Friday List: Television’s most undervalued series
If you’re a regular reader of TV Surveillance, you know I love a good list. Or a mediocre list. Or even a horrible list. The point is I have a lust for lists. This fall, I’d like to provide you folks with more lists than ever and hopefully that will result in a weekly or…
Psych, “The Polarizing Express” and “Dead Bear Walking”
Anytime there are two new episodes of Psych in one night, that is a good night. And even though last night’s double-shot, “The Polarizing Express” and “Dead Bear Walking” were not particularly great episodes of the series, there is definitely something interesting going on with Psych that I figured would be worth talking about a…
Psych, “Dual Spires”
I haven’t checked in with Psych since it returned from the hiatus, which is unfortunate because I adore Psych and the first two episodes back have been pretty fun. I especially like that the series finally pulled the trigger on Shawn and Jules and has pretty much integrated their relationship into the series with little…
Summer Finale — Psych, “One, Maybe Two, Ways Out”
The Psych summer finale was completely entertaining and totally satisfying. In fact, it was probably the strongest episode of the season’s first half. However, it’s also the episode that has me the most frustrated after watching it.
Psych, “Shawn 2.0”
I haven’t written about Psych over the last few weeks both because of my schedule issues and because the last couple episodes haven’t been anything to write home about. Of course they were enjoyable hours of comedic television, but I didn’t much to discuss. “Shawn 2.0,” however presents a few things that are worth talking…
Psych, “Shawn and Gus in Drag (Racing)”
Though it’s obvious and sometimes cliche, I like it when Psych crafts whole episodes that are more or less borrowed stories from other popular media content. As evidenced by the title of this week’s episode, Shawn and Gus get involved with a drag racing ring, resulting in a slew of “Fast and Furious” references and…
Psych, “Chivalry Is Not Dead…But Someone Is”
The great thing about Psych (and really most quality comedies) is that even when an episode is totally strong as a whole, there are still a number of funny moments that keep the story pumping forward and the episode from completely dragging. “Chivalry Is Not Dead…But Someone Is” is one of those episodes.
Psych, “Feet Don’t Kill Me Now” and “Not Even Close…Encounters”
After what I thought was a partially weak season premiere, Psych rebounded with two hotly entertaining episodes that remind us fans why we love the series so much.
Psych, “Romeo and Juliet and Juliet”
I’ll put this out there: I think Psych is one of the most underrated series on television. It’s oftentimes broad and James Roday is an acquired taste, but rarely do I LOL more than watching an episode of the series. So of course I was excited to have the series back for its fifth season…