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Psych “Extradition: British Columbia” In the fourth season premiere, Gus and Shawn take a ski vacation to British Columbia and end up trying to catch an international art thief.
WARNING: After the jump, THERE BE SPOILERS!
Several weeks ago, I described Burn Notice as the perfect summertime show. It has explosions, spycraft, it’s set in Miami, and it has a healthy dose of lifestyle porn. In addition to all those things, it is a well-made show with dramatic and emotional impact, as this week’s half-season finale proved. It’s light and breezy but still entertains and nourishes, like a light, breezy, and nourishing sandwich.
On the other end of the summer entertainment spectrum is Psych. Psych does the light and breezy but without any of those dramatic stakes. The banter is quick and witty, with plenty of the requisite references to ’80s pop culture touchstones. A few of the relationships are well drawn but the crimes are a snore.
It’s the kind of show that is entertaining to watch, even eliciting a few actual laughs, but once the credits roll, you can’t even remember what happened. The show is grounded by Shawn and Gus, the two best friends, who run a sham psychic agency (hence the name of the show) and help the police to solve crimes through observation.
Looking for some cotton candy entertainment to get you through the dog days of August, Psych is the way to go, but don’t expect it to be appointment television come September when the heavy hitters come out.