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By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Witty crime drama too highbrow for most kids.

TV NBC, USA Drama 2002
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 13+

Some sexuality that was not shown in review

There are in fact a few sex-scenes in every season. there are also episodes about nudests and (as said in their title) they are naked top to bottom. and in a couple episodes there are fully exposed male and female backsides. As well as completely exposed pictures (paintings, photos, etc.) and statues (up close).

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 12+

So good, amazing!

Some violence, but its a cop show, comedy drama, has it all, Nothing is ever boring! Minor language, but not too bad. love it hilarious and recommend it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (114):

Monk is a thinking-person's television show thanks to fresh, intelligent writing and well-nuanced characters. Shalhoub's tender portrayal of his character's subtle idiosyncrasies is nothing short of amazing (he has won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for his work on the show), and he easily wins viewers' affection. However, that very subtlety may make the show a little difficult for tweens and young teens to enjoy. They may have fun figuring out "whodunit," but the understated, Seinfeldian humor laced throughout will be lost on them.

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