The End of An Era: Goodbye, Psych
By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Tonight, March 26, 2014, the final episode ever of Psych will air on the USA Network. In early 2013, there were rumblings that the eighth season of Psych, which hadn't even been confirmed by that point, would be its last, especially with several of the regular cast members now moving on to other projects. I remember talking to a friend of mine in high school last year about this news and we were both equally disappointed that our favorite show could possibly be coming to an end after such a great, lengthy run. It wasn't until almost a year later that my worst fears were confirmed: Psych would be wrapping up its run at the end of March. The announcement was first leaked online before being shown to the world during that night's episode of the show. This was also around the time that my two favorite wrestlers CM Punk and AJ Styles were leaving their respective wrestling companies, so it felt like everything was coming to an end at once. I'll admit I had a tear in my eye while the brief video package with Shawn and Gus aired, but for good reason. It's not only become my favorite show in the last seven years. It's become a part of my life.
The date was January 26, 2007. I had just gotten home from Friendly's (great restaurant, though they are far and few between these days) that night and was upset about something, I can't remember what. When I turned on the TV, the first thing that was on was Psych. Now, it wasn't uncommon for the USA Network to be on in my household on a regular basis. My grandfather used to watch it all the time whenever he came over to our house, so I started getting into it by watching old re-runs of Walker, Texas Ranger. I had never seen Psych before this night, but as soon as the episode was over, I was hooked. I've watched every episode since then, not missing a single one. Whether it was live or via DVR the next day (or sometimes even a week later depending on how busy I was), Psych became an integral part of my weekly routine on Friday and later Wednesday nights.