Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Nov 5, 2013This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I have loved this show since the beginning but you can tell that this is the last season. It is all about the people that Jane thinks is Red John and he has narrowed down the list to the lucky 7. Plus its like the wanted to tie up the loose ends to allow
Rigsby and Grace Van Pelt to marry.
The shift was so abrupt when all the shows prior to this year. Was how Jane figured out how to understand a crime scene and how he figured out with the help of the members of the team to find the guilty person.… Full Review »
Nov 25, 2013The Mentalist as a show works best in two ways: a) either when every episode is a self-contained mystery, or b) when Patrick Jame's character is given the freedom to channel Michael Kane's character from Get Carter.
In the sixth season, as in the fifth and fourth, the emphasis on the Red John story arc at the expense of the Poirot-style investigations really decreased my enjoyment of the show, but in the climactic confrontation with the arch-villain, when Patrick Jane goes into Get Carter mode once again, I felt authentic enjoyment.
The final jog to the shore of the lake, with a wounded Red John stumbling onward, and a vengeful Jane jogging along behind him, breathing regularly, trying to not let himself get too excited at the most important moment and possibly put his final satisfaction in jeopardy, pacing himself this was brilliant. As was the final slow-motion jog of the 'liberated' Jane.
I hold the opinion of many, that it would have been best to end the Red John thing way back at the end of the third season, with the Mall shooting but we can't blame the writers no doubt corporate beancounters weighed in, waving focus group results that absolutely proved that Red John was what kept the rating, etc.
Having said that, this second death of Red John (and let's hope this really was for real, this time) was deeply satisfying, precisely because of it's 1970's melancholic seediness, which many people appear to have found anti-climactic.
I for one, applaud the way it was handled.… Full Review »