My favorite TV shows just started new episodes last night–Monk and Psych.

I love the dialog. They make me laugh.

I want to be able to write stories with unique characters that make people laugh.

I watch the shows as research for story structure and character development. (Well, no, actually, I watch them because they entertain me).

I think the writers are geniuses–whoever thought of a detective with OCD and many irrational fears and one that pretends to be a psychic has to be brilliant.

P. S. If you can sit through the ads on the links above, then you’ll see the new episodes for the season.