Sean Spencer pretends to be a psychic for the Santa Barbara Police Department. He pulls it off not by actually being a psychic, but through his excellent observational skills and help from his partner, Gus, and help from his ex-cop father.
Sean Spencer is hilarious. He's a slacker who fell into the psychic gig by accident and he plays it up wonderfully. He pretends to have visions, impersonates people and breaks every rule in the book to solve his cases. He teases, tweaks authority figures and is rather childish nearly all the time.
His partner, Gus, goes along with some of Sean's antics, but he's more grounded than Sean. He actually has a real job, for example. Sean is a great foil for Detective Lassiter, who is rather uptight and by the book.
The comedy in this series and the skeptical nature towards all kinds of "hocus pocus" and "woo woo" are what really make this show shine. I've laughed out loud at many of Sean's performances. Lassiter, who is so uptight, is funny to watch being tweaked by Sean. I love how Sean uses people's desire to believe in ghosts and other supernatural phenomena to further his goals in solving cases.
It's a unique show and worth watching. Sean's relationship with his dad is very funny, too. Check it out! :)