Monk - Season Two

Monk - Season Two

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Director: Craig Zisk, Jerry Levine, Lawrence Trilling, Michael Fresco

Cast: Craig Zisk, Jerry Levine, Lawrence Trilling, Michael Fresco

     
 
Tony Shalhoub has taken home numerous awards for his work as the obsessive-compulsive detective Monk. Viewers can see why on this collection of every episode from the show's second season. Each episode is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.78:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a

Overview

Tony Shalhoub has taken home numerous awards for his work as the obsessive-compulsive detective Monk. Viewers can see why on this collection of every episode from the show's second season. Each episode is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.78:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a featurette about the people who make the series, profiles of two of the characters, and a tour of the show's precinct set.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
In the best tradition of such classic small-screen whodunits as Murder, She Wrote and Diagnosis: Murder, Monk offers complex murder mysteries in which solutions rely on perceptive analyses of seemingly unimportant clues, as well as the protagonist's command of arcane information. Season 1 introduced viewers to Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub), a brilliant detective afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder in the wake of his wife's still-unsolved murder. Bounced from the police force on medical grounds, he has become a private investigator who relies heavily on his assistant, Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), in order to limit his dealings with the outside world. Monk's cases generally bring him back into contact with an old nemesis, Captain Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), who has little patience for Monk's neurotic behavior but great respect for his deductive abilities. The 16 episodes of Season 2 (2003-4) continue Monk's string of cleverly formulated and well-written episodes, though relying somewhat more on "stunt" casting to lend novelty to the formula. Andrew McCarthy is the chief suspect in the season opener, "Mr. Monk Goes Back to School," in which the eccentric investigator determines that an English teacher's apparent suicide is actually a murder, based on grammatical errors in the note she purportedly left behind. Lolita Davidovich plays a glamorous trapeze artist in "Mr. Monk Goes to the Circus," another outstanding episode. One of the season's highlights, "Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man," introduces Glenne Headly as Stottlemeyer's wife, a documentary filmmaker convinced that one of her subjects has been murdered. Former child star Danny Bonaduce portrays himself in "Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy," which finds the detective matching wits with the publisher of a men's magazine. And John Turturro won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his debut as Monk's agoraphobic older brother, Ambrose, in "Mr. Monk and the Three Pies," another season standout. Obviously challenged to sustain Monk's quirks without letting them get overly familiar, the show's writers maintain a very high standard in Season 2, and armchair detectives will find themselves hard-pressed to keep pace with the compulsive crime-solver.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2005
UPC:
0025192523328
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
11:11:00

Special Features

"The Minds Behind Monk"; Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford) character profile; Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) character profile; Precinct tours with Jason Gray-Stanford

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk
Billy Burke Brad Terry
Chad E. Donella Ricky Babbage
Christopher Wiehl Scott Gregorio
Danny Bonaduce Himself
David Rasche Nick Patterson
Ed Marinaro Stewart Babcock
Eden Rountree Carol Maloney
Emma Bates Michelle
Glenne Headly Karen Stottlemeyer
John Turturro Ambrose Monk
Kane Ritchotte Benjy Fleming
Kathy Baker Sylvia Fairbourn
Lolita Davidovich Natasia Lovara
Nestor Carbonell Dalton Padron
Betty Buckley Cheryl Fleming
Corbin Allred Scott
Deborah Zoe Lisa Babcock
Gary Cole Dexter Larsen
Geoffrey Pierson Harry Bolston
Holt McCallany Pat Van Ranken
John Cothran Warden Christie
Mark Ivanir Edgar Heinz
Matt Winston Brian Babbage
Rachel Dratch Julie Parlo
Rainn Wilson Walker Browning
Rosalind Chao Arleen Cassidy
Sarah Silverman Marci Maven
Stanley Kamel Dr. Charles Kroger
Stellina Rusich Trudy Monk
Susan Kellerman Maria Disher
Amy Sedaris Gail Fleming
Andrew McCarthy Derek Philby
Beth Skipp Amanda Babbage
Daniel Goddard Evan Coker
Danny Trejo Spyder Rudner
Jarrad Paul Kevin Dorfman
Jorge Cervera Dr. Madero
Kurt Fuller Dennis Gammill
Lauren Tom Mrs. Ling
Marcia Ann Burrs Mrs. Dohan
Michael Ensign Raymond Tolliver
Nicole Forester Susan Malloy
Pat Crawford Brown Ruth "Nana" Parlo
Billy Gardell Ian Agnew
Currie Graham Harold Maloney
Erica Yoder Beth Landow
Jennifer Lyons Bethany Daniels
Jim Jansen Mayor Rudner
Leslie Jordan Town Official
Lonnie Colon Ronnie
Melissa George Jenna Ryan
Nicole DeHuff Vicki Salinas
Tim Curry Dale "The Whale" Biederbeck
Tony Plana Capt. Alameda
Connor Dylan Wryn 1st Kid
David Noroña Lt. Plato
Enrique Almeida Nestor Alverez
Jane Carr Mrs. Jenkins
Jayden Lund Morris
Jordan Liddle J.T. DeMornay
Lisa Thornhill Noelle Winters
Lola Glaudini Ariana
Michael Shalhoub Ron Abrash
Patrick Cranshaw Miles Holling
Simon Templeman Carl Sebastian
William Sanderson Joshua Skinner

Technical Credits
Craig Zisk Director
Jerry Levine Director
Lawrence Trilling Director
Michael Fresco Director
Michael Spiller Director
Michael Zinberg Director
Randy Zisk Director
Ron Underwood Director
Tom DiCillo Director
Tony Bill Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One
1. Apparent Suicide
2. Bad Grammar
3. Airtight Alibi
4. Time's on My Side
1. Midair Drowning
2. Impossible Circumstances
3. Not Dead Yet
4. Bad Blood
1. "Girls Can't Eat Fifteen Pizzas"
2. In a Slump
3. Monk the Ump
4. Million Dollar Ball
1. Rubbed Out Ringmaster
2. Suck It Up
3. Clowning Around
4. Crushing Evidence
Side #2 -- Disc Two
1. Foul Play
2. Roommates
3. "The Human Time Machine"
4. Unearthed Confession
1. Play Acting
2. "Speed Dating"
3. Adrian the Actor
4. Stage Fright
1. Mail Bomb
2. Sibling Rivalry
3. Separation Anxiety
4. Live Wire
1. Deadly Workout
2. Compromising Position
3. The Sapphire Girl
4. Magnetic Murder
Side #3 -- Disc Three
1. Bizarre Homicide
2. Members of a Jury
3. Question the Defendant
4. Attention to Detail
1. Read All About It
2. Solving Crimes
3. A Test of Strength
4. Hitting the Jackpot
1. Winning the Raffle
2. Throwing the Race
3. The Proof Is in the Pie
4. All Mixed Up
1. Star Struck
2. Unwarranted Confession
3. Overly Observant
4. Doctored Audio
Side #4 -- Disc Four
1. Carried Away
2. Reinstated
3. Official Practice
4. The Written Exam
1. Barefooted Sniper
2. Crossing the Line
3. Union Relations
4. A New Understanding
1. Striking It Rich
2. Gold Digger
3. Cave-In
4. Eureka!
1. Last Meal
2. Bunking With Spider
3. Jail Talk
4. Nazi Alert

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To Tony Shalhoub and the entire cast: Monk is awesome! Thanks for the laughs and entertaining episodes. As an added bonus, filming the show from the wonderful city of San Francisco doesn't get any better!
R_DeSautel More than 1 year ago
It makes my idiosyncracies to seem so minor, and yet, it gives hope that I may be good at something, regardless of those difficulties. It is also good humor for all ages.
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