Elementary

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Sunday 10:00 PM on CBS Premiered Sep 27, 2012 Between Seasons

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  • Can't wait for Season 5!

    10
    Probably the most underrated show on TV. I do agree, some episodes can be awful, but only in contrast to those that are brilliant.

    My only critique of using different writers is that some think the essence of the show is the complexity and uniqueness of cases, but the true greatness lies in what makes Sherlock so unique; his deductive genius.

    Watching his skills in action, together with his incredible grasp of the English language is an absolute delight to watch. There's no other show like it.

    I'm so glad CBS went for season 5, it says much about integrity.



    Many thanks!
  • like a good book

    10
    great show with a great cast
  • One of them Great shows you just can't stop watching !!!!

    10
    I watched the first episode, my interest was "Hmmm" and watched a few more, and I was hooked !!!! Great story plots, never a dull moment, just when you think you solved it - always a new twist. These two work very well together, as do the police department characters. John and Lucy are well suited to this show, compliment each other... Lucy is a great actress, prim and proper, respectful always - John is courteous, well mannered, never a jerk, has respect for everyone and can apologize when he feels he is wrong. A super great show, hope it lasts several years more. Lucy always looks great, doesn't dress like nor act like a tramp, and John is not a self centered pompous ass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 thumbs up for this show !!!!!!
  • Love it!

    10
    Great show, a lot of fun to watch.
  • a role for Jonny

    10
    someone should produce a biopic about Laurel and Hardy. they were brilliant comic innovators and Jonny would make the perfect Stan Laurel. pair him up with Oliver Platt to play Hardy and you'd really have something
  • John Noble

    10
    I really love the addition of John Noble and the dynamics between him and Sherlock. It was about time another equally intelligent male would challenge his skills and abilities.

    He ia an amazing actor (I'm watching him since Fringe) and I'm looking forward to his surprises!!! I strongly believe that he contributed a lot to the show, which went to another dimension!

    Keep up the good work!
  • superb

    10
    one of the best shows on tv. great stories, great acting, great chemistry among the actors. A pleasure to watch.
  • Vocabulary!

    10
    Love this show and all the new words I am learning. Jonny Lee Miller is so much fun to watch! Sherlock is more than believable and JLM plays the part perfectly. The only criticism I could offer is the hope that the show does not glamorize heroin addiction. This truly ugly affliction is aptly illustrated in the movie Trainspotting, haha. Also, I want more of the character's interaction, less murder plot. It seems like it's just a few seconds here and there. JLM is such a remarkable actor, as is Aidan Quinn (that voice, those eyes). Can't wait for season 4!
  • Awesome.

    10
    I must say, this show is meant for people with brains. Jonny Lee Miller is the best Sherlock Holmes i've ever seen. The development of the characters is great. In fact, Elementary surpasses bbc sherlock in a million times.
  • Lucy Liu is no Nigel Bruce

    10
    On the other hand, she is Lucy Liu. And since no one could ever replace Nigel Bruce, I'm really glad they did this thing with Lucy. She's a doll and I really love the mix up.

    Miller is outstanding to say the least.

    Sorry mmackay doesn't go for Lucy. Well, maybe she'll grow on him/her.



    I Cr 13:8a, Love never fails !
  • Awesome!

    10
    Brilliant. JLM is such an underrated actor. There are a lot of fans who don't like this version of Sherlock, which is understandable. But to skip the show because of that is a sin. BBC's Sherlock with overrated Benedict Cumberbatch is nowhere near the acting that Miller brings. Miller is Sherlock with so many layers, while BC is just pompous a**.
  • Holy mackerel!

    10
    Despite all of the hole plots i love this show with all my heart! Jonny Lee Miller is incredible in this role, i hope this show will be airing for many years.

    I agree with commentators, i didn't like Mycroft and kitty too, but let's just pretend like they never existed. Hopefully there'll be a better storyline in the future.
  • I hope Kitty comes back for a visit.

    10
    Thank god the "will they, wont they" will never happen on this show but the idea of Holmes and Watson as foster "mum and dad" blew im socks off. The writers are thinking "outside the box" for there partnership to a different level as we saw each week a new sence of pride that Holmes saw in Kitty's training.



    Hope kitty has a few more arc's in the storylines.



  • better!

    10
    the last 3 episodes have been really good. last nites "hemlock" was really interesting. the show always teaches (me anyway) something I never knew. Like the one about maps, nutmeg, credit card info, etc. I love Sherlock and joan as a team. kitty was ok but somehow didn't fit in. I think the writers and actors are getting back to what made this show so popular. hope it makes it to another season. can't wait to see if Sherlock lets Watson move back in to the brownstone.
  • Change can be a good thing!

    10
    I will admit that I was rather disconcerted by the fact that Watson had moved out. However, at the end of last season, she said she was going to, so we were forewarned. And the addition of Kitty, to me, is a positive thing. I like her and I think that it's wrong to be so against the addition of this character. As this season has progressed, we've seen Holmes and Watson continue to work closely together. We've also seen Kitty be of great assistance and come up with some excellent deductions of her own. As for the focus on Watson's personal life, it seems to me that that is a natural extension of the relationship between Holmes and Watson. She did, after all, live with him as his sober companion, which would have meant that they would have, by necessity, developed a very intense relationship. Added to that is the fact that she also became, and continues to be, involved in his work, and became his "apprentice"; their closeness then becomes quite understandable, both personally and professionally. And they've both grown and changed through this process. I binge-watched most of season 2, and all of Season 3 that has thus far been broadcast, very recently, and so I'm able to see this change in a different light, as I watched so many episodes in succession. I truly enjoy this show. I hope it continues on for many years to come. Sherlock, most especially, never, ever, bores me.

  • Let's say HELLO KITTY.

    10
    I don't understand why people hate change so much. I FUCKING LOVE KITTY! She seems amazing, and has done a lot to refresh the feel of the show. I liked it before, I love it now.
  • Best show on TV

    10
    So good that I routinely go back and watch old episodes because I get impatient for the next new episode. And I don't do that for ANY show. Ever. I am addicted to this show. Watson moving out kind of bummed me because my favorite part of the show has been the chemistry between Holmes and Watson. I like Kitty but I'm feeling a little trepidation about the possibility of them phasing Watson out. That would be a show-stopper (literally) for me.
  • Elementary Fashion

    10
    Fashion of Elementary for Episode 24



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  • It's elementary to like "Elementary" :)

    10
    Unpredictability, mystery, crime solving, personal issues, love, past-present connections, friendship, did i write unpredictability? Well it's worth writing again! :D

    There aren't many words I can say about this show as a rather neutral observer, it's just so damn good, and Jonny Lee Miller and his british accent keep staggering me every time!

    Oh well, hopefully it'll stick around for some years, thank God it's on CBS too, I'm not sure how the show would have done on a different, less watched network, but that's just my opinion.

    10 out of 10 and go on, Elementary!
  • A nice replacement for NCIS

    10
    It took me a couple of episodes before I began to like this team but now I don't miss the show. This season I had to give up another crime show and this is a welcome replacement. The characters are strong, acting and script well done. The background characters are on enough so you are vested but they don't overrun the main characters. They've had several interesting storylines and unique backstories, like how they took in two roosters. Lucy Lui is strong to his silent character and it works. Highly recommend you watch a couple shows before you pass judgment on it.
  • indubitably My Dear Watson

    10
    I have always been a fan of Lucy Liu and love that I can watch an episode each week with her in it.

    Lucy send me an autographed photo if you get a chance - I would be so grateful!

    Johnny Lee Miller does fantastic job as Sherlock.

    I love the twist that is happening with Sherlock's brother.

    I love this latest version of Sherlock Holmes hope it goes another season.
  • Best Written show

    10
    What more can I say???? This is one of the best written show and character development I have every watched.
  • clothing optional

    10
    I really love all the shows but how come Lucy is wearing the same shoes in every recent show and sometimes just reversing what she is wearing ? if I notice this younger people must is there a clothing allowance?
  • Where's Gladstone?

    10
    The only thing that could make this show better is if Gladstone joined the cast!! Definitely a favorite of the whole family!
  • What's going on???

    10
    When watching Elementary, I noticed that there was a background commentary. I have also noticed it with other shows such as Bones. I'm wondering if it's the programmes or the channel Sky Living? Does anyone know hat's going on? Love Elementary though!!! fantastic cast and storyline!! AMAZING!!!
  • Wonderful!

    10
    Great acting and story lines, keeps you on your toes. Need more episodes without Moriarty.
  • Deductive Reasoning.

    10
    Fantastic acting ,writing,&wit Smartest show on TV!
  • music question

    10
    Anyone know the music played at the end of elementary episode 20?? Dead mans Switch sounded classical kind of no lyrics played cant figure it out for the life of me looked all over online
  • Music question .....

    10
    .......

    For the reviewer below that low rated the show but asked about music: there was no April 11 show I'm pretty sure. Maybe you were watching something else? That might explain your review.
  • A Sherlock Holmes for the 21st century

    10
    First of all, I love the BBC series. It's very close to the original characters of Conan Doyle.

    "Elementary" on the other hand transposes the figures into modern times people.

    Watson is a woman, Holmes is very human, and surprisingly enough - it works very well.

    Foremost due to the cast, I'd say. The script is good with room for improvement, but this shows creates a certain dense atmosphere, very well supported by the fantastic score, and this is rarely found in TV shows these days.

    Definetely a very good adaptation of an rather overused clich.
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