As ''Monk'' prepares to go off the air (sniffle! Purell!), we're rounding up our favorite small-screen gumshoes past and present
Detectives are obsessive by nature. They have to be attentive to the myriad clues at a crime scene. For eight seasons on USA, Adrian Monk a.k.a. the ''defective detective'' has pushed that mentality to a pathological extreme. A germaphobe, an agoraphobe, a lactophobe, and more, Monk's mania is also his genius: he sees the microscopic details we all miss.
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