History Series / Monk

18th Sep '15 9:14:31 AM surgoshan
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'''''Monk''''' is a DetectiveDrama that aired on USANetwork from 2002 to 2009. The show is about Adrian Monk (Tony Shahloub), a former San Francisco police inspector who suffered a [[FreakOut nervous breakdown]] after [[DisposableWoman the murder of his wife]], Trudy. He is a lifelong sufferer of [[SuperOCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder]] and has many [[AbsurdPhobia phobias]], and those obsessions became crippling after his breakdown, forcing his retirement; he recovers throughout the series, though he is never fully "cured". His OCD is also the reason Monk was such a successful policeman; one of his compulsions is [[HyperAwareness paying amazing attention to details]].

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'''''Monk''''' is a DetectiveDrama that aired on USANetwork from 2002 to 2009. The show is about Adrian Monk (Tony Shahloub), a former San Francisco police inspector who suffered a [[FreakOut nervous breakdown]] after [[DisposableWoman the murder of his wife]], Trudy. He is a lifelong sufferer of [[SuperOCD Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder]] and has many [[AbsurdPhobia phobias]], and those obsessions became crippling after his breakdown, forcing his retirement; he recovers throughout the series, though he is never fully "cured". His OCD OCPD[[note]]OCD is an anxiety disorder, OCPD a personality disorder. Not the same thing, and it's possible to have both. Monk ''definitely'' has OCPD.[[/note]] is also the reason Monk was such a successful policeman; one of his compulsions is [[HyperAwareness paying amazing attention to details]].
7th Aug '15 8:55:10 AM Anicomicgeek
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Thanks to his breakdown, Monk was [[TurnInYourBadge discharged from his department]], but is frequently called in to consult on cases which baffle the police, often some kind of LockedRoomMystery, by his friend and former commander Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine). His [[DisabilitySuperpower disorders]] are part and parcel of his unique mind; without them, he wouldn't be able to solve these cases. Of course, the one case Monk's been trying to solve since his breakdown is Trudy's murder, and each season of the show brings him a little closer to finally solving the mystery behind her death (with the show's final season bringing the case to a close for good). Meanwhile, Monk is assisted in his investigations by his former nurse Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), and, after Sharon's departure in the third season, by Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard).

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Thanks to his breakdown, Monk was [[TurnInYourBadge discharged from his department]], but is frequently called in to consult on cases which baffle the police, often some kind of LockedRoomMystery, by his friend and former commander Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine).(Creator/TedLevine). His [[DisabilitySuperpower disorders]] are part and parcel of his unique mind; without them, he wouldn't be able to solve these cases. Of course, the one case Monk's been trying to solve since his breakdown is Trudy's murder, and each season of the show brings him a little closer to finally solving the mystery behind her death (with the show's final season bringing the case to a close for good). Meanwhile, Monk is assisted in his investigations by his former nurse Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), and, after Sharon's departure in the third season, by Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard).
9th Jul '15 3:28:58 PM mirisu92
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Not to be confused with the [[Literature/TheMonk Gothic novel]].

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Not to be confused with the [[Literature/TheMonk Gothic novel]].
novel]], which is about an actual monk.
9th Jul '15 3:28:27 PM mirisu92
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Not to be confused with the [[Literature/TheMonk Gothic novel]].
22nd May '15 10:22:49 AM NonSequiturWalrus
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Note: ''Monk'' spawned a book series which currently consists of 19 novels. Examples for it are also found in trope list.
11th May '15 8:48:53 PM Mdumas43073
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''Monk'' is notable for subverting pretty much every PerpSweating convention; due to Monk's disorder and the invariable intelligent cockiness of the bad guy, he's always the one in any round of questioning who's uncomfortable and making mistakes. [[JustEatGilligan Many of the comedic situations in the series would not exist if Monk or one of his friends would explain his issues to others.]] [[PoorCommunicationKills So they don't.]] However, despite the perpetual comedy at his expense, he is largely portrayed sympathetically. Viewers come to believe that his condition is, as Monk himself puts it, "a gift... and a curse".

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''Monk'' is notable for subverting pretty much every PerpSweating convention; due to Monk's disorder and the invariable intelligent cockiness of the bad guy, he's always the one in any round of questioning who's uncomfortable and making mistakes. [[JustEatGilligan Many Of course, many of the comedic situations in the series would not exist if Monk or one of his friends would simply [[JustEatGilligan explain his issues to others.]] [[PoorCommunicationKills So they don't.]] However, despite the perpetual comedy at his expense, he is largely portrayed sympathetically. Viewers come to believe that his condition is, as Monk himself puts it, "a gift... and a curse".
11th May '15 8:47:23 PM Mdumas43073
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''Monk'' is notable for putting main actors like Tony Shalhoub and Traylor Howard in the limelight after careers previously filled with supporting roles.
11th May '15 8:46:49 PM Mdumas43073
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''Monk'' is notable for putting main actors like Creator/TonyShalhoub and Traylor Howard in the limelight after careers filled with supporting roles.

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''Monk'' is notable for putting main actors like Creator/TonyShalhoub Tony Shalhoub and Traylor Howard in the limelight after careers previously filled with supporting roles.
11th May '15 8:45:52 PM Mdumas43073
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Thanks to his breakdown, Monk was [[TurnInYourBadge discharged from his department]], but is frequently called in to consult on cases which baffle the police, often some kind of LockedRoomMystery, by his friend and former commander Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine). His [[DisabilitySuperpower disorders]] are part and parcel of his unique mind; without them, he wouldn't be able to solve these cases. Of course, the one case Monk's been trying to solve since his breakdown is Trudy's murder, and each season of the show brings him a little closer to finally solving the mystery behind her death (with the show's final season bringing the case to a close for good). Meanwhile, Monk is assisted in his investigations by his former nurse Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), and, after her departure in the third season, by Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard).

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Thanks to his breakdown, Monk was [[TurnInYourBadge discharged from his department]], but is frequently called in to consult on cases which baffle the police, often some kind of LockedRoomMystery, by his friend and former commander Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine). His [[DisabilitySuperpower disorders]] are part and parcel of his unique mind; without them, he wouldn't be able to solve these cases. Of course, the one case Monk's been trying to solve since his breakdown is Trudy's murder, and each season of the show brings him a little closer to finally solving the mystery behind her death (with the show's final season bringing the case to a close for good). Meanwhile, Monk is assisted in his investigations by his former nurse Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), and, after her Sharon's departure in the third season, by Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard).
11th May '15 8:45:41 PM Mdumas43073
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Thanks to his breakdown, Monk was [[TurnInYourBadge discharged from his department]], but is frequently called in to consult on cases which baffle the police, often some kind of LockedRoomMystery, by his friend and former commander Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine). His [[DisabilitySuperpower disorders]] are part and parcel of his unique mind; without them, he wouldn't be able to solve these cases. Of course, the one case Monk's been trying to solve since his breakdown is Trudy's murder, and each season of the show brings him a little closer to finally solving the mystery behind her death (with the show's final season bringing the case to a close for good). Meanwhile, Monk is assisted in his investigations by his former nurse Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), and, after her departure in the third season by Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard).

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Thanks to his breakdown, Monk was [[TurnInYourBadge discharged from his department]], but is frequently called in to consult on cases which baffle the police, often some kind of LockedRoomMystery, by his friend and former commander Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine). His [[DisabilitySuperpower disorders]] are part and parcel of his unique mind; without them, he wouldn't be able to solve these cases. Of course, the one case Monk's been trying to solve since his breakdown is Trudy's murder, and each season of the show brings him a little closer to finally solving the mystery behind her death (with the show's final season bringing the case to a close for good). Meanwhile, Monk is assisted in his investigations by his former nurse Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), and, after her departure in the third season season, by Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard).
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