It’s Elementary, dear Watson…

“Your abbreviations are becoming indecipherable. Which is interesting, seeing as you have no problem being articulate.”

“Language is evolving, Watson. Becoming a more efficient version of itself.”

From – Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu

 

I’ve always loved Sherlock Holmes.

Not just the novels and stories themselves, but the character. The larger than life presence that exudes confidence, albeit in a non-traditional way.

I haven’t seen the Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jr, but I suppose I will at some point. What I am watching now is the show Elementary. I watch it on my iPad through the Global app. I wasn’t sure about the show at first, but I love Lucy Liu in anything she does, so I checked it out.

I’ve followed it so far since its first show and, I have to say, it’s a very smart show. Lucy Liu is playing the very down to Earth Joan Watson in a tone of performance I’m not used to from her. She’s playing the straight man to Jonny Lee Miller’s very eccentric (and very troubled) Sherlock Holmes. They play beautifully off of each other and never lose that inner fire both of the characters from the books had.

I have to say that I actually look forward to watching the show. I have to watch it a day later than those that have cable, but that’s okay-it’s worth the wait. The show is incredibly full of depth, character, intelligence and charm. Think of a CSI without all the flashing blue light, add in an on screen connection that works really well and add a dash of some very smart and witty writing and you’ve got yourself a winner.

The music and the way the show is shot work beautifully to enhance the story, which is invariably a twisted little puzzle of some sort. It also usually gives the viewer a few lovely little twists in plot that take the story to a new level.

Either way, if you want something to watch on those cold fall and winter nights that are heading our way, make Elementary a show to watch (oh, and Survivor, Go On, Kitchen Nightmares. I also can’t wait for Celebrity Apprentice. Just saying).

Check out the trailer of Elementary and enjoy. The show rocks.

 

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