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    Re: Elementary

    Holmes reminds me of a combination- Columbo & House! I am really starting to like this show
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    for me it's a combo of Patrick Jane and House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anders332 View Post
    for me it's a combo of Patrick Jane and House.
    But there is a little House there. I am so glad someone else sees that.
    I love Aidan Quinn, he's managed to stay sexy as he ages ( sigh)
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    most def - especially in some of his mannerisms. He's not quite bumbling enough for columbo. imo.
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    That's true. He is more decisive than Columbo, I thought he had his moment's though.

    I was glad he picked up his violin.
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    Re: Elementary

    I really hadn't planned on giving this show the time of day, much less liking it. The whole concept of Sherlock Holmes in modern time, Watson being a woman, much less Lucy Liu, just put me off. Sounded stupid.

    But it's on right after Person of Interest & I just left the channel on last week. I liked it, but still didn't plan to bother much with it.
    Once again this week I just left the channel on & was using it as background noise, & once again I really liked it. That's 2 for 2. I'm impressed.

    I guess I accept that I really like this show. I plan to deliberately leave the channel on & keep watching.
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    I've really liked both episodes. And I'm pretty sure they're going to find a way to get around that whole "I'm a companion for 6 weeks" thing ;-)

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    I'm enjoying the show - I think, but I would like to see Johnny soften his character so that I feel some compassion or likeability for his version of Sherlock. Must be comparing him to those that have gone before him, but I find it challenging to "Like" his portrayal of Sherlock. Too many rough edges I think.....
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    Re: Elementary

    CCL, if you've never read any mysteries by Rex Stout or Agatha Christie but you have read and liked other things in the Sherlock Holmes genre you should try them. Rex Stout's hero, brilliant and peculiar Nero Wolfe, and his "muscle", Archie Goodwin, function in the middle of the last century so is relatively "modern" but not very bloody, while Agatha Christie wrote British "cozies" ...more puzzles to decipher than blood and guts stories with detectives that ranged from professionals like Poirot to little old ladies in the British countryside like Miss Marple...set in the early 1900's. Like Sherlock Holmes, they were written IN the period of the stories rather than by someone looking back today.

    But back to this show, I've already read a ton of variations on Sherlock, and like this one with the female Watson. Didn't expect to like Lucy Liu in the role but am. We still have a few more weeks before they have to expand the companion thing...maybe he will "relapse" on purpose once she leaves so her contract gets extended.

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    I love the Sherlock Holmes movies with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law - watched the first one yesterday again...
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