Monk, Season 4HDClosed Captioning
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Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Tony Shalhoub returns as obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk, whose all-consuming attention to detail allows him to spot the smallest of discrepancies that routine crime scene investigators miss. In Season 4, we see Monk getting closer to his new assistant Natalie (Traylor Howard), a single mother who aids Monk not only with his crippling phobias, but also with his crime-solving exploits. A showdown with rival private detective Marty Eels (Jason Alexander) sets in motion a new season in which we discover crucial details of Monk's past. John Turturro reprises his Emmy-winning role as Monk's agoraphobic brother, Ambrose; Monk's murdered wife, his beloved Trudy (Melora Hardin), will appear to return from the dead; and we meet Monk as a teen and discover the true beginnings of how he became the Adrian Monk we've come to know and love.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk and the Other Detective||Harold Gumbal robs his own jewelry store and delivers the loot to two thugs who have taken his dog hostage. When a security guard shows up, one of the thugs panics and kills him. With Gumbal now a witness to the murder, the shooter turns to Gumbal and kills him, too, in cold blood. Monk is called in to investigate. Before he can make any progress, a disheveled, second-rate detective named Marty Eels (Jason Alexander) shows up. But today, Marty's detective skills are far from second rate. In fact, he's amazing. He's even better than Monk. He seems to be solving the case by magic. Monk, meanwhile, is convinced that Marty Eels is cheating.||43:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk Goes Home Again||When an armored car driver is shot to death outside a grocery store, Monk is called in to investigate. Witnesses saw the shooter, who used the driver’s own gun for the shooting. Monk looks for clues, but before he can get too deep into the case, he gets a phone call from his brother, Ambrose. Apparently, their long-lost father called and is coming to Ambrose’s house that night for a visit. Monk is skeptical, but he decides to go see Ambrose anyway.||43:08||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk Stays in Bed||When a pizza deliveryman mistakenly gives Natalie $50 in extra change, Natalie decides to do a good deed. She follows him, intending to return the money, but is shocked to find his car on a deserted street, with the deliveryman beaten to death in the driver’s seat. Stottlemeyer and Disher arrive to assess the situation, but they’re soon called away to a bigger case. With the authorities distracted, Natalie feels obligated to champion the cause of the dead deliveryman. She goes to Monk for help, but he’s feeling sick, and soon finds himself stuck in bed with the flu. Natalie is now on a mission to get to the bottom of things.||43:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk Goes to the Office||When a masked man kills a parking garage attendant and breaks the right hand of stock analyst Warren Kemp, Monk is called in to investigate. The most baffling question: why would somebody want to break the right hand of a stock analyst? Warren Kemp wants answers, so he hires Monk to work undercover at his office.||43:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk Gets Drunk||New York mob accountant Rudy Schick is in trouble. His partner Ben Gruber has skipped town with over $3 million in mafia money, and now hitman Al Nicoletto is looking to re-collect the cash. All Schick knows is that Gruber is hiding somewhere in California. Unfortunately, that information isn't good enough for Nicoletto, who kills Schick and then sets out on a frantic search for Ben Gruber and the money. Meanwhile, Monk and Natalie are traveling to wine country to celebrate Monk and Trudy's anniversary. Every year, Monk goes to the same bed and breakfast where he and Trudy spent their honeymoon.||42:44||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk and Mrs. Monk||Natalie is out running errands for Monk when she can't believe her eyes: crossing right in front of her in a restaurant is a woman who appears to be Trudy Monk! Trudy is meeting with an older man named Zach Ellinghouse, and Natalie overhears her telling Zach that she faked her own death to protect her family from a dangerous extremist group that was the subject of a newspaper story she was writing. Natalie tries to warn Monk about Trudy, but he's in such a good mood, she doesn't have the heart to tell him the disturbing news.||43:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk Goes to a Wedding||When Natalie needs a last-minute date to her brother Jonathan’s wedding, she reluctantly agrees to let Lieutenant Disher accompany her. The wedding is being held at a posh resort, and everything seems to be going fine - until Disher gets run over by a car in the resort’s parking lot. Disher suffers serious injuries and barely survives the horrible incident. Captain Stottlemeyer and Monk show up to investigate, and they quickly determine that the driver of the car, who fled the scene, must be a member of Natalie’s family. But why would one of Natalie’s relatives try to kill Lieutenant Disher?||43:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk and Little Monk||Monk and Natalie are cleaning Monk's apartment when they get an unexpected knock on the door. It's Sherry Judd, who went to junior high school with Monk. Intruders have murdered her housekeeper and defaced a painting of her grandmother, and she'd like Monk to investigate. Monk had a big crush on Sherry when they were young, and seeing her again unleashes a flood of memories and emotions. Monk agrees to help her.||43:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk and the Secret Santa||It’s the annual Christmas party at police headquarters, and everyone is full of holiday cheer. Monk, Natalie, Captain Stottlemeyer, and Lieutenant Disher are all there. When it comes time to exchange Secret Santa presents, Captain Stottlemeyer has a problem: he’s unable to find the gift he bought for his friend, Detective Chasen. At the suggestion of Alice Westergren, another police officer, Captain Stottlemeyer takes a bottle of port that he received from an auto body shop and re-gifts it to Chasen. Detective Chasen drinks the port, collapses and dies. The port was poisoned!||42:48||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk Goes to a Fashion Show||When Monk starts noticing imperfections in his shirts, he seeks out the woman who inspects them to make sure nothing is wrong. When Monk meets the woman, Maria Ortiz, he learns that something is wrong. Maria's beloved son, Pedro, is in jail for the murder of a fashion model named Clea Vance, and Maria has been living under great duress ever since. She knows her son isn't guilty, and Monk agrees to look into the case.||43:02||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk Bumps His Head||It's late, and Monk and Natalie are at a deserted highway rest area. They’re there to meet a man who claims to have information about Trudy’s murder. Monk has brought an envelope of reward money, and he makes Natalie hide so he can meet the man alone. When the man turns out to be a phony, Monk refuses to give him the cash. A struggle ensues. The man clunks Monk over the head, steals the reward money and Monk's wallet, and dumps Monk's unconscious body on a flatbed truck. When Natalie reappears, Monk and the man are both gone.||43:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage||Monk and Natalie join Captain Stottlemeyer at a junkyard to investigate the murder of a small-time drug dealer named Chicklet. While Monk looks around, a cocky young police sergeant named Ryan Sharkey implies that he's having an affair with the captain's wife, Karen. Stottlemeyer punches Sharkey in the face, and then leaves in a huff. Karen emphatically denies having the affair. The captain, still suspicious of Karen, asks Monk to follow her and find out whether or not she's having an affair.||42:20||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk and the Big Reward||Monk and Natalie go to police headquarters to ask Captain Stottlemeyer for a raise. While they are there, Lieutenant Disher brings in Warren Landis, a security guard from a local museum, for questioning. The world-famous Alexander diamond has been stolen from the museum, and the police are interrogating all museum employees. When Monk notices some chemical residue on Landis' fingers, Disher arrests the security guard on drug charges. When Natalie hears that there's a million dollar reward for the diamond, she convinces Monk to use his detective skills to try to find the stolen gem.||43:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|14||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk and the Astronaut||Civilian test pilot Steve Wagner is a national hero, but not everyone admires him. His old flame, Joanne Raphelson, is about to publish a tell-all book that details the abuse she endured during their relationship. Wagner can't let Joanne's story get out, so he pays her a visit. He makes her one of his signature drinks, a "Spacewalk," and adds a little something extra: a powerful dose of barbiturates. When her housekeeper arrives the following week, she finds Joanne hanging from the ceiling with a noose around her neck. Captain Stottlemeyer, Lieutenant Disher, Monk and Natalie go to Joanne's house to investigate. It appears to be suicide, but the captain and Monk spot some clues that point to murder.||43:04||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|15||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk Goes to the Dentist||After an armored car heist, Monk and Natalie arrive on the scene to join Capt. Stottlemeyer and Lt. Disher in the investigation. While Monk picks up clues, Lt. Disher complains of a horrible toothache. Capt. Stottlemeyer insists that Lt. Disher visit a dentist immediately. Disher goes to the office of Dr. Oliver Bloom, and soon finds himself under sedation while Dr. Bloom extracts a tooth. Then, something strange happens: while floating in and out of consciousness, Lt. Disher sees - or thinks he sees - Dr. Bloom and his assistant kill an intrude. But the captain doesn't believe him. Nobody does.||42:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|16||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMr. Monk Gets Jury Duty||Monk receives some bad news: he's been called for jury duty. Monk loathes the idea of being stuck in a room with 11 other people, but he has no choice when he's selected as a juror in a minor robbery trial. When time comes for the jury to deliberate, everyone votes "guilty" except for Monk. It's 11 vs. 1, but Monk is sure that the defendant is innocent. While Monk tries to win over his fellow jurors by picking apart the evidence, he looks out the window of the jury room and begins to suspect that there is a dead body in a garbage dumpster near the courthouse. Monk gets Stottlemeyer and Disher to check it out, and sure enough, there's a dead woman's body in the dumpster!||43:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
Monk, Season 1 and 4
I really love the show, and the price on i-tunes is really reasonable, but, um....what happened to seasons 2 and 3? I mean, I've seen every episode in these two seasons (1 and 4), and the only ones I haven't seen are in seasons 2 and 3. So if other people feel the same way, we could get seasons 2 and 3 on i-tunes. That'd be swell:)
I just started watching Monk maybe a week ago, and I have watched all of season 1 and 4. If you have doubts, just check out the first episode in Season 1. You will be hitched after that. Good show.
Monk: Still the most underrated show on TV.
Not to sound too corny, but you might say I'm a bit "obsessed" with Monk. Since my wife and I don’t have USA Network in our cable package, we’re always very excited when a new season is released on DVD. Over the course of a weekend, we sit down and watch the entire season straight trough. You can only imagine how pleased we are that individual episodes are now available for download from iTunes. Monk is one of the funniest, wittiest, best-written shows on the air today. Tony Shalhoub manages to play the title role with both comic grace and a compassionate understanding of his complex character. Adrian Monk is something of a savant. He’s a brilliant former San Francisco Police detective who is forced to offer his crime-solving skills—including an eye for forensic detail that would impress even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—on a freelance basis. While his dream is to ultimately return to the force, his not-always-under-complete-control obsessive compulsive disorder keeps his uniforms in the closet (neatly pressed, polished, and in plastic sleeves, of course). In each episode, Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine, who artfully plays Lestrade to Shalhoub’s Holmes) is forced to reluctantly call in Monk to help solve particularly vexing cases. The cases are a little far-fetched to believe that there’s a new one every week, but what crime show doesn’t suffer from that folly? Getting back into a polyester uniform and the passenger’s seat of a police cruiser (Monk is a bit too “cautious” to drive) isn’t Monk’s only objective; he is also haunted by the one case he has never been able to solve: the murder of his wife Trudy, an investigative reporter killed several years before the first season of the show. Monk’s struggle to cope with Trudy’s death provides a central humanizing theme that is woven throughout each of episode and makes Monk’s obsessive behavior both understandable and believable. Like many fans of the show, I was disappointed when Monk’s nurse/crime-fighting sidekick Sharona (former Broadway actress Bitty Schram) left the show. She had become such an important member of the cast that it was hard to imagine Monk functioning without her as a crutch at his side. But life is like that; people leave, sometimes even when you need them the most. And in the long run, Sharona’s replacement, Natalie (played by witty and adorable actress Traylor Howard) adds more of a grounding force for Monk. Natalie is willing to tell Monk when he’s justified in his compulsiveness, and when he’s being just plain crazy. Ultimately, what makes this show work is that it isn’t played as a sit-com. Adrian Monk’s obsessive-compulsive disorder isn’t treated like a gimmick. We don’t laugh at Monk’s antics because he’s freakishly abnormal; we laugh because he’s just an exaggerated version of the rest of us. We all have anxieties. We all obsess about certain things. We all have events in our past that haunt us. And sometimes, were all step a little too close to that line, and we teeter over sanity like we’re tipping in a chair. Monk just happens to actually cross that line a little more often. If you’ve never watched this show, do yourself a favor and start from the beginning. Season Four is strong, but I can’t imagine viewing it out of context. Go rent the first three seasons and discover for yourself one of the most talented and underrated casts on television. Just be sure to bring an antibacterial Handi-Wipe… don’t you know how many people have touched those DVDs?! Better yet, why don’t you just download the episodes? It’s safe, convenient, and germ/bacteria/virus/mold/spores/and fungus-free!