Just wondering what others think.
I didn't really want to post my answer yet, but I have to say, when the show first started, I couldn't miss and episode, and often watched the same show again.
But so much changed when Sharona left. I tried to beleive it would rebound. I watched, but it is not close to the same. The friction's gone. The quirkiness is all but disappeared. It had become a low priority for me. The last year, I watched it if I caught it, and now I am basically wondering if others are saying goodbye to it like I am, or already have.
It would take a lot to overhaul it so that Monk get's to be the ole Monk and to find people forced to work with him even with his weirdness. That's what made the show so unique, and it really does appear to be gone. Even watching him put his hand out now over a crime scene seems like a reluctant action by Shaloub.
I miss Monk and Sharona. Sorry Natalie, but they were big shoes to fill, and they weren't.