I’m pretty sure I haven’t seen every episode – in fact, I know I only saw a couple of season 6 – but I did see the first few seasons, the last season, and the important episodes.
Not as long or complex as Sherlock, not as silly as Psych, not as impossible to follow as Person of Interest, it had its humour and it had its gore, but it kept it balanced in a way that made it an entertaining seven seasons. ♥♥♥♥/5
I saw Patrick Jane spend seven seasons working first with the CBI and then with the FBI, first to find the murderer of his wife and daughter, and then because he was in love. I saw him catch the guy he thought did it, and then finally catch the guy who did.
Most importantly, I saw him get his happy ending, a really nice ending that proves how well things can be wrapped up when a show knows it’s finishing rather than being cut off without warning (I’m looking at you, The Finder.)
Of course, in seven seasons he wasn’t the only one to find happiness. They also made a lot of criminals unhappy using Patrick’s “psychic” abilities (think of him like a Sherlock who isn’t a jerk and comes with a back story.)
It wasn’t as long or complex as Sherlock and it didn’t use the fake-psychic card in the same silly way Psych did. It had its ongoing stories without getting half as impossible to follow as Person of Interest. It had its humour and it had its gore, but it kept it balanced in a way that made it an entertaining seven seasons.