Psych – The Complete First Season

by Alan Rapp on June 26, 2007

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  • Title: Psych – The Complete First Season
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What do you say about a show where the main character pretends to be psychic just in order to use his highly observant skill set to solve crimes, all while acting like a complete jackass? If you’re me, you call it fun.

After falling into the role of a psychic detective, lifetime quitter Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his much more buttoned-down best pal Gus (Dulé Hill) start their own psychic detective agency solving crimes. Those included in this First Season collection involve murder at a Civil War reenactment, a missing wedding ring, a trip to Comic-Con,  a retired police captain (Kurtwood Smith) with an unsolved murder, underground poker, the National Spelling Bee, a psychic cat (who Gus is jealous of, whether he’ll admit to it or not), and an urban legend (which Shawn and Gus inadvertently started as kids). One of my favorites involves Shawn, Gus and Juliet (Maggie Lawson) helping Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) solve a murder at the planetarium.

Season One sets up character interactions between Shawn and his disappointed father (Corbin Bernsen), Bevy of beautiful guest-stars including Claire CoffeeChristine ChatelainPascale HuttonBre BlairAshley WilliamsNicole LynAlexandra BreckenridgeChelan Simmons), Shawn constantly driving Gus crazy, and the beginnings of the Shawn and Juliet flirtations.

The four-disc set includes audio commentary for six of the 15 First Season episodes including the Pilot creator Steve Franks producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak, Roday, Hill, and writer Andy Berman. Also included are James Roday’s audition tape, a featurette on the writer’s room, character profiles, a blooper reel, a short behind-the-scenes featurette, and the international version of the Pilot episode. It’s a solid beginning to one of the zaniest shows on television.

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