Monkish Addictions

I can promise you that this is not about what you think it’s about. Unless you’re Fahim, in which case you know exactly what it’s about. 🙂

This is not about Buddhist Monks, or Franciscan Monks, or any other kind of Catholic Monk, or even Monk Fish. I think there’s a monk fish anyway – I could be mistaken on that. But I’m pretty sure.

This is not about brown sack robes or cowls or crosses or nuns.

In fact, this has nothing to do with either religion or seafood in any way.

This is, however, about Tony Shalhoub and a funny character he plays in a television series called Monk.

It all started with Mr. Monk and the Candidate – Part I – which we watched on Friday. We had the rest of season 1 already downloaded except for episodes number 2, 4, and 11. Episode number 2 was the Part II that went along with Part I. Funny how that works, eh?

So even though we loved that first episode of Monk we watched, we couldn’t continue until we had the next one to finish it off.

Today, we transferred the remaining episodes onto my computer, and we started watching.

We finished watching Part II, then promptly went on to Mr. Monk and the Psychic, followed by Mr. Monk Meets Dale the Whale, and in fact, we continued all the way to Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation – episode number 10.

Yep, folks, you got that. We watched 9, count ’em, 9 (nine) episodes of Monk today.

We’re strangely addicted.

Fahim insists the addiction is mine. I know better. He’s deluding himself.

Have you watched Monk yet? Here’s the short version. Monk is a former police detective who’s anxiety disorders have taken over his life – fear of germs, heights, and all sorts of other things – to the point that he needs an assistant to help him navigate out in public. He sees things that other police officers don’t, and ends up solving cases that they wouldn’t or couldn’t, or at least they would with the wrong answers. In all of this, he’s a hilarious misfit.

Fahim laughs himself silly watching Monk. Seriously silly. I laugh more at Fahim than I do at Monk. Okay, no, I laugh equally. But you get the drift.

This is a seriously funny, delightfully hilarious, upbeat whimsical comedy.

And like I said, we’re seriously addicted.

Fahim is downloading season 2. Of course. 🙂

Otherwise, it was a hot hot day and I was tired – drained from the heat. Is this a surprise?

Um, no.

Monk Rules!!!!

Author: LMAshton
Howdy! I'm a beginner artist, hobbyist photographer, kitchen witch, wanderer by nature, and hermit introvert. This is my blog feed. You can find my fediverse posts at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.