FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
Our latest Monk Fan of the Week, Christi, is a counselor who recommends Monk to her clients as a therapeutic tool. Luckily, her lack of cable didn't keep her from becoming a mega-Monk fan. Here is her entry...
I am a new mega-Monk fan. Two years ago I discovered Monk at the video store. I don't have cable but I have managed to watch almost every episode since I found out about Monk. Family and friends tape episodes for me so I that I can keep up with Monk's latest adventures. Since becoming a Monk fan, I have recruited many other Monk fans.
I am familiar with the sense of loss as we lost our son in 1987. We still miss him especially around the anniversary of his death. Two years ago we were visiting my brother-in-law around the anniversary. He had cable and there was a Monk marathon on. I watched every episode that day. I sensed I was sharing this sad day with a friend who understands loss and that made the day much lighter.
I love his quirky OCD ways that make me laugh at my own quirkiness. I especially love his deep love for Trudy and how he continues to grieve the loss of her presence in her life.
In real life, I am a counselor. I often recommend Monk as a therapeutic tool for grieving or even accepting one's limitations in life. Several of my clients have fallen in love with Monk as well.
On my really bad days, my prescription is to watch Monk. Watching just one episode of Mr. Monk and the Kid or Mr. Monk and Sonny Chow can make my day not seem so bad.
Monk is funny and easy to relate to. His show contains drama, mystery, humor and psychological aspects that keep me watching episodes over and over again. I love Monk and I hope this show will go on for years to come!!
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