If you like “The Mentalist”, then you might enjoy…

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The Mentalist is an splendid form of entertainment. And if you love it as much as I do, then you wil love some of the following TV-shows.

Patrick Jane a former famous psychic outs himself as a fake after a serial killer called Red John kills his family. Jane blames himself because he right before the murder where mocking Red John on national TV in his psychic persona. He starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he easier can hunt down Red John. His skills as a mentalist, ex psychic comes in handy when working on cases because he is exceptional at drawing logical conclusions from minute details.

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This show follows a team from the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), a subsection of FBI. They travel to local police stations to investigate serial killings or other crimes likely involving a mentaly distorted unsub (Unknown or unidentified subject). They use profiling to track and apprehend the unsubs. This means they are using psychology and statistics to come up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims.

This is one of the more interesting criminal shows. I watched to season seven, I think, but then I fell off. But this show is definitely worth giving a try.

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Charlie Crews a LAPD detective was wrongly imprisoned 12 years for a murder he did not commit. He got a $50 million settlement when he was released, and he still chose to go back to work as a detective. His years in prison changed him. He got a new spiritual outlook on life, a strong fondness for fruit, and a highly unusual approach to solving crime

This is a really good show. I don`t understand why it only got two seasons, it deserved many more. Oh, and the actor playing Charlie is the same guy who plays in Homeland.

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Dr. Cal Lightman is a a deception specialist that read the truth from people`s faces. He has partnered up with Dr. Gillian Foster to create the Lightman Group, selling their services as deception experts. His personal team also includes Eli Loker and Ria Torres. They also start to cooperate with the FBI with Ben Reynolds as their liaison. They tackle all kind of cases using their skills to look for deception.

This is a really good series. It`s interesting to see how facial and body reading is used to solve cases.

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Adrian Monk is a ingenious San Francisco detective. Since the murder of his wife he has suffered from intensified OCD and a variety of phobias. Before this he was a detective at San Francisco Police Department but he was laid-of because of his problems. He later have managed to come back as an consultant.

This is a good detective show. I watched up to season 5 or 6, but then I fell of. But I have some fun memories from the parts I did watch.

Both are about police consultants. Monk is also brilliant at finding minute details and drawing conclusions from it.

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Shawn Spencer posing as a psychic, he do this with his fail prof memory and excellent attention details. He and his best friend Gus is hired by the police after they manages to cons them into thinking that Shawn is a real psychic with powers that help to solve crimes.

Psych is a hilarious show full of witty commentary. I haven’t seen the last seasons, but I want to do it if I get time. This is a delightful show that will give you plenty of laughs.

Both are about police consultants. The two main characters are almost identical. The main difference is that Patrick Jane is honest about not being a real psychic.

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An FBI most wanted fugitive, Raymond Reddington, joins FBI to help bring down criminals and terrorists. He agrees to help catching these bad guys only if he gets Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler, as his handler. After their first victory, a list of dangerous but unknown criminals is revealed by Red. And with a special teem they start to catch them one by one.

I like it, a cool show. Not only is the show about catching criminal, a second thrilling plot line surrounding Elizabeth Keen is also in play over the whole show. It`s cool to watch world wide criminals taken down. I wonder if there exist people similar to Raymond Reddington, that would be scary.

Both are about police consultants.

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Sherlock is a new contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories. Many of the details and stories from the original books are kept, only modernized to fit in today’s society and technology. Now his most important tool, after his brilliant mind, is a modern smartphone. Doctor Watson is a fairly young medical veteran of the Afghan war. Together they navigate a web of cryptic clues and myriad of lethal killers to get at the truth

This is the best adoption of the Sherlock Holmes books I have ever watched. It`s truly exiting to watch Sherlock’s fast and leaping but accurate deductions. This is a show everyone should try out.

Both are about police consultants, and excellent at observing minute clues and drawing mostly correct conclusions.

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Rick Castle, a popular crime author, is asked to help NYPD homicide to investigate a murder that is an exact copy of one of the murders in one of his books. Because of his helpfulness in the first case, and his personal relationship with the major, he gets permission to tag along Detective Kate Beckett and her team for researching material for he`s upcoming books.

It is interesting to listen to all the crazy ideas Castle rattles of for how and why crimes are committed. I really like this show, however I am currently a few seasons behind the current episodes. But I do plan to watch them when I get time. (I wish Firefly got this many episodes).

Both are about police consultants. Castle is an author and not as brilliant at finding details. But he is excellent at making fantastic stories of how the crime might have taken place.

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Neal Caffey, a charming con artist, escapes from a maximum security prison, only to be recaptured by FBI Agent Peter Burke. But instead of going back to prison he is given the choice to help the bureau bring down other elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom.

This is an interesting show, lots of cons and tricks. Cool to watch. If you like crime shows, then you should give it a try.

Both are about police consultants. Patrick Jane is not a criminal, but he is, or was, a kind of con artist.

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Charles Eppes, a mathematician , and his brother, Special Agent Don Eppes teams up to solve criminal cases for the FBI together. Charles and his friends from caltech university uses equations to help solve various crimes.

This is a cool series. I have watched it a couple of times. It`s interesting to see how they use different algorithms to solve criminal cases. Like most shows they do simplify things. Some of the data points are way to complicated to gather in the time they do and some of the data is way to generalized to get so exact results as they get. I could keep going, but this is not important. This show still rocks.

Both are about police consultants. They are both brilliant at ther method of working, but it is drastically different.

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Elementary is a modern take on the classic stories of Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock is now living and working as a detective in New York, although he lived and worked in England earlier. He works as a consultant to the NYPD and is assisted by the beautiful Joan Watson, a former surgeon, who now works as a sober companion. She is originally hired to help Sherlock stay away from his coke habit, but also ends up as an assistant for Sherlock.

It`s not the best Sherlock series, but it is still a good show. Interesting to have a female Dr. Watson.

Both are about police consultants, and excellent at observing minute clues and drawing mostly correct conclusions.

Do you agree? Anything else you think should be on this list?