• Eric Blaine

    The Mentalist. It had it all. Humourous, macabre, intriguing, feel-good. It also boasted a great cast-chemistry.

    The viewers responded. And so did the creators: three seasons of Scooby-Doo-like filler with the occasional reference to Red John or Patrick Jane's dead wife and kid.

    Why? To ensure money was being made. Also, there is a clear lack of writing talent.

    Season five has thankfully placed the focus back onto the actual story behind The Mentalist. But a sixth season apparently looms. Will the producers and suits ensure The Mentalist closes strong? Or will it raid the book of Hanna-Barbera story lines to ensure it fills its quota?

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