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55% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 86% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Shawn Spencer happens to possess some uncanny powers of observation thanks to his father, Henry, a former police officer who taught his son to remember even the smallest details of his surroundings. When Shawn is accused of committing a crime that he actually solved, he convinces the cops that he's a psychic -- and with the reluctant help of best friend Gus, Shawn starts solving cases for a skeptical but increasingly impressed police force. Read More Read Less Watch on Peaco*ck Stream Now

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Its premise is sure to draw comparisons to Monk, and Psych's lead character is an acquired taste at best.

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Psych: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Mike McDaniel Houston Chronicle The fun is in the tag-along, and the heretofore unheralded [James] Roday displays a knack for comedy. Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Psych: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Nancy Franklin New Yorker Shawn is both in your face and completely absent as a human being. Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Psych: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Alessandra Stanley New York Times In "Psych," Shawn is supposed to be charmingly insouciant, and Gus is supposed to be comically uptight, and neither seems at ease in the assigned part. Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Psych: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Cynthia Fuchs PopMatters Psych seems an ideal show for its moment, as viewers can disdain its predictability and identify with its cynicism about that predictability at the same time. Rated: 5/10 Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Psych: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Tom Jicha South Florida Sun-Sentinel James Roday, the youthful star of Psych, tries much too hard to make a character of his alter ego, Shawn Spencer, who's just a guy with a gimmick. Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Psych: Season 1 | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Chris Hicks Deseret News (Salt Lake City) The comedy is some of the best-written on television. Or anywhere. Feb 14, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Marie . Literally a rip off of the monk Rated 0.5/5 Stars • Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/26/24 Full Review Joe B One of my all time favorite shows. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/12/24 Full Review peter S A petty police show with an annoying lead character who is part clown and part genius. Pass. Rated 1.5/5 Stars • Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 05/10/24 Full Review Eleanor C It's the best show I've ever watched; the characters (especially Shawn) are rich and layered, and they always give me a hunger to learn more. They're realistically flawed, and Shawn isn't portrayed as 'he can do no wrong' just because he's the main character. He's called out on his flaws, and it's always satisfying. Also, seeing an intelligent character not be reduced to "haha funny nerd with no social skills" makes me positively giddy. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/25/23 Full Review KerryWhite's S Rating: 7/10. 75/100 Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/14/23 Full Review Jane P You won't find a funnier show that's always fresh and original despite so many seasons and movies. Gus and Shawn have so much chemistry which makes it that much better, the whole cast do. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Episodes

Episode 1 Aired Jul 7, 2006 Pilot The Santa Barbara Police Department hires a psychic detective to help solve a case. Details Episode 2 Aired Jul 14, 2006 Spelling Bee Sean and Gus investigate the suspicious death of the Spellmaster when a regional spelling bee becomes overcompetitive. Details Episode 3 Aired Jul 21, 2006 Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece Shawn and Gus crash a society wedding to recover a stolen antique engagement ring. Details Episode 4 Aired Jul 28, 2006 Woman Seeking Dead Husband: Smokers Okay, No Pets Shawn and Gus must find a dead bank robber's stolen stash and save the life of his widow. Details Episode 5 Aired Aug 4, 2006 9 Lives Shawn believes an apparent suicide is really a murder, and he keeps himself on the case by pretending the victim's cat is giving him information. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 11, 2006 Weekend Warriors Shawn and Gus investigate a murder during the re-enactment of a Civil War battle. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 18, 2006 Who Ya Gonna Call? The murder of a psychiatrist leads Shawn and Gus to a man who claims a ghost is trying to kill him. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 25, 2006 Shawn vs. the Red Phantom Gus and Shawn spend a weekend searching for a missing teen at a comic-book and sci-fi convention. Details Episode 9 Aired Jan 19, 2007 Forget Me Not When Henry's former captain, suffering from early onset Alzheimer's, knows he has solved a crime but cannot remember it, he turns to Shawn for help. Details Episode 10 Aired Jan 26, 2007 From the Earth to the Starbucks Drunken and depressed Lassiter confesses to Shawn that he has doubts about the death of an astronomer. Details Episode 11 Aired Feb 2, 2007 He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me, Oops He's Dead Shawn investigates when a naked man shows up at the police station saying he has been abducted by aliens. Details Episode 12 Aired Feb 9, 2007 Cloudy With a Chance of Murder Authorities charge a woman with murder after a weather forecaster dies in her bed. Details Episode 13 Aired Feb 16, 2007 Game, Set ... Muuurder? Shawn finds that things are not always as they seem when a tennis star disappears. Details Episode 14 Aired Feb 23, 2007 Poker? I Barely Know Her Henry's friend refuses to call the police when his son goes missing. Details Episode 15 Aired Mar 2, 2007 Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast Shawn investigates a death at a mental facility that resembles a local urban legend. Details

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Season Info

Screenwriter
Anupam Nigam, William Rabkin

Network
USA

Rating
TV-PG

Genre
Comedy, Crime, Mystery & Thriller

Original Language
English

Release Date
Jul 7, 2006
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