i know the mysteries are not the point of the show, i just think it is kind of lame that the killer is blatantly obvious in every episode. that is my only knock against this show, other than that it is genius. the jokes are hilarious and burton guster is one of my favorite characters on tv.
monk is an example of a show that i think is the perfect formulaic crime comedy. it is similar to psych in a lot of ways, but i think i like monk a bit better because the mysteries in that show are great. it is possible to predict the killer in monk, but not as easily as psych.
Monk is a better crime show no doubt, Psych is the better comedy show.
I actually have met someone with similar views as yours though. I can understand it, it has some work to do to be well rounded flawlessly. But like you said and like Professor Muuuuuurrrrder echoed it's so great in the other aspects you can over look it.
I was pretty surprised by the finale. Whenever one of the main cast is in trouble they always get saved just in the nick of time and I thought the same would happen here. I still think everything will work out in the end, but it was a good unexpected twist.
I actually felt like this would be how the show ended. But the way it was picked up by USA, and the steady ratings the show continues to receive I'm nearly positive that season 7 won't be it's final one.
It's interesting though, the seasons have had a tendency to end on a dark note recently.
I dunno why but I always wanted Shawn to suddenly turn Psychic after some incident triggers it. Imagine how funny it would be if he touched something to get a feign a reading and then BAM! a vision pops up
I wouldn't want them to actually do it, but that could be a series finale or something. Julia or Gus gets kidnapped and a real vision kicks in because of the stress/love in his mind. Then Shawn explains it was real and no one believes him because they think it's been real the whole time (Gus would laugh if told since it would basically be a joke).
Yea it would be a great way to conclude the show, I think even their super geek writers have probably run out of absurd characters out of absurd shows and movies.