Some of my colleagues think I’m crazy, but I’m currently obsessed with Robin Tunney’s terrific performance on CBS’ freshman crime procedural The Mentalist. The way her Teresa Lisbon gloats just a little bit whenever she informs local law enforcement that she and her CBI team are taking over a crime scene. The hint of concern she shows for Simon Baker’s troubled Patrick Jane whenever his ill-fated family is mentioned. The fact that she can go from crabby to bemused to totally focused on her work all in the course of a brief scene. Yes, people, if you haven’t caught Tunney’s work on one of the few undisputed hits of the TV season, set your DVRs! (Or just catch the clip embedded below.)
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