Friday, 19 June 2009

TV show: The Mentalist

Mentalist, noun. Someone who uses mental acuity, hypnosis and/or suggestion. A master manipulator of thoughts and behaviour.

The Mentalist is about a former "psychic" turned police consultant. Simon Baker plays Patrick Jane whose family was murdered by a serial killer named Red John. He uses his honed observational skills to solve cases by using unusual and unconventional methods. His tendency to catch people out by his unpredictability is - for me at least - one of the shows strengths. His love of mischief is fun to watch, and for a serious detective show it does have a lot of laughs in it.




Australian actor Simon Baker who plays Jane is perfectly cast as he is charming and easy on the eye, whilst still packing a punch in the role. He manages to rile people with his skills yet all the time his blue eyes are twinkling and he's flashing that drop-dead gorgeous smile. I love LOVE LOVE this show and won't answer the phone or the door when it's on. I just hope George Clooney doesn't try and reach me at 9pm on Thursday because I'm not available. (Note to George: leave a message, I'll get back to you.)

It's on at 9pm Thursday, Channel 5.

10 comments:

lunarossa said...

Thanks, nSm, sounds interesting! Have a nice weekend. Ciao. A. PS. Pls redirect George's calls to me. I'm always free for him!

Kathryn said...

So funny - we get this here in Italy too but it's called 'Mental' - I wasn't so sure that was so PC!

La Belette Rouge said...

I have never gone for blonds but in that jacket and shirt I have to admit he is very cute. I keep meaning to watch this show and never have. Thanks for reminding me.

Imogen Lamport said...

I LOVE this show too! I don't normally like blondes but he has such an engaging smile that goes right to his eyes he's gorgeous.

Lisa said...

SImon Baker is one outrageous hornbag HOWEVER, every time he calls im busy with Mark Harmon ..........groan ....

screamish said...

nothing i like better than an ex aussie making it big. except perhaps Russel Crowe. think he made it TOO big. for his ego. I likes this actor in LA confidential, he had a bit part but it was his first hollywood thing.

your before after garden photos are amazing by the way

That Girl said...

Ah The man from The Devil Wears Prada! He reminds me of a lion! Twinkly eyed but not worth upsetting George over!

notSupermum said...

Antonella, thanks - hope you're having a good weekend too. Not sure about passing on George's calls though...

Kathryn, that's funny!

La belette, he is a bit of a looker now you mention it. I hadn't noticed before...

Imogen, glad you like it too! I think he used that smile to maximum effect on the show doesn't he?

notSupermum said...

Lisa, we clearly both have good taste - I think Mark Harmon is very tasty too! I love a man with greying hair.

Screamish - thanks for visiting! I don't remember him in anything else, but he's a very good actor. Thanks for the comments about the garden!

That Girl, I've only seen the Devil wears Prada once and I don't recall him in it - it's definitely the character he plays in this show that I like. He's brilliant in it.

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