Thursday, September 22, 2011

Season Premiere of The Office and The Mentalist

The 8th season of The Office premieres tonight at 9pm/8pm CT on NBC and the fourth season of the Mentalist premieres tonight at 10pm/9pm CT on CBS! I'm a big fan of both and I'm looking forward to watching them! On the Office, we will finally know who is replacing (the irreplaceable) Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) as Manager of Dunder Mifflin Sabre. If you have never seen The Office, you should definately watch seasons 1-7.

The Office description:

In this hilarious and faster-paced adaption of the popular British comedy series, Steve Carrell is Michael Scott, the egotistical, insensitive and almost supernaturally incompetent regional manager of the Dunder Mifflin paper supply company. Michael sees himself as the office funnyman, a fount of business wisdom and his emplyees' cool friend. He has no clue that his staff merely tolerate his inappropriate behavior because he signs their paychecks. Michael acts as the obnoxious tour guide for an omni-present documentary crew who unflinchingly capture his many shortcomings along with Dunder Mifflin's petty workplace politics, simmering romances and side-splittingly awkward moments.

I have to say, I really enjoy this show. I was one of those people that thought it was a boring show when it first started back in 2005 but then, I had only seen commercials for it and had never given it a chance. That is until two seasons ago. I watched an episode that I kept seeing previews for and I liked it, but didn't know the characters, so I was kind of lost. So, I checked out season 1 and it had me laughing out loud (especially Michael Scott). One of my favorite things about the show, ironically, is that there isn't any music in the background. That was one of the reasons I had dubbed it "boring", but it makes it seem more like a reality show. Although there are things that I don't like about this show (i.g. the occasional bad langue ), it's still a very funny show.

Here's a link to watch the season 8 Promo of The Office

The Mentalist - Description:

"A mentalist is a master manipulator of thought and behavior." The mentalist is Patrick Jane (Simon Baker in an acclaimed performance), a celebrity psychic whose wife and child are viciously murdered by an elusive serial killer callled Red John. Devastated, Patrick admits his paranormal act is fake, renounces his earlier life and uses his astonishing skills of observation and analysis -talents that made him appear psychically gifted - to bring killers to justice. At crime scenes across California, Patrick now helps an elite team of detectives break their toughest cases. But no matter how many criminals he catches, Patrick never forgets his central goal: Find Red John. And bring him down.

This is definately one of the best crime-dramas on TV right now. In the season 4 opener, Patrick Jane is in prison for killing a man and must now prove that that man was "Red John". Meanwhile, Lisbon wants Van Pelt to get counseling for having to shoot her fiance when it was discovered that he was "Red John's" inside man.  

Here's a link to watch the promo trailer for season 4.