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Old 01-23-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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Any Monk Fans Out There?
I'm just curious. I had seen the show a few times occasionally, but never watched it regularly until last season. I really enjoy it. And now, they are showing old repeats during the day on USA. Some of them I've already seen, but not many.

Anyway, I was just curious if there are others out there who watch this show.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
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I like Monk a lot. I like the older episodes better than the more recent ones cause I liked his assistant better in the originals shows. I think that they played up his OCD less and made him seem less pathetic. The newer versions make him seem like an idiot savant instead of a mildly obsessive and distracted genius.

But I still find myself unable to change the channel if it's on.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:07 PM   #3
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ME!! ME!! I love Monk and really feel like ALL of us have a little "Monk" in us!
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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I've been watching it since the beginning and Monk is still one of my favorite shows!

I like the new assistant better than the old one, although I thought the original one was terrific too!

With a lot of shows that run for many years, some of the characters seems to be written with less depth (and generally not for the better), and this one is no different, but for the most part, I still enjoy it.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:43 PM   #5
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I watch and enjoy the show as well... although sometimes I feel like I am watching an adult version of Encyclopedia Brown... if anyone remembers that series of books...
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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Funny! I just started watching this show about a week or so ago. DH and I were sick with colds on a Saturday and they were having a Monk marathon and DH has watched it once in a while but I thought it was a bit strange before I watched the marathon....now I like it a lot!

He plays that character so well. It's a great show!
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:36 PM   #7
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Oh, I love Monk! I especially like Ted Levine as Capt. Stottlemeyer. Hard to believe he played the serial kidnapper/killer Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs!

One the of the attorneys I work for reminds me a lot of Monk--lots of OCD characteristics-all our files have to be turned a certain way before they placed on his desk; blue ink pens can't be mixed with black ink pens; if a page of paper is torn from a legal pad, it must have all its dangling bits from the perforation must be removed; all the peppermint candy in his desk must be turned seam side down and the end twist going east-west, not north-south. I could go on and on.

BTW Ted Levine has swoonworthy blue eyes.
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I'm watching it right now! I think it is a great show. I also did not watch it on a regular basis, but now I'm hooked. Its great on Friday night, because Psych comes on after Monk.
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:32 PM   #9
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I like the monk shows.
I agree, the later shows lessen his original character.

but....ocd is not a joke.....not true ocd....
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Oh, I love Monk! I especially like Ted Levine as Capt. Stottlemeyer. Hard to believe he played the serial kidnapper/killer Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs!
REEEALLY? He was buffalo bill, the crazy seamstress with the little dog?

I'll have to look at Silence again sometime, with that in mind.
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