Gifted detective

Star World presents the exciting eighth season of Monk every Monday to Thursday at 11 pm. Adrian Monk (Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub) is a highly gifted detective whose career has been jeopardised by his overwhelming fear of germs, crowds, small places, and almost everything else.

Monk’s disorder was triggered by the murder of his beloved wife, Trudy. Ordered to take a leave of absence from the police department, Monk hires a nurse (Bitty Schram) who helps him try to get reinstated on the force, and in the process, becomes an unlikely Dr Watson to his Sherlock Holmes.

Ted Levine plays Captain Stottlemeyer — a highly decorated detective who will never be as good as the illustrious Monk and it drives him crazy.

When the police department find themselves unable to crack a high-profile case, they have no choice but to bring back the only man for the job — phobias and all. Watch Monk to get your daily dose of crime, mystery, drama, detective instincts and comedy.

In deserted wilderness 

Discovery Channel presents Survivorman at 9 pm on May 6. Would you know what to do if stranded in some of the world’s harshest environments without food or shelter? Survival expert Les Stroud spends seven days alone in the harshest conditions without food, water or equipment.

Survivorman highlights Stroud’s extraordinary self-reliance and survivor skills. In each episode, he is set down in a deserted wilderness and left to fend entirely for himself.
In one of the island getaways, Les enjoys the Northern reach of Baffin Island for seven cold days.

Join Les in the adventurous episode as he’s got some interesting seal liver for dinner, oil-rich blubber for heat, three matches and a knife.

Mismatched duo

UTV World Movies presents Kikujiro on May 6 at 8.30 pm. Kikujiro is a bittersweet road movie about two characters that have very little in common.

Masao (Yusuke Sekiguchi) is a sensitive nine-year-old boy who is determined to travel long distances to see his mother whom he has never met. Irresponsible, loud-mouthed, and greedy Kikujiro (Kitano), a low-level yakuza, is hardly the ideal companion for a child.

The two begin the excursion with the cycle races; this mismatched couple goes through a fanciful journey full of oddball characters and pleasant surprises to discover how much they have in common.

By the end of the journey, sullen Masao gains the sense of magic that had been missing from his life.

Deadly sharks

Catch Deep Blue Sea starring Samuel L Jackson, Thomas Jane, Stellan Skarsgard and Saffron Burrows on May 6 at 9 pm on HBO. Scientists in mid-ocean research station have been experimenting in the quest for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Their three genetically-engineered sharks develop superhuman intelligence and begin hunting down their creators through terrifying means.

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