In general, I don’t like TV. I tend to watch a lot these days since I’m too tired to do anything else, but in general I’d rather be doing anything else. The only show I really like is Medium–which is the best written show ever.
I’ve avoided the Mentalist mostly because the main character was annoying as hell in the commercials (and is even more annoying in the actual show). After seeing way too many annoying commercials, I finally tuned in a couple days ago for the first time.
The jury is still out on the show itself, but Tuesday’s episode was great. It’s about…drum roll…Pick Up Artists! I thought it was hilarious since the main suspect/PUA was using the same lines that I’ve heard since first learning about the “movement.” I felt enlightened. Tim Kang, who plays Agent Kimball Cho, was especially good in this episode. Man, that guy is smooth! I saw him in Robot Stories where he was also good, but the Mentalist shows his true range. Check out part of the episode here. (The browser bar says you can watch full episodes, but I can’t figure it out, so if someone more CBS-savvy knows how, let me know.)