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Re: Monk TV series

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  • Bob Schneider
    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
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      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
      plot.

      Bob

      --- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "Wyatt James" <grobius@s...>
      wrote:
      > From what I've seen of them, they are good and have fair GAD
      plotting
      > techniques. What you didn't point out is that they are comedies,
      > 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
      show.
      >
      > --- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Schneider"
      > <speedymystery@y...> wrote:
      > > I've been laid low by the blaster worm and can only visit this
      site
      > > at the library for now.
      > >
      > > 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
      Shalob
      > > does a wonderful job and the other actors play their parts
      well.
      > > The police are not played as fools and even solve cases on their
      > own
      > > occasionally. The plots do vary in quality but even the weakest
      > > ones are not that bad. Some of the murder methods are pure
      GAD.
      > > One involved the hands of a giant clock-kind of silly but also
      > great
      > > fun and almost believable. Sometimes the defective detective
      theme
      > > wears a bit thin but for the most part the Monk characterization
      > > borders on brilliance.
      > >
      > > I spent a wonderful 7 hours watching these episodes and only got
      up
      > > off the coach when my wife insisted on me completing at least a
      few
      > > chores that day.
      > >
      > > Bob
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