Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Shawn 'Psychs' Out a Retirement Community

Few shows on television are as funny at USA Network's Psych and thanks to the ongoing writers strike, I finally have an excuse to add it to the weekly line-up here at PTR! I ran out of time last week to write about it, but I wasn't going to let another week pass without adding it (NOTE: it will serve as a "fill-in" show here at PTR, meaning that the write-up will pop up on the slower days of the week and thus, you won't see it right after it airs). Anyway, this week's outing was its usual hilarious self. Shawn and Gus and their antics are Just. Too. Funny! It's a good thing, too, because they're going to have to fill in for my other fave buddy duo JD and Turk while Scrubs is on hiatus. Shawn's plan to get his "Grand Pa-Pa" father into that retirement community was great and the ensuing competition between the two had me cracking up. It was almost funny enough to make me overlook the lack of Shawn and "Lassie" interaction (one of my favorite things on this show), which was noticeably missing this week. Although, I did enjoy Lassie's scenes with Jules and the deputy mayor's delinquent son (though, the previous week's police academy score created competition was the best).

This show is sorta a grown-up live-action version of one of my favorite cartoons as a child: Scooby Doo (minus the crime-solving dog, of course). At the end of every episode, I half expect the bad guy to yell out, "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you kids and your psychic ability!" This episode was no exception as Shawn and Gus revealed the culprit (a seemingly sweet and innocent dietician who just wanted her own family member to secure a spot at the top-notch retirement facility at which she worked) in front of a room full of residents and quickly dashed out before the real Talmadge checked in. Going back to the cartoon equivalent, this team of accidental detectives reveals the killer by pulling off the mask too, but this mask is the one that allows the bad guy to come off looking innocent until Shawn discovers otherwise. It's just another successful day at the Psych office.

Photos courtesy USANetwork.com.

1 comment:

suekola44 said...

I like the Scooby-Do comparison. Shawn and Gus are like a couple of cartoon characters. It's so good to have them back!!