i'm not a big lucy lui fan normally but i think she has found a role i can like. The show is well done and not over your head writing. It will deffinatly be a every week watch
I love SHERLOCK BBC, and adore the duo of Freeman and Cumberbatch. But I also love Jonny Lee Miller's acting, as he does have a lot of talent. So, I tuned in. I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It had some very clever moments, and I love the way they have Jonny Lee Miller always moving in some entertaining fashion. Though, I have to say that I will never forgive them for a Female Watson. I have no grip with the actor, but I would have greatly enjoyed if Watson were male.
I still prefer SHERLOCK, but I really think I could get into this. Though, everytime Miller's character does something bad, I just raise my eybrow and go "Well that's not very gentlemenlike Mr. Knightly"
I urge fans of the genre and fans of Holmes to watch BBC's Sherlock and the 1984 series Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett. I'd watch another episode of Elementary but I'd rather be watching reruns of House or new episodes of the The Mentalist.
All in all, we've seen damaged and brilliant individuals on TV many a times, CBC's Elementary just gets lost in that pool.
I would've liked the pilot a lot better if the characters were not called Sherlock and Watson. Part of the reason BBC's Sherlock works besides the find writing and the brilliant acting is that it is actually an adaptation of Sherlock Holmes set in the modern world, the series always references and pays homage to the original stories and the character development follows a similar graph. Elementary is not any different from Monk, Mentalist, Perception, Lie to Me and other shows based on the Holmes model so why even call it Holmes? The best American adaptation/re-imagination has already been done in form of House. Sherlock is so much more than a brilliant individual, the series Elementary fails to catch the essence of Holmes and even falls short when you compare it to other series like Monk, House, Mentalist etc.
It was good for a pilot, although the acting of the rest of the cast is really gonna show how wooden Liu is.Never felt she was a good actress.
Did anyone catch the premier of Last resort over on ABC. If not try to catch it, Best Premier of the season hands down.
I savored every moment ...twice. I can honestly say that this is the first new series that I was instantly in love with from beginning to end. I agree with you whole heartedly and beg that the writers don't go for sexual tension and remain focused on the the characters. Also, Aiden Quinn is a bonus, I have loved his work forever, he was the bright star in that Mairia Bello dismal show last year.
Underwhelmed. Disappointed. Police procedural dramas and nearly anything in the crime genre are my favorite TV fare, but I could not get interested in this one. I watched it all the way through and felt disinterested all the time.
I watched it. I didn't have high hopes for it, but I wanted it to prove me wrong. It didn't. The beginning looked like CSI, but I could forgive that. But Miller was not Sherlock Holmes. There was no drama, no dazzle, no flair. Try imagining him saying "the game's afoot" - I can't. Honestly, I don't understand why this Sherlock Holmes is a consulting detective - it's not the thrill, the game, the ego. Read the ACD stories narrated by Holmes instead of Watson. This Holmes is too meek. Too vulnerable. Too insincere. And the friendship with Watson seemed too forced. I thought she was insane for sticking around especially after their attempts to emotionally wound one another. I did like a competent Watson, but Watson is our Every Man and this Watson was trying to be too much like Holmes - making deductions, finding clues. It's too early for that.
Pilots are usually bad. They're all still trying to find their voices. I'll be tuning in for another go, but I don't have high hopes. I'm hoping they'll prove me wrong.
This was just as blandly predictable as I er... predicted. Pasting the names Holmes and Watson on two completely unrelated characters does not an adaption make. I think the cartoon one with the mice was probably closer. At least it was (intentionally) funny! I'm sure it will be popular with the Castle/Bones/Mentalist/Monk audiences but Sherlock Holmes it is not.
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