Skip to comments."Elementary"..Sherlock Holmes TV Series
Posted on 10/04/2012 4:00:55 PM PDT by virgil283
Holmes is having a moment. Much like the BBC show, the classic character is given a modern-day makeover, but that's where the similarities end, as Elementary's Holmes, played with scruffy charm by Johnny Lee Miller, is a recovering addict living in New York City, and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, is now a woman . For anyone unfamiliar with the rich history of the character, this is about as seismic a change in the Holmes universe as one could ever imagine....
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“...and his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, is now a woman.”
Not just any woman. Lucy Liu.
I enjoyed the U.S. show, but still like the BBC Sherlock better. The 3rd Season of the BBC program will probably be airing later in 2013.
I am a long time Sherlock Holmes fan. It seems the closer they stick to Conan Doyle the better the show. The series with Jeremy Brett were among the best ever.
I watched “Elementary” for around 15 minutes before it struck me that I was so bored that I had no idea what was going on. Just turned it off then.
Actually, this is not the first time Dr. Watson is played by a woman. In the 1971 film, They Might Be Giants, George C. Scott plays a mental patient who believes he’s Sherlock Holmes. His psychiatrist, Dr. Watson is played by Joanne Woodward.
I'll give Elementary a couple more weeks, but Holmes is far too manic for my taste so far. I fear it will end up as a common police procedural with characters named Holmes and Watson, but have very little to do with Doyle's originals.
It was a yawner.
Enough of the black tee shirt, shaved head, three day beard uniforms. Sherlock Holmes? Elementary? Are the writers too dull to even come up with an original title?
The one set in modeern times with two men in England Sherlock, is covert homosexual show. All the lesbians and homosexuals I know love it because of its implied homosexuality.
Sort of like Glee. Becoming more out there with each show.
I agree completely. Oddly enough I thought Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone were the best actors of them all. The problem was their movies were what I think they called “quota quickies” back then in Britain. No actors could have saved some of those scripts. They were at least watchable tho.
I do remember one movie in which Nigel Bruce sang “Loch Lamond” with a girl who was portrayed as a professional singer. You could tell he was not lip synching but actually singing. He had one heck of a voice.
I have not even seen the latest BBC series but have heard good things about them.
Oops! Make that Loch Lomond. My spell checker changed it to Lamond and I didn’t realize that was wrong for a few seconds.
IMO the BBC version is just better. Better writing, better casting and better acting.
I had mixed feelings about last week’s episode.
One problem with it was the mumbling of the main characters. It was difficult to understand what they were saying.
I watched the first show with keen anticipation as I am a fan of Holmes and was hoping the script would follow the sort of ratiocination for which Holmes was famous. I found myself disappointed because as someone else said the Holmes character was too “manic” and often vey rude; the dialogue was delivered so quickly it was not real easy to follow; and the access Holmes had to crime scenes and his behavior there was ridiculous. Maybe it will improve. I will give it one more try.
“The series with Jeremy Brett were among the best ever.”
I totally agree. Nobody can touch Jeremy Brett as Sherlock; very classy shows. I never get tired of watching them.
Brett WAS Holmes...too bad he passed away so young.
no offense kids, but Basil was the best, just like Sean Connery was the only Bond.....the unfortunate thing is Brett had the original stories, which Basil never had.
Could you give me an example? John Watson is emphatically straight and chronically dateless. Sherlock Holmes seems permanently parked in neutral.
The emphatically straight John and his over compensating is part of the joke of homosexuality. Sherlock is supposedly parked in neutural, and that in itself is not hetrosexual. There are little toss-aside comments that make the lesbian and homosexuals I know consider it one of their shows, covertly.
I would have to watch the show to be able to point the markers out. None memorable on their own...but takent together it makes sense.
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