FAN OF THE WEEK




FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 1, 2007


Our latest Monk Fan of the Week, Chris, is a Monkaholic who is also obsessed with Jeopardy. His Monkish trait is organization, which he suspects comes form his father. Here is his entry...

Chris E.

Hello.  My name is ChrisÖand Iím a Monkaholic.
 
I discovered Monk during the first season, and realized Iíd finally found someone on TV I could really relate to.  Since then, Iíve never missed a new episode, and watch as many reruns and marathons as I possibly canówithout bailing out of family obligations or missing work, that is.  (But thatís why DVRs are wonderful gadgets.)

I even watch my Monk DVDs while using a fabric steamer on my clothes to make sure there arenít any wrinkles.   When my wife bought me a video iPod to take on a recent vacation, out of the millions of songs and TV shows available online, she pre-loaded it with the most recent season of Monk. Big screen, small screenóit doesnít matter as long as I can get my fix of Monk and company. 
 
My obsessive organization has been a source of amusement for many peopleócoworkers in particular.  Even my boss describes me as Monkishónot that I can, or would want to, argue.  Iím proud of my somewhat obsessive tendencies, and I know I come by them honestly: my father would type (yes, type) Post-It Notes
 
My favorite episode has to be Mr. Monk and the Game Show.  If thereís something other than Monk that Iím obsessive about, itís game shows, especially Jeopardy.  Seeing Monk play in a Jeopardy-like game to solve the crime was hysterical.  On the other side of the coin, Mr. Monk and Mrs. Monk may have been the most sweet, but heartbreaking, episode.  Watching the show, you could feel how deeply he wanted to believe Trudy was still, somehow, alive. 
 
Itís refreshing to see such a well-written, well-acted show on TV, one that doesnít rely on gore or sex to tell fun, engaging stories.   Iíve thoroughly enjoyed seeing how Mr. Monk has evolved over the years, without losing his core charm.  It just goes to show that even Monk can change, even if itís in little steps.
 
Iím counting the minutes until the next set of new episodes starts.  Mid-January canít come soon enough!




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