Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
The closer you watch that show the better it is. On the surface it feels like an old cheesey episode of Columbo, or something aimed at the Murder She Wrote crowd, but the level of comedy there is truly amazing.
There are times when I want to laugh even harder than my body will let me.
Along with the comedy, there is also a level of tragedy, which pulls me to the show, as well.
I have only gotten into the show a few months ago, and am fascinated by Monk. Fortunately, reruns are shown almost daily, and I have seen some classics.
One where he met his father was remarkable. "Dad...this is touching." "Why, yes, Adrian. This is touching!" "No...I mean...the mashed potatoes...they are touching the other food!" Funny...yet, quickly followed by the touching moment of his dad faithfully separating the food. Only slightly less equal to that are the episodes with his brother (John Turturro).