Tony Shalhoub has earned three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and two SAG Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Adrian Monk, a brilliant detective who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Monk, "the world class detective" is hillariously debilitated by fears and compulsions. His assistant, Julie (narrator in the books) helps him work around his limits. The supporting characters believe whole-heartedly believe Monk can solve the unsolvable murder cases. However, working with Monk on cases is one twist and frustration after another. Easy, feel good mystery without graphic gore, sex, or bad language. I love the Mysteries because of the characters. I never get tired of Monk in film or books.
One would think by the sixth season, the show would start to lose it's appeal, but not so with Monk. This show just keeps getting better and better. Each episode is great, but one of my favorites is when Monk has to prove to the Captain that his girlfriend is not the woman he believes she is, and as a result, they are on the outs for most of the episode, until she accuses Monk of making a pass at her which the Captain knows is completely out of character and impossible to believe.
As with all the other seasons, this is a must purchase.
The only (irritating) flaw is they changed, what was the perfect theme music for Monk, to that horrible Randy Neuman song!! Its a real pain to fast forward past it.
At the end of the episode Mr Monk and the TV Star Marci Maven asked Adrian Monk to promise if he ever gets his own TV show, he won't change the theme song. When Monk promises the original theme song, which best fit Monk starts to play and then fades to credits. Seems changing the theme song wasn't a unanimous decision!
One of the NOW classic shows that should be remembered into the ages to come. I love most of the episodes that were made and the other one or two should not be given any negative points. That is because they were made well but it wasn't the type of show for me (subject matter).
This show deserves 10 stars. I hope that Tony S will be able to make another character in the future that will hit the heart of the viewer just as much as this one did.
I loved all the other characters in the show too. They should be getting credit for their parts. I feel that the show is a sum of all its parts which make the whole what it is.
I love this series and had to have it! Each season has it's duds, but overall, a great series. It arrived on time, as described by Amazon & manufacturer, the packaging was undamaged, and the product itself was unmolested and made with quality materials.
We became irregular watchers of Monk after season five--it seemed that every story line was too predictable (or the fact that he would solve the case in a bizarre, unpredictable fashion became predictable!). But, since we owned the first five seasons, and I wanted to know how the show ended without skipping to season eight, I started purchasing the other seasons--and we have been delightfully surprised. I don't know if it is because we had been away for so long, or because the story lines really are fresher, but we have really enjoyed picking up where we left off. There have been many new developments in Monk's character, and the others on the show. We are enjoying it all over again, and savoring every episode.
Our teenage grandson (14) loves Monk DVDs. We had a couple of the shows downloaded on our DVR and he watched them at our house and he loved them so much. So when I found that Amazon sold the entire series, I started purchasing the DVDs for my grandson for various special occasions. He was not expecting to receive Season 6 as one of his many Christmas gifts and was thrilled Nana didn't forget his love for Monk.