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Monk Series Finale
« on: December 04, 2009, 10:05:00 PM »
Watching it right now... With baited breath ;)
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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 10:46:37 PM »
Hope it's good. My wife used to watch that show all the time, but while I tried watching it a few times, I could never really get into it.

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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 10:55:15 PM »
Will he get reinstated and take Randy's  job?


The best Monk episode was when Monk was a little boy.  His cold, neurotic mom (in this episode) was a classic.
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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009, 08:29:28 AM »
The 6-fingered guy was already killed in that show when Monk was being framed, right?
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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2009, 08:41:53 AM »
Clearly you guys are not talking about a soccer competition between rival monasteries.
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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009, 08:51:07 AM »
Clearly you guys are not talking about a soccer competition between rival monasteries.

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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2009, 11:26:03 AM »
Clearly you guys are not talking about a soccer competition between rival monasteries.

I only wonder if there's a hidden pun somewhere in that message on the Egypt/Algeria rivalry :P
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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2009, 01:16:37 PM »
The 6-fingered guy was already killed in that show when Monk was being framed, right? 

Yes - and in that show, Monk had gotten a clue (I don't remember) about who was the mastermind.
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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009, 01:17:30 PM »
Clearly you guys are not talking about a soccer competition between rival monasteries.

US TV show about an obsessive-compulsive private detective.  IMO, very well written & acted.
http://monk.usanework.com has all the info.
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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2009, 01:21:14 PM »
Hope it's good. My wife used to watch that show all the time, but while I tried watching it a few times, I could never really get into it.

I think it was an excellent finish to the story - great resolution and whatnot.
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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2009, 01:33:25 PM »
I also thought the finale was a good finish as well. It was a great run for the show though. One of my favorites. Tony Shalhoub is a great actor.

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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2009, 01:52:52 PM »
I think it was a really good idea to have the critical realization (who did it and why) be the way it was.  I won't say more, so as not to spoil it for anyone who is going to see it.
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Re: Monk Series Finale
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 08:29:39 PM »
I'm thankful this didn't turn out like a Sopranos ending.

And I agree, Tony Shalhoub has officially been one of my favorite actors (although some bias goes into that when I also found out he is an Arab American).
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