The Mentalist Complete Series DVD Box Set
For seven thrilling, intriguing seasons, Special Consultant Patrick Jane (Emmy ? and Golden Globe? nominee Simon Baker) has tapped his razor-sharp skills of observation and psychological manipulation to solve serious crimes in a manner that leaves his counterparts baffled. While assisting the California Bureau of Investigation and the FBI, Jane uses his wit, charm and mentalist mind games to sidestep the system, cope with his tragic past and bring the serial killer Red John to justice. From starting a new career to starting a new life, the full arc of Jane¡¯s charming and complex character is here in The Mentalist: The Complete Series.
Actors: Simon Baker, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman
Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, PAL
Region: Region 4 for Australia
Number of discs: 34
Studio: Warner Archive Collection
DVD Release in: 2015
The Mentalist: Where Are They Now?
1 SIMON BAKER (PATRICK JANE)
Simon Baker portrayed the titular mentalist Patrick Jane, a former fake psychic and minor celebrity who made the mistake of taunting the serial killer known as Red John on TV. This prompted Red John to murder Jane’s wife and daughter, leading Jane to make it his purpose in life to avenge their deaths. He starts working as a consultant with the CBI, using his particular set of skills to solve crimes and search for Red John.
2 ROBIN TUNNEY (TERESA LISBON)
Patrick Jane’s partner and boss at CBI, Agent Teresa Lisbon, was portrayed by actress Robin Tunney. At first, Lisbon wasn’t happy with Jane tagging along on her cases, but like a fungus, he grew on her. Though she often chided Jane for not following procedure, not consulting her, and going against her direct orders, she appreciated his insights and defended him even to her bosses.
In 2019, Robin Tunney returned to TV in a starring role on ABC’s legal drama The Fix. Created by Marcia Clarke, the show follows L.A. District Attorney Maya Travis who lost a high-profile murder case trying a celebrity defendant. Fast forward eight years and the same man is under suspicion once again, giving Maya a second chance. Sadly for fans, The Fix was canceled after a single season of 10 episodes.
3 TIM KANG (KIMBALL CHO)
Detective Kimball Cho is the calm and collected member of the team, usually not showing any emotion whatsoever. He’s almost always comically serious and he had some of the funniest zingers. In a famous interrogation scene, a suspect threatened Cho with “I can make one phone call and your career is toast”, to which Cho replied “That’s impressive. The best I can get with one call is a pizza”. His deadpan snarker personality made him a fan-favorite character.
Cho was portrayed by Tim Kang, who currently stars on CBS’ Magnum P.I. remake. Kang portrays HPD Detective Gordon Katsumoto, who despite not being a big Magnum fan usually ends up offering his rescue services. He also recurred on Freeform’s Marvel series Cloak & Dagger.
4 AMANDA RIGHETTI (GRACE VAN PELT)
The newly minted CBI Agent Grace Van Pelt specialized in computers and hacking. She immediately came into conflict with Jane over the existence of “real psychics”. Jane, of course, claimed that there’s no such thing, while Van Pelt insisted real psychics exist, even mentioning a psychic cousin who helped her talk to the other side. Still, the two put their differences aside and became good friends.
5 OWAIN YEOMAN (WAYNE RIGSBY)
Agent Wayne Rigsby, portrayed by Owain Yeoman, was a Senior Agent on Lisbon’s team who often worked with Kimball Cho and Grace Van Pelt. Rigsby was loyal to Lisbon, always following her orders, but he was also quick to go along with one of Jane’s unconventional plans. He had a somewhat complicated relationship with Grace Van Pelt, on whom he had a crush since day one. Ultimately, the two did get their happily ever after.
Actor Owain Yeoman compared the team to a dysfunctional family and said that in that scenario Rigsby would be the overbearing big brother. Following his departure from The Mentalist, Yeoman portrayed Benedict Arnold on TURN: Washington’s Spies, and was recently a regular on the ABC mystery series Emergence.