The Monk TV show is about a former police detective who has a photographic memory and an ability to solve mysteries reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes. Unfortunately, Adrian Monk is also rather eccentric as well as suffering from a severe case of obsessive compulsive disorder that surfaced after the death of his wife Trudy. Trudy was brutally murdered and the case has never been solved. As a result of his mental health problems, he has been put on psychiatric leave from the police department. In an effort to convince his boss to let him come back to work, he regularly helps out when the police run into a case they are having difficulty solving. The Monk TV show airs on Friday night.
The Monk TV show is set in the city of San Francisco. Captain Leland Stottlemeyer, Monk�s boss, is also his friend and very aware of Monk�s limitations as well as his strengths. Although he appreciates Monk�s help on the cases, the captain still has doubts about whether to let Adrian Monk carry a gun or come back to work. Stottlemeyer's second-in-command, Lieutenant Randall Disher sees Monk as a rival for any chance he has of being promoted although he does seem to be gaining a grudging respect for Monk�s keen powers of deduction.
In the Monk TV show, Adrian Monk has a personal assistant that helps him do the every day things he needs to do. Sometimes Monk�s obsessive tendencies get the best of him. He is a fanatic about cleanliness. The idea of not sterilizing everything can make him faint. In the introduction to this season�s show they show Monk washing all of the door handles from his house in the dishwasher, a classic obsessive compulsive disorder behavior. His assistant is Natalie Teeger. Natalie is both a widow and a single parent with a daughter named Julie.
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub plays Monk on The Monk TV show and is perfect for the part. He manages to make himself totally believable as both the obsessive compulsive patient and the keen minded detective. That is not such an easy trick to pull off. The interaction between Monk, his assistant and Captain Stottlemeyer is hileraous. With the excellent supporting cast and guest stars, The Monk TV show is a good choice to spend a relaxing hour watching TV.