i guess what tastes good to one, may taste like crap to another, but when it comes to crime shows these days it is more like one person likes cheesecake A, but can't stomach cheesecake B. With my family, my parents love The Closer. reasons why? She's clever, creative, she is a bit batty and flawed, a nutjob and she has a quirky relationship with her unit. They DESPISE Psych, Monk or Burn Notice. reasons why? i have no clue because all of the reasons why they like The Closer are in these shows, too. and they are all formulaic. is it a generation thing? Psych does like to throw in references or elements that most 30 somethings zero in on instantly, but other than that, it is just another crime show. Magnum P.I. with slackers. anyway, just wondering about that. do you have a show you really like, know of another almost identical to it, that you can't stand?