Most of the TV comedies that I consider favorites—Arrested Development, Flight of the Conchords, Seinfeld, earlier seasons of The Office—have long since gone off the air. Other than Modern Family, there haven’t been many comedies that I’ve been excited about watching lately…until I discovered Psych this past winter.
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Do any of you watch? Although it’s been on for several years, it seems like a show that’s flown under the radar. Kind of like a funny version of The Mentalist, it follows the crime solving adventures of a fake psychic detective. The actual cases that are solved are all a little bit tongue in cheek (no “ripped from the headlines” drama here) and mostly serve as a backdrop for the dialogue between characters, which in my mind is the highlight of the show. It’s written in a way that’s funny and quick, with subtle one-liners and endless references to 80’s and 90’s pop culture, giving the impression that being a staff writer on the show would be one of the most fun jobs ever.
The season finale just aired last week, but I’d highly recommend checking out some episodes online and getting hooked before the new season starts in the fall.