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,

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 16, 2013

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.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

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

The Mentalist 6x09 Screencaptures

You will find in the Gallery the screencaptures of last night's episode of The Mentalist, 6x09 "My Blue Heaven".
To see them, click HERE

You will also find HERE my recap of the episode.


The Mentalist 6x10 CBS Promo

Source: PopTVPromos

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!