In 2014 when the USA hit TV Series Psych announced that the eighth season would be the last, my heart was broken. I had truly grown attached to the characters. I had cheered for their success, prayed for their strength and laughed at their jokes.
For the last three years, I’ve watched the DVDs over and over again dearly missing the show. It contained the perfect amount of crime and mystery, in addition to the touches of comedy. Then one May morning I was scrolling through the internet and then I saw an Entertainment Article that caught my eye. It stated that there was a possibility of a Psych movie! I remember thinking, no way! This has to be some May Fools joke (that’s a thing, right?).
A few weeks later, to my surprise, it was announced official. Last night, we finally got to see the finished product.
The movie started out perfectly, with Shawn going about his usual business perusing the streets for clues for a ‘case’ and of course… he almost immediately encountered a bad guy. From there, we picked up right where we left off three years ago. Shawn still enjoyed his snack and nap time, and Gus is still extremely firm on his belief that Pluto is still a planet.
Written by Steve Franks and James Roday, this feel-good movie contained the absolute perfect balance of all the elements we so dearly missed from the beloved TV Series. I have to say that I was thorough impressed with the entire movie, that two hours definitely did not seem like it was enough! By the end of the movie, I found myself wanting more.
In addition into a fantastic plot line, it was incredible to see some of our favorite Psych Alumni return. This included our regulars – Henry Spencer, Chief Karen Vick, Woody Strode and even Timothy Omundson made a very special (and emotional) character appearance.
One event that topped the movie off perfectly, was the final wedding of Shawn Spencer and Juliet O’Hara. For eight years, ‘Psych’o’s’ have pinned this as the wedding they have been desiring and last night it finally happened. Originally, Creator Steve Franks had a vision of Juliet in a white dress with a big wedding celebration.
However, in a recent interview with TV Guide, he stated that he elected to do it the ‘Psych Way’ and make it more sporadic and random:
“I wanted for them to do it at their most beat up, after having the most harrowing experience; that felt like the only way to do a Psych wedding,” Franks says. “It was just important to me that [fans] should see it and it should be fun… I wanted it to be with police lines and the villains getting carted off and body bags going through. That was the only way we could do a Psych wedding, and it’s just perfect to me. It’s exactly what I wanted to do.”
Bottom line, if you are a Psych fan this is a film you absolutely must check out. James Roday and Dulé Hill have proved that they are still an incredible duo. This movie is absolutely what you need to satisfy your Psych craving.
So now I’m sit here wondering…. when is the sequel coming!?
Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She is currently co-authoring a novel called ‘Snow Falls’. She has a B.A in Communications with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations. She is also in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer, and is currently in the process of going back to school for her Masters Degree in Business. When she isn’t writing, she is co-owner of a film production studio called ‘Valentine Productions LLC’ and she frequently spends her weekends acting in films, or being a stuntwoman.