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Thursday, March 03, 2005


My latest obsession. The detective show "Monk."

1. Tony Shalhoub is pure genius. He plays an obsessive-compulsive germ-a-phobe with beautiful nuance and subtlty. I couldn't even begin to describe how sometimes he doesn't even have to say anything, and you can read everything in a glance.

2. Amy Sedaris guest-starred as Monk's assistant's horny sister. Any show that gives her work has got to be great. She excels particularly in the oversexed housewife roles. I would go gay for her. I love her so much.

3. The episode following Amy's opened with Willie Nelson singing with his band. Cool, but it could have just been stock footage. Until he stopped in the middle of the song to complain about the sound levels. And then he became the main murder suspect in the episode. He gets me just by playing "Georgia on My Mind." But when he can also act half-way decently? (I'm grading on a curve based on other singers' forays into acting. Hi, J. Lo.) Love. (There was also a subtle and well-played joke about pot smoking, too.)

4. In the Willie episode, I also noticed a tiny incident at the beginning of the show that played into the "Aha! Now I know exactly how the murder happened!" moment that Monk has in every episode. So really, you know, I could be a detective, too. Or at the very least, I could go back and reread all the Encyclopedia Brown books and figure out the mysteries without looking at the answers first.


Blogger metrogeekboy said...

I find it funny that you start the entry with "my latest obsession". Concerning the theme and all.
It is a good show.

3:03 PM  
Blogger metrogeekboy said...

Oh yes, and I'd go gay for Amy too. Oh wait, I am gay. Shit.

3:05 PM  
Blogger joolz said...

I do not like monk, because those a-holes at USA touted it every five seconds before it premiered and I refused to watch it on general principle.

I am therefore irrationally furious whenever it wins an award.

I know. I don't understand myself either sometimes.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Ditto on the Amy Sedaris love.

5:59 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I love a good Monk marathon. Mike loves that show and that's who I first watched it with. I don't know if I can get past Sharona's absense.

8:03 PM  
Blogger LE said...

WHAT? Oh my god. I can't deal with not having Sharona around. She's my favorite part. My world is rocked.

9:53 PM  

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