There is something almost magical about seeing an episode, film or small panel of something you love. Being in a room surrounded by people who love something just as much/maybe more than you do. That’s what makes midnight showings of movies so great, sharing the experience with others.This past Monday, Cate and I had the opportunity to attend The Paley Center’s event, “Psych-Os Alert: Shawn & Gus in the Big Apple”.*
I’ve been a fan of the show from the beginning, I wouldn’t classify myself as diehard, I know there are plenty of others out there who could put me to shame, however safe to say the show is near and dear to my heart. So of course I was saddened to learn of it’s impending demise, and thrilled to hear that The Paley Center’s event for the show was being held in NYC. Even more so when the fantastical Cate, who has never seen an episode, offered to join me.
After some brief introductory speaking, we were joined, via Skype by Coexecutive producer/Writer Andy Berman, who introduced the special early screening of “A Nightmare on State Street”.
Coexecutive producer/Writer Andy Berman checking in via Skype. Photo Credit: Cate
The episode was unique in that fact that not only was it written and directed by the show’s star James Roday, but it was based upon a storyline that was voted on by the fans. If there is one thing Psych has been good at, it is listen to the wishes of their fanbase.
What’s also so great about Psych is that they managed to take an episode, which was basically a love letter to their fans, chock full of inside jokes and gags, and still manage to make it entertaining to those viewers who are not entrenched in the world of the Psych-Os.
Dulé Hill, James Roday and moderator Ally Sheedy. Photo Credit: Cate
After the episode, a small Q & A commenced with stars James Roday and Dulé Hill, moderated by the wonderful Ally Sheedy, who has appeared on the show in a major recurring guest arch.I have to say this is one of the better panels I’ve been to, in terms of audience asked questions. Aside from one instance, the fans were respectful in the fact that they just asked their question and then passed the mic on, so as to give others to opportunity to speak. Questions spanned everything from “Can you sing the theme song?” to “what’s next for you?”
After the Q & A, they screened a short clip from the series finale, cue lone tear trickling down my face. All and all it was a great night, and I really hope The Paley Center starts doing more events like this in New York.
Dulé Hill and James Roday attempting to remember the show’s theme song. Photo Credit: Cate
Psych’s finale episode, entitled “The Break Up”, will air Wednesday March 26th at 9pm EST, followed by the “After PShow” at 10:07pm EST.
But fear not Psych-Os, there is still some more fun before it’s all done. This Friday night/Saturday morning USA is running a Psych marathon starting at 12am EST and ending at 6am EST. We here at It’s All Geek to Me, will be hosting a twitter party to celebrate. Make sure to follow us at @Allgeek2meradio for all sorts of trivia, reactions, pics and mayhem to join in on the fun.
So what are your thought? Are you guys ready to say goodbye? What are your favorite Psych moments/memories? Hit up the comments and let us know.
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