Psych Season 7 Finale 2013 Advance Review “Psych: The Musical” – Musical Wishes Come True

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In the Psych Season 7 Finale, aka “Psych: The Musical,” the gang lives in a fairy tale world full of song, but in between all the dancing and singing, there is still a crime to be solved.

Oh show, mere words cannot express how I feel about this very special episode. Perhaps a song would be better? I could try and put together some lyrics and belt out a few bars, but I don’t think that would do it justice either. So I’ll just stick to the formula and write out my love in words.

We’ve been promised a musical version of Psych for years and once I found myself sitting down to actually watch it, I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I was dying to get at what was inside, but a part of me was also kind of sad that the anticipation was over. That second sentiment didn’t last very long though and it wasn’t long before I was pressing “play” and enjoying what the cast and crew of this show worked so hard to present to us.

As this is an advance review, I won’t go into details, but here are a few things I really enjoyed about the episode.

No Excuses, Just Music

One thing that I thought separated Psych: The Musical from a lot of other TV shows that have attempted the song-and-dance routine was the fact that they didn’t make up any excuses as to why it was happening. Other than a brief introduction that sets everything up in fairy tale form (you’ll find out why in the end), the rest of the episode was business as usual – well, except for the singing. There was no “someone bumped their head and is near dying!” or any of the other explanations we have come to expect from other TV shows taking the same path. By not having that dose of reality pop in and out of the episode, it made the experience incredibly enjoyable.

The Chemistry of Song

Shawn and Gus’ bromance is alive and well in this episode and is only enhanced by the addition of singing and dancing. Every relationship, every character nuance, every movie reference and funny Gus nickname – they are all here in this episode. If anything, it is even funnier to see Shawn and Lassie do their normal “he’s wrong, I’m right” song-and-dance routine when it is, well, an actual song and dance.

Everybody’s Got the Chops

For seven seasons, we’ve heard Shawn and Gus sing the occasional song here and there, but little did I know the talent that James Roday and Dule Hill truly had hidden under their belts. Not to mention their amazing co-stars, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Kristen Nelson and Kurt Fuller. All of them have the chops to sing and it was blast to get to hear them do it. Plus, there are a number of cool dance numbers as well. Watching Shawn and Lassie do the tango is a sight that still brings a smile to my face. And don’t even get me started on all of Gus’ tap dancing as I’ll probably talk about it all day.

So there they are, just a few of the reasons that I loved Psych: The Musical. Once you’ve seen the episode, be sure to come back up here and let me know what you thought. I love hearing from you guys!

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