It's hard for me get really into a TV show for some reason; it has to be a show that is interesting with good plots, but the characters need to be realistic for me to keep wanting to watch every week. A good series to me has characters with a sense of humor but interesting enough to keep me watching.
I love Kyra's character on this crime show. I HATE women who think they're all that, who are tough in an unrealistic way, and who never show any emotion or fear (I am thinking of Angelina Jolie right now) - but Brenda, played by Kyra Sedgwick, is the most realistic woman character I have had the pleasure of watching. She is smart, intelligent, knows how to get a criminal to talk, and with the help of her police staff, they solve crimes in a realistic way. She is tough, but her character is real enough that she has her weaknesses, but she tries hard not to show them (such as her love for chocolate). All the characters have their own personalities, and all have a wonderful sense of humor which I find refreshing in a crime show. Her husband is also a wonderful addition, as he knows how to handle her quirky ways. This is one show that I look forward to watching.
See the full review, "A SURPRISINGLY WONDERFUL CRIME DRAMA THAT WILL TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE".
When I first started watching Psych, I was not impressed at first as the characters take getting used to; now I watch it with enthusiasm. It's funny and Shaun and Gus make a perfect team. Shaun's father is a retired cop who taught him from childhood how to pay attention to details, which Shaun now uses to help the police solve crimes, but he pretends to be physic with his abilities. Again, the characters are realistic, there's nothing more humorous to me than watching a man scream when he sees a dead body or running for his life when he thinks someone is after him. This show cracks me up on every episode and it is refreshing to see 2 men play roles where they feed off each other for humor.
Unfortunately there are only re-runs showing, but I watch it every night. There is not much humor, but the team solves cold cases from murders that have gone unsolved anywhere from a few years to a few decades ago. I find the show can be sad, as usually the murders were committed for no good reason, but I believe this makes the show more realistic that way. It is impressive how the cases are solved; after all, DNA was not perfected when the murder took place years ago. The stories and plots are extremely interesting to me, and again, probing into the mind of a killer always is intriguing. The end of the show always gets to me, as the victim is shown as a ghost figure who is happy the killer is caught, it's like they can rest in peace now, and the music they play along with this vision can really tug at your heart. As much as I love crime series, I do not like ones where the police taunt potential murderers, and the characters in Cold Case do not do that - they go with the facts without being aggressive or arrogant. This is an interesting and touching series that any crime lover would enjoy.