Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

I want to wish Robin, every single fan, and all the visitors of this website Happy Holidays! 
I hope you're going to spend this special time of the year with the people you love 
and you care for.
With the hope that 2014 may give us all serenity and peace. 

With Love,
Novella


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Spoiler Alert: The Mentalist 6x12 Press Release and First Promotional Photo


Click on Read More for The Mentalist 6x12 Press Release and first promotional photo.

Source: CBS


The Mentalist 2.0 - The Making Of

CBS released some BTS videos that show us the new set, the transition from the CBI to the FBI, along with interviews with the new regular cast members Rockmond Dunbar, Emily Swallow and Joe Adler.
There's also an interview with Series' Creator Bruno Heller, and Series'  Executive Producer Chris Long.







Monday, December 9, 2013

The Mentalist Insider's Blog - Green Thumb

Well, it should come as no surprise by now that after five and a half seasons, we're re-booting The Mentalist. Three episodes ago, the CBI was shut down. Two episodes ago, Patrick Jane obtained his long-awaited revenge on Red John. And last episode, we found Jane hiding from authorities on a tropical island. What viewers may not be aware of is that while those three episodes were shooting, our production designer, Mike Novotny, was hard at work dismantling the old CBI standing set and building a shiny, new, and permanent FBI set. 
That new set was revealed this week in "Green Thumb". In essence, the episode was like writing a series pilot. A new universe is introduced, a new team of personalities set in motion (with some familiar pieces intact), and a new world of stories begins. We didn't want to see Jane consulting for the CBI without Red John out there, because that's the reason Jane joined the CBI in the first place. Working for the FBI gives Jane access to bigger stories with higher stakes and loftier figures to poke at -- which is ultimately the fun of The Mentalist. For the first time we can now enjoy Jane without the weight of his family's murder hanging over his head. 
In addition to introducing all the new elements, the storytelling in "Green Thumb" was challenging because we wanted to set the FBI paradigm in motion, but we didn't want to throw too many changes at viewers at once. So we gave Jane a murder to solve this week, which mixes the old with the new. In fact, most of the stories this season will continue to revolve around a dead body on the floor, but the cases will often have national implications. 
What was the most rewarding part of this episode for me was watching the transformation of Lisbon. Last week's episode was focused on the FBI finding Jane and extracting him to the United States. Jane arguably has a strong reason to join the FBI -- it will keep him out of jail for murder. But Lisbon now has an established home and career, so what's in it for her to upend her life? In many ways, this is Lisbon's episode and it's great watching Robin Tunney play a character who's no longer the boss. The new sides of her character feel revelatory and fresh, and that, after all, was the goal of the re-boot. 
Hope you enjoy. 
Written by
Producer Daniel Cerone

The Mentalist 6x10 Screencaptures


You will find in the Gallery the screencaptures of last night's episode of The Mentalist, 6x10 "Green Thumb".
To see them, click HERE

You will also find HERE my recap of the episode.

"Green Thumb" was the last episode before the Holidays' hiatus. The Mentalist will be back with new episodes from January 5, 2014.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vote for The Mentalist at the People's Choice Awards


The Mentalist is among the final five nominees for the People's Choice Awards 2014!

Last two days to vote!

To vote for The Mentalist on the PCA's website, click HERE
- under TV, select "Favorite TV Crime Drama", then click on The Mentalist.

If you're on twitter, you can vote for The Mentalist by tweeting (in this exact way and order): 
The Mentalist #tvcrimedrama #PeoplesChoice

If you're on Facebook, you can vote via the PCA's app, HERE

If you have an Iphone or Android, you can download the Awards' app and vote there.

You can vote as often as you want until December 5, 2013.
People's Choice Awards will air on CBS January 8, 2014.

Let's vote and support The Mentalist!!

The Mentalist 6x10 CBS Extended Promo



Source: The Mentalist 

Spoiler Alert: Info about The Mentalist 6x10


Click on Read More for some info about this Sunday's episode of The Mentalist.

Sources: TVLine and TVGuide


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Mentalist Insider's Blog: My Blue Heaven


This week's Insider's Blog, about last Sunday's episode "My Blue Heaven" is written by Matt Gossen, Assistant to Simon Baker:
What does one do when a goal that has consumed them for so long is finally accomplished? We have followed a character on a journey for five and a half years. What are we left with when the destination is finally reached? 
The Mentalist is a story about a man who loses everything, and as a result, needs to find a new purpose in life. That purpose becomes revenge. When revenge is obtained, does this man again find himself without purpose? My favorite moment in the previous episode is a subtle one: Immediately after Red John’s death, Jane stares down at the pistol in his hand. He raises it. There is a short moment of contemplation. What now? What’s left? 
What’s fascinating about “My Blue Heaven” is its exploration of that very question. What is left for Jane? It’s rare that a show has the opportunity to drastically redefine itself in a single episode. Simon Baker directed this episode, and he served as a perfect fit due to his proven ability to push our show past its boundaries in exciting and creative ways. As his assistant, I was delighted to be able to carefully observe every step of this episode’s creation. There was no question that the audience would be at a loss for what to expect after the previous episode. Simon and Tom Szentgyorgyi (writer/executive producer) spent a lot of time making sure this episode would properly address this. 
In the end, a man without purpose must fall back on what is truly important to him. It becomes clear in this episode that Jane and Lisbon share a deep connection. Whether that connection is strictly friendship or something more, it’s enough to motivate Jane to abandon his paradise. In this episode, Lisbon finds comfort in a small town where the most stress she encounters is dealing with her bumbling assistant (portrayed by some amateur) and the occasional stolen bike. Things, as she says, “are good”. 
Jane has his routines. 
Yet, there is clearly an emptiness in both characters and an obvious desire to reconnect; a desire for more. 
This becomes cemented in a scene beautifully directed and performed by Baker when Jane locks eyes with Roger. A once comical character now serves as a chilling representation of Jane’s future on the island. In this moment, Jane realizes how one's heaven can easily become one's hell. With that, he decides it's time to go home. …
But on his terms. Although we see a napkin covered with Jane’s many terms, we only hear the most important one: Lisbon must be there for him. 
"My Blue Heaven" is, in many ways, a necessary departure from the standard structure of our show. It's a recalibration of its central characters. Jane and Lisbon's absence from one another has undoubtedly change them both. Although the more surface level elements of their relationship may still look familiar, it's clear that their relationship has deepened substantially. Ultimately it's an episode about longing and recognizing the need to be around those you love. 
Written by 
Matt Gossen, Assistant to Simon Baker

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New The Mentalist Tonight!

New episode of The Mentalist tonight!
6x09 "My Blue Heaven", directed by Simon Baker, airs at 10.30pm on CBS. Don't miss it!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Mentalist 6x12 Title


The Title of The Mentalist episode 6x12 is "Golden Hammer".

Source: SpoilerTV

Vote for The Mentalist at the People's Choice Awards!


The Mentalist is among the final five nominees for the People's Choice Awards 2014!

This is the last week available to vote.

To vote for The Mentalist on the PCA's website, click HERE
- under TV, select "Favorite TV Crime Drama", then click on The Mentalist.

If you're on twitter, you can vote for The Mentalist by tweeting (in this exact way and order): 
The Mentalist #tvcrimedrama #PeoplesChoice

If you're on Facebook, you can vote via the PCA's app, HERE

If you have an Iphone or Android, you can download the Awards' app and vote there.

You can vote as often as you want until December 5, 2013.
People's Choice Awards will air on CBS January 8, 2014.

Let's vote and support The Mentalist!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Spoiler Alert: The Mentalist 6x09 Press Release And Promotional Photos


Click on Read More for The Mentalist 6x09 Press Release and Promotional Photos.

Source: CBS and seat42f


The Mentalist Insider's Blog: 6x08 Red John


This week's Insider's Blog is written by The Mentalist's Creator Bruno Heller, about Sunday's episode 6x08 "Red John":
The final chapter of Red John has finally come to a close. I would have to admit that the biggest challenge in writing this episode was not what way to kill Red John, but simply the length of the episode. We have 42 minutes to wrap up a story that’s been running for six years. It’s very hard, if not impossible to contain all that the story demands in those 42 minutes. A lot of the big creative choices come down to what you leave out; what you don’t write. This is why I decided to make Patrick Jane’s final scene with Red John as intimate as possible. There is no murder more personal than killing someone with your bare hands. 
One of my favorite things about this episode was the pigeon gag in the chapel. The pigeon gag is a plot device that could only work on The Mentalist - Playful, unexpected, a little preposterous, but eminently logical. This gag is very common in the Carney lifestyle and seemed perfectly fitting for Jane’s final gag on Red John. A lot of people didn’t believe it would play out, but I was determined to keep it, and I think it played out perfectly. We created the bird phobia for McAllister to open up his character and give Jane something fun to play with. We created little quirks to McAllister’s personality along the way. If you take a look back you might be able to catch some of the clues we laid in earlier in the season. 
Director/EP Chris Long did an amazing job as always, and made sure to carefully calculate and perfect every little detail in the episode. I wouldn’t have wanted any other person to direct such an important episode of The Mentalist series. His creative directive mind knew exactly the right direction to take this piece in. 
Check out the extras in the last frame of the show and you’ll see how much attention to detail goes into the work, and how carefully Chris Long plans his shots…The extras represent the life Jane could have had if fate and Red John had not intervened…
Written by
Creator Bruno Heller

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Mentalist 6x08 Screencaptures


You will find in the Gallery the screencaptures of last night's episode of The Mentalist, 6x08 "Red John".
To see them, click HERE

You will also find HERE my recap of the episode.

Enjoy!

The Mentalist 6x09 CBS Extended Promo

!! Watch this promo ONLY if you have seen last night's episode of The Mentalist (6x08) :



Source: The Mentalist

CTV PROMO

Articles about last night's episode of The Mentalist



Have you seen last night's episode of The Mentalist? Yes? Then you can read these articles about the episode, and interviews with Simon Baker and Series' Creator Bruno Heller.

You haven't seen the episode yet? Then stay away from them! ;)

TVLine

Entertainment Weekly

TVGuide

Sunday, November 24, 2013

New The Mentalist Tonight!

New episode of The Mentalist tonight, and it is THE episode. Jane finally comes face to face with Red John. How is it going to end? Find that out tonight, at 10pm on CBS.

Read my preview article (spoiler free) HERE





Thursday, November 21, 2013

Simon Baker and Bruno Heller on The Mentalist



The Mentalist Creator Bruno Heller and Simon Baker comment together some pivotal episodes of the Show.

Click on Read More to read their comments.

Source: today.com


Robin Tunney and Simon Baker's Interview for News 3 Channel

Source: wreg.com

New Interview: Robin Tunney and Simon Baker at CBS LA Morning News


New interview with Simon and Robin about this Sunday's new episode of The Metnalist.

You can watch the interview HERE

Thanks to Karl Sonnenberg 

Spoiler Alert: The Mentalist - What to expect


Click on Read More for an interview with The Mentalist's Creator Bruno Heller and Simon Baker, about the future of the Show.

Warning: this article contains major spoilers for the future after this Sunday's episode.

Source: usatoday.com


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Spoiler Alert: The Mentalist 6x09 Synopsis


Click on Read More for The Mentalist 6x09 Synopsis.

Source: SpoilerTV


The Mentalist Insider's Blog - The Great Red Dragon

Robin Tunney and Simon Baker filming "The Great Red Dragon"
This week's Insider's Blog, written by The Mentalist Co-Producer and Writer of 6x07 "The Great Red Dragon" Jordan Harper:
The Great Red Dragon" is the seventh episode of season six of the Mentalist and the penultimate episode of the Red John saga. It opens in the aftermath of the explosion at Jane's house and ends with Red John still on the loose and CBI shut down by the FBI. In between, there are gunfights with dirty cops, a trip to the crematorium, and murder by whiskey bottle. All in all an invigorating hour of television. 
The credit says "written by Jordan Harper." But that's a lie. Nobody writes an episode of television by themselves. For one thing, I had the ideas and support of Bruno and the writing staff at every step. But TV is a collaborative thing from beginning to end. 
Let's take the scene near the end of the episode where Jane meets FBI Agent Dennis Abbott and learns that CBI has been shut down. We set the scene so that Jane arrives just as his beloved couch is being moved out of the office. To add insult to injury, the men removing the couch hand Jane the spare change they found in it. And then as Jane faces off with Abbott, his arm is jostled and his also-beloved teacup falls to the ground, shattering in the same way Jane and Lisbon's world is shattering. 
Pretty good stuff, right? I didn't come up with any of it. Jane seeing his couch being taken came from Executive Producer Chris Long during the writing process. The idea for the loose change gag came during rehearsals from stage dresser Bruce Bellamy. And the breaking of the teacup belongs to Simon Baker, who came to set that day with the idea. Who better to know what would affect Jane than the man who plays him? 
This is how TV is made. People working together in ways that sometimes feels more like play than work: Being on the post-explosion set with director Elodie Keene and a special effects guy, picking through tubs of latex body parts for just the right severed foot. Watching Owain Yeoman on the ground in a very dirty alley, working out a fight-ending choke with our stuntmen. Bruno coming up with the t-shirt slogan "Having Fun in Sacramento" during a wardrobe meeting. (Every time I see Drew Powell in that bloodstained shirt I laugh, which might just say something about me.) Playing make believe with these talented and creative people all day long. 
Really, it's a pretty cool job.
Written By
Co-Producer Jordan Harper

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Mentalist 6x07 Screencaptures


As usually, you will find in the Gallery the screencaptures of last night's episode of The Mentalist, 6x07 "The Great Red Dragon".
To see them, click HERE

You will also find HERE my recap of the episode.

Enjoy!

The Mentalist 6x08 CBS Extended Promo



Source: SpoilerTV

The Mentalist 6x07: Articles


Some articles about last night's episode of The Mentalist, 6x07 "The Great Red Dragon".
The articles contain spoilers, so be sure to watch the episode first!

TVGuide

Zap2it

The Hollywood Reporter

TVLine

Sunday, November 17, 2013

New The Mentalist Tonight!

New episode of The Mentalist tonight, and you don't really want to miss this one!
6x07 "The Great Red Dragon" airs at 10pm on CBS!



Friday, November 15, 2013

Vote The Mentalist for the People's Choice Awards!


The Mentalist is among the final five nominees for the People's Choice Awards 2014!

To vote for The Mentalist on the PCA's website, click HERE
- under TV, select "Favorite TV Crime Drama", then click on The Mentalist.

If you're on twitter, you can vote for The Mentalist by tweeting (in this exact way and order): 
The Mentalist #tvcrimedrama #PeoplesChoice

If you're on Facebook, you can vote via the PCA's app, HERE

You can vote as often as you want until December 5, 2013.
People's Choice Awards will air on CBS January 8, 2014.

Let's vote and support The Mentalist!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Mentalist - Insider's Blog "Fire And Brimstone"


This week's The Mentalist Insider's Blog is written by Co-Executive Producer Ken Woodruff, about last night's "Fire And Brimstone".
"Fire and Brimstone" is our sixth episode of the season. We're leading up to Patrick Jane finally learning Red John's true identity and having the chance to confront him face to face. So hold on. This is going to be one intense ride. 
"Fire and Brimstone" picks up right where "The Red Tattoo" (Episode 605) left off. Just before her death, Red John victim Kira Tinsley, gave Jane a message. More than a message, a clue. With her last dying breath, she told Jane that her killer, Red John, has a tattoo on his left arm. A tattoo of three dots. Armed with this information, Jane is now closer than he's ever been to identifying Red John. Problem is, there are still five suspects in contention. CBI Director Gale Bertram. Sheriff Thomas McAllister. FBI Agent Reed Smith. Former CBI Agent and Visualize crony, Ray Haffner. And of course, the one and only Brett Stiles. Jane's plan is to gather all five suspects together at the same time and in the same place, and check them for the tattoo. But doing so is easier said than done. And more than one suspect will be a formidable obstacle to Jane's plan. In the end of this episode, we will be much, much closer to knowing just who Red John is. The closest we have ever been. But this knowledge will come at a price. And for some, it's the highest price of all. 
This episode was so much fun to write and be a part of. I was lucky enough to work with John Showalter, a veteran director and go-to-guy on THE MENTALIST. He did a truly amazing job with some very difficult material and sequences. I also got to write for all five Red John suspects - Malcolm McDowell, Michael Gaston, Reed Diamond, Xander Berkeley, and Drew Powell. Having all five fine actors in the same episode was a coup. And they definitely kept the set lively. Simon Baker gives, in my opinion, one of his best performances of the series. And we get to see a darker side of him we've only glimpsed in the past. Even after all these years, he continues to surprise and impress me. And Robin Tunney's scene in Malibu at sunset - not only is it beautifully shot, but Robin absolutely breaks your heart. Her performance kills me every time I watch it. 
Filming this episode took us all over Los Angeles, and to some pretty incredible places. We shot a number of scenes at the Park Plaza Hotel, a historic building in the heart of downtown Los Angeles originally built by members of the Elks Club. And we had some pretty amazing days at Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu. The weather was perfect and the waves were even better. Our crew took full advantage of the location and went surfing at lunch. 
Written by
Co-Executive Producer Ken Woodruff

Spoiler Alert: The Mentalist 6x07 Promotional Photos


Click on Read More for The Mentalist 6x07 Promotional Photos.

Source: seat42f


The Mentalist 6x06 Screencaptures


You will find in the Gallery the screencaptures of last night's episode of The Mentalist, 6x06 "Fire And Brimstone".
To see them, click HERE

You will also find HERE my recap of the episode.

Enjoy!

PS: Don't forget to vote for The Mentalist at the PCA - People's Choice Awards, HERE - Favorite TV Crime Drama ;)

Interview with The Mentalist's Writer Ken Woodruff about "Fire And Brimstone"


Click on Read More for a Tv Guide Interview with The Mentalist's Writer Ken Woodruff about last night's episode of The Mentalist, "Fire And Brimstone".

Source TvGuide


The Mentalist 6x07 CBS Extended Promo



Source: The Mentalist 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

New The Mentalist Tonight! (Sort of...)

Since CBS pre-empted The Mentalist last week due to football, tonight episode 6x06 "Fire And Brimestone" will (hopefully) air at (again hopefully) 10pm on CBS. 
This episode already aired last week in Canada, but luckely Canadian tv will air 6x06 again, to follow CBS' schedule.
So I will finally be able to publish the screencaptures and the recap about the episode tomorrow ;)


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Mentalist Nominated for the People's Choice Awards


The Mentalist is among the final five nominees for the People's Choice Awards 2014!

To vote for The Mentalist, click HERE
- under TV, select "Favorite TV Crime Drama", then click on The Mentalist.

You can vote as often as you want until December 5, 2013.
People's Choice Awards will air on CBS January 8, 2014.

Let's vote and support The Mentalist!!

Robin Tunney attends TV Guide Magazine's Annual Hot List Party


Robin Tunney attends TV Guide Magazine's Annual Hot List Party at The Emerson Theatre on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California. 

To see the images in the Gallery, click HERE 

The Mentalist - New Airing Schedule


After what happened last Sunday, when CBS pre-empted The Mentalist new episode "Fire And Brimstone", this should be the new airing schedule, hoping there won't be further changes.

November 10: 6x06 "Fire And Brimstone" 

November 17: 6x07 "The Great Red Dragon" 

November 24: 6x08 "Red John"

Thanks to The Mentalist's Writer Jordan Harper for the heads up. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Robin Tunney at the Los Angeles premiere of DreamWorks Pictures' "Delivery Man"

Actress Robin Tunney and her fiancé Nicky Marmet arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of DreamWorks Pictures' "Delivery Man" held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California.


To see the photos in the Gallery, click HERE

No new The Mentalist last night...

As some of you may have noticed, The Mentalist was pre-empted due to football last night. Instead of airing the new episode 6x06 "Fire And Brimstone", CBS decided to air a rerun.

Aside from the fact that the episode aired regularly in Canada, so it is already spoiled until it will air next Sunday, CBS also decided to air the promo for episode 6x07, without having aired 6x06 first. 

I will not try to understand why they would do something like that, because it's beyond any kind of comprehension. I hope that Canadian tv will air a rerun next week, so that the US audience will be able to catch up and not be spoiled more than they already are.

Therefore, I am sorry to inform you all that I won't post the recap or the screencaptures of 6x06 until next week when it will finally air in the US as well. You won't get spoilers from me, out of respect for the US' audience.

Let me just say that it's a shame that such a great show, that has brought millions of viewers over 5 seasons, is now getting such a treatment, especially since we are at a pivotal point in the show right now.

I am really sorry for all the Cast&Crew who work so hard to give us an amazing show, amazing episodes with a fantastic acting. 

I will keep you updated about the airing's schedule, and see you next week with a new recap and new screencaptures.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New The Mentalist Tonight!

New episode of The Mentalist tonight, and you don't really want to miss this one, and the other two episodes that will follow!
6x06 "Fire And Brimstone" airs at 10.30pm on CBS.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Spoiler Alert: The Mentalist 6x06 BTS Videos and Sneak Peek


Click on Read More to watch two BTS videos and one Sneak Peek from the next The Mentalist episode 6x06, airing this Sunday.
Be aware, the BTS videos contain scenes from the next episode too.



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