How and where can I stream The Mentalist on Netflix?

The Mentalist is a CBS series that ran for seven seasons of CBS in the United States between 2008 and 2015. The show had millions of fans worldwide, and it still has. But, until now it has been impossible to stream The Mentalist on Netflix. That has just changed. Would you like to watch The Mentalist on Netflix? How can it be done? Where can it be found? Follow these instructions if you want to watch The Mentalist (all seven seasons) on Netflix in a few minutes from now!

The Mentalist is a show starring Simon Baker playing the role of a psychic, a guy capable of reading peoples minds and understanding better than others what is going on inside of them. He is using his skills to help the CBI, and that is the basic story of this TV show. But, how to watch it on Netflix?

How to watch The Mentalist on Netflix?

If you want to stream The Mentalist on Netflix, follow these steps. It is very easy and it will help you stream this and lots of other TV shows on Netflix that cannot be found available at your present location. This article was originally written in 2021, but we are constantly paying attention to the content, in order for all information to be correct and working at the time you are reading this text.

1. Purchase a VPN subscription

The Mentalist can be seen on Netflix in Japan. That is currently the only country in which this popular TV show can be seen. But, if you live somewhere else, you will need to make Netflix believe that you are in Japan. How can that be done? It can be done by using the VPN services of either SurfsharkVPN or ExpressVPN.

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Use SurfsharkVPN or ExpressVPN to watch The Mentalist on Netflix

Both the VPN providers are very similar, but SurfsharkVPN is a bit cheaper and it will help you stream Netflix content in even more countries than ExpressVPN.

Visit the SurfsharkVPN website

Surfshark VPNwith 30-day money back guarantee

SurfsharkVPN has a 30-day full refund policy, and you can use one subscription on an unlimited number of devices. If you click the button above and purchase a 12-months plan, you will receive 12 additional months for free.

Visit the ExpressVPN website

ExpressVPN49% discount – 3 free months

ExpressVPN also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can use one subscription on 5 devices at the same time, and if you click the button above and purchase a 12-months plan, you will receive 3 additional months for free.

Choose one of the recommended VPN services and purchase a subscription. It might sound complicated, but it is really easy. When you have completed this step, the easy part is left.

2. Download the VPN application

Now you can log in to your VPN account at the website of either ExpressVPN or SurfsharkVPN. There you will find instructions about where to download the applications to your telephone, tablet, computer, smart TV, or any other device you own.

When you have the application, connect to a server in Japan. Connecting to the server takes a few seconds, and this will give you a Japanese IP address.

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I am connected to an ExpressVPN server in Japan.

In the screenshot above, I am connected to an ExpressVPN server in Japan. You can connect to a SurfsharkVPN server in Japan in exactly the same way.

3. Open your Netflix application or go to

Now you have a Japanese IP address that will give you access to the local content on Netflix in Japan. Go to or open your Netflix application (if it was open already, close it and open it again). You will then see all the content available on Netflix in Japan, including all seven seasons of The Mentalist.

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I have found The Mentalist on Netflix in Japan!

As you can see, all seven seasons are available, and this is the real CBS series. I guess you are in a hurry now, so just follow these instructions, and you will be ready to watch The Mentalist on Netflix yourself in a few minutes.

It wasn’t hard, was it? And now comes the cool part. When you are finished streaming the seven seasons of The Mentalist on Netflix (that should take a couple of weeks or months), you can use the same VPN (ExpressVPN/SurfsharkVPN) to watch Netflix content in the Netherlands, in the United States, in Canada, in Germany, in France, in the UK, and several other countries. They can also be used to watch BBC, ITV, NBC, CBS, and other TV networks online all across the world.

Why do I need a VPN to watch The Mentalist on Netflix?

Do you wonder why you need a VPN to watch The Mentalist and other programs on Netflix? It is easy.

A VPN is a tool used to encrypt your data online. Whenever you send data, it is sent through your ISP to the different websites and applications that you use. It tells the websites and applications who you are and where you are located.

A VPN will encrypt your data, making it impossible for your ISP to see your activities. Not only does it hide your activities, but it also changes your IP address. When you connect to a VPN server in Japan, all your data is encrypted and sent through the server in Japan. As a result, everyone will believe that you are located in Japan, and not at your present location.

It can be compared to a car located in a garage in France. When it leaves the garage, everyone can see that it started out in France. But, when you use a VPN, it is like leaving the garage through a dark tunnel, which finally shows up in Japan. So, when you leave the garage, you’re not in France, but in Japan. As a result, everyone who sees your car will believe that you come from Japan, and not from France.

That might be a stupid example, but it is an easy way of explaining how a VPN will hide your actual location! And that is how it makes you able to watch The Mentalist and other TV shows on Netflix in Japan, no matter where you might be in the world!

Can I use other VPN providers?

There are hundreds of VPN providers available, but you cannot use all of them to watch Netflix content. In fact, Netflix is working hard to stop people from using VPN services. That is why most VPN services are blocked by Netflix. So, if you use IPVanish or HideMyAss and connect to a server in Japan, you will either see a VPN error message, or you will see a “limited” version of Netflix, lacking all local content available on Netflix Japan. Instead, you will only see the Netflix original content, available on Netflix in all the countries of the world.

That is why it is important to use either SurfsharkVPN or ExpressVPN if you want to watch Japanese Netflix abroad.

I hope these instructions will help you watch Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, and all the others in the Mentalist on Netflix. If you have any questions or comments, please write them in the comment field below.

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