Monday, January 21, 2008

Friday Night on USA: Monk & Psych

Monk: Season 6, Episode 12 "Mr. Monk Goes to the Bank" (B+)
Psych: Season 2, Episode 12 "The Old and the Restless" (B+)

Delightful episodes tonight. The plot on "Monk" is strong while the comedy makes up for a definitive lack of substance on "Psych". Monk's foray into bank security is an obvious misstep and lots of fun to watch. I really enjoy the supporting characters, especially Natalie with her constant "Mr. Monk, you look like a stud" and Randy's priceless human statue obsession. This is one of the best storylines this show has entertained this season and I enjoyed every minute of it. "Psych", on the other hand, has moments of brilliance but as a whole the plot should be disregarded. I loved the "Shining" reference at the end, and that stairwell did remind me a lot of the visit I had at the possible "Shining"-inspiring Mohonk Mountain House over Thanksgiving. I love when Shawn and Gus pose as other people. Good times with this duo this week.

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