It's funny. What I like best about The Mentalist – the absolute denial of psychic powers – is the opposite of the premise of Medium, which absolutely depends on the audience suspending disbelief enough to accept the heroine, Allison Dubois, as a psychic who, through the help of dreams and conversations with the dead, is able to help the Phoenix police and district attorney solve cases and save lives....
...Back to Medium, however. You see, I really don't believe in psychics. I think they are all, without exception, frauds. I have never heard of any who don't use their alleged "powers" for personal gain, whether financial or social, and I just don't think that God or the universe work that way.
However, I am perfectly happy to be in the audience for fantasy books, films and TV shows that have characters with powers that I don't believe in the real world. So while I have nothing but disdain for the real person on whom the series is based – a self-promoting fraud, in my opinion – that does not stop me from loving the fantasy series and the truly inventive writing that keeps finding new ways to use the supernatural premise to mess with the lives of the characters.
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