He had a tough life though.
...and he reacted like a confused teenager.
Hell, I don't blame him.
His mom ditched the family, the dad was always gone (then died), and his legal guardian just disappears in the middle of the night (Turner). The last part was a joke but you see where I'm going.
The producers needed Shawn to be the lone wolf, thoughtful, confused, rough-around-the-edges rouge character to play opposite Milquetoast Corey.
The whole premise of the show is that their friendship endures despite their lack of common personality traits.
This post was edited on 11/13 at 8:58 am