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Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

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Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Adrian Monk / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Jason Gray-Stanford ...  Lt. 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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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 Jwelch5742

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English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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In the first two seasons, Monk's deceased wife, Trudy, is portrayed by Stellina Rusich. In later episodes, in pictures and flashbacks, Trudy is played by Melora Hardin, best known as Jan on The Office (2005). See more »

Goofs

It is quite obvious to anyone who knows the real San Francisco Bay Area that the series was not filmed there. There are numerous references to extreme temperatures (when the Bay Area is famous for its year-round mild temps) as well as large rolling hills with nothing on them (SF is very densely populated with little left untouched). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Natalie: I'm calling the Captain.
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Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »

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It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
(all season 2-? episodes)
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I really like this show!
14 July 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Monk is a very entertaining detective series, that is excellent if you want some chuckles for 45 minutes. Tony Shalhoub is fantastic in the lead, giving the character a sense of charm and humour. Monk suffers from OCD. However, because of this, Monk's actions are priceless, as he is obsessed with everything. There was even one episode, when he was at a school, and he wrote his name very neatly on the blackboard, and rubbed it off again, after he was unsatisfied with how it looked. Bitty Schram is lovely as Sharona, and Traylor Howard was a very worthy replacement in the later series as Natalie. Ted Levine is amusing as Stottlemeyer,(I loved the episode with the chimpanzee and Levine jumping up and down in the interview room) there was one episode, when he was exasperated when Monk was convinced that a man who is "conveniently" in a coma sent bombs to two people, Levine's reactions were priceless. Jason Gray-Stanford has his moments as Lieutenant Randall Disher. There have also been some great guest stars, one of my many favourites was Tim Curry as Dale "the Whale" Biederbeck in the episode Mr Monk Goes To Jail, as well as John Tuturro as Monk's estranged brother Ambrose. I am not hugely keen on Randy Newman, so I don't know what to think of the title song. Other than that, I really like Monk. 9/10 Bethany Cox.


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