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Anyone watch "Elementary" on CBS?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by betts4, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Dec 5, 2012 #1 of 111
    betts4

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    I have been watching and enjoying the show but have not seen any mention here.

    It is your basic crime consultant that "sees" things that the cops don't and then is able to make leaps of logic and deduction. The character is put together fairly well. He is an ex drug addict that has a companion with him to help keep him straight - even though he swears he is off the stuff and it was just an experiment. His companion is a female named Watson. It is very Monk-like in that he has his own quirks and such.

    And for all that, it is enjoyable and I wondered if anyone else was watching it.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2012 #2 of 111
    dswallow

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    I'm watching it, and enjoying it.
     
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    replaytv

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    I really enjoy it too. I don't like his companion (Lucy Liu) as when she was in other shows. I especially enjoyed her in Allie McBeal so many years ago.

    You would think I would have got enough of cop and robbers shows, but I enjoy this show and still like the Mentalist. Neither are as good as Dexter or Breaking Bad, but still so much better than any of the CSI series except Las Vegas.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2012 #4 of 111
    Peter000

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    Yep! Watching and enjoying. I've never been a big fan of traditional Sherlock Holmes, as in set in the era of the books, but I like the modern versions. And I like all the actors on this version.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2012 #5 of 111
    NJ_HB

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    Also enjoying it, love Watson's outfits.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2012 #6 of 111
    markz

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    My wife and I both enjoy the show.
     
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    unitron

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    Lucy Liu is interesting as a very human Watson, the Holmes character is mostly just annoying, and ill-mannered in a way Arthur Conan Doyle's original character would find appalling.
     
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    SeanC

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    I'm loving Elementary, it and Arrow are my 2 favorite new shows.
     
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    purwater

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    My wife and I have watched from the beginning and we both like it. I actually like Lucy on this particular show. Not normally her biggest fan, but this role works for her.
     
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    loubob57

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    I'm watching and enjoying.
     
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    jehma

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    We've watched them all too. I prefer the PBS version, but I'm enjoying this show very much.
     
  12. Dec 5, 2012 #12 of 111
    billypritchard

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    That's funny, we just watched the 11/29 episode last night and my wife mentioned how much she likes the costuming. It's a good show because Lucy Liu is shown actually wearing crappy clothes around the house, like all the rest of us do!

    I really like Jonny Lee Miller, and this is no exception. He was great in Eli Stone, but it's enjoyable to see him do his normal accent.

    One problem I forsee is the structure that develops. Open Case. Holmes finds the guilty party! Holmes discovers he was wrong. Captain doesn't believe Holmes. Holmes proves he was right and finds the real guilty party!
     
  13. Dec 5, 2012 #13 of 111
    billypritchard

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    Overall I don't watch many/any procedurals. The ones I have watched have had good characters to override the kind of boring weekly stories. In that sense, I can see Elementary being a bit like Life, but that was a much better show overall. They kind of need to give us some big back story/plot as the season goes on.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2012 #14 of 111
    jehma

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    Eli Stone! I didn't make the connection before reading this.

    I really liked Life. That's what got me to start watching Homeland.
     
  15. Dec 5, 2012 #15 of 111
    eddyj

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    Same here. One of the shows we both enjoy.

    I mean my wife and I, not jehma and I. :p :cool:
     
  16. Dec 5, 2012 #16 of 111
    madscientist

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    I watch it, but no one else in my family seems very interested. It's a mid-range show for me.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2012 #17 of 111
    jehma

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    :D
     
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    bryhamm

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    +1
     
  19. Dec 5, 2012 #19 of 111
    HoosierFan

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    We watch it and like it.

    Everytime Sherlock Holmes is introduced to someone, I keep expecting them to say "Really? Sherlock Holmes? Where did you come up with that name?"
     
  20. Dec 5, 2012 #20 of 111
    StacieH

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    I like it. I wouldn't be upset if I missed an episode, but I like it.

    Jonny Lee Miller used to be married to Angelina Jolie.
     

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