2002 TV-PG 4 seasons


2002 TV-PG 4 seasons
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Hampered by an odd variety of phobias and obsessive-compulsive tendencies that surfaced after his wife's murder, brilliant San Francisco police detective Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) quits the force and begins working as a consultant on the SFPD's toughest cases. Monk's former superior, Capt. Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), grudgingly calls on him for help but refuses to let the eccentric ex-cop rejoin the force.
Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Bitty Schram, Traylor Howard
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  7
  • SEASON  8

Summary of Season 1 (2002) - 4 discs

This hilarious detective series stars Tony Shalhoub (in an Emmy-winning role) as Adrian Monk, a brilliant cop who's deemed unfit for duty when he develops OCD and a variety of phobias following his wife's murder. Now working as a police consultant, Monk still tries to convince his boss (Ted Levin), who has trouble dealing with Monk's eccentricities, to let him return to the force. Bitty Schram co-stars as Monk's friend and practical nurse.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this series includes subtle references to sex and drugs, as well as mildly violent scenes in which a murder is committed. The main character suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder and is easily rattled by germs, chaos, and changes in routine, a fact that is sometimes played for laughs (albeit sympathetic ones).

Sexual Content

Not applicable


In each episode, a murder is committed and the crime scene -- including the dead body -- is featured.


Mild ("son of a bitch") and infrequent.

Social Behavior

Crimes are solved through smart (albeit quirky) detective work. Death, widowhood, and OCD are also strong themes here.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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