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February 11, 2013
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| Author: EYE-BALL MovieZone | Undated 11th feb 2013 |

Review Links – “Elementary”


[Pasted from linked Wikipedia reference above …]

Elementary is an American TV crime drama series that premiered on CBS on September 27, 2012. It presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes set in the contemporary United States. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. Holmes is a former consultant to Scotland Yard, and also an addict. He travels to New York City to check into a rehabilitation center and stays on in Brooklyn with Watson, who becomes his sober companion.

On October 23, 2012 CBS picked up Elementary for a full season. On November 15, 2012 CBS ordered two additional episodes to its current season, bringing the total number of episodes to 24.

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EYE-BALL MovieZone Review:

‘Elementary’ is a surprise packet – if you liked Jonny Lee Miller in ‘Eli Stone’ and disappointed at that shows axing, then Miller’s back in another eccentric crime based drama that enthralls.

Lucy Liu plays his ‘companion’ – and I’ll leave the explanation to that little job description to you all to find out, and the plot thickens to their developing relationship and it works so well for the show.

Aidan Quinn adds quality as the New York Detective who worked with Sherlock at Scotland Yard.  His contribution as supporting cast gives the show a stability – it appears Quinn has had a face-lift or two – but he plays a strong sidekick – but it is ‘Watson’s’ character [Lui] that does the most to add spice to the show.

The ‘Sherlock Homes’ thing has been done so many times – but this is by far the best in recent times. I watched the 15 episodes aired back to back and as each episode ended, the eagerness to see the next episode left me without sleep … each episode is a story in itself, and the crime aspect is also good TV, but the character development that carries over into each new episode has just that right amount of traction that leaves you wanting more.

The ‘consultancy’ angle of Miller’s character is a take off from ‘Jane’s consultancy in ‘The Mentalist’ and softens the entertainment against the hard core cop shows.  

One of the better ‘new season’ shows and a decision is still pending on a Season 2 – there will be 24 episodes in this Season 1.

Review Score: … Highly recommend viewing.

EYE-BALL MovieZone Rating: … 7.0/10 …

[Note about REVIEW ratings]

  • Oscar Nominated movies or TV shows range from – 7.0/10
  • Highly recommended viewing rates – 7+,
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  • Enjoyable viewing – 4.5-6.0,
  • Duds – 4.0 or less. [You won’t see them mentioned here.]

Not all movies or TV shows in the 5.5-6.5 range are reviewed – just the ones that offer special qualities.]

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