Wednesday, February 16, 2011


My son and I are sitting here watching Monk. It’s about an obsessive, compulsive detective that solves murder cases. My sister has the complete edition on 35 DVD’s. Monk is a comedy drama mystery television series. Josh and I love this show; I need to buy the set.

I am enjoying this short time I have with my son; he is going to be 12 years old in May. He is my only son, as I’m told teenage boys tend to get caught up with their friends and forget their moms. A note to self, we are eating Ritz crackers and cream cheese, drinking IZZE (sparkling clementine) he is talking and sharing his life with me….I love it and hope it last forever.

Monk's compulsive habits are numerous, and a number of phobias compound his situation, such as his fear of germs and cups. Monk has 312 fears, some of which are milk, ladybugs, harmonicas, heights, imperfection and risk. The OCD and plethora of phobias inevitably lead to very awkward situations and cause problems for Monk and anyone around him, as he investigates cases. These same personal struggles, particularly the OCD, are what aid him in solving cases such as his sharp memory, specific mindset and attention to detail. In one episode entitled "Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan", Marci Maven (Sarah Silverman) had compiled a list of all of Adrian's fears and had put icons on her desktop of them. On another episode, he tried to conquer his fears by doing various activities which involved his phobias. For example, he tried drinking milk, climbing a ladder, putting a ladybug on his hand, and when things were scattered unorganized across a table, he could not help the compulsion to arrange them neatly.

We find it entertaining,…. hours of entertainment. We try to figure out who the murderer is, sometimes Joshua gets it right. We will have to go to bed soon; I don’t think I can do an all nighter. Oh, the next episode is beginning….. Ok, maybe I will! ©All articles and comments on Dinky’s Hum Drum Journal are the property of Bridget Sherman and are Copyright protected.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I was there I got hook on Monk I Love it and want to buy the set. love Mom