After the unsolved murder of his wife, Adrian Monk develops obsessive-compulsive disorder, which includes his terror of germs and contamination. His condition costs him his job as a prominent homicide detective in the San Francisco Police Department, but he continues to solve crimes with the help of his assistant and his former boss. Written by
The Defective Detective.
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Did You Know?
The police station where Stottlemeyer and Disher work as well as a number of crimes throughout the series are said to be located on Vinton Street in San Francisco. However, the real Vinton is in Madison, New Jersey, where series creator Andy Breckman
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In the city of San Francisco, there is no police rank of 'Detective'. The title is 'Inspector'. See more
It's a gift... and a curse.
Referenced in 500 Days of Summer
Performed by Jeff Beal
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