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Mental Episode 3: Book of Judges

David Carradine’s Star
Originally uploaded by Josh McConnell

Under normal circumstances, I probably wouldn’t have written about this episode of Mental. That shouldn’t be too suprising since it aired a month ago and I’m just now getting around to watching it. As it turns out, this episode features a guest appearance by David Carradine in what I believe was his final role before his crazy auto-erotic asphyxiation death.

If not for Carradine, I probably would have dismissed this episode as a cheesy Awakenings wannabe. In fact, that’s exactly what it is. Despite the trite plot though, Carradine turned in a spot-on performance without delivering a single line. It’s a shame his final performance was seen by less than 5 million people, because it was the kind of powerful display that I’ll bet most actors wouldn’t mind going out on.

Hulu and don’t have episode available at this point, but it is on iTunes.


July 11, 2009 Posted by | Drama, Television | , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mental Episode 3: Book of Judges