Monk - Season One

Monk - Season One

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Director: Adam Davidson, Adam Shankman, Dean Parisot

Cast: Adam Arkin, Adam Davidson, Adam Shankman, Dean Parisot

     
 
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

Overview

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"

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk
Adam Arkin Dale Biederbeck
Amy Sedaris Gail Fleming
Bitty Schram Sharona Fleming
Gail O'Grady Miranda St. Claire
John Bourgeois Comm. Harry Ashcombe
Jonathan Rannells Off. Moratta
Justin Peroff Young Monk
Kevin Nealon John Wurster
Liliane Clune Irene Fenimore
Maria Del Mar Monica Waters
Max Morrow Benjy Fleming
Tim Daly Himself
Willie Nelson Himself
Brooke Adams Leigh
Cameron Daddo Darryl Wright
Dennis Boutsikaris Dr. Morris Lancaster
Kate Trotter Kate Ashcombe
Patrick Garrow Todd Katterskill
Peter Onorati Archie Modine
Peter Outerbridge Trevor McDowell
Stellina Rusich Trudy Monk
Stephen McHattie Off. Adam Kirk
Ted Levine Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer
Alan Van Sprang Leonard Stokes
David Anderson Sonny Cross
Garry Marshall Warren Beach
Janine Theriault Christina Rutherford
Jason Gray-Stanford Lt. Randall Disher
Jessica Steen Myra Teal
Ken Cheeseman Manny
Linda Kash Dolly Flint
Michael Hogan Warren St.Claire
Nicholas Campbell Lawrence Grayson
Rosalba Martinni Mitzi
Stanley Kamel Dr. Charles Kroger
Zakes Mokae Tonday Mawaaka
Arlene Mazerolle Tillie
Ben Bass Gavin Lloyd
Jennifer Dale Barbara Chabrol
Jenny Levine Jennifer Zeppetelli
Juan Chioran Dr. Christian Vezza
Neil Crone Terry T
Rob Stefaniuk John Gitomer
Sandra McCurdy Nicole Young
Amanda Martinez Lupe
Bruce McFee Pete
Carl Marotte Stephan Chabrol
David Sparrow Sgt. Cargill
Dean McKenzie PR Spokesperson
Elisa Moolecherry Kitty
Mary Black Kelly Street
Richard Zeppieri Arthur Zaleski
Rob La Belle Sheldon Burger

Technical Credits
Adam Arkin Director
Adam Davidson Director
Adam Shankman Director
Dean Parisot Director
Kevin Inch Director
Milan Cheylov Director
Nick Marsh Director
Randy Zisk Director
Rob Thompson Director
Stephen Cragg Director

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Monk - Season One 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Monk is such an awesome show! Tony Shalhoub is perfect in the role of an ex-police detective with OCD. The script is brilliantly written in a set-up that might otherwise belittle a serious illness. Also it is simply all around enjoyable and a good thing to watch again to see if you can catch each clue as Monk does!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only downside about this set is that it came out so late. This show is hilarious and can be enjoyed by anyone, no matter if you've seen it before. A must buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You would be crazy not to see an awesome show like Monk! If you have not seen it already you might just be out of the loop of the convo. with friends so buy it now! you won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are just getting into the show Monk, this is a great source to go to. I started watching during the second season and therefore missed a lot of the backstory and history. I bought the season premiere and after watching it, hoped that USA would put it out on DVD. It's now here for all the fans to watch and re-watch over again. The cast do a great job in performance and the storylines are funny. It is truly a detective show that incorporates comedy as well. It leaves you guessing as to who did it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this show at the beginning of season 2. It's clever and I can relate to Monk in many ways. The only problem I had with the DVD was the sound on the Special Features. The background music is louder than the dialogue. Other than that, the episodes were amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This DVD is a must have for Monk fans! I only started watching Monk in the second season, so this collection was a real treat for me. It's something you'll watch over and over again. Tony Shalhoub and the cast are superb! I just can't get enough of Monk!!
Old-sleuth More than 1 year ago
What a great series! Solving a crime is hard, but doing it with Monk's problems is a wonderful thing to watch.
PhotoBySki More than 1 year ago
My 11-year-old daughter got my wife and I hooked on Monk...so when we got Season One for her birthday recently, we suggested to her that we watch all the DVDs to make sure that they were alright...LOL! It's so nice to watch good clean humorous shows in this day and age. http://www.bettercreditwithski.com/
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