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Monday, December 15, 2014

The Mentalist "Orange Blossom Ice Cream" Review

The Mentalist in a nutshell:  It's all an ILLUSION (read:VISUAL LIES), an homage to  "Lyon."  You can call it "Orange Blossom Ice Cream"  but it's "Lebanon Baloney" to me.


Did Erica Flynn really need to bring Patrick Jane,  the FBI and the CIA into her Lebanon "I wanna go HOMELAND-baloney" scheme to steal a silver suitcase full of money?  Did Jane have to pull a  Johnny Mnemonic to remember all those numbers to pass a code to the guy in Atlanta to find the stolen blank passport chips? NO.  Erica could have simply had "Mr. Chips" killed and walked off with his cash, and the codes which required the "Paris" tourbook Jane found on Mr. Chips bookshelf to decipher could have been sent by email to John Paul. End of story. But then we wouldn't have the conflict scenes with Lisbuns and Erica. (Tom, where's the Erica-Lisbun catfight we all secretly yearned to see?)  Vega lies to Cho, not to mention the Lorelies of past relationships of Lisbuns and Jane.  Yummy, they were all "Lyon."

Jane: Don't tell a whole lot of little lies.  Just one big lie is enough.
't tell a whole lot of little lies. Just one big lie is enough, and everything else just stays the same

Read more at: http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=14528
Don't tell a whole lot of little lies. Just one big lie is enough, and everything else just stays the same

Read more at: http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=14528
 
Don't tell a whole lot of little lies. Just one big lie is enough, and everything else just stays the same

Read more at: http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=14528

This BLUE BIRD  is All an ILLUSION


 

Scrambled eggs:  Golden Man Patrick Jane appears to be a Sherlock Holmes super-sleuth character, but in reality is a mental patient with a cracked eggshell who suffers from paranoid delusions due to feelings of extreme guilt in the deaths of his wife and child who were burned as he was (CBI = intensive burn care?)  in a horrific car accident involving a driver named Tanner when he failed to stop at a BLINKING RED LIGHT CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated  and spends his days with the remote watching TV shows, which generate his ideas for the delusional episodes. Note: Jane's eggshell blue car - a vintage 1972 Citroen DS 20 that Warner Bros., producer of "The Mentalist" for CBS, had in its inventory. It was used in the 2008 movie "Speed Racer." For "The Mentalist," the car was shipped from Germany and painted eggshell blue (it was originally red).

Lisbuns:  We're going to have to get back to the real world at some point.
Jane:  Really?


Burning Clues: "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point. Items:  Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of booze. Out of the Frye-ing pan into the... As Kristina Frye discovered, when you get too close to Red John, you get burned.  "Tiger, Tiger burning bright, they were "Au-burned."  In the "Red Mile" episode Jane arrives at a crime scene outside Auburn, California.  Shouts from Alabama football fans of "Roll Tide" first appeared during the Alabama-Auburn Tiger IRON BOWL game in 1907. Note the Auburn football game was playing on the bedroom TV in "Desert Rose. "Curiously, a corpse was found in a burned car in "Ruby Slippers," in which Jane discovers the identity of Fifi Nix, like Jane's Phoenix, has risen from the ashes of his past life.  In "Red Dawn" Jane is given a desk next to a fire extinguisher that is there, then it's gone, then it's there again.   Fake Red John read all about it - catch the fire-y headline on the front page of the newspaper Tim Carter was reading before Jane shot him.  Red John appeared to Jane in the burn mask.  Jane: It's not my fire.

THE WILD WESTPHALL WORLD OVER THE RAINBOW




 Nothing Gold Can Stay

Red John is Patrick Jane's imaginary evil twin, his "perfect symmetry" alter-ego (Jane/John)Professor Moriarty character in a Tommy Westphall" imaginary world like "St. Elsewhere's" snow globe and "Life on Mars" that is the dream state of Jane.  (NB. The fake Jane character in "Red Moon" where a corpse was found in a burned car was named Ellis Mars (El - He is Mars.) Ellis Mars: The mind is a powerful weapon. It can create reality. Mr. Nguyen was LOST (also in the Westphall Universe) but was found in "Green Thumb."

Jane: Perhaps we can see each other again.
Lorelei: That’s not up to me.
Jane: Oh, you have no say in it?
Lorelei: None at all. It’s very "Westphall."
Jane: I don’t follow you.
Lorelei: I do what Red John tells me to do.
 
 
                         Red Face to Face

 The Mentalist logo.svg
                          Mentalist in a Box

The Man with Two Names -- Red John's alias is ROY Tagliaferro (read: "cut iron").   The ROY CUT IRON  anagrams are "court irony" and "you r citron."  How ironic that Jane, the court jester who arrives at the crime scene in his Citroen and  master reader of how others' emotions control them and their need to let go of the past,  was a prisoner of his ironic chains to the past.  Until Jane leaves his old life behind, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a PRISONER of his own device.

 Drink Scotch Whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel

 Call me  Idea Con Blue


 "The DESERT ROSE"

Perhaps Bruno referred to a song that Sting made famous.  The lyrics will burn in your imagination and perhaps provide a clue about Patrick Jane's:

I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire
This desert rose
Each of her seven veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems.

Really



Jane: I'm the only person who was ever water-tortured to forget something.

Read John "Seven"Come 11: my mental list of 7 scripts so you can dream along with me 

"Dragon STAR  (2014) Logline:  Codecracker tracks a serial killer who returns after seven years to terrorize his hometown. Tagline: You can go Holmes again.- The second greatest story ever told.  DRAGON_STAR_-_Final[1]  (after Simon Baker is finished with "The Mentalist, "DS" would make that Tasmanian Devil a movie star. )


MIDNIGHT RIDE”   Logline: Garage band cruises a small Pennsylvania town on a stormy night that changes the course of rock music.  Tagline: “She loves you and you and you, yeah, yeah, yeah”

"DIVE"   Logline: An American naval officer is forced to pilot a Colombian cartel submarine loaded with cocaine into San Diego harbor. But there's something else on board.  Tagline:  Sub-text: Hidden between the white lines.

"COLUMBIA ROADS"    Logline:  US embassy investigator discovers prophecy that threatens  the US.    Tagline: All Roads lead to Columbia.  Download -COLUMBIA ROADS-

 “FACESPACE    Logline:  CIA Deep Throat recruits a conspiracy writer to stop a mind control op using social networks.    Tagline: Who is like FACESPACE and who can defeat it?     Download FACESPACE 7-21


"SPYDER AND THE FLY"     Logline: A black op team gets caught in its web of deceit.   Tagline:  "Come into my parlor said the Spyder to the Fly, but who was the Spyder and Who was the FLY?"

 "THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS"   Logline: Two bloggers, Richie Scalia and John Scott,  get in way-over-their-head trouble.  Tagline: Hindsight is 2021

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Mentalist "Greybar Hotel" Review

The Mentalist in a nutshell:  It's all an ILLUSION (read: VISUAL LIES), and Patrick Jane is a PRISONER of his own device.

 Image result for orange is the new black cast   and BLUE    


Writer Jordan Harper is moving onto a new assignment - "Gotham."  He is certainly qualified as he has been writing in the fantasy genre in the "The Mentalist."  "The Greybar Hotel" will be remembered as the most fantastic TM episode, as the only thing missing in this theater-of-the-absurd was the shark that the show jumped. Instead of the bland "Greybar" color reference, Harper should have used his vivid color imagination and gone with a BLUE CLUE - "Prisoners of Love, BLUE SKIES Above."  A second choice would have been "Orange is the New BLUE."  Speaking of BLUE CLUES which the writers sprinkle throughout the episodes like Easter Eggs in the TM fantasy, the BLUE bottles that Jane sprinkled like bread crumbs to guide his FBI BLUE crew to the escape location provided the water for the shark. If this wasn't some fantasy, Jane would have used a cellphone to call for back-up. The whole show served as back-up for the "Homeland" Erica Flynn following episode in which Jane is a spy in a far-off place. Where is Conman Brodie?   Of course, Jane won't end up like him, a dead PRISONER  because...


This BLUE BIRD  is All an ILLUSION


 

Scrambled eggs:  Golden Man Patrick Jane appears to be a Sherlock Holmes super-sleuth character, but in reality is a mental patient with a cracked eggshell who suffers from paranoid delusions due to feelings of extreme guilt in the deaths of his wife and child who were burned as he was (CBI = intensive burn care?)  in a horrific car accident involving a driver named Tanner when he failed to stop at a BLINKING RED LIGHT CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated  and spends his days with the remote watching TV shows, which generate his ideas for the delusional episodes. Note: Jane's eggshell blue car - a vintage 1972 Citroen DS 20 that Warner Bros., producer of "The Mentalist" for CBS, had in its inventory. It was used in the 2008 movie "Speed Racer." For "The Mentalist," the car was shipped from Germany and painted eggshell blue (it was originally red).

Lisbuns:  We're going to have to get back to the real world at some point.
Jane:  Really?


Burning Clues: "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point. Items:  Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of booze. Out of the Frye-ing pan into the... As Kristina Frye discovered, when you get too close to Red John, you get burned.  "Tiger, Tiger burning bright, they were "Au-burned."  In the "Red Mile" episode Jane arrives at a crime scene outside Auburn, California.  Shouts from Alabama football fans of "Roll Tide" first appeared during the Alabama-Auburn Tiger IRON BOWL game in 1907. Note the Auburn football game was playing on the bedroom TV in "Desert Rose. "Curiously, a corpse was found in a burned car in "Ruby Slippers," in which Jane discovers the identity of Fifi Nix, like Jane's Phoenix, has risen from the ashes of his past life.  In "Red Dawn" Jane is given a desk next to a fire extinguisher that is there, then it's gone, then it's there again.   Fake Red John read all about it - catch the fire-y headline on the front page of the newspaper Tim Carter was reading before Jane shot him.  Red John appeared to Jane in the burn mask.  Jane: It's not my fire.

THE WILD WESTPHALL WORLD OVER THE RAINBOW




 Nothing Gold Can Stay

Red John is Patrick Jane's imaginary evil twin, his "perfect symmetry" alter-ego (Jane/John)Professor Moriarty character in a Tommy Westphall" imaginary world like "St. Elsewhere's" snow globe and "Life on Mars" that is the dream state of Jane.  (NB. The fake Jane character in "Red Moon" where a corpse was found in a burned car was named Ellis Mars (El - He is Mars.) Ellis Mars: The mind is a powerful weapon. It can create reality. Mr. Nguyen was LOST (also in the Westphall Universe) but was found in "Green Thumb."

Jane: Perhaps we can see each other again.
Lorelei: That’s not up to me.
Jane: Oh, you have no say in it?
Lorelei: None at all. It’s very "Westphall."
Jane: I don’t follow you.
Lorelei: I do what Red John tells me to do.
 
 
                         Red Face to Face

 The Mentalist logo.svg
                          Mentalist in a Box

The Man with Two Names -- Red John's alias is ROY Tagliaferro (read: "cut iron").   The ROY CUT IRON  anagrams are "court irony" and "you r citron."  How ironic that Jane, the court jester who arrives at the crime scene in his Citroen and  master reader of how others' emotions control them and their need to let go of the past,  was a prisoner of his ironic chains to the past.  Until Jane leaves his old life behind, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a PRISONER of his own device.

 Drink Scotch Whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel

 Call me  Idea Con Blue


 "The DESERT ROSE"

Perhaps Bruno referred to a song that Sting made famous.  The lyrics will burn in your imagination and perhaps provide a clue about Patrick Jane's:

I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire
This desert rose
Each of her seven veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems.

Really



Jane: Prisoners of love, Blue Skies above. Lisbuns, I want a "Producer" credit.


Read John "Seven"Come 11: my mental list of 7 scripts so you can dream along with me 

"Dragon STAR  (2014) Logline:  Codecracker tracks a serial killer who returns after seven years to terrorize his hometown. Tagline: You can go Holmes again.- The second greatest story ever told.  DRAGON_STAR_-_Final[1]  (after Simon Baker is finished with "The Mentalist, "DS" would make that Tasmanian Devil a movie star. )

MIDNIGHT RIDE”   Logline: Garage band cruises a small Pennsylvania town on a stormy night that changes the course of rock music.  Tagline: “She loves you and you and you, yeah, yeah, yeah”

"DIVE"   Logline: An American naval officer is forced to pilot a Colombian cartel submarine loaded with cocaine into San Diego harbor. But there's something else on board.  Tagline:  Sub-text: Hidden between the white lines.

"COLUMBIA ROADS"    Logline:  US embassy investigator discovers prophecy that threatens  the US.    Tagline: All Roads lead to Columbia.  Download -COLUMBIA ROADS-

 “FACESPACE    Logline:  CIA Deep Throat recruits a conspiracy writer to stop a mind control op using social networks.    Tagline: Who is like FACESPACE and who can defeat it?     Download FACESPACE 7-21


"SPYDER AND THE FLY"     Logline: A black op team gets caught in its web of deceit.   Tagline:  "Come into my parlor said the Spyder to the Fly, but who was the Spyder and Who was the FLY?"

 "THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS"   Logline: Two bloggers, Richie Scalia and John Scott,  get in way-over-their-head trouble.  Tagline: Hindsight is  2021

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Mentalist "Nothing But Blue Skies" Review

The Mentalist in a nutshell:  It's all an ILLUSION (read:Visual Lies) that Patrick Jane, the Man in Blue, has a plan, a clue...a BLUE CLUE.

"Blue days, all of them gone
Nothing but blue skies from now on"

 
             Michele with the big brown eyes


What does "Blue Skies" have to do with this episode?   Is it nothing but Blue Skies from now on?  Well, raise your hand if you doubt Blue Bird Patrick Jane's romance with Lizbuns has a chance of taking off.  Pike, for one, has his doubts:  "What's your plan, Jane?"  Jane, the eternal pessimist, amazingly tells Lizbun that his "flight plan" is to just wing it, suggesting it will all work out. For all you Jizbun lovebirds out there, cue the background music: "nothing but blues skies from now on."  For the rest of us, the ending was similar to the ending of  "The Graduate" as these two lovebirds are really on a road to nowhere.  Talk about irony,  "Blue Skies" was a song from the Broadway musical "Betsy" which crashed on takeoff.  And Blue Skies was where Agent Cho inexplicably chose to shoot his gun off  to fool the Rocket Bowl owner/FBI murderer to run for his gun.Jane performs some illusions of his own, getting a suspect to tell him the location of the stolen military weapons and gets a kidnapper (a cereal killer of Justin Kellogg) to confess his murder of an undercover FBI agent, a feat as unbelievable as a 7-10 split. Meanwhile, we Swallow the news that Agent Fisher  has taken flight to Seattle to take care of her mother.  The truth is Fisher likely couldn't handle the truth that Jane was nesting with Lizbuns. But she's not the only one fooled because ...


This BLUE BIRD  is All an ILLUSION (FF:Summer and Tom end their relationship after they see The Graduate)


 

Scrambled eggs:  Golden Man Patrick Jane appears to be a Sherlock Holmes super-sleuth character, but in reality is a mental patient with a cracked eggshell who suffers from paranoid delusions due to feelings of extreme guilt in the deaths of his wife and child who were burned as he was (CBI = intensive burn care?)  in a horrific car accident involving a driver named Tanner when he failed to stop at a BLINKING RED LIGHT CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated  and spends his days with the remote watching TV shows, which generate his ideas for the delusional episodes. Note: Jane's eggshell blue car - a vintage 1972 Citroen DS 20 that Warner Bros., producer of "The Mentalist" for CBS, had in its inventory. It was used in the 2008 movie "Speed Racer." For "The Mentalist," the car was shipped from Germany and painted eggshell blue (it was originally red).

Lizbuns:  We're going to have to get back to the real world at some point.
Jane:  Really?


Burning Clues: "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point. Items:  Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of booze. Out of the Frye-ing pan into the... As Kristina Frye discovered, when you get too close to Red John, you get burned.  "Tiger, Tiger burning bright, they were "Au-burned."  In the "Red Mile" episode Jane arrives at a crime scene outside Auburn, California.  Shouts from Alabama football fans of "Roll Tide" first appeared during the Alabama-Auburn Tiger IRON BOWL game in 1907. Note the Auburn football game was playing on the bedroom TV in "Desert Rose. "Curiously, a corpse was found in a burned car in "Ruby Slippers," in which Jane discovers the identity of Fifi Nix, like Jane's Phoenix, has risen from the ashes of his past life.  In "Red Dawn" Jane is given a desk next to a fire extinguisher that is there, then it's gone, then it's there again.   Fake Red John read all about it - catch the fire-y headline on the front page of the newspaper Tim Carter was reading before Jane shot him.  Red John appeared to Jane in the burn mask.  Jane: It's not my fire.

THE WILD WESTPHALL WORLD OVER THE RAINBOW




 Nothing Gold Can Stay

Red John is Patrick Jane's imaginary evil twin, his "perfect symmetry" alter-ego (Jane/John)Professor Moriarty character in a Tommy Westphall" imaginary world like "St. Elsewhere's" snow globe and "Life on Mars" that is the dream state of Jane.  (NB. The fake Jane character in "Red Moon" where a corpse was found in a burned car was named Ellis Mars (El - He is Mars.) Ellis Mars: The mind is a powerful weapon. It can create reality. Mr. Nguyen was LOST (also in the Westphall Universe) but was found in "Green Thumb."

Jane: Perhaps we can see each other again.
Lorelei: That’s not up to me.
Jane: Oh, you have no say in it?
Lorelei: None at all. It’s very "Westphall."
Jane: I don’t follow you.
Lorelei: I do what Red John tells me to do.
 
 
                         Red Face to Face

 The Mentalist logo.svg
                          Mentalist in a Box

The Man with Two Names -- Red John's alias is ROY Tagliaferro (read: "cut iron").   The ROY CUT IRON  anagrams are "court irony" and "you r citron."  How ironic that Jane, the court jester who arrives at the crime scene in his Citroen and  master reader of how others' emotions control them and their need to let go of the past,  was a prisoner of his ironic chains to the past.  Until Jane leaves his old life behind, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a PRISONER of his own device.

 Drink Scotch Whiskey all night long and die behind the wheel

 Call me  Idea Con Blue


 "The DESERT ROSE"

Perhaps Bruno referred to a song that Sting made famous.  The lyrics will burn in your imagination and perhaps provide a clue about Patrick Jane's:

I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire
This desert rose
Each of her seven veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems.

Really



Jane: Blue Skies smiling at me. Nothing but Blue Skies  do I see.

Read John "Seven"Come 11: my mental list of 7 scripts so you can dream along with me 

"Dragon STAR  (2014) Logline:  Codecracker tracks a serial killer who returns after seven years to terrorize his hometown. Tagline: You can go Holmes again. The second greatest story ever told. DRAGON_STAR_-_Final[1]  (after Simon Baker is finished with "The Mentalist, "DS" would make that Tasmanian Devil a movie star. )


MIDNIGHT RIDE”   Logline: Garage band cruises a small Pennsylvania town on a stormy night that changes the course of rock music.  Tagline: “She loves you and you and you, yeah, yeah, yeah”

"DIVE"   Logline: An American naval officer is forced to pilot a Colombian cartel submarine loaded with cocaine into San Diego harbor. But there's something else on board.  Tagline:  Sub-text: Hidden between the white lines.

"COLUMBIA ROADS"    Logline:  US embassy investigator discovers prophecy that threatens  the US.    Tagline: All Roads lead to Columbia.  Download -COLUMBIA ROADS-

 “FACESPACE    Logline:  CIA Deep Throat recruits a conspiracy writer to stop a mind control op using social networks.    Tagline: Who is like FACESPACE and who can defeat it?     Download FACESPACE 7-21


"SPYDER AND THE FLY"     Logline: A black op team gets caught in its web of deceit.   Tagline:  "Come into my parlor said the Spyder to the Fly, but who was the Spyder and Who was the FLY?"

 "THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS"   Logline: Two bloggers, Richie Scalia and John Scott,  get in way-over-their-head trouble.  Tagline: Hindsight is 2021

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Mentalist - Much Ado About NOTHING

End of Days:  Given The Mentalist's resurrection from the dead zone at the 11th hour, it's fitting the final two episodes of the final season involve a serial killer named Lazarus.  While 'Lazzi' may be a poor imitation of Red John, who was revealed as a poor imitation of a serial killer himself, perhaps those clever writers chose the name Lazarus to signal serial killer Patrick Jane's resurrection from his dead zone imagination, as The Mentalist was just an ILLUSION,  much ado about NOTHING.  It is curious two of the final episodes have NOTHING in their title: "NOTHING But Blue Skies"and "NOTHING Gold Can Stay."  While the writers are being super-secret about the final title, fearing its release will give the ILLUSION away, one should not be surprised if they pull back the curtain and reveal the real wizard at the end of the Rainbow. Perhaps then Golden Man Patrick Jane will  find his way back home and escape his "Greybar Hotel."

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Mentalist's Ending is NOT an ILLUSION

Nothing Gold Can Stay:  According to Entertainment Weekly,  Golden Man Patrick Jane of The Mentalist will make his final disappearing act on February 18, 2015 after a 13-episode season. While there is a rumor the show could survive in cable, it is very likely the show has reached the "End of the Rainbow," and evidenced by Jordan Harper's  announcement that he is leaving for Gotham.  The show's seventh and final season will premiere on November 30. The Mentalist will temporarily take over the Sunday 9pm slot from The Good Wife with new episodes airing for five weeks through December. The Good Wife will return on January 4 to the time slot and The Mentalist will shift to a new time of 8pm on Wednesday nights.


Second life: Robin and Simon, shown in season one, could return as crime fighters if The Mentalist finds a new home

Talk about a real plot hole: I don't want to be a Scott Naysayer BUT The Mentalist died when Red John was murdered by serial killer Patrick Jane in the cemetery.  - Scott Roth.   

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"The Mentalist" Going "Secret Agent Man" on US?

Rumor has it that Golden Man Patrick Jane will be farmed out to the spooks in a Season Seven episode to do his secret agent man mentalist routine in Lebanon.  Baloney.   If  The Mentalist has any grasp of reality left - getting doubtful at this point - he better leave the Village before he is a "Prisoner" of his own device.

Now that I've got you, here's some enlightenment to shatter your own illusions:  Don't drink the Kool-aid



Monday, July 14, 2014

FACESPACE - ACT 1