Monk - Season One

Monk - Season One

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Cast: Tony Shalhoub, Ted Levine, Jason Gray-Stanford

     
 

The Emmy Award-winning detective series Monk premiered to rave reviews in 2002, providing an appropriate showcase for the talents of star Tony Shalhoub and attracting audiences with its quirkiness and sharp, deadpan wit. The show centers on an intuitive PI who solves crimes in spite of -- and sometimes because of -- his being afflicted with obsessive compulsiveSee more details below

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The Emmy Award-winning detective series Monk premiered to rave reviews in 2002, providing an appropriate showcase for the talents of star Tony Shalhoub and attracting audiences with its quirkiness and sharp, deadpan wit. The show centers on an intuitive PI who solves crimes in spite of -- and sometimes because of -- his being afflicted with obsessive compulsive disorder. All 13 episodes of the show's first season are brought together in widescreen for this four-disc DVD set. The original English and dubbed French and Spanish soundtracks are all presented in Dolby Digital Surround Sound and can be enhanced by optional Spanish or French subtitles. Along with the episodes, the discs include a grand total of five featurettes, focusing on such topics as obsessive compulsive disorder and Monk's allies.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The whodunit is an exacting dramatic form, requiring unusually intricate scripts to fool puzzle-solving viewers as well as colorful characterizations to keep people coming back for more. Monk succeeds on both counts, baffling audiences while keeping them interested in the leading characters. Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub), a highly neurotic ex-cop turned private investigator, is an obsessive-compulsive with multiple phobias. He's also haunted by the murder of his wife, one of the few mysteries he's been unable to solve. Monk's former chief, Captain Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), is exasperated by the man's eccentricities but has great respect for his ability, which means that the newly minted P.I. is frequently called in on cases the police are unable to handle themselves. Since Monk can barely function outside his own private environment, assistant Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram) accompanies him everywhere. Season 1's 13 episodes -- including the two-hour pilot -- are uniformly excellent, sporting complex plots, sharp dialogue, and numerous opportunities for Shalhoub to demonstrate his formidable comedic skills. First-season guest stars include Adam Arkin, Willie Nelson, and -- playing himself -- Tim Daly, with whom Shalhoub worked for years on the sitcom Wings. A novelty in that it succeeds as both comedy and mystery, Monk begs for discovery by viewers who may have missed it on USA Network, and its release on DVD is most welcome.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2004
UPC:
0025192304828
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
9:23:00

Special Features

"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"

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