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Is "The Mentalist" a Take on Sherlock?


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#41 Amber§

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:36 AM

Did well to resume this thread! I've not seen it before :D

 

I love The Mentalist. I started watching some episode on tv three months ago and I loved it. Unfortunately I didn't manage to watch all the series, but I've seen almost the entire sixth and all the seventh.

I love Patrick, especially because he reminds me Sherlock and his incredible way of deduction. The only difference, in my opinion, is that Patrick seems more "human"; his deductions are incredible but his way of working is more realistic. ^_^


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#42 Patrick Jane

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:07 AM

Hi there!

 

I am writing to confirm that yes Sherlock and The Mentalist are both incredibly similar. The Mentalist debuted in 2009 and upon first watching it was eerily similar but as it actually preceded BBC Sherlock there was definitely no copying involved. I would highly recommend this show as it has an abundance of episodes and Patrick Jane is honestly the american Sherlock Holmes more so than the Sherlock on the programme "Elementary." 7 seasons of 23/24 forty minute episodes means more than enough to keep you entertained for a month or two. 

 

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#43 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:31 PM

Welcome to Sherlock Forum, Patrick!  :welcome:

 

Thanks for your comments.  Seems to me I've seen promos for another show with a similar setup (a fake mentalist helping the police with his deductive abilities).  Do you happen to know what the name of that one might be?


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#44 HerlockSholmes

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:15 AM

More money fo a poor old Holmes collector like me to spend😢 I already need to get the House series (which I like) I also need to catch up on Elementary (I have up to series 4 but haven't actually watched 4 yet) and now it appears that I need to get The Mentalist! If I end up completely destitute and pennyless I'll blame you guys for mentioning Holmes-linked things for me to buy😁
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#45 Arcadia

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:32 PM

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Welcome to Sherlock Forum, Patrick!  :welcome:

 

Thanks for your comments.  Seems to me I've seen promos for another show with a similar setup (a fake mentalist helping the police with his deductive abilities).  Do you happen to know what the name of that one might be?

 

Carol, could you be thinking of Lie to Me? Although I think he's supposed to be the real deal. Or maybe Psych, they're sorta fakes.


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#46 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 03:09 AM

Ah, it was Psych.  Thanks!  The promos looked interesting.

 


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#47 Arcadia

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:05 AM

I tried to watch it a few times but could never quite get into it ... the lead characters never really clicked with me, not like Patrick Jane did. I think I prefer my protagonists a little more noble. :smile:


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#48 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:17 AM

The ads I saw for Psych kinda reminded me of Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (only with their skin colors reversed) -- quirky rogue heroes, one of my favorite genres.

 


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#49 Arcadia

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 06:14 AM

You might like it. I don't recall that it was offensive or anything, just ... didn't keep me engaged. But that's the norm for me, not the exception, I'm afraid.


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