The Mentalist

2008 TV-14 5 seasons

The Mentalist

2008 TV-14 5 seasons
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After a prolific serial killer named Red John kills his wife and daughter, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) gives up his prosperous life as a phony psychic and uses his staggering powers of observation to aid the California Bureau of Investigation. Although Jane's eccentric methods annoy skeptical agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), they get results, enabling Lisbon's team to apprehend even the most cunning and cold-blooded of criminals.
Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman, Amanda Righetti
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6
  • SEASON  7

Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 6 discs

Simon Baker (in his first Emmy-nominated role) stars as Patrick Jane, a rogue detective and case-cracking consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation -- a far cry from his last gig as a semi-famous "psychic medium" with no paranormal abilities. Despite his bogus past, Patrick's charm and powers of observation endear him to the CBI team -- except for Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney), who doesn't care for his antics. Tim Kang and Amanda Righetti also star.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Simplified, Korean, Portuguese, Thai
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this crime series has scenes of bloody violence, including images of people getting stunned, shot, and bludgeoned to death, as well as things like symbols painted on walls in blood. Characters also frequently discuss grim topics like serial killings and other violent behavior. Expect plenty of strong language ("bitch," "hell," "bastard") and some strong sexual discussion, as well as some drinking.

Sexual Content

Some strong sexual discussions, including references to sadomasochism.


Shows people getting shot and killed at point-blank range; bloody bullet holes are clearly visible. Also includes images of people who've been violently assaulted and bludgeoned to death and frequent discussions about serial killings and other violent behavior.


Language includes "bitch," "hell," "jackass," and "bastard." Crude words like "banging" and "screw" are sometimes used to describe sexual acts.

Social Behavior

Focuses on solving crimes. Discredits the work of psychics and others who claim paranormal abilities by showing how they "trick" people. Occasionally discusses the existence of God, the afterlife, and other spiritual issues.


Occasionally logos like United Airlines and iconic Sacramento haunts are visible in the background.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Alcohol and prescription pills are occasionally visible. Storylines occasionally deal with drug-related issues.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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