As I have mentioned before, I freaking love Psych.
Psych is one of my all time favorite TV shows, it makes me.... very happy.
And now that I have seen the final season and the final episode, I feel highly motivated to do a review on it.
Shawn Spencer is an incredibly observant person who cons the police into thinking he's psychic. With the help of his best friend Burton Guster, and his ability to notice the tiniest details, Shawn opens a private detective agency and embeds himself into world of solving crimes, eating countless snacks, and making random pop-culture references.
(And I apologize for that excessively rubbish summary. I am bad at them.)
Apparently I love detective shows. I love Monk, and Numb3rs, Sherlock.... Psych.
I like the idea of good guys catching bad guys and sticking them in prison forever. It makes me happy inside.
So Psych is kind of a perfect show for me, because it combines hilarity, cleverness, character development, and detectives all into one.
Like my other review, I'm going to list the stuff I need to warn you about first.
1.) The occasional inappropriate scene. (But they are few and far between, one per season at most.)
2.) Sometimes the dialogue gets off-color.
3.) There are some gay references.
4.) Once in a while there is an impressive kiss scene.
But then we have the good...
In between the lines, there's a lot of obscurity,
I'm not inclined to resign to maturity.
If I'm all right. Then you're all wrong.
Why bounce around to the same old song?
Who'd rather run when you can crawl?
I know, you know, that I'm not telling the truth,
I know, you know, they just don't have any proof.
Embrace the deception, learn how to bend.
Your worst inhibitions, they will PSYCH you out in the end.
|I'm having a vision.|
Shawn is one of those characters you can't help but like. He's such an idiot, but he's so smart at the same time. Yes, he's insanely immature in the first couple seasons... but it's funny, so it's okay. He has a knack for getting out of intense situations and by being a weirdo. But he's brave, and he's loyal, and when he's not acting like a fool, he's really sweet. (He makes me laugh, so that always make me like people more.) He's aweeesome.
2.) It has a really awesome friendship stories.
4.) Shawn and Gus grow up quite a bit... well, as much as their characters can grow up without changing.
5.) A likeable female lead (who holds her gun right and causes me do dance in delight).
She is so cute and spunky. She's brave and tough, but not in an annoying way. She's feminine, but not girly, and honestly, she is just so adorable. :)
Lassie ended up being one of my favorite characters. He's just so awesome. And mean. And nice.
7.) Did I mention that the show is also hilarious?
8.) I won't mislead you though, in the first couple seasons especially, Shawn and Gus are less mature than my nieces.
But they grow up a bit.
9.) The friendship stories that develop and progress are really fun. They're nice friendships that come slowly and aren't forced.
10.) The finale was perfect. The last season was actually pretty perfect. (There was that one, random, Walking Dead episode that I did not understand, but was suitably creeped out by.) The final season was both mind-numbingly funny and bittersweet because it was Psych, but the whole season was kind of wrapping up the stories. AND EXCUSE ME, I HATE ENDINGS.
That being said, I'm not going to give any spoilers, but I will say that the last episode was probably one of my all-time favorite series finales. It didn't feel like an end so much as a new beginning, which left you hopeful. (Including a subtle Monk reference that I freaked out over.)
Everything that I wanted to happen in the finale happened, and the more I think about it, the more I like it.
I already own most of the series, but honestly, I'm planning on collecting them all.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd rate Psych a 10. It's one of my favorite shows. It's a comfort show. It's the show I go to when I need to unwind or be cheered up. (Like, after I watch Supernatural, Psych is the best thing to go to because it makes me forget that Sam and Dean are dead/dying/demons.)
I totally recommend it. I think it's one of the cleanest TV series out there right now, and honestly... how could you not want to watch it when this happens every episode?
It's on Netflix.
Why are you still here?