.

Overall, the pilot episode definitely makes one continue to follow Patrick Jane and his adventures solving crimes and searching for serial killer "Red John". Production values are high, and this CBS series is a true winner. Recommended! 4.5/5 stars


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