Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) used to use his advanced powers of perception pretending he was a psychic. Now, he uses them to help police solve crimes. That’s the basic setup of CBS’s new show The Mentalist. The pilot last night was pretty good as far as pilots go. They spent more time focusing on the character and mythology of the show instead of this week’s murder. My one problem is Robin Tunney. I’ve never really liked her acting style, so I’m hoping she doesn’t put me off the show. Baker is charming as Jane and deserves some good co-stars play against.
I’ll be tuning in next week.