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Elementary series finale review goodbye to Sherlock

After seven seasons Elementary is coming to a close. Just like so many other series I will learn with not being able to get my seasonal shot of Elementary. With this episode an era ends in which Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu managed a unique spin with their re-telling of the Sherlock Holmes franchise. And yet there were times Elementary felt like it had outlived its existence. After season 2 the repetitive nature of the show became a problem. Hard-edged stories became fewer while series regulars weren’t regular enough. And so Elementary continued over the years, with some improvements...

Elementary S07E01 The Further Adventures Review

After almost a year Elementary is back for its seventh and final season. I have been reviewing the show since the beginning. And though I have complained about some of its weaker aspects I am always grateful to see Lucy Liu as Joan and Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock return as the famous detective duo. Elementary can be formulaic at times. The murder mystery is just a prop for character development. That is also the case with this episode – The Further Adventures. And so the murder mystery is bit of a let down. The victim, a famous paparazzi model...

The Fashion of Elementary Season 5

The Fashion of Elementary Season 5 Over a  year ago I wrote a short article on the fashion of Elementary, the modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. That article has remained one of the most popular on this blog so I thought it time for a follow-up. In the old article I gave the wardrobe selected for both Sherlock and Joan a lot of praise. I also made some fun of the fact that Joan’s wardrobe consisted mostly of skimpy skirts. The wardrobe was put together by Rebecca Hofherr, who continues to make excellent choices. As...

Joan watches Everyone take clothes off. Elementary S4Ep17

Elementary S4Ep17 You’ve Got Me, Who’s Got You? Review

Elementary S4Ep17 You’ve Got Me, Who’s Got You? Review After a hiatus I thought it good again to review an episode of Elementary. This week the show has been moved to its new time-slot on Sunday evening. The reason given is that it will give a better lead into Sunday drama’s. We shall see. In You’ve Got Me, Who’s Got You? we finally see more development on Sherlock’s investigation into his father, though it is the killer-of-the-week story that makes up the real meat. Sadly, it may not be for everyone. The main killer-of-the-week story is about the hunt for the...

Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes. Elementary S4Ep14 Who Is That Masked Man Review

Elementary S4Ep14 Who Is That Masked Man Review

Elementary S4Ep14 Who Is That Masked Man Review In this weeks episode, Who Is That Masked Man, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson investigate a triple homicide. Yet it is the continued investigation in Sherlock’s father Morland that provides drama, mystery and even a hint of sympathy for both as they the issue that separates them, Sherlock’s mother. The episode starts in a farm house near Montreal Canada. Watson, pretending to be a hot Quebecois dame called Nicolette lets herself into the house of the daughter of the woman who was murdered in the attempt on Morland’s life, Sabine. A furious Morland quickly confronts Sherlock and...

Lucy Liu wearing mini skirts on Elementary

The fashion of Elementary and how realistic is it?

The fashion of Elementary and how realistic is it? The fourth season of the CBS hit TV hit Elementary is running along nicely. The show featuring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Joan Watson had a bit of dip during its third season. There are only so many ways Sherlock can solve a crime before the audience tires. At this moment I am hopeful for season 4, the inclusion of John Noble as Sherlock’s father Morland has the potential of giving the story a new dynamic and return to elements not visited since season 1. However, if there has been...

Elementary Season 4. Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller.

Elementary Season 4 Preview and analysis of the full trailer!

Elementary Season 4 Elementary will return for its fourth season on November 4th. In anticipation CBS has released the final full trailer. You can watch it below. Elementary Season 4 continuous the story of detecting duo Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan Watson (Lucy Liu). Their deducting skills are enhanced by NYPD officers detective Bell and Captain Gregson. At this stage there has been no word on the return of either Kitty Winter or Sherlock’s brother Mycroft. Trailer… Morland Holmes When Sherlock beat up Oscar in the season 3 finale I failed to consider the consequences. Of course it was wrong what Sherlock...

Sherlock leaves a beaten up Rankin. Elementary Season 3 Finale Review

Elementary Season 3 Finale Review

After three seasons of Elementary the show’s concept is starting to show its age. No longer is the audience surprised when Sherlock makes an improbable but possible leap of deduction. Nor is the audience surprised that either Detective Bell or Watson can be as good as Sherlock at times. For the most part Elementary is about villains of the week and their improbable machinations to avoid detection. Oooh, and Sherlock’s ugly hairdo. With the resolution of Rhys Ifans’ Mycroft and Natalie Dormer’ Irene storyline we are only left with discovering just who Sherlock’s father is. In an effort to push aside...

Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) in bed with Andrew Mittal - Elementary Just a Regular Irregular Review

Elementary Just a Regular Irregular Review

This weeks episode of Elementary entitled ‘Just a Regular Irregular’ starts off just as you would expect. Consulting mathematician Harlan Emple discovers a body stuffed in a storage box after he arrives at a warehouse. He discovered the place following various math puzzles. The unusual circumstances of the murder might seem just right for an episode of Elementary. And though I have no doubt it would be good otherwise it turns out to be a great episode because at its center it deals with the ‘irregulars’ as Sherlock calls them. They are the experts Sherlock Holmes consults to solve parts crimes he doesn’t...

Sonya Walger as Angela White - Elementary The Five Orange Pipz

Elementary The Five Orange Pipz Review

Elementary The Five Orange Pipz….. The second episode of Elementary’s third continues the pseudo-feud between Holmes and Watson. However, unlike that real feud from season 2 between detective Bell and Sherlock over the shooting incident this one is practically over by the end of the episode. After a man named Elias Openshaw is shot to death while on the phone with Captain Gregson (who was investigating the death of Openshaw’s lawyer) Watson beats Sherlock to be the first to take up the case. However, Sherlock knows more about the case and tells her how Openshaw had been in hiding after deliberately selling toys through his...

Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) wearing a gas mask - elementary s3ep1 review

Elementary S3Ep1 Review Enough Nemesis To Go Around

Welcome to the review of the season 3 première episode of Elementary entitled ‘Enough Nemesis To Go Around’. After a second season which attempted changes , both successfully and not, Elementary was turned on its head by show runner Robert Doherty when he decided Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes would discontinue their partnership. Having recently rewatched the shows pilot episode I am amazed at the growth both characters have made in two years. That growth is also at risk of becoming stale if changes were not made, though merely including new characters was evidently not enough. Instead we find that the season 3 première starts of 6...

Elementary Season 2 The Grand Experiment Review

Elementary Season 2 The Grand Experiment Review

Season 2 of Elementary has ended in a surprising way. After all season 1 ended with the arrest of Moriarty/Irene and thus I was expecting her to spring herself from jail and further attempt to take over the world. Apart from the episode in which she does come back she has been absent. Strangely enough season 2 has thus felt somewhat unhinged. Without an arch criminal behind every act of murder we are left with just the procedural aspects of the show. As such season 2 has both strong and weak episodes. To fill the void it did have a number of small story...

Elementary S2E19 The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville - Sherlock with sign help me catch a murderer

Elementary S2E19 The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville Review

Sherlock and Watson are back after a three-week hiatus with the episode ‘The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville’. So far season 2 of Elementary has not disappointed, the tension between Sherlock and detective Bell and his difficult relationship with his brother is always palpable. For her own part Lucy Liu plays Joan Watson to a tee, her character now brings her own not inconsiderable detecting skills to the show. However, with both Sherlock and Watson I sometimes have the feeling that their backgrounds are only used when absolutely necessary and even then the details are only relevant for that particular episode....

Elementary - Internal Audit - Lucy Liu as Watson trench coat outfit

Elementary S2Ep11 ‘Internal Audit’ Review!

This episode of Elementary is slighted by several distractions to the storytelling and a watering down of Sherlock’s analytical procedures. As such this episode can probably be counted as one of the weakest of Elementary so far. It is saved by the return of Alfredo and the after-effects of last weeks shooting of Detective Bell. Internal Audit The episode starts with a Mr. Paul Hauser preparing himself to commit suicide. It quickly becomes evident from the TV news that he conducted a Ponzi scheme with his investment company. As his future seems to be rather bleak he puts his Walther PPK...

Elementary - Tremors - Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in court

Elementary S2ep10 ‘Tremors’ Review!

It has been a while since I have posted an Elementary review. To break my habit of posting reviews of Almost Human, Person of Interest and Sleepy Hollow I’ll try Elementary again as a one-off. If you think it is any good please leave a comment below. So far… Elementary is deep into its second season and so far it hasn’t disappointed at all. I have indicated before that I thought the storyline of Irene/Moriarty from season 1 was a bit weak. Season 2 has so far delved mostly into the personal background of Sherlock and Joan. Sherlock’s relationship with his...

Lucy Liu as Joan Watson in Elementary - Lucy Liu long legs

Elementary S3Ep3 ‘We Are Everyone’ review!

This weeks episode of Elementary gave me mixed feelings, not because it was a so-so episode (it was in fact great) but because the suspect of the week suddenly turned from a would-be hero into a villain and for both roles he lacked a motivation. The story of ‘We Are Everyone’ is inspired by the rise hacktivists such as Assange, Manning and Snowden. The fact that the suspect of the week seems inhabit traits from all three applause should have to got to the writers. However, just as in real-life the question remains what to make of these people, are they...