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Monk 

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The series follows Adrian Monk, a brilliant former San Francisco detective, who now consults the police as a private consultant who battles with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Andy Breckman
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Adrian Monk / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Jason Gray-Stanford ...  Randall Disher 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Ted Levine ...  Captain Leland Stottlemeyer / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Traylor Howard ...  Natalie Teeger 87 episodes, 2005-2009
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Storyline

After the unsolved murder of his wife, Trudy, 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 Jwelch5742

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The show's writers occasionally satirized Monk's nearly perfect memory. For example Monk: Mr. Monk Goes Back to School (2003)(#2.1), he can't remember if a crime scene on a roof is his fourth or fifth worst nightmare, since he "didn't bring the list". See more »

Goofs

In the intro, Mr Monk walks out the door, then returns to adjust the position of an umbrella. Mr Monks O.C.D. would not have allowed him to hang it incorrectly in the first place. See more »

Quotes

[repeated lines]
Adrian Monk: I don't know how he did it. But he did it.
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Connections

Referenced in Veronica Mars: Charlie Don't Surf (2006) See more »

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(Theme)
Performed by Jeff Beal
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Best New Show
3 December 2002 | by WWalrusSee all my reviews

It isn't often that a series on a cable network turns out to be the best new show of the season, but that is just what happened with "Monk". It is off beat, delightfully acted and very humorously written. Monk, himself, is outrageous and unpredictable. The viewer never knows what Monk will find to obsess over. However he is as observant or even more so than Sherlock Holmes. Tony Shaloub is really great in bringing this difficult character to life. The whole cast is exactly right. It is no wonder that ABC picked up this show to repeat the original episodes on broadcast TV.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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