I love this show. I can see where Monk is coming from, although I'm not as obssessive as he is. It's quirky, constantly laugh-out-loud funny, and the mysteries are interesting to figure out.
I miss the old theme song. I would make doop da doo noises to sing along with it. It lifted my spirits. Curses on Randy Newman!
Aside from the other main characters, I love the Lieutenant and his assistant guy. They're so cute in their own ways. The Lt. is manly and gruff (btw he was also in the movie Evolution, as some kind of important military guy) and the assistant is boyish and silly.