'Psych' series finale: It was 'always about' the Shawn and Gus bromance

When USA's detective series "Psych" closes up shop after eight seasons on Wednesday, Mar. 26, one of TV's most enduring best-friend relationships disappears with it.In a TV landscape littered with human interactions that are confrontational, violent, sexual or all of the above, stories focusing on true platonic friendship are increasingly rare. And even where they exist, people often feel the need to embellish, as if calling a strong, loyal friendship a "bromance" somehow makes it more interesting.In "Psych," faux-psychic investigator Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his faithful partner, pharmaceutical representative Burton "Gus" Guster (Dule Hill), have been friends since boyhood."What gave us a lot of the latitude that we had," says Roday, sitting at lunch with Zap2it, in the company of series creator Steve Franks, "was the seed of childhood best friends. It's one of the purest, most enduring relationships that you'll have in your life, when you have a friend that you've known from...



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