I happen to love this show quite a bit....although the new episodes have been done for a while now. I personally do not like Monk's new assisstant very much, Sharona was awesome, I'm not sure what happened, but there was some sort of falling-out and now she isn't on the show anymore. The show is still good, still funny...but I think that they're getting close to ending it, because every episode Monk seems to get more and more...human, I guess you'd say. Normal. I don't know, it's still one of the best shows on the TV.