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