Friday, July 07, 2006
Tonight Monk returns (I've never watched it) with a new quirky detective show, Psych. The show is about a very observant slacker who convinces the local police department he is a psychic. Also, he's hot. The call on him to visit crime scenes where he figures it out with the help of his super smart sidekick. Back in the day we used to have a wide variety of high concept "no police" detective shows: three hot women, a guy and his talking car, a smart woman with an imposter for a boss, a spy and a mom, a former model and a streetwise goofball, a hot guy with a mustache in Hawaii, etc. Currently there are no network shows like these. Lots of cop shows, though. Lots of cop shows. I'm very happy to have USA network picking up the lost art of the high concept private detective show.