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I know that alot of people are saying how its so much like psyche and monk and shows like that but i still like it, i think the show has a good idea and although it isn't completely original are any crime shows on t.v.?

The cast works really well together and i think they have great on-screen chemistry. Personally, i would like to see more full cast interactions like in Red-Handed when they were all at dinner together and then the funny moments when the guys didn't want to give their gifts back.

I think its a good show and definitely worth watching at least once.

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Dec 30, 2008 5:26PM EST

As a Psych fan, I have to say, I do think the two are really similar. I like Mentalist, but I think I just prefer the humor of Psych. It makes itself a legitimately "funny" crime show, which I think puts it in a different genre than the other crime shows (especially with CSI trying to get funny lately...what's with that!?) So, while I accept your claim that Mentalist is no Psych/Monk copy, I still think I prefer them!

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Jan 18, 2009 11:31PM EST

I completely agree about csi trying to be funny, their play on words for every case is so corney.

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Jan 19, 2009 3:00AM EST

I still have to say the mentalist is a ripoff, a fake psychic is not something that is seen on tv all the time like a doctor of a lawyer, such a defined thing that that comes alone right after the success of Psych, please, call a spade a spade, they got the idea from psych, I dont care how much they change it after that. And now fox is coming out with Lie to me, so know they are riping off the thing that ripped off psych, come on. Writers need to try a little harder, they should try to use a pen to come up with ideas, not a remote control.

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Jan 20, 2009 4:16AM EST

I actually never even connected Patrick's past as a fake-psychic as close to Shaun's current fake-psychic-ness. Patrick has a very painful, sad past, and even as a fake psychic he was serious. The characters are completely different and I see no similarities between the two other than their both being highly observant. I think it is natural for such observant individuals to be regarded as psychic, so it makes sense for them to pretend to be so. Anyway, I love both shows for different reasons.

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Jan 24, 2009 4:11PM EST

It not that they are the same exact character, did you see the promos for the show? How he is standing there noticing things and then they voom in on it, exactly like they do on psych, I saw that and just started laughing. A highly observent persons, fake psychic, using the same devices like the noticing voom in thing....They got the idea from psych, you can not sit there and say this is an original idea. Two years into psych's show right as it is becoming really successful then the mentalist comes out...please dont tell me you are that much of a rube.

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Jan 25, 2009 7:31AM EST

Maybe it's just me, but I'm not finding Psych that funny this season, and I used to love the show.

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Jan 29, 2009 2:01AM EST

theres an inherent problem with the entertainment industry and the concept of original programing. its the concept that every good idea has already been thought of. i had this problem with a lot of shows, and i used to complain until i sat in on a corse on screen writing, and earnestly attempted to come up with an original premise for a television series. turns out the only ideas that haven't already been thought of are so out there that they wouldn't make a reasonable, let alone good plot. now, im not vain enough to assume i actually theorized every possible plot, but i realized that even if i could come up with a completely original idea, that just because i may have come up with the idea completely on my own without outside influence, doesn't mean that someone, somewhere, somewhen, hadn't already thought of it. im not making excuses but . . . well hell, name one plot twist in any show in the past 5 years that you honestly havent seen before, or even couldn't see coming.

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