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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by betts4, Dec 5, 2012.
After Lost, I refuse to believe anything show-runners say about their show.
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".
I love the BBC Sherlock. Elementary is so different that it does not clash for me any more than House did.
Horrible Surface product placement.
Othrwise, I still like it.
Not quite as blatant as Hawaii 5-0, tho! Or Bones with Toyota.
We were laughing at that. They made sure to click in that keyboard!
I thought the close up of him putting up the kickstand was more egregious.
Or T-Mobile on Shark Tank.
I like it. However the Microsoft Surface product placement was overdone.
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.
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.
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.
I can't recall the context, but didn't he say "cachet"?
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.
Actually it was "cachets", plural, but the word needed in that instance was "caches".
Like weapon caches.
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'.
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.
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?