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I've missed him so much!

Although Monk is not appointment television for me, I have seen quite a few episodes thanks to USA's constant need to rerun their original programming a million times.  It's a cute show...the storylines are rather predictable, but it never fails to make me giggle. 

I haven't actually watched a full episode of Monk since...um, last summer, maybe?  So I had forgotten how great Tony Shaloub is.  He really does a great job with all of Monk's weird OCD quirks.  My favorite line in the ep, when Monk is eating the square tomato:  "I can taste the symmetry!" 

Traylor Howard is so perky and cute.  Every time I see her though, I'm transported back to 100,000 Airplanes when she guest starred as Sam's bitchy ex-fiancee ("If we had gotten married your name would have been Lisa Sherborn-Seaborn." Hee.).  She's quite adorable as Natalie, though.  Also, I wish I could get my hair to look like hers.  It's kind of messy, yet it still looks good.  Whenever I try to style my hair like that, it ends up looking like I just rolled out of bed.  If only I could afford my own personal stylist. :-(

Now, on to the most important part of this episode:  Brad!  YAY!  I didn't realize until tonight how much I have missed watching him act!  The last time I saw him do anything new was last year when I went to Boeing-Boeing.  The great thing about Brad is that no matter what kind of role he's in, even if it's small, he always gives a quality performance.  I can't remember ever seeing him phone it in.  Tonight was no exception...even though the part wasn't exactly Emmy-caliber, he still knocked it out of the park, in my opinion.  A biotech CEO trying to save the world is actually a really fitting role for Brad.  I wonder if the producers thought of him for the part because he's become so environmentally conscious over the last few years? 

Oh, about that mustache -- I was distracted by it for the first couple of minutes, but as the episode progressed, I got used to seeing him with it and it didn't really bother me anymore.  However, my previous statement does NOT constitute an endorsement of the 'stache.  No way.  I would much prefer him without it.  I'm just saying, it didn't ruin his performance for me or anything.

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flippet
Jan. 18th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Oy..I just saw it.

You're right, Brad was pretty good...but I can't see myself suffering through another episode for anyone else. It's just not my thing.

He sounded *fabulous* when he was asking after the health of the girl, though. All low and husky. Mmm.

I bet he had a blast driving the itty bitty car, too. :-)
13_pines
Jan. 18th, 2009 05:42 am (UTC)
Here's the thing about Monk: the writing isn't great, the storylines are always predictable (well, duh, of course he's gonna solve the case), and -- with the exception of Tony Shaloub and Traylor Howard -- the cast is mediocre at best. But, it's the perfect thing to watch when you don't feel like actually thinking about what you're watching. Plus, I like to make fun of the dialogue...the writers give the two police detectives some of the worst lines! No real person would ever say those things! You can't NOT laugh at the stupidity!

He sounded *fabulous* when he was asking after the health of the girl, though. All low and husky. Mmm.

Oh, that was definitely the best scene in the entire episode. He was so sweet and concerned. *sigh*
segsig
Jan. 18th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Thought it was a cute show, but could never see myself watching a season, nevermind years of it!

I could picture Brad geeking out over some of the stuff in it, but he should have got Monk a cow instead of rainforest.
13_pines
Jan. 18th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, certain parts of the show are cute, but it's definitely not great. I would actually consider Brad's episode to be one of the better eps, so that should tell you what the rest of the series is like. Ugh.

A cow would have been a nice tip of the hat to Heifer International. Or a goat! :-)
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