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July 28th, 2007

Highly Underrated: Psych

Just about seven years ago I wrote about how much i enjoyed MAD TV. The unfortunate thing is that perhaps 2 months after said Ping, I thought the show took a wrong turn off the cliff of tastefulness and became, well, awful.

I sincerely hope that isn’t the case with Psych. The Wife and I caught a number of episodes of this show last season (its first) and thought it was pretty good; we then saw a few before the second season’s premiere and realized that we really liked this show.

It’s a solid combo of a procedural and a buddy sitcom/drama/thing. It involves a fellow, Shawn, who’s pretending to be psychic while solving cases with his pal Gus. The writing on the show is really solid and believable, the characters are portrayed perfectly, and they make fun of Prince. (How bad can it be?!)

In a recent episode, Shawn and Gus were talking with Lassiter, a straight-laced Niles Crane type:

Lassiter: We found prints.
Shawn: Was he driving a Little Red Corvette?
Gus: Under the Cherry Moon?
Lassiter: Fingerprints.

Better still, I saw an older episode with another prints/Prince joke. Any show that goes after the quick homophone gag is a winner with me.

Psych is definitely worth your time, and in my estimation it’s one of the better shows on TV.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

jk July 29, 2007, 12:29 am

I love this show almost enough to get my cable TV hooked up again. Really. Shawn reminds me of a computer designer friend of mine.

This show and Numb3rs never fail to entertain me. There has been a rash of car vandalism where I live and I keep saying that the guys from Numb3rs would be able to solve the case if they just map out where the crimes have taken place…predict the next location and nab the guys!!

Jonathan Steinke July 30, 2007, 10:00 pm

Just watching the webisodes, I can see James Roday and Dule Hill are more than just actors who assume fictitious characters. They’re having a GREAT time on the set and with the show. Roday’s my favorite actor and I will certainly be watching it just as closely with Hill being in it. Very exciting “Psych” is giving “Monk” (an INGENIOUS show) healthy competition.

Merle August 2, 2007, 11:24 pm

I enjoy the show, but the way Shawn constantly mistreats Gus is really getting on my nerves.

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