I know you know that I love my TV.
I know you know that if you know me.
I watch a lot of shows and usually hate to wait for a new episode of my favourites but sometimes you don’t have a choice. Sometimes you just have to wait … like I did with Psych.
For those who aren’t in the know, Psych is a detective dramedy that airs on USA Network, a network that sadly isn’t available in Canada. This meant that I would have to wait until each “new” season was released on DVD.
Global TV has aired Psych sporadically over the years (it’s where I discovered it in the first place) but not consistently until this summer. We’re now three-quarters of the way through Season 6, a season that originally ended in the spring. So why keep watching a show that undoubtedly social media has already spoiled for me? If you were watching, you wouldn’t be asking.
My reasons for loving Psych read like a laundry list of elements that every truly great television show should have:
- An ensemble with fantastic chemistry and great acting chops, both comedic and dramatic.
- Well-written scripts with plenty of jokes and lots of heart.
- Beautiful locations. (Ironically it’s shot in Canada even though all of the seasons have not been broadcast here!)
- Its own original twist on a proven concept. (Psych was a police procedural featuring a fake psychic detective a full two years before The Mentalist set up shop!)
And Psych also has that little something extra that truly makes it a show worth watching, even on delay: a passion for pop culture that cleverly plays out in everything from the subtlety of a throw away one-liner to the immensity of a full-blown tribute episode.
Thanks to Global, Psych is back on my TV every week. And after all, not having Psych on my viewing schedule was like not having pineapple in my fruit salad.
You know that’s right.
Photo Courtesy of USA Network