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Old February 10 2014, 11:08 PM   #31
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Re: Psych cancelled

I watched the first two seasons but stopped after that because it felt like I was watching the same episode every week.
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Old February 10 2014, 11:52 PM   #32
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I own the first four seasons of the show on DVD, they were cheap. It's great to throw in a disc and watch in short amounts. I don't understand this "It's the same thing every week", so is Bones, Castle, CSI, L&O and 90% of all TV show ever. We still love them.
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Old February 11 2014, 07:02 AM   #33
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The show's not about the random murder of the week. It's all about the character interactions.
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Old February 11 2014, 10:36 PM   #34
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As far as USA's niche mystery series (of which there were plenty), Psych is probably the weakest in terms of concept. Its one saving grace was its ability to effortlessly and seamlessly break the fourth wall with jokes. Probably the one show I've seen that was better at that than Chuck.

But yeah the show's time is long overdue. This current season has been nothing short of awful. It's just sad that it has to go out on such a low note. Hopefully, they can still give a proper ending.

I'm just curious what they plan on replacing it with. Other than Suits, the network doesn't have much to offer in terms of original programming. Covert Affairs has been treading water since its promising opening series, and all the other newer series are bloody terrible.

Is USA really content with being the NCIS network?
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Old February 11 2014, 10:43 PM   #35
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TNT has Major Crimes which is by fair their biggest show. They also have Franklinand Bash and Falling Skies.
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Old February 11 2014, 11:05 PM   #36
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Re: Psych cancelled

Lets look into this...

Current Original programming

Sometimes difficult to get psyched about before hand, but inevitably a solid average.
Fantastic, but it's getting staid.
You say the ratings are terrible, but this is one of my favourites. It's not exactly "superb" but who ever is doing the incidental music is a master at manipulating human emotions. I get drawn in, tension ramps and then, well basically fungasm.
I love Donna. The rest can burn.
They think this is more special than it really is. They think it's more exciting than it really is. The characters seem excited to be doing clever exciting things that are neither really that exciting nor clever.

New original programming

Everyone loves Eliza Coupe, even if they don't know her by name. Jay harrington is bland, but he gets the job done. Legal comedy about a lawyer who gets fired form a good job and has to take a shitty job to make ends meet.
From the women who brought us Best Friends Forever, which failed, which feels like a remake of Best friends Forever... I am weary. Seperately I have enjoyed these actresses, but together as producers/writers, I am hesitant.
  • Sirens (2014)[3]
This is a remake of a british show which was (is?) fucking fantastic. Saw a trailer for the US version and laughed my ass off.

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To see USA's older, cancelled retired programming follow the below link...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...by_USA_Network

They also just cancelled Burn Notice,

They're cancelling original drama and replacing it with cheaper to make original sitcoms.

I smell problems.
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Old February 12 2014, 01:00 AM   #37
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Re: Psych cancelled

Now Burn Notice definitely out lived it's welcome. And it did get a final episode.
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Old February 12 2014, 02:38 PM   #38
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Re: Psych cancelled

My big problem with this season is that Shawn seems...stupider. When the show began he was a slacker, sure, and generally acted ridiculous, but he also had a lot of underlying smarts to go along with his deductive and observational abilities. This season, I can barely understand how Gus, Jules, or anyone else can stand to be around him.
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Old February 12 2014, 07:58 PM   #39
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Royal Pains (2009–present)Sometimes difficult to get psyched about before hand, but inevitably a solid average.

White Collar (2009–present)
Fantastic, but it's getting staid.
For me, both these shows have becomes ones were I do my best to turn in each week, but if I missed it or forget to DVR, I don't really care.

I didn't get into Pains right away, but I liked Feuerstein from that Good Morning, Miami (A show I thought never got a chance to tap its full potential.) and his stint on The West Wing. So I gave it a go and really liked the original premise. But it has strayed too far from it now. Hank has gone from a nicer House mixed with a bit of MacGyver to just being a poor man's McDreamy who does doctory things and sort of has a drug problem but not really.

And the show just hasn't been the same since Flint left. While I think D'Orsay may be the single most beautiful woman on the face of the planet, Paige is just so utterly dull.

I think that's the problem. It's just become so anticlimactic. The drug thing, for example, was just a whole lot of nothing, as was that whole Boris line when it was unsure if Scott was staying on. The show is in dire need of some real conflict.

White Collar is the same way. For a while, it was my favorite show in TV. When I first heard about Bryce Larkin as a con man, I spoiled myself. And it lived up. Plus Bomer and DeKay have such fantastic chemistry. Neil/Peter is probably the best at-odds bromance there's been since Lemmon/Matthau.

But, again, the show's drifted too far from its original premise and it's kind of boring now. This whole past season, I skipped a couple a few episodes and had others on in the background while doing other things, I don't feel I missed much. And the big plot-twist was totally predictable.

You say the ratings are terrible, but this is one of my favourites. It's not exactly "superb" but who ever is doing the incidental music is a master at manipulating human emotions. I get drawn in, tension ramps and then, well basically fungasm.
If you mean the Flint Eastwood song, then I totally agree. I loved it anyway, but it's one of the most perfect uses of a popular song for credits I've ever seen. The only one I can think of that comes close is the Charmed theme. While it may just be a popy cover of a classic Smiths' song, I still like it--I say that fully aware it could get my kicked-off the internet.

The show, not so much. The first season was good because it kept the romance stuff in the background. I get that it's part of the show and part of the title's play on words, but by the mid of season 2, it had just consumed everything.

And some will they/won't they relationships should stay that way. This was one of them, and it totally killed the show for me so much that I completely stopped watching.
I love Donna. The rest can burn.
Yeah. Rafferty is something special. But the rest of the cast is still pretty solid. The one exception is Torres. I don't know what it is about her, but I either love her characters or completely loathe them. Jessica is the latter.

And while Macht and Adams may not be Bomer/DeKay, they still have a pretty good vibe going.

Suits is starting to drift some too, but as long as the writers keep up the dialog, I'll tune in. Plus, I love how it's so obvious they're having a game to see how many times they can get "shit" in the script each week.


The only one of those others I've seen was Graceland and I knew if wasn't for me after five minutes. Benched has potential if only because Fred Melamed is boss.
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Old February 16 2014, 03:52 AM   #40
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  • Sirens (2014)[3]
This is a remake of a british show which was (is?) fucking fantastic. Saw a trailer for the US version and laughed my ass off.
Lets pretend that I fell through a hole in space time.

Without seeing the previous episodes, I just finished rolling all over the floor holding my guts in barely watching the 4th episode of the new USA Network Sitcom Sirens.

You can really feel that Dennis Leary is producing this because the entire story "this week" is utterly obsessed by pornography, but it seems that Ambulance drivers might be scarred for life from that obsession.
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Old March 8 2014, 05:05 PM   #41
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I have recently started watching this, I'm half way through season 3 and I can't really imagine the show stays this good for 8 seasons if the premise remains the same, as the premise is quite limited. I am really enjoying it though.

One thing that bugs me however, I've watched about 40 episodes now and while lots of people question whether Shawn is a real psychic, not one person has said it is because there is simply no such thing as psychic powers.
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Old March 8 2014, 05:50 PM   #42
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I have recently started watching this, I'm half way through season 3 and I can't really imagine the show stays this good for 8 seasons if the premise remains the same, as the premise is quite limited. I am really enjoying it though.

One thing that bugs me however, I've watched about 40 episodes now and while lots of people question whether Shawn is a real psychic, not one person has said it is because there is simply no such thing as psychic powers.
How do we know that there isn't, in that 'verse?
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Old March 8 2014, 07:15 PM   #43
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That is just a lame cop out. It's not a fantasy show, there's absolutely no reason to suspect that normal reality regarding the paranormal does not apply, nor have they ever even hinted at such so far.
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Old March 8 2014, 07:28 PM   #44
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Prove there is no physic powers in the real world.
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Old March 8 2014, 07:47 PM   #45
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Idiotic logical fallacy aside, that's not even the point. Whether there are psychic powers or not, there ARE a lot of sceptics and people who don't believe in them.
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