Monk: Season 8 (2009)


Season 8
Monk

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Monk wisely closes the curtain just as the formula begins to grow tiresome, delivering a predictable conclusion that will still hearten fans of San Francisco's finest germaphobe.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 39

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Air date: Aug 7, 2009

Monk is thrilled to be the bodyguard of a former child star after an attempt is made on her life, until he learns how different she is from her TV alter ego.

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Air date: Aug 14, 2009

While Monk investigates the high-profile murder of a maid, the detective increasingly feels drawn to a case involving a visiting African who wants to solve his wife's hit-and-run death.

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Air date: Aug 21, 2009

When Monk and Natalie get stuck in a small desert town, he must uncover the link between a missing woman and a UFO sighting.

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Air date: Aug 28, 2009

In an effort to foil an assassination plot, Monk assumes a dead hit man's identity.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2009

Monk's phobias threaten to undermine a murder case when an aggressive defense attorney targets his unconventional methods in court.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2009

Natalie believes a critic who panned her daughter's performance is responsible for a murder at the same time as the show.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2009

A voodoo curse seems to be at work when dolls sent to San Francisco residents accurately predict inexplicable deaths, including possibly Natalie's. Meat Loaf guest stars.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2009

After Monk's insurance company refuses to pay for more private therapy sessions, he joins Dr. Bell's therapy group, where it appears that someone is murdering fellow patients. Tim Bagley and Hector Elizondo guest star.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2009

Natalie tries to arrange a surprise birthday party for Monk while he probes the mysterious death of an office building's maintenance man.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2009

After Sharona returns to San Francisco to handle legal issues related to an uncle's death, Monk suspects foul play and finds himself torn between the different styles of Sharona and Natalie. Bitty Schram guest stars.

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Cast & Crew

Tony Shalhoub
Adrian Monk

Actor
Ted Levine
Capt. Leland Stottlemeyer

Actor
Traylor Howard
Natalie Teeger

Actor
Jason Gray-Stanford
Lt. Randall Disher

Actor
Virginia Madsen
T.K. Jensen

Guest Star
Melora Hardin
Trudy Monk

Guest Star
Casper Van Dien
Lt. Steven Albright

Guest Star
Craig T. Nelson
Ana Teresa Sosa

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Emmy Clarke
Julie Teeger

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Erich Anderson
John Buxton

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Chandra West
Carolyn Walsh

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Michael Stoyanov
Stephen Dorn

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Michael Patrick McGill
Sgt. Steiner

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Tim Bagley
Harold Krenshaw

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DB Woodside
Dr. Matthew Shuler

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Héctor Elizondo
Dr. Neven Bell

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Jessica McCabe
Teenage Cashier

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Mary Beth Evans
Mrs. Rickover

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Michael Coleman
Uniform Cop 1

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Shelly Cole
Mrs. Rickover

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Critic Reviews for Monk: Season 8

Audience Reviews for Monk: Season 8

  • Sep 21, 2022
    Season 8 was bad, the ending snd the reason for truly death was very poor. Truly should have died because she was a drug kingpin. She crossed up a gang member that wanted to take over her gang.
  • Sep 20, 2022
    Enjoyed. Though it took Monk too long to solve Trudy's case, compared to those cases he solved in one day. Trudy's case is not even that difficult. Understandably, the plot needs to keep this secrete, but it did make it look like that monk is not trying at all.
  • Jan 09, 2022
    Awesome show! Detective Cusauk meets Mr.Bean meet Michael Scott (the Office)…. Clean, funny, interesting detective show. Monk is one of those characters that you hate but can't stop watching him be awkward. You will grow to love the guy as you laugh and wince at him. The supporting actors are excellent, they add a nice balance to him, yet they also have their moments of hilarity. A must watch for a nice, clean and entertaining show! I also hate shows with terrible abrupt endings, and this one did not dissapoint. Watch till the last episode!
  • May 10, 2021
    Man, I just wanted to see see Snoop Dog and Tony, so I skipped a few seasons to what I thought was the one Episode I was looking for- Absolute Mistake. I teared up by in a few moments and I couldn't bare skipping any of such great Scenes from previous Episodes. (For everybody who watched it, it was the first part of the series finale)
  • Mar 12, 2021
    I don't understand the rave reviews. At the start, sure, a somewhat refreshing take on the, let's be fair, still done to death detective formula, but here? I mean the final episode the acting is lackluster at best, the story is predictable and in the end it all sort of went nowhere anyway. Just a filler series to pass the time, not much more.
  • Mar 27, 2019
    The original defective detective. Adrian Monk, formerly a cop on the San Francisco police force, is haunted by the car-bomb murder of his journalist wife, bedeviled by more phobias, quirks, and peccadilloes than even his psychiatrist can handle, and yet--in his new role as a police consultant (he turned in his badge after his wife's death) is able to solve the most complicated of cases with ease. Over the course of the series, he has lost his sight, found a girlfriend, trod the boards as an actor, suffered amnesia...and through it all, been able to figure out whodunit well before the final commercial. Often, the murder occurs at the very start, and we are aware of the killer's identity before Monk is; the fun comes from watching him put the pieces together until he knows what we've known all along-- and sometimes, the story revolves around Monk's efforts (usually unsuccessful) to cope with the agonies of day-to-day living while the mystery is placed squarely on the back burner. Tony Shalhoub's performance is a master class in acting, filled with tics, twitches, grimaces and frowns (he rarely smiles)--but also quieter, more soulful moments--from first scene to last; he is brilliant. Also starring Ted Levine as his exasperated boss, Captain Stottlemeyer; Bitty Schram and Traylor Howard as his personal assistants, Sharona and Natalie; and Jason Gray-Stanford as the goofy but efficient Lieutenant Disher. Move over, Columbo. Monk is just as smart, and even quirkier. (Funnier, too.) If you haven't seen the show yet, what have you been waiting for? You can still catch it in reruns, or binge-watch it on DVD. It's a gem.
  • May 17, 2018
    Love the cast and the guest stars.
  • Dec 26, 2016
    It was an Outstanding TV Series and the Star Cast was Perfect.

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