Monk is a brilliant detective who worked for the San Francisco Police Department until his wife Trudy died in a car bomb attack that Monk believed was intended for him. Trudy’s death led Monk to suffer a nervous breakdown. He was discharged from the force and became a shut-in, refusing to leave his house for over three years. With the help of Registered Nurse Sharona Fleming (Bitty Schram), he was finally able to leave the house, allowing him to perform consulting work for the police, despite having to deal with his OCD.
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) and Lieutenant Randall “Randy” Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford) call on Monk when they have trouble with an investigation. Stottlemeyer is often irritated by Monk’s disorder, but respects his friend and former colleague’s amazing observational abilities, as does Disher. Ever since childhood, Monk’s obsessive attention to detail allowed him to spot tiny discrepancies, find patterns, and make connections that others fail to make. Monk continues to search for information about his wife’s death, the one case he has been unable to solve.
In the third season, Sharona decides to re-marry her ex-husband and moves to New Jersey. Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard), a single mother with an eleven-year-old daughter, is hired as Monk’s new assistant. Monk has a brother, Ambrose, and a half-brother, Jack, Jr.
Myself and Liz are huge fans of MONK ever since we started watching the series 1. Now we have season 1-5 on dvd. I know that season 6 is out in US, but still doesn’t air here. Brilliant series. MUST WATCH