USA (ended 2009)
I've watch Monk off and on since Sharona left. When I saw the previews for sharon coming back, I knew I had to watch. I so enjoyed the episode and loved how they handle Sharon being back. That hug at the end was sweet. I loved the bantering Sharona had with Randy back in the day, so I'm thrilled they're in a relationship.
|A good episode. It was really nice to see Sharona again. Only a few things bothered me: |
They made Sharona a bit too greedy. That wasn't necessary. And the Sharona/Randy relationship is too rushed. Just like the Leland/TK relationship.
I haven't read "Mr. Monk and the Two Assistants" but I'm left wondering if this episode would've worked better as a straight adaptation of that. This was decent, but disappointing.
That being said, I loved the hug in the final scene. Some terrific silent acting from Shalhoub there.
I'm sorry, but....no. Monk really isn't the kind of show that needs to get involved in that whole ridiculous "let's get the two lead characters together for no reason other than their lead-character-dom" business. If Monk and Natalie hook up, that'll completely ruin the finale for me.
Not that I'm opinionated or anything...