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A detective who can mind read--well, not really. However, Detective Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) does posses acute observation skills--skills he honed as a mentalist--and uses them to solve cases for the California Bureau of Investigation.
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Oct 1, 2014 11:19PM EDT
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this show hit me like no other before. there is something about it. Besides the natural "feeling" the two main characters have due to their strong friendship or the red john story arc which is very intriguing from the beginning. I think what made this show different for me where all the subtle details the hidden meanings all the symbolism you could find if you where paying attention. The excellence through simplicity.
This show can be many things for each viewer and even though it is not perfect I wouldn't change a single thing.
I won't say anything about Tunney or Baker cos I just don't have the words to describe the way they made their way into my heart. to never come out.

this show hit me like no other before. there is something about it. Besides the natural "feeling" the two main characters have due to their strong friendship or the red john story arc which is very intriguing from the beginning. I think what made this show different for me where all the subtle details the hidden meanings all the symbolism you could find if you where paying attention. The excellence through simplicity.
This show can be many things for each viewer and even though it is not perfect I wouldn't change a single thing.
I won't say anything about Tunney or Baker cos I just don't have the words to describe the way they made their way into my heart. to never come out.

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Jul 21, 2014 7:29PM EDT
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Needs to end

Needs to end

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Jul 18, 2014 6:16PM EDT
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Good show

Good show

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Apr 18, 2016 8:30AM EDT
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An amazing show! Miss it sooo much! I incurage you all to watch it!!

An amazing show! Miss it sooo much! I incurage you all to watch it!!

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Mar 28, 2016 8:07PM EDT
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*SPOILER ALERT*
This show is an amazing mixture of crime, mystery, comedy and drama. The concept of Red John was brilliant and it gets the viewer hooked to the show wanting to know how in the hell did he do that? Or how does he know things before Patrick Jane does.
At one point, it felt as though Red John could have been an organization or something, looking at the way he operated and had knowledge of everything. Everything about this show was amazing except one thing... The Reveal.
When Red John was revealed, i doubt i've ever felt as much disappointment about anything else. The way he is dealt with by Patrick; the fact that they didn't tell us how red john operated and how he knew about Patrick's Red John List of Suspects, made me go "omg that was so pathetic. It was much better when we didn't know who Red John was".
If the writers could have done a better ending for Red John, it would have been a literal mind blowing series. But it felt as though they were trying, but couldn't come up with a better Reveal.
But overall would definitely, without a doubt, recommend this show to others.

*SPOILER ALERT*
This show is an amazing mixture of crime, mystery, comedy and drama. The concept of Red John was brilliant and it gets the viewer hooked to the show wanting to know how in the hell did he do that? Or how does he know things before Patrick Jane does.
At one point, it felt as though Red John could have been an organization or something, looking at the way he operated and had knowledge of everything. Everything about this show was amazing except one thing... The Reveal.
When Red John was revealed, i doubt i've ever felt as much disappointment about anything else. The way he is dealt with by Patrick; the fact that they didn't tell us how red john operated and how he knew about Patrick's Red John List of Suspects, made me go "omg that was so pathetic. It was much better when we didn't know who Red John was".
If the writers could have done a better ending for Red John, it would have been a literal mind blowing series. But it felt as though they were trying, but couldn't come up with a better Reveal.
But overall would definitely, without a doubt, recommend this show to others.

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Mar 16, 2016 8:21PM EDT
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Excellent!

Excellent!

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by Beenev
Feb 14, 2016 7:33AM EST
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I am not one for dramas but I loved this show.

I am not one for dramas but I loved this show.

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Jan 5, 2016 8:25PM EST
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I miss this show already! The final season in my opinion was a let down but other than that I enjoyed each episode. Finding out who Red John was became thrilling with each season and kept the show going nicely. I would definitely recommend.

I miss this show already! The final season in my opinion was a let down but other than that I enjoyed each episode. Finding out who Red John was became thrilling with each season and kept the show going nicely. I would definitely recommend.

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Dec 28, 2015 5:35PM EST
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Watched the first season sort of bailed in the second. The show was a standard CBS procedural so it was mediocre.

Watched the first season sort of bailed in the second. The show was a standard CBS procedural so it was mediocre.

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Dec 17, 2015 12:19AM EST
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This was an excellent show at it's prime...that was before Red John was caught and killed. The show really should have ended there - on a fantastic high, instead, we were treated to a below par follow-up season, that result in the unlikely love story that was never a will they, won't there. Jane and Lisbon did not have any chemistry until it was force upon us, in many uncomfortable scenes until we finally accepted it. Much like Lost and Heroes, it started off with a bang but ended - just ended.

This was an excellent show at it's prime...that was before Red John was caught and killed. The show really should have ended there - on a fantastic high, instead, we were treated to a below par follow-up season, that result in the unlikely love story that was never a will they, won't there. Jane and Lisbon did not have any chemistry until it was force upon us, in many uncomfortable scenes until we finally accepted it. Much like Lost and Heroes, it started off with a bang but ended - just ended.