Anyone watch "Elementary" on CBS?

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  1. Dec 7, 2012 #61 of 162
    TAsunder

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    After Lost, I refuse to believe anything show-runners say about their show.
     
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    JerryLBell

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    I watched one episode (probably the first one) and probably would have enjoyed it more except that I'd just wrapped up the two seasons (so far) of the BBC series "Sherlock". That show is SO darned good that any other attempt to put Sherlock Holmes in modern times (much less in America) just seems nearly pathetic in comparison. I kind of wish I hadn't watched "Sherlock" first as they have such short series there (just 3 episodes per series) compared to all the episodes in a typical US season. I might have gotten more hours of enjoyment out of the relatively good "Elementary" than out of the really excellent "Sherlock".
     
  3. Dec 7, 2012 #63 of 162
    eddyj

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    I love the BBC Sherlock. Elementary is so different that it does not clash for me any more than House did.
     
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    BrettStah

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    Turtleboy

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    Horrible Surface product placement.

    Othrwise, I still like it.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2012 #66 of 162
    dylking

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    Not quite as blatant as Hawaii 5-0, tho! Or Bones with Toyota.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2012 #67 of 162
    jehma

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    We were laughing at that. They made sure to click in that keyboard!
     
  8. Dec 8, 2012 #68 of 162
    SeanC

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    I thought the close up of him putting up the kickstand was more egregious.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Or T-Mobile on Shark Tank.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2012 #70 of 162
    tgmii

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    I like it. However the Microsoft Surface product placement was overdone.
     
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    astrohip

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  12. Jan 11, 2013 #72 of 162
    murgatroyd

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    Guys, you're missing the obvious (which my husband pointed out to me).

    No one recognizes the name "Sherlock Holmes" when he is introduced, because Watson hasn't written about their adventures yet.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2013 #73 of 162
    mdougie

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    That's one of the reasons I think the father is Moriaty. It explains how Moriaty knows Homes so well. Also, intelligence is hereditary.

    Also, I agree that this show has replaced the mentalist as the awesome detective show.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2013 #74 of 162
    unitron

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    I suppose I can learn to live with this Sherlock being an ill-mannered, insensitive jerk, but for him not to know the proper pronunciation of "cache" is just wrong.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2013 #75 of 162
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I can't recall the context, but didn't he say "cachet"?
     
  16. Jan 11, 2013 #76 of 162
    mattack

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    Haven't watched the latest episode yet, AND I haven't actually read the original Sherlock stories (though today I realized they're free on iTunes, even with the original illustrations)… but it seems to me like this is actually MORE faithful to the spirit of Sherlock than the Robert Downey, Jr movies.

    Don't get me wrong, I just watched both of those movies for the first time in the past few weeks and will watch any more they make.. But they seem MOSTLY to be Sherlockian in their look, whereas Elementary is Sherlockian in his whole behavior..

    and again, I say this as someone who hasn't actually read the originals, just basing on various spoofs/imitations/stereotypes of the character over the years.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2013 #77 of 162
    unitron

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    Actually it was "cachets", plural, but the word needed in that instance was "caches".

    Like weapon caches.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2013 #78 of 162
    betts4

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    Well done!

    I said this on the other thread, but there may be some "liberties" but there are also some things that are dead on to some of the stories. One I noticed right off was when Sherlock was at the morgue (or hospital?) and Watson comes in to find him strangling dead people to test strength needed and markings. It's almost an exact replay of a scene in A Study in Scarlet. I loved that they did that.

    There are other things, Watson being a big gun shy about surgery and medicine is right on because in the novels he was recovering from war and had what now may be considered Post Traumatic Stress.

    You can get them on Kindle - free with a great introduction that mentions Elementary and the Robert Downey Holmes'.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-...930639&sr=8-1&keywords=sherlock+holmes+kindle
     
  19. Jan 12, 2013 #79 of 162
    dylking

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    Well, I think the most recent episode (01/10) got around that. I'm guessing it'll be a point of contention later on, though.
     
  20. Jan 12, 2013 #80 of 162
    justen_m

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    On POI, it was John and Paige Turco, and I thought it was a good episode. This last episode of elementary, I couldn't help but thinking one of them was going to say, "I love you." I hope it doesn't happen.

    Have we been given any other viable suspects for Moriaty, other than daddy?
     

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