Well wouldn’t you know it, this show aired in the US
in 2002 but if my memory serves me correctly, it only appeared on our
Channel Ten about one or two years ago. The quirky detective Monk (Tony
Shalhoub) adds comic relief to his crime-solving repertoire by way of
his obsessive compulsive disorder.
Filmed on location in San Francisco, this detective
notices things others do not—which makes him highly sought after. But
his various little ‘knacks’ make him endearing to the audience and
pretty bloody annoying to his on-screen colleagues—which only makes for
That being said, if you’re not a fan of ‘Woody
Allen’-type characters, you’d better stay away from this one. I mean
sure the crimes are interesting and their solving even more so, but the
bottom line is Monk is Monk and if you don’t like (to quote one
of its taglines) “Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective.” you’d better keep
walking. So my brief conclusion is that this is definitely not one for
In conclusion, Monk Season 1 is definitely
entertaining but only if it’s your kind of thing. Truly a ‘try before
you buy’ situation.
Mr. Monk And His Origins
Mr. Monk And His O.C.D.
Mr. Monk And His Fellow Sufferers
MR. Monk And His Emmy Award Winning Performance
Mr. Monk And His Partners In Crime