Re: Monk TV series
- Yes Wyatt, they are comedic, maybe sort of a GET SMART meets COLUMBO
type combination. My favorite episodes were those in which Monk's
disorders were either played down or turned out to be crucial to the
--- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "Wyatt James" <grobius@s...>
> From what I've seen of them, they are good and have fair GADplotting
> techniques. What you didn't point out is that they are comedies,show.
> reminiscent of the old "Get Smart" series on TV. Monk is a
> reincarnation of Maxwell Smart, with the addition of neurotic hang-
> ups that are so absurd that they become the main emphasis of the
> --- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Schneider"
> <speedymystery@y...> wrote:
> > I've been laid low by the blaster worm and can only visit this
> > at the library for now.Shalob
> > A week or so ago USA network ran a marathon of many of the Monk
> > episodes. I had only seen parts of one or two of the shows
> > previously. It really is a very good series. The clues are all
> > laid out quite fairly. They use a black and white flashback
> > technique to re-show what the viewer may have missed. Tony
> > does a wonderful job and the other actors play their partswell.
> > The police are not played as fools and even solve cases on theirGAD.
> > occasionally. The plots do vary in quality but even the weakest
> > ones are not that bad. Some of the murder methods are pure
> > One involved the hands of a giant clock-kind of silly but alsotheme
> > fun and almost believable. Sometimes the defective detective
> > wears a bit thin but for the most part the Monk characterizationup
> > borders on brilliance.
> > I spent a wonderful 7 hours watching these episodes and only got
> > off the coach when my wife insisted on me completing at least afew
> > chores that day.
> > Bob