Let me plug "The Mentalist," new TV series.
Very watchable and well written with a mystical touch, this series is a keeper. Here's a chance for those who have not been aware of it to watch the four (?) initial shows and get caught up on the character development. Both my wife and I enjoy it much, so there is probably no significant gender bias in the writing. (Though the gun-wielding women cops have spines of steel while the unarmed, police-assisting male protagonist doesn't.)