Mental: Season 1
Utilizing controversial methods, bold psychiatrist Dr. Jack Gallagher (Chris Vance) probes his patients' psyches, trying to uncover explanations for their conditions. This approach often pits Jack against his boss and ex-lover, Nora (Annabella Sciorra), and sexy rival, Veronica (Jacqueline McKenzie). Set in a Los Angeles hospital, this medical mystery drama also stars Nicholas Gonzalez, Marisa Ramirez and Derek Webster as fellow doctors.
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this medical drama explores a wide variety of mental illness. Its approach is nonjudgmental and informative, but some of the subject matter -- and the effects used to highlight patients' delusions -- may upset some viewers. The main character sometimes uses far-fetched and/or illegal tactics to help patients; characters are also involved in soap opera-esque storylines involving romance, friendship, and infidelity. There are discussions related to alcohol and drug abuse, but most actual drinking is done by adults in a limited social context. Expect some salty language of the "hell" and "damn" variety.
- Sexual Content
- Some strong sexual innuendo, plus scenes of doctors kissing and fondling each other's bottoms, as well as delusional patients imagining that they're enjoying a sexual escapade. In one episode, Dr. Gallagher takes off his clothes to help calm a delusional patient (no nudity is shown).
- Some patients get violent when they become delusional and yell, scream, and throw furniture at those trying to subdue them. Others imagine killing themselves or hurting others; bloody images of these dreams are often shown.
- Audible language includes words like â¿¿hell," â¿¿damn,â¿ and â¿¿piss off."
- Social Behavior
- The series looks at mental illness from a compassionate and illuminating point of view, though Dr. Gallagher sometimes employs illegal tactics to help a patient. One doctor is cheating on her husband. Tthe characters are from various racial/ethnic backgrounds; one is gay.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- References to drug and alcohol addiction throughout the show, but these discussions are usually offered in a medical context. There are also lots of discussions about drug "cocktails" for patients. The hospital staff is sometimes shown drinking at home (beer) or socially (wine, mixed drinks).
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it