FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2006
Our latest Monk Fan of the Week, Rachel, is becoming more Monkish the more she watches Monk! Here is her entry...
My name is Rachel. My parents are actually the ones that got me hooked on Monk. When I woke up Saturday mornings I used to hear my dad laughing all the way from the basement because he was watching Monk. He told me about some of the funny scenes from the show and I decided to watch it, and I totally loved it and I got hooked.
Since then I have been watching Monk all the time. I've practically memorized the first two seasons, which we have on DVD, and I love quoting Adrian, Randy, and Leland. I actually programmed my DVR to record every episode of Monk that is ever on TV so I don't miss any!
I think that I have my own Monk qualities that have probably magnified ever since I started watching the show. I really like that Monk always needs everything to be clean, I find myself acting similar. For example, I wash my hands all the time; I hate touching something that I think is dirty and then not being able to wash my hands, and I hate smelling food or anything other than soap on my hands. Sometimes when I wash, I wash 2 or 3 times just to make sure.
I also never dry my hands on the kitchen towel, since you never know what's on there; I always have to use a clean paper towel. I think I do many of these things out of fear of getting sick, which is, I think, a lot like Monk, and it is very helpful when I am taking care of my older brother who is suffering from a spinal cord injury because he tends to get sick more easily, and helps a lot if there are less germs around.
Monk really brings a laugh into the house, and I love watching him evolve throughout the show, and I find myself, more and more, paying attention to details and unintentionally saying or doing something that is very "Monkish".I really appreciate the show's sense of humor, especially because it shows that TV can be hilarious without using inappropriate humor. It is without a doubt the best show I have ever seen! Thank you!
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