After promising myself-- repeatedly-- that I was not going to get interested in any new shows, but gradually stop watching television as my current repertoire go off the air, we are sitting here watching the premier of The Mentalist, because that's what is on after NCIS. (Disappointing season opener of NCIS, by the way. Too rushed. Not as rushed as CSI: Miami, but still rushed.) And, 1/3 of the way into the first episode, I am somewhat hooked.
Not the least of which because, before the commercial break, Patrick (the mentalist) said:
"He irks me. He is irksome."
I'm going to remember that one.
Also, they are pushing too hard (already!) the sexual tension between the team leader and Patrick.