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television series


Genre television drama
Composer Trevor Morris
Country of origin United States of America
Number of episodes 13
Number of seasons 1

About Mental

Mental: A Promising but Flawed Medical Drama

Mental, a medical drama that premiered in 2009, promised to be a fresh take on the genre, with a focus on mental health and a diverse cast of characters. The show followed Dr. Jack Gallagher (Chris Vance), a maverick psychiatrist who takes over a Los Angeles hospital's psychiatric unit and clashes with his conservative colleagues. Along with his team of young doctors, Gallagher tackles a range of cases, from a teenage girl with multiple personalities to a veteran with PTSD.

The show's premise was intriguing, and the cast had some standout performances, particularly Vance's charismatic and unpredictable Gallagher. However, Mental suffered from uneven writing, inconsistent pacing, and a tendency to rely on clichés and melodrama. Some critics praised the show's attempts to tackle complex issues such as stigma, trauma, and addiction, while others found it simplistic and formulaic.

Mental struggled to find an audience and was canceled after one season, leaving some loose ends and unresolved storylines. Despite its flaws, the show's legacy includes its efforts to raise awareness about mental health and challenge stereotypes about mental illness. Mental also featured a diverse cast, including actors of color and LGBTQ characters, which was rare for a network TV show at the time.

Overall, Mental was a promising but flawed attempt to bring a fresh perspective to the medical drama genre. While it didn't quite live up to its potential, it paved the way for more nuanced and inclusive portrayals of mental health on TV.


- "Mental: TV Review." The Hollywood Reporter, May 25, 2009.

- "Mental: Season 1." Rotten Tomatoes, accessed August 23, 2021.

- "Mental: A Promising Show That Deserved Better." TV Guide, July 23, 2009.

Main cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


63 years, 2 months, 24 days


38 years, 4 months, 20 days

Born first

29 March 1960

Born last

26 January 1985

Other cast and crew

Supporting cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


84 years, 3 months, 24 days


25 years, 8 months, 7 days

Born first

5 March 1939

Died first

21 September 2021

Born last

8 October 1997

Died last

21 September 2021

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