|The much missed Sharona|
There is much humour gained from Monk's obsessions - one episode found Monk reacting quickly by picking up a grenade that had just been tossed through a window and throwing it into a refrigerator, however he then opened the fridge again to make sure the grenade is standing upright before then closing the door and....Boom! In fact Monk is often tampering with evidence so that it all fits into his neat, well ordered idea of the world.
According to the Wiki page for the series the plots follow one or other of the following formats:
- The killer is known, and how the crime was committed is known. The episode is spent trying to find evidence to arrest that person, and these episodes are hence patterned similarly to many episodes of Columbo.
- Monk knows who the killer is, and knows what the motive is, but the killer has a seemingly air-tight alibi. The episode is spent trying to break that alibi and find out how the killer did it.
- In a number of episodes, the plot involves trying to find out the killer, how the murder was done, and why.
- In some episodes, the killer's M.O. is known, but not who did it or why.
If you've never seen this show then catch up with it on the re-runs. It's certain to become a favourite. It's drama, it's comedy and contains some truly beautiful moments