Improving upon the previous season, though not yet quite at the show's high point, season 2 of Monk is a welcome and addicting installment to the series with an extremely watchable main cast and a writing team that provides a fresh blend of original mysteries.
While weak when compared to future years of Monk, season 1 is still a strong start to a fantastic original concept with a strong cast of characters and expert writing that creates smart, unpredictable mysteries and combines them with fresh, clean humor.
Season 8 is, unfortunately, proof that the show needs to end before it's too late as the writing becomes bland, the humor falls flat, and is overall disappointing with the exception of 1967: A Psych Odyssey and The Break-Up which are two of the best episodes of the entire show.
This season's writing is all over the place, with half the episodes being hilarious and exciting while the other half barely cross the line into ridiculous and cringey with the drama of Shawn's life being mishandled by writers, but the Psych Musical being one of TV's underrated, shining moments.
The same, yet improved formula of addicting humor and well written drama is back with some of the best episodes of the show, but with more real life stakes and consequences added on to improve the writing while also staying close enough to the line to make this feel in stride with reality providing an unexpected, yet tremendous season finale.
The addicting duo is back along with the rest of the talented cast for season 5 of Psych that brings back beloved characters from past, introduces new intriguing villains, packs in several fantastic guest stars, and continues the humor and spoofing that make this a show for anyone who enjoys a good time.
Season 4 comfortably continues and improves upon the Psych formula of exciting drama and laugh out loud humor while also adding a surprisingly welcome dash of romance and heart that makes this season worth every minute.
Season 3 rides the high of the last season and provides a whole season of memorable episodes and characters with a humor and chemistry between characters that is rarely seen on TV paired with smart writing that roots the mysteries in reality while also improving upon several genres it attempts to spoof.
Perhaps the best year of the show, season 2 majorly improves upon everything that made the show intriguing in the first season with better writing, smarter cases, and an even better chemistry with a fantastic main cast that provides some of the best and cleanest comedy on TV.
It may start off slower than some like, but Psych boasts an original premise with an extremely humorous, likable, and talented cast that blends humor and drama in a perfect ratio with smart, yet easy to follow plot lines.
With the exception of a few individual episodes and Wilmer Valderrama's performance, season 13 is a sign that the show should have ended before Michael Weatherly or Cote de Pablo's departures as the character dynamic of the team is broken with several new and uncompelling replacements, even if the writing team does its best to pick up the pieces.
Though not the greatest season by far, season 13 is the best season since Ziva David's departure as the writing team and main cast do what they do best in hopes to recapture the first nine years of magic, and even with DiNozzo's emotional finale and several explosive story lines, sadly falls just short.
Season 12 rebounds slightly from the disappointing last season, but still fails to pack the same punch without Ziva David even with the main cast performing as well as ever in tune with the driving force of the great writing.
The absence of Cote de Pablo's Ziva David is painfully obvious even as the rest of the fantastic main cast provides the saving grace for the weaker writing and the poor choice in the addition of Emily Wickersham to the main cast.
Even though it comes of the heels of two of the best seasons of the show, season 10 is still a much welcome entry that has a rather shocking and unneeded midseason finale but continues what viewers have come to love in its deep, fleshed out characters whose comaraderie and office humor is a rare gem even in the darkest of situations.
On par with season 8 as one of the best years of the show, season 9 meshes an incredible set of recurring guest stars with an almost perfect main cast to give stellar performances from the suspenseful season premiere to one of the biggest cliffhanger finales in TV history.
One of, if not the best season of the show, season 8 continues with the great cast and writing that viewers have come to expect while also bringing impressive character development, some of the most intriguing and talented guest stars, and several of the best story lines and villains that are all intricately woven throughout the season.
Season 7 does not disappoint as the chemistry of the main cast and the strong writing continue to propel the show towards new heights, and new guest stars such as Robert Wagner and Diane Neal, along with recurring stars Muse Watson, Joe Spano, and Ralph Waite, make each episode a entertaining thrill ride.