When did the Mentalist become the Blacklist

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by ThunderAeroI, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. ThunderAeroI

    ThunderAeroI Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 28, 2002
    Perpetually being chased by airplanes
    What gives? its a direct copy...
  2. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 20, 2001
    I was thinking the same thing. This is the third show I've seen this year where the main character wrangles an immunity deal and helps the feds to stay out of jail. I wonder if real-life criminals will start getting ideas. :lol:

    What makes this case a little more interesting though is that Jane doesn't have a list. He's bluffing.

    Anyway, I enjoyed "Green Thumb" quite a bit. They really shook things up and the show feels fresh and new again. I'll miss Rigsby and Van Pelt but I like the new cast members. They'll add some interesting drama to the show.
  3. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Jan 31, 2007
    So has it stopped being Psych, then?
  4. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 19, 2007
    Space Massachusetts
    That's the only reason I even know about the show.
  5. Mister Fandango

    Mister Fandango Fleet Captain

    Sep 6, 2012
    Considering it started off by copying another show, why does that surprise you?
  6. IndyJones

    IndyJones Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2002
    I got a Criminal Minds vibe from the reboot, with them traveling the country to solve difficult crimes and then jetting back to their base. But I can see where you're coming from with the Blacklist connection, even if it seems to be more White Collar (like Psych, another USA show, natch).
  7. selina

    selina Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 1, 2005
    in the shadows
    I've never watched "The Blacklist", but now I got curious and checked out it's synopsis. Right, "The Mentalist" sounds like it. However, what matters is how the showrunners implement the idea of having a criminal work for the FBI. I could imagine that both shows are still very different, even though the general idea is the same.

    Regarding Psych I don't see much similarity. Then again I only saw one or two episodes of Psych. But didn't the main character claim to be a real psychic? With "The Mentalist" it's the other way round. Jane usually doesn't want people to believe he is a psychic.

    Surprisingly I enjoyed the reboot. It brought some fresh air. "The Mentalist" benefits from it if characters are not restricted to California any more. Furthermore, I like the new characters.
  8. Jar Jar Binks

    Jar Jar Binks Admiral Admiral

    Feb 24, 2005
    In a couple more seasons Patrick Jane will become a novelist and start shadowing an LAPD detective for research.
  9. Emperor's Prize

    Emperor's Prize Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 3, 2009
    A wretched hive of scum and villainy.
    Now that RJ is out of the picture (at least until ratings tumble further), I feel like the show has a fresh set of legs to run on.
  10. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2000
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    Behind the scenes there is a feud between the two shows, and Psych has a habit of mentioning "Mentalist" at the weirdest moments.
  11. Base_Delta_Zero

    Base_Delta_Zero Commodore Commodore

    May 4, 2004
    Why is Mentalist copying Blacklist? Because Blacklist fucking kicks ass and Mentalist hasn't been good in years.
  12. Babalu Joaquin

    Babalu Joaquin Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 27, 2013
    No matter where you go, there you are.
    I was hoping the thread title meant they'd replaced Simon Baker with Denzel Washington or something... no such luck.
  13. Keith1701

    Keith1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    Warner Robins Georgia
    I never like the Mentalist, but the Blacklist is a real good show.