‘Tis the season to end the TV season. A time of apocalyptic cliffhangers, teary eyed goodbyes, and of course, angry runaway wedding-crashing badgers. Speaking of spoilers: There will be a lot of them in our critical assessment of the year’s most notable finales so far, from The Office to Nashville to one not-so-happy Happy Endings. If your DVR cue is clogged with deferred climaxes… well, you should get that checked out, because it sounds painful. You should also not read everything that follows this colon: READ FULL STORY »
Tag: The Mentalist (1-10 of 12)
In the beginning of the fifth season of The Mentalist, I somewhat jokingly wondered who Red John was. My picks were Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) himself, Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), Lorelei Martins (Emmanuelle Chriqui), or someone else. Well, it turns out I’m right. It’s someone else. Spoilers to follow. READ FULL STORY »
In the fifth season premiere of The Mentalist, the identity of Red John is still — unsurprisingly — left up in the air. In the episode, someone was murdered, and Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and the CBI solve the crime, even though they are paired with the FBI. Tensions ran high between the two organizations because of the the season four finale — where the FBI botched the CBI’s under-cover investigation, allowing Red John to escape and resulting in the death of one CBI member. Not to mention — the FBI and CBI were fighting over the custody of Lorelei Martins (Emmanuelle Chiriqui), a Red John accomplice. But let’s ruminate over the identity of Red John for a minute. Who could it be?
The results of our 2nd annual fan-voted TV Season Finale Awards are in! Check out the winners gallery here for the Top 5 finishers in each of our 20 categories. A total of 718,838 votes were cast. SPOILER: Parks and Recreation‘s Li’l Sebastian was named fifth best death. READ FULL STORY »
After three years of hunting the brilliantly cunning serial killer that murdered his wife and daughter, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) finally came face to face with the mysterious Red John last night, and the monster turned out to be… READ FULL STORY »
Some of my colleagues think I’m crazy, but I’m currently obsessed with Robin Tunney’s terrific performance on CBS’ freshman crime procedural The Mentalist. The way her Teresa Lisbon gloats just a little bit whenever she informs local law enforcement that she and her CBI team are taking over a crime scene. The hint of concern she shows for Simon Baker’s troubled Patrick Jane whenever his ill-fated family is mentioned. The fact that she can go from crabby to bemused to totally focused on her work all in the course of a brief scene. Yes, people, if you haven’t caught Tunney’s work on one of the few undisputed hits of the TV season, set your DVRs! (Or just catch the clip embedded below.)
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