For me, Psych is basically the comfort food of television series. It's the show I turn to when I want to watch something, but don't really want to invest myself in something new. It consistently delivers wit and charm, and that's basically all you can ask for from a favorite series. Ever since my mom (yes. I know.) introduced me to this show, I've been obsessed.
Psych follows Shawn Spencer (James Roday), a fake psychic detective, and his best friend (and business partner) Burton Guster (Dule Hill) as they assist the Santa Barbara Police Department in bringing bad guys. It sounds like a pretty basic set-up, and it totally is, but Roday and Hill are amazing together. So amazing in fact that I bet it's impossible for you to watch a handful of episodes and not just feel better about life.
The show was always well received by critics and consistently popular while it aired on USA Network even if it never had a huge following or any real buzz. But, with entire themed-episodes revolving around cult-favorites like Clue and Twin Peaks, there really is something for everyone. Plus, almost every episode is jam-packed with guest stars and 80's references. And, lucky for you, all eight seasons are on Netflix.
Total, there are 121 episodes of Psych, which at about 45 minutes a piece calculates out to a little over 90 hours of televisions. That's almost four solid days of Psych television. I, of course, recommend you watch every episode, but for those inclined to skip some, here's a completely biased binge-watching guide.