Haha, I think of that sometimes when I’m watching.
Yes! I love the show. Been watching from the beginning, and rarely miss an episode.
When Sharona (first assistant) left, I wasn’t pleased, but when Natalie (new assistant) showed up, I loved her so much more! I watch older ones now and wonder why I was so sad, heh. I really like Natalie. I even like her daughter, Julie, so much more, too. There’s something with her that makes Monk almost paternal, much moreso than with Sharona’s son Benji. I love all the characters, and even though some things have changed, even personality or origin-wise, it’s been rather slight, and this show is consistent with so much more than alot of other shows are.
…Though, really. Could it be any other way?