Psych could quite possibly be the best show I’ve ever watched. After a quiet start waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in 2006, I was hooked after initially watching a few episodes out of sheer boredom. I saw so much of myself in both Shawn and Gus that I couldn’t stop watching, and before I knew it it, I had become a rabid fan. Everything about the show was awesome. The crazy and rapid fire one-liners, the constant (and often obscure) references to 80s’ pop culture, Shawn’s endless nicknames for Gus, and last, but certainly not least, the hilarious and even pithy interactions between the two. They had given me some much needed laughs during some hard times, and though the show lost a lot of steam over the last two seasons, I’ll always fondly remember it as the show that never failed to lift my spirits even on a rainy day.
If you’ve never seen Psych, this might clue you in to its awesomeness, lifted from one of my favorite episodes:
Alas, as much as it’s sad to see the show go off the air, it seems to have lost something towards the end. For the die-harders, I don’t think there may be any clearer example of this than watching the episode, Cloudy… with a Chance of Murder and comparing it to the remake of the same episode that was released earlier this year. The former underscored everything I loved about Psych, while the latter revealed just about everything that went wrong with it the last few seasons. Honestly, had they not changed the formula so much I suspect it could have made it ten years easy. Maybe.
But alas, it’s time for them to go. Thank you Shawn, Gus, Jules and Lassie for the great memories and the laughs.