Bruno Heller talks of The Mentalist, procedurals, and Simon Baker
by Debra McDuffee, posted Nov 28th 2008 9:02PM
Being a huge fan of CBS's new show, The Mentalist, I was pretty thrilled to see a smart and insightful Q&A with Bruno Heller over at The Live Feed with James Hibberd.
What struck me the most about this interview was that the questions were good ones, and the answers were thoughtful, honest and complete. So many times I'll get excited about an on-line interview, only to find that I haven't learned anything new about the interviewee and / or the show, and I'll finish reading the interview with the feeling that the person didn't really want to be interviewed in the first place.
Thanks to Hibberd's good questions and Heller's elaborate answers, we learn how The Mentalist came about, Heller's history with procedurals, how Heller feels about The Mentalist, and more. Was Heller's answer about Red John spoilery? Join me after the jump to find out ...
I didn't think so, but I was happy to know that it will be a long-running story arc, throughout the entire series, not just this first season. It gives it more meaning that way, I think, and also will bring us to places deep within Jane that we might otherwise not have gotten to see.
So, a fascinating interview, and even a solid, meaningful answer about why Jane wears vests. What more could you ask for as a Mentalist fan?