Elementary: Lesser Evils

Previously on Elementary: Rat Race.

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And with this episode, we are finally getting a bit more insight into Joan’s motivations and background.

We’re also getting Suit‘s Daniel bloody-minded-asshole Hardman (David Costabile) as an angel of death; in another well-written and tightly scripted case. I approve.

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You Always Know It, Watson. If You Didn’t, It Wouldn’t Be Penance—Elementary: While You Were Sleeping.

Previously on Elementary: Pilot.

This second episode of Elementary was a step closer, a step closer to what I think the producers want to achieve with it; and a step closer for us as an audience to figure out what it is that we’re seeing in terms of plot, characterisation, and genre.

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Sometimes, I Hate It When I’m Right—Elementary: Pilot.

Before CBS’ new original series finally premiered on telly last night, there was a lot of talk, a lot of controversy, a lot of debate, and, let’s face it, a lot of butthurt. Moffat was annoyed, Benedict Cumberbatch was graceful—basically, everything as it always is. After the resounding success of the BBC’s Sherlock, of course there was going to be a lot of commentary coming from all sides. Whether the conception of this show was born out of opportunism, or by coincidence, does not take away from the fact that it deserves to be assessed on its own merits. Continue reading →