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Old 12-05-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Anyone watch "Elementary" on CBS? --some spoilers --

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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:34 AM   #2
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I'm watching it, and enjoying it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:06 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:17 AM   #5
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Also enjoying it, love Watson's outfits.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:27 AM   #6
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My wife and I both enjoy the show.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:37 AM   #7
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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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Old 12-05-2012, 06:50 AM   #8
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I'm loving Elementary, it and Arrow are my 2 favorite new shows.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:51 AM   #9
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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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Old 12-05-2012, 07:00 AM   #10
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I'm watching and enjoying.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:09 AM   #11
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We've watched them all too. I prefer the PBS version, but I'm enjoying this show very much.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:19 AM   #12
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Also enjoying it, love Watson's outfits.
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!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:22 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:27 AM   #14
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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.
Eli Stone! I didn't make the connection before reading this.

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I can see Elementary being a bit like Life, but that was a much better show overall.
I really liked Life. That's what got me to start watching Homeland.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:49 AM   #15
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We've watched them all too. I prefer the PBS version, but I'm enjoying this show very much.
Same here. One of the shows we both enjoy.

I mean my wife and I, not jehma and I.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:12 AM   #16
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #17
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Same here. One of the shows we both enjoy.

I mean my wife and I, not jehma and I.

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Old 12-05-2012, 10:11 AM   #18
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:40 AM   #19
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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?"
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:21 AM   #20
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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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Old 12-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #21
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Watching and enjoying, although I almost didn't. I didn't plan on watching this show but gave it a one-off shot. I almost turned off the pilot within 15 minutes or so but stuck with it. It's probably one of my favorite new shows this year.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #22
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Watching it in our household as well. Enjoying it as well, although the last couple of episodes have me confused - Watson's setting up scenarios where she'll no longer be the companion...

that would kill half the dynamic of the show
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #23
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I like it. I am, however, worried that it will go the way of most shows of its type and dumb down his observation / deduction skills over time.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:07 PM   #24
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Watching, but it's not must see. Can't stand Lucy Liu. Fast forward a lot of her scenes, especially if they only deal with his addiction and not the case.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:26 PM   #25
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I watch anything Sherlock Holmes, and this is an interesting new take on it.

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Watching it in our household as well. Enjoying it as well, although the last couple of episodes have me confused - Watson's setting up scenarios where she'll no longer be the companion...

that would kill half the dynamic of the show
Really? Are you seriously worried?
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Really? Are you seriously worried?
Yeah, I assume that Lucy will not be leaving regardless of any plot element that points in that direction.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #27
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Watching and enjoying it in our house. This show has kind of taken the place of The Mentalist for us. We loved Mentalist in the beginning, but lately we've been feeling like it's running out of gas. Elementary seems very similar, but somehow better. Maybe just because it's new.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:24 PM   #28
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Since Watson has never spoken to Sherlocks father, it's likely Sherlock is his father and set her up from the beginning. Wouldn't be surprised if he tells her as much and offers her a permanent position.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #29
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It's like Monk mixed with House.

Loving it
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #30
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Yeah, I assume that Lucy will not be leaving regardless of any plot element that points in that direction.
I'm sure all this is just to A) give them something beside the case of the week to talk about, and B) transition her from a putatively temporary position to a permanent one.
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