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Monday, November 20, 2006

We're spoiling the ending for your own good!

Spoiler warning
The article contains spoilers for the Monk episode Mr Monk and girl who cried wolf. You may not want to read this if you've not seen it.

Just before tonight's episode of Monk (on Hallmark), the announcer warned viewers that a man covered in blood would appear at various points throughout the show. That's fair enough, but the announcer then reassured us all that "he's only playing a joke on Sharona".

The episode itself covers Sharona gradually losing her sanity and we're not meant to know - as viewers - if this man is real or an hallucination, until the big reveal at the end.

I'm all for warning people that they may find some shows upsetting, but giving away the ending like that seems unnecessary. I already know that both Sharona and the man-in-blood are in reality both actors.


  • I don't know - what is it with this crazy nanny state that we live in? I'm in the slow process of watching Monk having being recommended it by a good friend, but not being around when it's shown on bb2 and not having another method I've been picking up and watching the DVDs ... starting with season 2 for some reason. Really need to pick up some more DVDs, it's one of the best things I never get to watch on TV... well... as far as I know.

    I wonder if it's a policy that could be carried over to other shows for the schedully overloaded "In tonights EastEnders there will be some arguements, bad jokes and a misunderstanding that leads to much hillarity but nothing of any consequence really happens" or "In the news tonight there will be stories of war, disaster and Mr Bush's latest comic blunder. The weather that follows the news will be presented by someone attractive but the predictions should be ignored as no-one really knows what's going on right now. If you want to know the weather, look out of your window."


    By Blogger M., At 9:18 AM, November 22, 2006  

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