Sunday, January 27, 2008

What I'm Watching: Monk & Psych

Monk: Season 6, Episode 13 "Mr. Monk and the Three Julies" (B+)
Psych: Season 2, Episode 13 "Lights, Camera ... Homicidio" (B+)

What wonderfully funny and clever episodes tonight. I enjoy how "Monk" always incorporates its supporting characters, in this one Julie, into its plot. Thought it would have been great if the slightly spoiler-ish title had appeared a few seconds later so we could have waited to see whether this was actually Julie lying there dead. I guess that is why this show is a comedy. I particularly love how both these shows utilize film so well: "Monk" so clearly pokes fun at "Psycho" without really acknowledging it. "Psych" last week was heavily into everything and this time uses the Spanish soap opera to launch its ridiculous but highly entertaining episode. I cannot find the words to describe how clever and sharp this episode was. These, along with last week's episodes, have been the best of the season thus far.

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