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April 03, 2009

Psych Starts Again Tonight
Whoops, No It Doesn't

Just a head's up in case you don't know. They have an odd split-season schedule. It's at 10 on USA.

The premise is that the slacker hero pretends to be psychic and consults with the police to solve crimes. In fact, he just has a few oddball skills such as a photographic memory and sharp power of observation, but he pretends he's using psychic powers because, well... he just sort of enjoys lying to people. It's his hobby. He's the kind of guy, who I kind of know in real life, who would rather make money via a scam, even if he could make the same amount of money with less effort working honestly. (Actually, I think I'm like that, now that I think of it.)

This show has grown on me a lot. I used to think it was annoying and both tried too hard (to be cute) and tried too little (to construct any kind of plausible mystery).

What I've come to appreciate about the show is that it's slapdash and loose-limbed. It feels like they wrote it the night before without troubling themselves too much about it. And the sets are often laughably, Ed-Wood-level amateurish.

And yet, despite the apparent lack of any effort whatsoever, it's pretty enjoyable. The show, like the main character, is just coasting amiably by with as little effort possible.

And every once in a while it's funny. But even when it's not funny ha-ha, it's funny amusing.

Anyway, if you haven't seen it and have nothing to watch at 10, give it a shot.

Whoops: Apparently I'm wrong. Last night my DVR told me a new episode was being recorded tonight, but I don't see it now.

Damn, I'm sorry. I was just getting psyched about it coming on.

Here's a funny 80s video spoof ad for the show.

Monty didn't seem to like the credits clip.

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posted by Ace at 09:44 PM

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