ELEMENTARY: the Right Way to Update a Classic Hero

TVWriter™’s LB and munchman were all set to review the first season of CBS’s ELEMENTAR (in fact, they were fighting over who got to actually do it), when Our Muse (AKA Gwen the Beautiful) spotted this sum-up by Genevieve Valentine.

Inasmuch as our two local heroes agree almost completely with Genevieve’s work, posting this is a no-brainer:

elementaryfullsize by Genevieve Valentine

Elementary has gotten some flak for being the “lesser” modern-day Sherlock Holmes. But now that its first season is over, we’re realizing this show understands the Arthur Conan Doyle canon — it’s just not afraid to ask questions. Here’s why Elementary is the Sherlock Holmes we never knew we always needed. read article

Insert ELEMENTARY Pun Here (The Writers of This Show Probably Would)

Um. The violin music is a nice touch. It may, in fact, be the most appealing element of Elementary, a title which seems to refer mostly to the level of skill displayed on the show.

 

Show. Don’t Tell.

One episode in, I have a predictive formula for future episodes of Elementary: take one small part Sherlock, add a healthy helping of Law and Order (mixing different iterations liberally), and add just a pinch of Criminal Minds. Elementary, my dear…(never mind. Just. Never mind). read article

More About ELEMENTARY from its Showrunner

The big push is on as CBS tries desperately to make us sample – and love – ELEMENTARY, their quasi-Sherlock Holmes quasi-adaptation. We’ll have our own review up today or tomorrow, but, till then:

How Elementary Won’t Go There with Sherlock and Watson – by Natalie Abrams

Millions of Sherlock Holmes fans can rest easy; CBS’ Holmes adaptation Elementary will pretty much never suffer from theMoonlighting curse (and here’s hoping that is the last time we’ll ever mention those two ideas in the same sentence). read article

CBS’s Sherlock Holmes Looks Pretty Good

…at least according to TVLine.Com. And you know they have no reason to go along with the CBS party line. Well, no more reason than any site that wants access to things in, hip, and trendy on our dearly beloved toob.

Fall TV First Impression: CBS’ Elementary Finds a Holmes in New York City
by Matt Webb Mitovich

THE SHOW | CBS’ Elementary (Thursdays, 10/9c) read article