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Psych: Season 2
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Though it takes a few episodes to find its footing, Psych's second year surpasses the first, and abundant extras make this four-disc set essential viewing. They include digressive commentary on 13 episodes (with Roday, Hill, and creator Steve Franks, who also performs the catchy theme song), deleted scenes, a gag reel, animated promos (The Big Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus), and a handy guide to the pineapple references in every show. Clearly, the makers of Psych love their work, and their enthusiasm is infectious. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
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This show is freakin' hilarious. There are a few sitcoms that have made me laugh, even one hour comedy/dramas that I have found amusing, but I have never watched a television show that has made me laugh as much or as consistently as Psych.
Shawn Spencer is a hyper-observant son of a police detective, who frequently calls in tips to the police hotline to solve crimes. After calling in one too many tips, the police bring him in for questioning. The head detective ("Lassiter a/k/a Lassie") thinks that Shawn must be involved in the crimes to have given all the tips. To avoid arrest, Shawn tells the detective he is a psychic and the "spirits" give him the information about the crimes. Thus begins a beautiful relationship between the Chief, Lassie, Shawn and his best friend Gus. Shawn & Gus open "Psych", their psychic detective agency which leads to all sorts of hijinx.
Thank you to everyone involved in making Psych and USA for airing it, because quite frankly it is the funniest show on tv, hands down. The cast is perfect, the premise interesting and the antics are hilarious! Just remember, avoid projectile milk. Now, who wants some pineapple? Are you a fan of delicious flavor?
But that doesn't stop the second season of "Psych" from being a rollicking good time, full of crazy schemes and baffling murder mysteries. James Roday and Dulé Hill actually become even more entertaining, with less slapstick and more of a reliance on eccentric plot twists, pop culture references, and crimes that get ever weirder.
Shawn (Roday) and Gus (Hill) get swamped by reality pop culture when American Duos comes to Santa Barbara. The cruel British judge Nigel St. Nigel (Tim Curry) hires them to protect him, because he thinks that someone is trying to kill him.
A live wire and a poisoned sandwich later, Shawn agrees -- especially when a drugged-out female judge almost dies. But out of all the people who loathe Nigel, which one tried to kill him? Then the police suspect that Shawn has lost his touch when he announces that someone was killed by a dinosaur, and is confronted by a sexy FTD psychic.
But that isn't the last or least of Sean and Gus's problems -- a chop shop with secrets, bounty hunters, Gus's parents accused of Yuletide murder, jockey deaths and fixed races, nanny-related robberies, electrocutions on the catwalk, and going undercover at a telenovela, a school for the gifted, and a retirement community. They even have a run-in with a wealthy, crazy woman that Gus drunkenly married on spring break years ago... and it turns out her new fiancee is a bit shady.
Finally, Shawn and Gus are pursuing one of their weirdest cases ever. First a security guard is suspected of stealing a 3000-year-old mummy -- but then it appears that the mummy actually murdered the guard. Can Shawn figure out what is going on -- with the mummy murder, the police chief, and his oddly-behaving father?
Although it didn't break much new ground, the first season of "Psych" was very fresh and entertaining TV. Fortunately creator Steve Franks is sticking to the old adage: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," and the second season doesn't deviate from what works -- there's still lots of comedy, spoofery, silly dialogue ("It's spontaneous psychic krav maga!") and enjoyable mysteries.
The first episode kicks things off a bit weakly, since the "American Idol" joke gets stretched out too far. Fortunately the mysteries after that get much more solid, deftly juggling even the funny-sounding plot twists (strangulation by mummy bandage? Refrigeration trucks?). You even get an endless parade of pop culture references, from Michael Jackson to "Shaun of the Dead," James Bond to wikipedia.com. Gotta love that.
But the best aspect of "Psych" continues to be its kooky dialogue. Usually Shawn provides it ("I hunger for the meatballs the way a jackal salivates for an injured possum"), but other characters get to as well ("Hola. Me llamo Inspector Carlton Lassiter. Me gusta queso").
Shawn and Gus remain an entertaining pair of twentysomething everymen, with Roday continuing to be eccentric, lovably charming and kooky -- although Shawn gets quite a shock in the cliffhanger ending. And Hill gets more attention, with Gus pursuing models and faking psychic powers. We even discover a secret past involving sweater vests, spring break, and a drunken wedding -- lots of fun.
And the supporting cast remains solid -- Corbin Bernsen gets to participate in a couple of the cases as Shawn's hard-nosed dad, sometimes in loud tropical shirts. Timothy Omundson continues to be entertaining as harder-nosed cop Lassiter. And Maggie Lawson rounds off the cast as the "enigma wrapped in a little blonde riddle" who is Shawn's love interest, as well as a counterpoint to Lassiter.
The second season of "Psych" continues the eccentric crimes and equally odd crimesolvers, mingling comedy and mystery with only a couple weak spots. Sweet black licorice!
And what a collection of cases they have this year, too. Shawn and Gus join the TV sensation American Duos to find out who is trying to kill the head judge (played by Tim Curry). They become models to find out who killed both partners of a fashion house. Shawn must clear Gus' parents of murdering the neighborhood crank. When Gus' uncle (guest star John Amos) comes for a visit, Shawn and Gus have to switch places, without the police figuring out that both of them are faking it. Equally complicated is a case where a real psychic is brought in and Shawn must keep his secret from her. Shawn puts his credibility on the line by claiming one victim was killed by a dinosaur. And in the season finale, Shawn pins the crime on a mummy.
This show has real come together and is firing on all pistons now. The mysteries are tight and confusing. I might piece things together a little before Shawn, but not by much. And it doesn't matter because the entire fun is getting to the end. The over the top physical humor has been toned down this year (and that's a good thing), but there is still plenty of laughs. You've got cultural references spewed in mile a minute dialogue by Shawn and Gus, comedy from the character's relationships, comedy from the situations, and some physical humor. I can't stop myself from laughing out loud while I watch this show. And the cast does a great job holding it all together. They bring high energy to each episode, but they keep it real.
If you have missed this show, you have definitely missed out. Don't let another day go by without becoming a fan.
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