Elementary

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 27, 2012 on CBS
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7.6
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  • Competent but not very interesting

    5.0
    I quite like Lucy Liu but the role she was given here was a little bland. I quite like Jonny Lee Miller too but he I don't think he really had the strength of personality carry off such an iconic role - he clearly had determined that Holmes needed to be 'intense' and stuck with that like a limpet.

    Holmes wandered through the plot like someone who had already read ahead in the script and his observations were made with such apparent ease that there was really no 'wow' factor for the audience.

    The crime to be solved was ridiculously convoluted and part of me didn't really care one way or the other - the bad guy looked guilty from the start and lo and behold he *was* guilty after all!

    The real hook, however, was always going to rely on the chemistry between Holmes and Watson and how the mixed gender dynamic was going to impact on that. As it turns out there was no chemistry whether sexual or otherwise.

    I'll watch another episode but I won't be upset if I miss it.
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