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Monk: Season 8 (2008)

Tony Shalhoub , Jason Gray-Stanford  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine
  • Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
  • Run Time: 681 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0030ZIZRM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,131 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Monk: Season 8" on IMDb

Special Features

Disc 3

    Set tours
    Mr. Monk Says Goodbye

Disc4

    Mr. Monk and the End video commentary with Creator/Episode Writer Andy Breckman, episode Director Randy Zisk and series star Tony Shalhoub
    Andy Breckman interview
    Cast interviews


Editorial Reviews

Primetime Emmy® Award and Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub is back for one last obsessively compulsive good time in the final season of the hit detective series Monk. From the very first moment detective Adrian Monk (Shalhoub) appeared on the scene, audiences have been hooked on this intelligent and irreverent sleuth who uses his quirky phobias and neuroses to solve crimes in a way other detectives just can’t. Join him now as he reunites with former colleagues and friends from seasons past – as well as guest stars Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Daniel Stern (The Wonder Years) and many more – for some of the most riveting cases yet, including the one that has haunted him for the past eight seasons. Critics and fans agree that “...there is something undeniably stirring about watching Tony Shalhoub’s Mr. Monk take his victory lap” (Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times).

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74 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He was seeing more than anybody December 17, 2009
Format:DVD
For twelve years, Adrian Monk has been hunting his wife's killer, struggling with his phobias and compulsions, and solving plenty of crimes.

But now his lonely quest is finally ending. "Monk Season Eight" is a brilliant finale for the long-running detective series -- the writers have a whole season to wrap up plot threads, sketch out futures for the beloved characters, and introduce a final round of bizarre crimes that only the OCD detective can solve. And of course, they finally address the main mystery: who killed Monk's wife, and why?

First, Monk (Tony Shalhoub) is hired by a former child star who starred in his favorite sitcom, "The Cooper Clan" -- and the reality might tarnish his favorite show. Among his other problems: voodoo dolls, UFOs, a Nigerian man whose wife was killed in a hit-and-run, camping trips with surly small boys, birthday parties, the murders of Dr Bell's new therapy group, a snobby theatre critic who apparently murdered someone while he was watching Julie's play, a dog Monk reluctantly adopts, and even the possible destruction of a good friend's wedding.

A familiar face returns to San Francisco when Sharona (Bitty Schram) comes back to deal with her late uncle's legal issues, but Monk suspects foul play. And Monk's longstanding dream of rejoining the police force is realized, but turns out to be... less than ideal. Finally, his ongoing investigation into Trudy's death twelve years ago takes a deadly turn -- not only is someone trying to kill him now, but an old secret from years ago reveals the truth...
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Conclusion December 27, 2009
Format:DVD
The writers and the cast outdid themselves for the final season. The plot lines were fresh, witty, and hilarious. There are some big surprises in the eighth season -- not just in the individual episodes ("Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk" contains a big surprise, which I won't divulge), but throughout the season, the characters -- Stottlemeyer, Disher, and Natalie -- develop in some surprising ways that are satisfying to watch.

But it's Mr. Monk who really steals the show.

Tony Shaloub's acting as he breathes life into the neurotic Mr. Monk is always a delight to watch, over and over. And each season includes one or two virtuoso cadenzas to showcase Shaloub's talent, lest we start thinking that Shaloub and Adrian Monk are actually one in the same. For instance, in "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine" (Season Three), Monk's new medication turns him into a completely different person, with hilarious results. ("You can't rush 'The Monk.'" "You're bringing 'The Monk' down, man.") And my personal favorite, which my wife and I have watched many, many times, "Mr Monk Goes to the Theater" (Season Two), in which we see Monk in a play within a play, where he gives a remarkably fine performance portraying a totally different character -- as long as no one is watching. In front of the audience, he becomes the painfully self-conscious Adrian Monk, stumbling over his lines. ("A man can't count on 'used to be' the way he's ... supposed to.")

The eighth season continues this tradition brilliantly with the episode, "Mr. Monk is Someone Else," in which Shaloub plays a character totally unlike Monk, as well as Monk, as well as Monk playing a character totally unlike Monk, to hilarious effect.

In "Mr.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The end of our beloved monk series March 18, 2010
Format:DVD
WoW! I worried; I almost didn't want to see the very last installment. What were the writers going to do? Would they be out of ideas; would they disappoint us; had they gone stale; would they wrap things in cliches and unbelievable tidiness?

What writing! That was the best ending to a long-standing series that I have ever seen. The writing was superb. It could not have been any better. They brought in everyone; wrapped up everything in so funny, touching, believable, and perfect a way, that we, the fans, were almost okay with letting him go. There were so many things I was afraid they were going to do - and they didn't. I think I watched the 2 ending shows 3 times, as I watched it with various family members who hadn't seen it yet. Everyone had the same reaction - wet eyes (even some of the guys!) and a kind of warm glow as you turned off the tv and told Monk good-bye. - Perfect!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic finale December 6, 2009
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Absolutely fantastic finale The writers and producers of this show are exceptional.

I wish they'd reconsider and give us another few seasons.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The End Of Monk November 28, 2009
This Is A very touching show, showing the empowering affect the right woman can have on a man; And what the loss of that connection can do. It is the first half of a 2 part series finale. Anyone who had trouble with the series and its direction would be hard pressed not to get drawn into this the final installment of a moving and entertaining production.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Series! March 11, 2010
Format:DVD
So many TV series have unconclusive 'maybe there will be another season' endings - Monk doesn't. There is room for another season, but almost everything is wrapped up beautifully.
I won't spoil it for you; I'll just say that Monk solves Trudy's murder, we see Sharona again, and we get to see most of the major characters developed more; they persue their dreams and many of them find new love interests.
Love the show, and the ending is one of my favorite episodes! You won't be disapointed! My only complaint is that I would have liked to have seen Monk's brother, Ambrose, in the show. All the episodes are great and funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars monk season 8
I admire this program and I'm enjoying this last season of shows a great deal. If your a MONK "FAN," as I am, you'll love owning this final series. Read more
Published 3 days ago by William J., Bly
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Monk!!!
Love Monk, the best TV show. Tony Shaloub is excellent in his role, I wish they will bring this show back!!!!
Published 17 days ago by Diana T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Monk is my Favorite
I simply LOVE Monk. So sorry the show is over. I recommend the series to people who enjoy a mystery, drama and humor all rolled into one. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Melissa Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome show!
Love the series and wish they would have continued it-I now have the entire 8 seasons so I watch it often.
Published 1 month ago by Shelley Wier
4.0 out of 5 stars NEEDED TITLES
ALWAYS ENJOY MONK BUT EACH DVD SHOULD BE LABELED WITH TITLES, HAVE TO PLAY EAVH DVD TO REMEMBER THE EPISODES
Published 1 month ago by theodoraweinstein
4.0 out of 5 stars Monk is given the answer to the Cold Case of his life
The series' closure could only be attained by closing the open case on Trudy's murder. A contrived ending, to be sure, but satisficing nonetheless. Read more
Published 1 month ago by John S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Monk 8th season
Monk is always excellent. This season is not the best perhaps, however it is very pleasant to watch if you like Monk.
Published 1 month ago by Gerard Barbanson
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny P.I.
Just had to have the complete Monk series. No complaints here! Wide screen, good color and sound quality. This is a must have CD collection for any fan of Tony Shalhoub. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Richard Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Monk
Monk is the defective detective for the entire family. It is well written and funny. I highly recommend the series.
Published 2 months ago by M. Postell
5.0 out of 5 stars MONK SEASON EIGHT
I LOVE A GOOD DETECTIVE MOVIE AND MONK PROVIDES THAT INTRIGUE OF FINDING THE LEAST DETAIL TO SOLVE A CRIME
Published 2 months ago by Barbara J. Bean
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