The Mentalist is good TV if you are interested in typical crime solving shows. Afterwards, I found myself rewatching the episodes again and again, something that I have not done even with Breaking Bad. For instance, he does not do violence. By the very nature of their purpose they attack each of their respective protagonists differently; when Holmes begins suspect a master puppeteer behind half the crimes in London and investigate it Moriarty tries to kill him and forces Holmes to flee to Continental Europe. And then theres the plot. I first watched The Mentalist because my back was out of order and it was the only thing to do while lying down waiting for the muscle spasm to heal. Goldfinch: The only one who matches Mentalist in that department is Poirot! Only time patrick ever lost, or made mistakes, was when red john was involved. The book version. Holmes need not save the world from a terrorist plot every time. He solved his cases by luck, dumb stupid luck and the stupidity of the criminals. So yeah more or less with Patrick having more feats, but i dont know, personal preference, me being a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, i still sort of see Sherlock as smarter :p. Make sure you do read it. I think that there feats are moe or less equal, but Doyle's Sherlock seems less intelligent due to his slower speech, which makes him appear to have slower thought processes, whe it's actually just borne from the faster, more streamlined modern age. Neither have any contacts/friends in that area, Both have to find an average serial killer in 24 hours, Both know that someone else is trying to solve the crime, Both have to find a mass murderer (Joker-level intelligence) in 24 hours. Round 3) Sherlock. Sherlock Holmes is the first professional detective, his job is to observe and deduce. For a detailed explanation, please visit About Me page. He was able to operate without Sherlock or Mycroft (who is smarter and has the entire British government and intelligence services at his back) being able to find him. who could dig up incriminating evidence of Moriarty first? Sherlock will be an awful lot more enthused/intrigued by the Joker than a generic serial killer. In contrast, Red John delights in toying with Jane, letting Jane poke around his case for years and even giving Jane clues about him and contacting him multiple times. With so many Holmes adaptations to choose from in the last decade, one should be happy, right? I mean, the Hound of Baskerville is a secret govt project? I could not watch it any further. Apply them.. The show is quite predictable, always starting with the CBI team arriving on the crime scene and the inevitable question, What have we got?. Thanks for the inspiration ;).
He will, because he detected and defeated the Big Four! Well BS or otherwise, its a TV series, and that part was cool :p Dont be a hatter man. Does it have to be at a breakneck speed all the time? Because Patrick Jane had imbibed the best qualities of Sherlock Holmes. "Highly skilled sheet metal fabricators with all the correct machinery to fabricate just about anything you need. Jane relies on people way too much to figure it out, Sherlock would be much faster with a single crime. He also looked at a case thru webcam and said its not a murder its an accident, merely based on something in his hand. But mentalist gives so many insane feats to patrick, it's too hard to go against him. After years of doing this, he finally finds one who is faking a disability and solves the crime. The only way you could take Goren as a contender is if you are 10 years old. @killemall: @princearagorn1: Regardless, they all kneel before Only because Patrick is a bad copy of Shawn Spencer. They later married. Watson describes him in this quote Few men were capable of greater muscular effort, and he was undoubtedly one of the finest boxers of his weight I had ever seen. He also easily dispatches of an assassin sent to kill him, and straightens out a steel poker that a large man bent in order to demonstrate his grip strength being similar. However Jane also will be more emotionally invested in this case, since his own wife and child were killed by a serial killer he has a particular distaste for them. or telling rigsby to put the cupcake from the crime scene back :p. or driving a car when blindfolded, and reading people's reactions.. So John Watson becomes Ms. Joan Watson, with Asian ancestry. How the hell can he even know things like the crime scene was going to have cup-cakes and rigsby is going to pick one up? Though sometimes Van Pelt disliked Jane's methods, she was sometimes taken with his charm. Nothing sherlock did really put him on patrick's level. Hate! Remember, the best Holmes stories always started with trifles, like an abandoned goose and a hat in The Blue Carbuncle. He hypnotizes witnesses of a crime to help them remember things they did not know they had seen or heard. I have never chosen anyone over sherlock, not shawn spencer, not spencer reid, not hercule poirot, not will graham, I like him to the point I consider him a rival to cal lightman (ok, that'll be pushing it a little). Right now I'm reading all the stories/novels of original Sherlock Holmes, and I have still not found what's the big deal about all of Holmes' abilities-nothing big deal, it's all average, if you ask me. Or check this scene out (well, it's from season 1, so not that great of a spoiler, just wanted to share the amazing acting on both sides): He has even seen a group's relations, the moment he met them.
Jane cares for Lisbon and always put her first before Red John. @theonetaichou: You've just described every TV show. @princearagorn1: I know what you mean. I'm just glad you didn't say CBS Sherlock. The qualities where he differs from Holmes, like he is a peoples person, blend seamlessly in his character. The guy isn't human, it's almost like he's some sort of reality warper.. From solving a crime by harpooning a pig, to being able to solve a crime by looking at video once of the crime scene Sherlock has shown some commendable abilities there, but the only problem is Sherlock himself has shown with many character flaws, who enjoys the game rather than trying to solve it quicker. If you want to see the good old fashioned detective solving crimes based on clues, there is nothing better than The Mentalist. And judging by the huge popularity that these productions are getting, its obvious that I am in the minority here. I will say that in cases 1) and 2) both of them have a strong homefield advantage since their respective foils are always trying to actively contact them and watch over them. Patrick wns round 1 8/10, either way they'd both catch a generic serial killer in under 24 hours in my opinion.Patrick probably takes about 10 hours, Sherlock 14 due to lack of real, committed interest and less experience/feats than Patrick. Great people and the best standards in the business. He does not need to fight 10 guys in a hand-to-hand combat. Great company and great staff. #seinfeld) If you think thats bad, wait till they produce an original story line. In that area Poirot is superior to Holmes, plus this very fact 100% proves that Poirot is much smarter than Holmes, smarter than even Mentalist, because Mentalist can be fooled, while Poirot cannot be fooled. Jane advised her that it was her call. Even his name, Jane, is that of a girl and he often introduces himself as Jane, like the girl. This can be a tricky character and Simon Baker has played it with great style. Edit: Some other notes. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. It may not display this or other websites correctly. But this takes time, patience and creativity. And he has huge host of other skills, bordering on pseudo reality warp.. Thanks for the inspiration ;), @rogueshadow: @princearagorn1: Sneaky sneaky. And yet, I faithfully stuck with the show, all seven seasons of it. Of course it's equally impressive. I definitely prefer Sherlock though. The Holmes in movies is doing so many things that he has little time left to be a real detective. That part annoyed me, especially since Sherlock's victory was predicated on it. Sherlock would be better at searching for evidence, but Jane would have an easier time using some form of trickery or ruse to get Moriarity to reveal himself or to record Moriarty talking about his crimes. Jane and Van Pelt grew very fond of each other and became close friends while working. @iheartzombies92: Jane's feats are really crazy.. Like he guessed a man's password by looking at the paintings in his office. Wrong. Also people be aware, i am not disagreeing with, just having a discussion, its fun :p. Sherlock identified a Guy to be gay, looking at him, but then shame it turns out Moriarity was playing him (which is actually in line with the book, where Moriarity could see exactly what Sherlock would see on a scene, which allowed him to plant evidence that would make Sherlock see what Moriarity wanted him to see as opposed to what actually happened, he later lost because of his own ego because he was too bored with Sherlock seeing him so easily duped). The Mentalist is streaming on Amazon Prime. What makes Holmes so popular? He is a superhero. Other people read books, he reads people. Heres my theory. In an age where Marvel is creating a superhero universe because one Superman can no longer pull it off, Holmes still carries the franchise single-handedly. We specialize in fabricating residential and commercial HVAC custom ductwork to fit your home or business existing system.