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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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The season finale is perhaps the most well written and well acted episode of the series. Fans, along with Monk, finally discover what happened to Trudy and it's an emotional rollercoaster as they follow Monk on his journey to bring justice to her killer. Tony Shalhoub deserved every award they could give him for his portrayal of Adrian Monk in that final episode. The series is wrapped up in such a beautiful and fulfilling way, fans are left with feeling the satisfaction of completion.
The special features provide fascinating and entertaining looks into the behind-the-scenes. These features include Tours of the Set, interviews with the cast and creators, on set footage of the final day of shooting, and (my favorite) a video commentary for the final two episodes with Tony Shalhoub, Randy Zisk, and Andy Breckman. Speaking as one Monk fan to another, I'm telling you, you MUST own this final season...you'll thank me later.
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. Monk Takes the Stand," Monk is so thoroughly, obsessively Monk again, that it is almost painful to watch him squirm on the witness stand. (Fortunately, he finds another way to solve the case.)
The biggest surprise for me this season was the delightful, surprising, and genuinely satisfying way that the series ended. I had thought I would be terribly sad to see the end -- and for a moment there, I thought I was going to be devastated! But now I just smile to think of these beloved characters going on with the next phase of their lives.
And at the very end, the door is left open, just a crack, for the possibility of a sequel. Arthur Conan Doyle tried to kill off Sherlock Holmes -- twice! But his fans would not stand for it, and Doyle was forced to bring the great detective back to life. We may entertain a glimmer of hope that Monk's fans will someday coax him back for an encore.
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