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4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Psych - Season 1 [DVD]
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 16 March 2010
The psychic powers may be fake, but the laughs are genuine. Manic chancer Shawn Spencer (James Roday) enjoys running rings round the local police force and solving its crimes. Hilariously humourless lawman Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) longs to expose him as a fraud, thwarted because he keeps getting everything right. Secret of success are the lessons drummed into Shawn throughout childhood by his hard taskmaster cop dad (Corbin Bernsen), phenomenal powers of observation becoming his speciality. Resenting that pressure, Shawn now delights in being the two things his father most despised - a (pseudo) psychic and private eye. Their scenes together sparkle, needling the other one of life's particular pleasures. Partner is his old playmate Gus (Dule Hill far removed from his "The West Wing" role), in many ways the two never having really grown up.

"Monk" was funny. "Psych" is even more so. Both have been helped by witty scripts, fine central performances and genuinely intriguing mysteries. James Roday is tremendous and very funny indeed (although he and Dule Hill perhaps occasionally need to rein things in a bit). Their chemistry is irresistible. In fact, everything works a treat.
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on 18 April 2011
I happened to see a random episode of this and decided to start at the beginning. At first this appears to be a cheap copy of The Mentalist until you realize this first aired years before The Mentalist. It's light hearted, funny and as you get to learn the back stories of Shaun, Gus and Shaun's father the jokes and banter become more amusing. If you grew up in the 80's you'll love this, with it's flashbacks and references to 80's pop culture.

If you want something fun to watch that isn't an intellectual challenge then this is perfect.
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on 11 May 2017
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on 3 September 2012
Excellent prog pleased to finally see the initial episode. Downside was the box was damaged so the discs ( of them ) were rattling around and cannot be fixed in the box, luckily none were damaged. Well worth the £8 odd I paid, especially as its for the entire first season.
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on 28 December 2014
Very good, although it took me to disc 2 to realise it was a very good programme.
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on 26 April 2017
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on 7 October 2010
Had seen a few episodes of this show and found it rather enjoyable, bought season one in the sale and when watching from the beginning you can see how clever and funny this show really is-highly recommended!
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VINE VOICEon 29 January 2009
Meet Sean and Gus, two guys, one is clever at using his senses to determine what happened, and Gus has a lot of medical knowledge. They work together for the Santa Barbara police - solving cases with Sean's skills and Gus' logic.

They mainly work with Juliet O'Hara (Maggie Lawson) who sends them off to cases where Lassiter and his colleagues can't work it out - and Sean pretends to psychically work it all out, but really he's just a very observant man - Gus usually has to direct Sean, as he often goes off track or just doesn't see the wood for the trees.

Lassitter (or Lassie as Sean calls him) doesn't really like Sean, and thinks his whole story is dodgy and doesn't really have any skills, but he cannot prove it, and finds it hard to deal with the fact Sean and Gus usually work it out before he does.

Sean's dad is a typical ex-cop, and is quite tough on him, as he thinks his psychic "skills" are tomfoolery which will probably land him in trouble one day - though he has first hand that he knows he's very aware of his environment. He secretly is quite happy with Sean finally settling down at work, but he thinks it's only a matter of time before he has another problem and causes him hassle.

This is a pretty good show, Dulé Hill and James Roday have a great rapport on screen - and the other characters are a welcome addition. I like the way we see Sean's past every episode (usually 1985 though, bizarre) and the way they zoom in on things Sean is looking at carefully. One thing I don't like though is the cases are too similar, and the script is too samey, the jokes and the goings on between Sean and Gus just seems to be the same every episode. This works well weekly, but when you have it all on DVD and watch them back to back then it can get tiring. I did like the fact towards the end of the series they started to have less murders and have the guys work on missing people, but I really think Sean and Gus' talents are being wasted by the writing crew.

The DVDs are pretty good, deleted scenes and bloopers; even a featurette on it all. All the episodes are widescreen - which is good as some shows from the US are still filming in full 4:3 frame. The bitrate on the shows are pretty good, they've not tried to cram them all on 2 disks which could have easily happened, but spread them out over 4 disks.

Worth a watch if you like Monk, Murder She Wrote or even Colombo.
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on 27 December 2008
First of all, great price here on amazon. Cheaper here then I have seen it anywhere. The show itself is excellent, great lead characters and many varied episodes, the main premise of the show is quite simple, the main character (played by James roday excellently) pretends to be a psychic so he can solve crime without being questioned.The only thing bad I can say about the show is that season 2 is better.
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on 15 May 2016

My favourite TV show....period!
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