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Psych – The Complete Second Season (Universal DVD)


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: A-     Episodes: B-



Psych is only going to get bigger.  The mindless banter that exists throughout each episode is only the start of its greatness.  The leads in the series argue daily simplicities that you would only hear amongst the closest of friends, and for whatever reason it works for this series.


The series stars Shawn Spencer and Gus, a team of psychic investigators; the only snag is that Shawn is in no way, actually psychic…just very, very observant.  Shawn spends most of the time trying to impress the workers of the Santa Barbara Police Department with his ‘psychic skills’ (which he has none) and solve the cases that are thrown at him.  Gus and Shawn spend most of the time in ridiculous arguments that are beyond hilarious.  The duo are like an updated Odd Couple, where Shawn is the hyperactive act now one and Gus is the over precautious, wait and see type.  Together they make comedy gold, all while keeping the audience entertained with captivating crime cases.  The series is a pure joy that is going to go far.


The set contains all 16 unaltered episodes from Season Two.  The episodes are as follows (4 per Disc):


Disc 1:

American Duos

65 Million Years Off

Psy vs. Psy

Zero to Murder in 60 Seconds


Disc 2:

And Down the Stretch Comes Murder

Meat is Murder, but Murder is also Murder

If you are so Smart, then why are you Dead?

Rob-a-Bye Baby


Disc 3:

Bounty Hunters!

Gus’s Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy

There’s Something about Mira

The Old and the Restless


Disc 4:

Lights, Camera…Homicido


Black and Tan: A Crime of Fashion

Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead



This is one of the most horrible presentations this reviewer has ever experienced, PSYCH!!  Actually the picture, sound, and special features are quite good.  The picture is presented in a 1.78 X 1 Anamorphic Widescreen that has good color and is fairly crisp, reflecting its High Def filming style well, though there is a degree of contrast and grit issues that still exist.  The sound is presented in an adequate Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround that mostly comes from the front in this dialogue driven series, with only the occasional BOOM or POP coming from the other speakers.


The golden element of this second season set is the extra features section.  Extras are plentiful and should make any Psych fan very happy.  Extras include:


  • 10 Deleted Scenes (Disc 1), 10 Deleted Scenes (Disc 2), 11 Deleted Scenes (Disc 3), and 11 Deleted Scenes (Disc 4)
  • Other Series Previews (Coach, Quantum Leap, etc.)
  • Gag Reel
  • Commentaries (lots on each Disc)
  • ‘Psych-Outs’ featurette (basically very funny fake scenes)
  • Where’s the Pineapple Game
  • The Name Game


Each of the extras is extremely funny and worth viewing; all while maintaining a very rewatchable quality.  Psych is a good set to demonstrate exactly what fans want.  A solid amount of interesting extras that both cast and crew had input on are present here and fans are sure to enjoy.


This reviewer had never seen the series Psych previously, but now is in love with the whole concept.  The series is smart, funny, and well cast.  With a constant banter between the main characters the series makes this reviewer feel right at home.  Just like peaches are the citrus fruit of the gods…actually they are a stone fruit.



-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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