Anyone watch "Elementary" on CBS?

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  1. Jan 12, 2013 #81 of 162
    Turtleboy

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    I'm guessing it's a yet to be seen character. Although Moriarty being daddy and killing Irene would be interesting.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2013 #82 of 162
    BrettStah

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    Moriarty won't be Sherlock's father. I'm not sure Sherlock's father exists, or at least, I wonder if Sherlock is the one that Watson has been dealing with (she's never seen or talked directly with his father).

    Coincidentally, we just watched the British show "Sherlock", and we were wondering if this CBS show would ever have Moriarty make an appearance. Then he does (in name only so far).
     
  3. Jan 12, 2013 #83 of 162
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    That was kind of a "d'oh!" moment, the same as I had when I saw the opening of the first episode of Sherlock
    where we are in Afghanistan
    and said "How'd we get here? ... oh, right." :eek:
     
  4. Jan 12, 2013 #84 of 162
    mdougie

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    That's the main reason I am thinking it is the dad. Killing Sherlock's only love seems really personal.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2013 #85 of 162
    Turtleboy

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    I still like the BBC series better. It's on Netflix streaming. If you like Elementary, check it out.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2013 #86 of 162
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Did you have to go there?

    When I'm watching Elementary, I want to enjoy it for what it is.

    And when I'm watching Sherlock, I want to enjoy Sherlock for what it is.

    I like both. It doesn't have to be a contest.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2013 #87 of 162
    BitbyBlit

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    Not only that, but whoever killed Irene did not want to kill Sherlock. If it was simply because of the thrill of the chase, there would have been no need to kill Irene. So there had to have been a deeper connection to Sherlock to want to keep him alive. And perhaps that connection was a familial one.

    Perhaps his dad gained his wealth by running an organization of assassins, and when he saw that his son was getting too close to one of them, needed a way to throw him off the trail.

    And then, to tie up lose ends as well as give his son some closure, he sent the assassin he had framed for Irene's murder to Sherlock to be caught.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2013 #88 of 162
    betts4

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    I have that to watch in my queue. I was debating between this and Downtown Abbey when I finish West Wing.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2013 #89 of 162
    murgatroyd

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    FYP. ;)

    Whichever one you watch first, you'll want to watch the other one eventually.
     
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    john4200

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    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    There's a link in that thread steering people over here. ;)

    Careful, or we'll get stuck in a thread loop.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2013 #92 of 162
    TonyD79

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    This.
     
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    unitron

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    They didn't exactly say "Quit watching the CBS show and switch to the BBC one", they said if you like this one you should check out the other as well, you might like both.

    And it is a contest, but it's between all of them and the original A.C. Doyle stories.

    The shows can be different from the stories, but they'd better be deserving of the use of the character.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2013 #94 of 162
    Peter000

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    Why do you have to watch only one at a time?
     
  15. Jan 13, 2013 #95 of 162
    betts4

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    I guess I don't, but it's mostly because I am watching a bunch of other stuff on regular tv - BBT, Modern Family, Survivor etc, that I get myself hooked into watching one new series that I hadn't seen before via netflix.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2013 #96 of 162
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    I don't mind an intelligent discussion of the differences between the shows and the original stories, if we could have one. But what I see too often on TCF is people coming into a show thread and saying "I like [the other show] better." and nothing else.

    In one of Tim Gunn's books, he says:

    He goes on to tell about an incident where one of his fellow faculty members said that he wouldn't wear the menswear shown in a student fashion show. Tim's response: "Well, the students didn't design it with you in mind as the customer."

    We aren't design students or film/TV students, so perhaps this is going too far, but when you say "I like this / I don't like this" without any further expression of what elements you like or don't like about the two shows, it's just a thread-crap. It implies that it's not worth talking about the thing you don't like as well.

    So that's why I'm losing my patience with posts like that. TB's post wasn't the only one, but if everybody who likes Sherlock better comes and says "I like Sherlock better, you should watch it" in all the Elementary threads, we won't be able to sustain any discussion of Elementary.
     
  17. Jan 14, 2013 #97 of 162
    mattack

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    Did anybody else think that M was Moriarty until they made it clear? I thought "he seems way too thuggish for someone who's supposed to be a master criminal".
     
  18. Jan 15, 2013 #98 of 162
    Peter000

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    I guess there shouldn't be spoilers in this thread, though it's almost moot at this point.
    M wasn't Moriarty. Moriarty hired "M."
     
  19. Jan 16, 2013 #99 of 162
    mattack

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    Yes, I know… "until they made it clear".
     
  20. whitson77

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    I think the show is getting better with each passing week.

    Moriarty is Sherlock's dad. Mark it!
     

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