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Monk - Season Two
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|Genre||Television, DVD Movie, Blu-ray Movie, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense|
|Format||Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen|
|Contributor||Daniel Dratch, Michael Nankin, Ron Underwood, Traylor Howard, Hector Elizondo, Jason Gray-Stanford, Melora Hardin, Bitty Schram, Jerry Levine, Michael Fresco, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Kamel, Kane Ritchotte, Michael Spiller, Lawrence Trilling, Michael Zinberg, Craig Zisk, Emmy Clarke, Max Morrow, Tim Bagley, Ted Levine See more|
|Number Of Discs||4|
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Television's favorite defective detective returns to DVD to solve a new batch of baffling mysteries with his trademark wit, wisdom… and hand wipes. Join Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Tony Shalhoub as the quirky obsessive-compulsive detective in all 16 brilliantly funny Second Season episodes of the widely acclaimed series, Monk. His extensive dossier of phobias may keep him from working on the police force, but Monk's not about to let that stop him from solving crimes. Accompanied by his loyal (and infinitely patient) assistant Sharona (Bitty Schram), by-the-book Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) and eager-to-please Lieutenant Randall Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford), Monk's unconventional methods may just be what's needed to crack some of San Francisco's most puzzling and unusual cases. Join "TV's most original sleuth ever" (Los Angeles Times) on all of his suspenseful Second Season adventures in the series that USA Today raves is "hilarious" and Entertainment Weekly proclaims as one of the "Top 10 Best Things on TV."
- The Minds Behind Monk
- Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford) Character Profile
- Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine) Character Profile
- Precinct Tours with Jason-Gray Stanford
Monk: Season Two finds the popular cable dramedy all the more satisfying and fun in its second year. Relationships between the series' core characters have (against all odds) actually deepened and sweetened, while the new whodunit storylines challenge obsessive-compulsive investigator hero Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) in fresh and novel ways. There are no big changes, but there is more compassion, even friendship, exchanged between Monk and his former boss, Captain Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), and grudging admiration for the difficult private sleuth from Stottlemeyer's second-in-command, Lieutenant Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford). As for Monk's crucial bond with his long-suffering assistant, Sharona (Bitty Schram), well, nothing comes easier than before. On the other hand, Sharona continues to draw Monk out of his self-obsession by giving him someone to care about.
Highlights include the strong season opener, "Mr. Monk Goes Back to School," starring Andrew McCarthy as a science teacher whom Monk instantly suspects of killing a colleague. (The latter's death was disguised as a suicide.) Monk's investigation leads him to take, with many pitfalls and funny moments, a post at the school as a substitute teacher. But the episode also demonstrates the series' increasing preference for mysteries that concern how a crime was committed rather than who did it. Also good is "Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico," in which Monk finds himself in a panic without bottled water while working alongside two south-of-the-border equivalents (in looks and personality) of Stottlemeyer and Disher. "Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy" stars Gary Cole as a girlie-mag publisher who blackmails the chivalrous Monk by acquiring, and threatening to print, old topless photos of Sharona. One of the season's best shows, "Mr. Monk and the Paperboy," finds the fastidious, orderly detective in a major freakout when his own home becomes a crime scene. Still a comic joy and still stimulating for mystery buffs, Monk: Season Two is highly recommended. Among appealing guest stars are Rachel Dratch, Glenne Headley, Tim Curry, and John Turturro as Monk's Mycroft-like brother. --Tom Keogh
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.75 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 3.84 Ounces
- Director : Craig Zisk, Daniel Dratch, Jerry Levine, Lawrence Trilling, Michael Fresco
- Media Format : Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 11 hours and 43 minutes
- Release date : January 11, 2005
- Actors : Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Traylor Howard, Stanley Kamel
- Subtitles: : Spanish, French
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Unqualified
- Studio : Universal Studios Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B0006B2A2O
- Number of discs : 4
- Best Sellers Rank: #88,407 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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MONK Season 2 is just as fun,entertaining, and dramatic, if not more so than Season 1. Season one really gave a high benchmark for an excellent TV series.
This set of 16 shows ( which actually sees Monk Solving way more than 16 cases ) is full of excellent character development, detailed thought, which is all driven by the Key story arc , the one case that Monk cannot solve. In fact Two of the shows, 11 and 16, reveal detailed plot points that fire up the start of season three.
The emotional element of Monk is reiterated many times, and Tony Shalhoub carries this off beautifully, with Sharona( the irreplaceable Bitty Schram), in scenes like the final shots of episode one with Monk near the tree; Monk shows this in many and varied ways through the series, and the work of Sharona's character is most definitely to highten this effect.
We discover the details of Sierra Springs ( Episode 2), the fun and comedy of an offbeat clown( episode 4); the classic lines as in episode 6 where Monk describes "Speedy Dates" as "Dantes 7th circle of Hell".
The amazing care that goes into these shows is even more refined in the widescreen version of the show on disc, that not everyone can see in the TV broadcast version.
One element of the show that I enjoy immensely is the opening credits with the superb song IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE: the final shot of this sequence has Monk crossing a street from season one, and it is a beautifully crafted shot that bookmarks the summary of the season that has been edited together for the song and credits.
Disc 1 has THE MINDS BEHIND MONK; You discover the successful formula that has been applied to the series, and just why season 1 as well as 2 work so superbly well.
Disc 2 has a profile of Disher.Disc 3 has a BRILLIANT profile of Stottlemeyer, done in the skilled manner that Ted Levine can achieve with consumate ease.and Disc 4 has a Tour of the precint.
If you love Monk, then this is a must have. The audio, even though 2.1 stereo, is brilliantly done, and the time spent watching this is a pleasure. The best thing about the set, is that you can pick whatever show is your favorite and rewatch it.
Ignore the rubbish about a missing booklet ... not true... no booklet like the one in season one has been advertised
[The IMDB quotes and trivia combine quotes from season two as well as the first half of season three, at the very least. ]