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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Drucifer, Sep 27, 2012.
Dr. Watson being a Mets fan, made my night.
Recorded the episode. Hope to watch it later today.
This looks good, mostly because of Lucy Liu, but I'm going to wait and start watching later. Maybe even until the TV season is over, if it gets a 2nd season.
Lucy Liu as Dr. Watson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle must be spinning in his grave.
Using deductive logic, I have arrived at the conclusion that the title of this thread is misspelled.
It is "Elementary", my dear Watson.
I'd be much more interested if it had been the other way around - a brilliant but dysfunctional female Holmes and a loyal male Dr. Watson who struggles to keep up with his smarter mentor.
Too bad Watson isn't the Thread Starter.
She truly was the only reason I would even think of watching, but even she is getting old.
I was surprise by her performance. It was decent for a change.
Oh, jeez! Give me (and Lucy) a break! Don't even go there -- Lucy is still a 'hot chick' and I would welcome her into my life, such as it is.
Deductive reasoning reveals this will be a short lived series. I really wanted this one to be over quickly. If I didn't have my attention diverted by two football games I would have turned off the TV at the 15 minute mark. CBS has produced a number of hits in this time slot - this isn't one of them!
Once the initial production run is complete then bye bye!
Watched it, liked it, but something tells me it may not last long.
Watched it last night and loved it.
Jonny has a way of portraying his character that gives it believability and panache.
Lucy does a very good job with her character as well, although I think any competent actress could have done a similar job. Her days as Ling Woo are long gone so my guess is that she was probably cast to draw in an initial audience out of curiosity.
Will it last? I don't know ... but then again, I'm one of those who enjoyed the hell out of Human Target ... and you know where that got me.
I hope it does.
Oh, I still think she is attractive. I am just Lucy Lui'ed out. Between her and Grace Park, can a guy get a new Asian chick actress.
We need Kelly Hu back on TV.
Will give it a chance but it seemed to me like Monk, psych, mentalist and perception all rolled into one but on super fast forward.
Watched it tonight and was pleasantly surprised, it was better than I expected. But as CJ notes, it's so similar to many other current shows that people may not stay interested. Besides, CBS needs to come up with a drama that's different than CSI/NCIS, etc, etc. After awhile, they all start to sound the same.
I am a big fan of the BBC show Sherlock. It's only run about 6 episodes so far but is, as the Brits say, Brilliant.
As in Elementary, Sherlock has a manic type personality with the underlying addiction. Watson is a messed up Doctor with issues but is deep down stable and tough.
Elementary seems to be concentrating a bit on Watson rather than Holmes.
I liked Elementary, but it is only about half as good as BBCs Sherlock. ...and how can Sherlock NOT live on 221B Baker Street?
For Elementary to succeed, IMHO, we'll need a good "back story" villain, like Mentalist has with Jane vs. Red John. I guess Moriarty's the obvious choice, if they can work him into the story.
+1. I pretty much have all the Sherlocks on DVD, dating back to Ronald Howard and Basil Rathbone. Up until now, the Granada series with Jeremy Brett has been my favorite, but Cumberbatch is giving him a run for the money. And the show's writers have done a masterful job bringing him into the 21st century. I'm really enjoying those.
OT, but PBS's Masterpiece Mystery is really an embarrassment of riches, IMHO. Morse, Lewis, Wallander, Foyle, Holmes, Poirot, Marple. I think I look forward to those as much (or more) as anything else I watch on TV.
Every one a winner. Other great British shows are MI-5 and Frost. I have watched all that is available on Netflix and I am in total withdrawal. Wallander is a real winner in my book.
The biggest question I have is could Elementary sustain a large audience without the Sherlock and Watson names. I think they are betting that this gives the show instant credibility.