Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Review - Psych Season 5 Episode 3 Not Even Close... Encounters

Since all half-hour sitcoms are off for the summer, there haven't been many shows designed primarily to make the audience laugh. Even the first two episodes of this season on gave me a couple smiles. But "Not Even Close... Encounters," by far the best episode of the season, had me laughing right off the right and had an intriguing story about UFOs and a chemical dumping corporatist.

Like Shawn and Gus, it's hard for me to be impartial about this--I love aliens and conspiracies. Nevertheless those who aren't as interested in te subject-area probably still got a kick out of the reactions and nerdfest.

Last week's subplot featured the amusing yet nonsensical tap dancing which is just dumb. This week's subplot had Shawn and Gus's gradeschool friend, Dennis, played by Freddie Prinze Jr. Remembered as the alien expert, Dennis is their goto guy for alien advice--except he's now a jock--or so he would like his ultra-hot wife Molly to think. In the end, he comes clean, and what you know... Molly's a nerd too. Hugs and kisses all around. As unoriginal and cheesy as it is, there is a nod to Shawn's own false life as a psychic detective. Will this nudge to reveal himself lead to more this season?

Not to trample on anyone's toes, but, in my opinion, why would anyone watch the original Battlestar Galatica 50 times when there's the reimagining and a bunch of newer, better sci-fis? The show simply doesn't hold up well over time.

Score: 8.9/10
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