This is SUCH a great show. Monk is so lovable in a Monk-ish kind of way. For example: he gives a talk about being a detective at a local school. He asks how many kids in the class would like to be detectives. Some kids raise their hands, and four kids in a row of five raise their hand. The kid at the end of the row doesn't, and Monk badgers the kid until he raises his hand, making it a perfect row. Also, the person before him handed out laser pens, and the kids all aim the pens at Monk, which drives him crazy. It was so funny to see him scrambling around because of the lasers.
He also has an assistant named Natalie who is always around with disinfectant wipes for Monk. She is there to make sure that the OCD doesn't completely ruin his life. It shows the nature of people is generally good, and to accept people with disorders. Great show all around. ^_^