Monday, October 27, 2014

'Elementary' Returns - and where we stand. . . .

Their back, and Brad's glad we have them . . . . . .

Well maybe not.

Yes, 'Elementary' is coming back for the start of season three this week.

Am I looking forward to it? Yes.

But let's get some things straight first.

Do I think it is a good modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes?

No. not really.

Is it the way I would do it?

No, again.

Is it as good as 'Sherlock'?

No way man!

There is not much I really like about Mr. Miller's portrayal of Holmes, although he was getting better by the end of season two. I know, he is only doing what he is being told to do.

I don't like the writers take on Holmes and think they fall very far short of our beloved Sherlock and how he might be like in modern times.

Although I am okay with Lucy Liu being a modern Watson I am not liking the way her Watson is going towards the end of season two.

The show has very much fallen into the police procedural category and relies more on grotesque sets than on habits and skills of Holmes. I think in every way 'Forever' is filling more of the Holmes fix than 'Elementary'. (not that "Forever' isn't also starting to fall into some of the same bad habits).

With all that said, however, I am looking forward to season three. Why? Do I think the show will get that much better? Nope, but I do hope.

I look forward to it because at least for a little while we get to 'Play the Game' and look for signs, no matter how small, of Sherlock Holmes.

There, I've said it. I am looking forward to 'Elementary's' return.


  1. Agree with all of your points.


  2. I agree with many of your points, however I am NOT looking forward to 'Elementary's' return. I just received Season 7 DVDs of "The Murdoch Mysteries" and find it a much better substitution, during that long wait for the BBC's "Sherlock" return. If I'm jonesing for a police procedural "NCIS" would be my prefence over it.

    1. I am glad you found your 'fix' till Sherlock returns and Murdoch Mysteries are very good.
      But, I am still looking forward to the conversations caused by the return of 'Elementary'.
      Thanks for stopping by.

    2. Thanks for putting down what I feel. about Elementary. To borrow one of descriptions, The show has become a police procedural going for shock value and a soap opera with star crossed lovers. Keep up your postings, I enjoy them.
      Ron in Denver