Hiya, baby. I’m super smart AND buff. Well, as buff as a pasty Englishman can get.
Howdy, Gasmii! I really appreciated all your comments on the Minicap. I agree with you, Brett and Cumberbatch are wonderful Holmes. Brett (and Rathbone of course) set the bar very high. Sherlock is a great (only?) example of modernizing the Conan Doyle canon while still maintaining all the flavor of the original. And then there’s House, a brilliant Holmes-inspired show.
Funny how this new Sherlock looks so reminiscent of House . . .without the wit, charm, sex appeal or most of the smarts
Now there’s Elementary. I didn’t have high hopes for it, because let’s face it – this is CBS. Sadly, my low expectations were fully met.
I deduced that.
Let’s get right to it. We open with a woman being killed, and then go to Lucy Liu (Watson) waking up and working out. She has multiple alarm clocks. So do I, only so if one doesn’t go off, the other will so I won’t be late for work. So whatever. Now Watson is on her way to pick up Sherlock, who’s apparently
left escaped from rehab early. She’s been hired by his father, who we learn owns the apartment Sherlock is living in. Who is he, Trump?
In that apartment, Sherlock’s standing shirtless and tattooed, watching multiple TVs at once. Watson explains she’s his sober companion. Apparently there are “conditions” to Holmes’ sobriety. We then go through some tiresome exposition while I’m bored to death by Holmes’ voice. This isn’t Holmes the detective, it’s Holmes the hypnotist. He says he’s bored. Right there with ya, pal.
The real Holmes would never be caught dead being boring.
Also, the real Holmes is an individual, an iconoclast, someone who’s fiercely independent. What is this with conditions, leading him around on a leash, having him beg Watson (later) for a favor, and just generally being completely whipped? That’s not Holmes.
I’m effete and moody, does that count?
While Holmes finishes dressing, he guesses Watson is, or was, a surgeon. What incredible brilliance there. I’m stunned by his incredible deductive powers. We then hear that Holmes was a consulting detective pre-rehab. Now we’re back at the crime scene, where Holmes introduces his “valet” Watson to Capt. Gregson (Aidan Quinn). Every “wretched hive of depravity” is Sherlock’s business, we learn. Again, so like me – or at least when I was drinking.
Hey, it’s the guy from The Good Wife! I love that guy! He’s the husband of the victim from the opening scene, a doctor at Sanbridge Hospital. He has to be guilty. He’s no bit player! Plus, he was a killer in at least 2 Law & Orders. Also, statistically a murder victim knows the killer upwards of 80% of the time. Plus, husband = killer is a time-honored trope in pretty much every detective story ever. So, chances of the husband doing it? Doesn’t take a “consulting detective” to figure that one out.