Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Psych, Out


I spent the long weekend under my Snuggie, recuperating from my recent respiratory infection, and working my way through the seemingly endless backlog on the DVR.

It hasn’t been all that long ago—maybe a few weeks—that I finally watched the final three episodes of Leverage.  That show ended on Christmas day of 2012, so I wasn’t too far behind.

The stuff from this weekend wasn’t quite that old; I got caught up on all the Psych episodes that had piled up last season, and the first part of this current (and final) season.  That includes “Psych the Musical”, which, if you’ve followed the show at all, you knew had to happen eventually.  It was fairly amusing, but I was okay with the fact that not everybody felt the need to burst into song.  Besides a few peppy songs, the episode also brought (SPOILER) the death of a recurring guest criminal, and I was surprised to find myself a little saddened by that.  But I guess they’re beginning a wrap-up.

As I mentioned, it’s been announced that Psych will leave the air this year; there are only five episodes remaining, which will begin airing late this month.  I’ll admit that I’ve had ups and downs with Psych; there have been times I’ve found it immensely entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, and times that I’ve found it shallow and seriously over-the-top.  On balance, though, I enjoy the show; it’s light-hearted, and fun-loving, and it makes me smile.  The world is kind of a crazy place these days, and I think there’s a place for things that can make you smile.  In a couple of months, I’ll have one less smile-maker, and I think I’m going to miss it.