Tony Shalhoub plays Adrian Monk, an OCD private detective that consults for the police. He is assisted by Sharona Fleming, played by Bitty Schram, a private nurse that helped Monk re-engage after his wife's murder. Monk's extreme OCD personality constantly gets in the way of solving murders as he cannot have anything off centered/out of place and may interrupt an interrogation in order to reposition an object. However, this attention for detail also makes him an amazing detective. Aside from his OCD tendencies, he also has a vast number of fears, that he is forced to confront. He gets on a plane and has to solve a murder, goes to an asylum, the carnival, and on vacation. An amazing murder mystery series.