I like this show, but not love it. It's funny how he's a fake psychic and is a detective. And there's some funny bits in the episodes, but it's not hilarious.
The thing about this show is, is that it's sorta like the show that I love, Monk. You know he's an OCD detective. I know they have like different problems and skills, but it's like the same. They're both detectives who solve a lot of crimes by being ver very observative.
I like the show, but it's sorta copying Monk. I love Monk, because it's hilarious and original. But this show isn't that original.
I am not going to review plot and scope of the series, but issues that arise when watching it.
Let's start with the main actor. While at times hillariously funny and witty - the moment he switches into his "psychic" costume his acting becomes so bad, that you'd like to smack him.
His routine of getting his "visions" is pretty much, what you would expect a very bad laymans actor to do. Completely over the top and - whereas that might be excused in a comedy - it is annoying and makes everyone surrounding him look like idiots, buying it.
If you ask me - this is the most unfunny part of the series and the one I like the least.
Another point is the sidekick. He does not seem to actually have a purpose or to benefit the plots. He being there or not would not make any difference. Though a good actor on his own - for this series he just seems to be out of place and out of tune with the gist of the stories.
So if there will no changes to be made - that the two start exchanging banters and play off of each others - he might as well be written out - for the character in his current state does not contribute or engage...
So what's the verdict? Not an entirely convincing show at this stage. It has the potential for much more fun - maybe the authors should take a look at scrubs.
Ironing out some edges would help the show to be more convincing.
So for now it is a mixed bag - the show makes you laugh and wince.
I just finished watching Psych for the first time and was unimpressed... I felt like watching Monk and Scrubs at the same time (which I wouldn't recommend).
The show itself isn't bad and neither are the actors. The storyline of a regular guy using his observation skills to find clues and pass them as "visions" is interesting, but I could do without the silly acting and jumping around.
The main characters of the show are pretty much like J.D. and Turk from Scrubs but I don't really mind... As for the rest of the cast, they didn't impress me one bit.
I'm going to watch the show again, I'm sure, but I won't be losing any sleep if I miss a show.
I love the premise of Psych: guy helps to solve crimes by sheer attention to detail. GREAT attention to detail. That's a concept original enough for me to like this show. Unfortunately, the actors ruin it.
If only that Shawn character could lose the overacting whenever he fakes one of "visions". It was funny the first time, but it gets soooo tiring. Someone with an eye and mind as sharp as his shouldn't behave like a freaking clown all of the time. And why does his sidekick have to be the stereotypical nerdy guy with a funny face, bulging eyeballs and all? Aside from the fact that he can't act either, these two just don't have any chemistry.
Only highlight on this show is Corbin Bensen as Shawn's father Henry. Great on-screen presence, great skill. If only the other cast could measure up to that.
If they would lose all this fake psychic stuff and concentrate on a very bright young guy with an incredibly sharp eye and mind, it would be a fantastic show (they'd probably have to change the title, too...).
When I was watching this modern version of Sherlock Holmes, I thought of a few things. First, Do we really become such people that consider cunning con artist with a mind to details, and a lesser but similar charms of Tom Cruise and his half gay side kick heroes in our age? I mean where is the strenght ,honor and at least some dignity? The head detective is a classic portrait of a stupid cop, and young female detective, who suppose to be good and naive is just too... politically correct. The show itself had some decent things, but I really don't see it becoming anything more than a season flavour.
The premis for this show was wasted by the writers and everyone else who allowed the writers to turn the main characters into inept loosers who could only appeal to mentally challenged teenagers. The characters need to grow up.
I watched the first episode of this show and had high hopes. The idea behind the main character is GOOD !! Unfortunately, the writers decided to try to appeal to mentally deficient teenagers. I'm surprised that any sponsor would allow this inane show to continue; it would seem to degrade the sponsor and product. I really do not expect to see this show listed for much longer unless there are major changes to the apparent mental age of the main characters. Real people do not act that stupid or childish. Since I tape or DVR all shows that my wife and I watch, I will continue to take an occasional peek at this show, but I have yet to watch a complete show since the first episode; lately, it has been enough to just watch the previews to see that the characters are still acting like retarded teenagers.
Maybe if the writers and stars of "Psych" spent as much time trying to entertain as they did congratulating themselves on how "cool" they are, they might have a decent TV series. After all, the gimmick of a fake psychic solving crimes while trying to stay one step ahead of the cops is a good idea. Unfortunately, the show is a giggle-fest where all of the laughing occurs on camera.
The problem with "Psych" is that the actors seem to believe their own hype and every episode is a smug saunter through the motions. I was impressed by the pilot, but three episodes in I gave up. It seems like Shawn Spencer is his own biggest fan. Recently, I checked out a Season 2 episode online and saw that the annoying qualities of the show have only been increased.
Maybe if "Psych" wasn't so self-congratulatory, it could be a halfway decent show. As it is, there's no reason to stay tuned to USA after "Monk" ends on Friday nights.
This show is Legendary. I think its the only thing thats good that comes on USA. I usually watch on Hulu or On-Demand. This show is very good. It has everything, action, comedy, little romance and not too much, and everything else mixed together to create this show. Its also very creative, thats the part that gets me, and I love the jokes. So the show is about Shawn and Gus, who are lifelong freinds and now do their business as some detectives. Gus works in pharmaceuticals, but he is Shawn's partner. Shawn is a psychic(Not really, but he has photographic memory and great observational skills). And they have all sorts of adventures.
James Roday and Dule' Hill, oh yeah and let's not forget about Timothy Omundson. When these 3 are together, it's laughter after laughter. What a great show. I absolutely love this show. It's funny, it's action, it's corny. That combination works for this particular show. Most shows can't even come close to getting away with that combo of ingredients, but Psych can. My favorite episode is the one where sean tried sliding across the car like the Dukes of Hazzard. I laughed so hard when he tried it. Just the look on Henry's (Corbin Bernsen)face was just priceless. But I only hope in the next season that it keeps making me laugh. Here's to you James, Dule' and cast.
Psych is by far the best show on USA or maybe even all of TV for that matter. I have never seen an episode that didn't make me laugh. I will continue watching this show until they stop making it which i hope isn't soon. I used to watch "Monk" on USA because it was good too. So when it ended I was disappointed thinking there could never make another show as good as that one, but psych has proved itself time after time. I am totally obsessed with it! I look forward to Wednesdays and that just makes my weeks that much better!
This show is definately the best on USA Network. The dialogue is hilarious. I love all of the characters because they each bring a whole different personality. The alusions to television and movies are very cool and I also like the cases. They aren't boring, and the whodunnits are fun to guess at.Something I always enjoy is their undercover work. I also like Shawn & Juliet's relationship. :D Sometimes the show is a little more serious, as in some of the finales, which is a nice change, and then they always have great storylines. The many versions of the theme song are great.
Not serious at all, no swearing , no violence, no too much shooting explosions and dead people, so different to many other shows. They pretend they are psychic which is far from true. Pretty much opposite "Mentalist". As "Psychic" they help police solve cases but in a silly, childish manner. Usually they get themselves into trouble but no one takes them serious so they get away with lots of mistakes. Although police doesn't think too high of them chef is happy as they help solve cases so she keeps them around. But there are episodes where their sillyness is bit too much. Hopefully producers will keep it down before it gets stupid.
Psych stars James Roday and Dule Hill as bestfriends Shawn and Gus. Shawn Spencer makes a living by pretending to be a psychic detective. He uses his enhanced perceptive skills to solve crimes with his partner in crime, Burton Guster. Togetner they solve Santa Barbara's toughest crimes in some of the most comical ways possible.
Personally, I LOVE this show! I love crime dramas and this one includes a very important aspect of tv shows for me: Comedy. I watch all kinds of shows, Comedies, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Crime Drama, but Psych is definately placed very high up on my favorites. Psych is a wonderfully entertaining show that really helps me relax after long days of working. If you take the time to watch it, I know it will become a favorite of yours too as long as you love comedies and mysteries. :)
There are always those television shows that don't get then attention they deserve. PSYCH is one of those shows. The writers effectively balance comedy and drama every episode. Much of the comedy comes from both protagonist and comic relief Shawn Spencer, whose witty comments and obscure '80s references lighten up the screen. Of course the drama comes from the diverse storylines, ranging from spelling bees to psychotic serial killers.
The growing relationship between Shawn and Juliet have driven fans to support 'Shules.' The writens did well by slowly putting the characters closer instead of pushing romantic scenes down our thoats, a mistake many other television shows make.
PSYCH often saves the best episodes for mid-season and season finale. In my opinion, best episodes include 'An Evening with Mr. Yang,' 'Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark,' and 'Mr. Yin Presents...' Mr. Yang and Yin seem like the most villainous characters of the show, apparently having a recurring role.
Overall, PSYCH is a show I am exited to see return for season five. Hopefully it'll have a strong season and move onto more seasons to come!
Psych is truly a modern take on Sherlock Holmes. The characters Shawn Spencer, Burton 'Gus' Guster, Juliet O'Hara, Henry Spencer, and Carlton Lassiter are one of the best casts ever! Shawn is a regular everyday person pretending to be a psychic and Gus is his version of Watson... kind of. Juliet is a police officer who Shawn is in love with. Henry is Shawn's over protective father who gets involved in all of Shawn's cases. And of course Lassiter... he is one... one... I can't find the word... Stubborn, thats it. He is one stubborn partner for Juliet. Well let's have it. How bad was this review?
Psych is probably my second fave TV show out there, behind Full House. Shawn Spencer is a fake psychic working for the police dept. with his partner, Burton Guster. They are soooo funnny in their own ways, and so is Juliet and Carlton Lassiter, who are detectives that always run into Shawn and Gus. Every episode is uniquely made and has me guessing who the killer is, and it's very hard because of the great writing and acting. Shawn and Gus are definitely great working together, and this show is good enough to stay around for many more seasons. I hope so at least.
This is undoubtedly one of the funniest shows in television history. Shawn Spencer, son of a retired cop, plays a fake psychic when he actually just has a great sense of noticing the details as well as connecting them together to make a plot which he then presents to the police in the most amusing ways. His "partner in crime" is his best friend Gus who often helps him out with a great knowledge of many different (sometimes odd) things. And who doesn't love the relationships between Shawn and Lassie or Juliet? :) It's amazing how they manage to keep the episodes hilarious with unpredictable twists, whether they investigate death of a sea-lion or solving a werewolf mistery. Of course Psych would not be the same without all the references (especially from 80's movies or songs) and awesome guest appearances.
I've enjoyed every single episode and I'm really glad there will also be 5th season.
Shawn Spencer has been trained to be a cop by his father. His photographic memory allows him to see things that most other people don't. He never becomes a cop, but finds himself helping the police as a fake psychic, with help from his best friend Gus.
At first I thought I wouldn't watch this show because it sounded corny, but now I'm so glad I did. My husband and I were absolutely rolling with laughter throughout both seasons one and two. It has to be our favorite right now, and the reason I love it so much is because it leaves me in such a good mood after watching it. It brings comedy to a crime show without making it stupid. It leaves you both laughing at the characters antics, and astounded at the way they discover clues. Even though it is a comedy it has great character building, especially with the father son aspect of Henry and Shawn. The Characters are great, and the actors make them greater. It's a must watch!
Psych centers around Shawn Spencer- a man with an eye for detail and a photographic memory. His best friend Gus his is 'side-kick' and his disapproving father Henry tends to help as well. The show is rounded out by SBPD detectives Lassiter and O'Hara.
I admit that I came onto this show late and got the 1st season DVD to catch up, but it's worth it. There are very few fresh and consistently good TV shows on anymore, and this is one of them. And it definitely isn't one of the run-of-the-mill buddy cop shows either.
This show has an abundance of wit, humor, and cleverness to counteract the moments of angst and drama. Each character is flesh-out and well-written, different enough to stand on their own. One line delivered by one character would sound strange coming from anyone else. It's a fun show to watch and one that I make sure I don't miss.
I can't say this show has original idea but this show still entertaining. I don't want to compare but you could see the similarity… After Sharona on Monk bailed out from the show I barely watch it anymore until the 'waiting time' happened and I had nothing to watch anymore….but even that I still can't take interest on Monk… I guess it's past its prime…thank goodness this show happened… The idea f photographic memory is very intriguing….Shawn Spencer is no Adrian Monk… he use his ability and fool everyone by saying he is a psychic, he is more fun more open and more of risk-taker… Gus as his best friend adds humor on this series, his face is so funny… the case in this series sometimes so silly but that's comedy…. Henry and Juliet are the real detectives and they have different opinion about Shawn which makes the plot interesting…..I love this series… I hope Psych keep it Psych!!!
The main reason I love this show so much is because the characters are so amazing.
Shawn has to be one of my favorite television show characters of all time. The thing about him is that he's actually one of those characters who is funny and doesn't even have to try to be. There are those who crack jokes constantly, trying with all their might to be hilarious all the time. Shawn doesn't need to do that; it's his own natural personality and charisma that give him his charm. Some of the things he says are just so random that they make me giggle, and his "psychic vibe" demonstrations for people are always funny. He has so many memorable quotes that I can't help but blurt them out constantly, annoying my family and friends. Basically, Shawn is just a naturally lovable character. Now, as much as I love Shawn on his own, he'd be nothing without Gus. Gus is the sort of friend who's always trying to keep the crazy one out of trouble and then they both end up getting into things way over their heads. The chemistry between Shawn and Gus is always great to see, and they totally complement each other. They're the perfect dynamic duo.
It's not just the characters that I love on this show, either. The premise of the show is very unique: a guy with an amazing photographic memory who poses as a psychic so he can help solve crimes with his partner and best friend. Not exactly a storyline you see every day. I also love the plots of each episode -- they're all interesting and keep me wondering what will happen next.
Overall, it's an amazing show. It's definitely one of my favorites.
Psych is an unbelievable show. Its quick witty remarks and jokes makes this show a classic. Every Friday night during the season I make sure I am parked in front of the tv for the hour of the show. Whether I am home or not, I still make sure to watch my favorite show. It is clever and the cases are actually hard to predict, which adds much excitement to the comedy slash cop show. I like the repetitive things in the show too. For example the pineapples and when Shawn's phone rings in the worst situation, it always gives me a laugh. But my favorite part of the show is the fist bang once Shawn and Gus solve the cases. James Roday is a terrific actor who improvises many of his lines and, in my opinion, improves the show. There is not one actor/actress that they can change or cut out of the show. Everyone in the show improves the show and rounds out the show. I lok forward to seeing what new problems Shawn and Gus get themselves into every week. If it wasn't for this show I don't know how I would make it through the week.
I really love the idea base for this show. I think it was executed very well in the pilot with the almost arrest tuening into fake psychicness. I love how lassiter know in his mind that shawn isn't psychic but he just can't find any proof. Even if he isn't psychic i love the way his dad taught him to notice things, it's really cool and makes shawn good at faking his hilarious psychicness.i like how gus doesn't really do much except be a great nerd. he's funny to watch and adds a lot to the show. overall, i think this show is brilliant
It's a good show, flip to it if it's every coming when you're watching. I'm a little off set by it because it came after Monk, which is overall a better show. It's similar to Monk, comedy with a mystery. Psych is more of a straightforward comedy while Monk has aspects of a thriller, a drama, a mystery, and a comedy mixed into one. Don't get me wrong, Psych is good, just not as good as Monk. It's about a guy, Shawn, with a knack for noticing and remembering things, partially forced on him by his dad, who starts a business as a psychic. Though he doesn't actually have any psychic powers at all, he and his friend Gus have become successful in solving crimes before their "friends" at the Santa Barbara Police Department.
Don't take this review accountable. I only watched a couple episodes from the first season, and that' what I'm basing this review on. I stopped watching for one reason or another, it's kind of hard to get in to, but that will be my only complaint.
When I watched the pilot episode of the series, I was mostly depressed. Sure a psychic detective isn't really original as of 2010, but this show definitely set things in motion for other "psychic" detective shows. That's why Lie to Me and The Mentalist are so popular nowadays.
A very influential show, that will just bring you an entertaining watch, with doses of humor sprinkled throughout. Don't miss the opportunity to watch the rest of the series like I did.
Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster aka Ghee Buttersnaps aka Clementine Woolysocks aka Lavender Gooms are the best detective duo on television. Each of the characters are funny in their own way (Shawn's snarky comments, Gus's unusual knowledge of weird things) and when combined together they riff off each other and bring the show to a whole new level. Pair this with Shawn's romantic interests (Juliet, Abigail and random women at crime scenes) gives the show enough content to keep it on for a long time. I thuink that this is such an underrated show and that the way it is funny is unique to almost anything on TV. If you are a fan of sarcasm, witty comments, and funny nicknames give this show a whirl, it won't dissapoint.
in this show psych it involes two guys a guy that pretends to be psyiket and a man that is his asstaint and they help the police solve cases it is a good show that nothing like we really seen since monk and is that good like monk. i really enjoy this show some of things that he does makes you laugh. its a good show and has had alot of good stories and had some celbs on the show. this is a really good show and i think it really did deserve a 8.5 and has a hit on its hand that is a good show that replaced monk after it was over.
A guy with well-honed observation skills passes himself off as a psychic to help local police solve crimes and has lots of hilarious fun along the way, with his sceptical partner by his side for "just this one time" time and time again.
Terrible, terrible show. I can't believe you all watched and reviewed the same show as me!! (This is why I'm writing my first review on tv.com)
It started well; it 's a good idea for a show and I liked the explanation of his talent and could well believe that he could pass it off as a psychic abilty. But as the episode draaaaggggged on (maybe it was partly because the pilot was an extended over-long episode) it got less funny and the main character became pretty annoying. It was just silly. It was like: Let's give him a straight-man partner/sidekick and then we can get away with him being "really Outrageous". As you may guess, I'm not a big fan of this kind of humour, it's a bit too juvenile. Basil Fawlty (and sometimes Jim Carrey) could pull it off, put this guy can't. IMHO. But if you like that sort of thing and don't like your TV too deep or thought-provoking then maybe this is a show for you. I doubt if I'll give it a second look, unless there's nothing else on and for some weird reason I can't do anything else instead.
it is a great way to spend a friday night SORT of. well tv wise it is. i like to sit down and watch it. it a great show. humm, other reasons why i like this show is the cast cemestry which makes the comedy even better about the show, plus the show. i also think the show needs more of the police officers from the station. not only that i think it needs more of Liam James. my other opion is that the show needs more of a CSIish ring to it not alot. just anther 1 percent of it. maybe that would spice the show up.
This series is absolutely fabulous. It has it all a good crime comedy drama would need. First of all - it is smart! It actualy has a plot,humour is great, yet sometimes dark. Also the main characters - Shawn and Gus - are colorful and funny, it is really nice to see their friendship which looks really authentic and listen to their dialogues. Corbin Bernsen who plays Shawns Dad is trully amazing in his performance. Actually, all the characters fit perfectly into the show and most of the cases are cleverly set up, even if sometimes they can be predictable. Actors are extremaly well casted. Absolutely great instalement. Too bad Psych has only 16 episodes per season!
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