I've never been to court, I think I should point this out because of all the things I've done I somehow NOT managed to get into that much trouble. Nevertheless, I feel almost as if I am in court now, and am giving my defense. So, my accusers, sit over there, and my partners in crime come join me in this cool box thingy. Careful though, it might be a little tight.
Wherein Jack explains her reasoning behind turning traitor, or not turning traitor. Depending on what side of the room you are sitting in.
Ever since Sherlock Holmes made his appearance from the tip of Doyle's pen he has been loved, killed, disliked, hated, killed, gone through enough faces to be a Time Lord himself - take note of that, Moffat - and killed enough times to be a Time Lord. (Hear that, Moffat?! He needs to be cast as the Doctor, NOT the Master!)
A lot of men have played him, trying to bring to life the most famous detective who never lived. Some have done amazing jobs, others have had to change their name and move to the South Pole.
In resent years, Sherlock made a come back - not that he needed to - when Robert Downy Jr. played him in a couple movies. And then BBC went and moved him to modern times - and then America caught onto the idea and did the same. Since then there has been Sherlock everywhere and a huge war ready to break out between the Sherlock fans. (Mostly brought on when Mrs. Moffat almost declared another Revolutionary War on us when she learned of America's idea to do a modern Sherlock TV show.)
It is a known fact by now that I watch BOTH Sherlock and Elementary. It is also a likely known fact that I'm a Sherlock fan and that I really like the BBC version of the show. (You know, except for their Adler.)
So, all of that aside, I suppose it is time I finally did a review of Elementary.
First, there are some things I like about the show.
It is a detective show, and I love mysteries. The first few episodes I found a little boring. Most of the mysteries were the same, but it is getting more interesting as time passes.
The man I refer to as E-Lock is an interesting character. He doesn't really remind me of the Sherlock from the stories. He is more open about things and more en-tune to the human world. The Sherlock from the stories always seemed almost completely lost when it came to understanding fellow human beings. Almost.
Yet, I can't really think of this man as Sherlock. (I think it is the tattoos.) But he does have traits I like. (And other things I don't like. Such as, the girls.)
Gregson and his partner who's name I keep forgetting and it bugs me because he is the character I like the best.
I like all the Lestrade characters in all the detective shows I watch. Staltermire from Monk, Lestrade from Sherlock (duh), Lassie from Psych, the one from Columbo who's name I have forgotten. Something about these patient men - though some are less patient - who are forced to put up with nutty detectives I've become very fond of. And Gregson didn't disappoint.
He endures E-Lock's quirks and weird habits and trusts his judgement. I like their friendship - though E-Lock had to go and ruin that and if he doesn't fix it I'm going to deck him.
I also like Gregson's partner who disliked E-Lock when they first met but has come to trust him as much as Gregson does.
And lastly, I like the new twist they added into the show. At first it felt like they were copying Sherlock, but the resent ones fixed that.
Now, what I dislike.
E-Lock's girls. I shall leave most of this to your imagination. (Nothing is ever shown, but it is spoken off and though not often it is something I wish they had left out. I don't see how it is necessary or serves any point.)
Joan. I know, those on the defense side, start throwing things.
Now, my dislike of her ISN'T because she is a suppose girl Watson. She isn't Watson and I never thought she could be. Watson is one of the best characters ever written and it is hard for anyone to be him. So, it isn't her being a girl I dislike. It is her.
I dislike how determined she is to change E-Lock. She cannot accept the fact he is different and is always forcing him to open up and talk about things. I know she is supposedly trying to help him, but she claims to be his friend but doesn't act like it.
So no, I am not fond of Joan. She is a little better then the first few, but I don't think I can ever really like her.
Certain things about E-Lock. Such as his refusal to admit when he has done something wrong and risking loosing one of his - well - one of his only friends. He really doesn't have that many to loose.
Some of the things with Joan he just makes worse. he knows what annoys her so does it - and it isn't as funny as when other Sherlock's annoy their Watson's. Sometimes I want to throw my shoe at him.
His obsession with Moriarty is sometimes slightly creepy. Seriously, he needs a hobby.
His scarf. Whoever got rid of that needs a chocolate. And if Joan burned it one night I might have to forgive her some of her faults. I think the scarf was a copy of Sherlock's, but it was this sad little thing that he wore with tee shirts for no reason. It was odd. Thankfully, it has vanished.
I guess the short of all this is to say, yes, I do watch Elementary. I do not think of him as Sherlock or her as Watson, and I mostly watch it for the mysteries and because I like detective shows. However, out of all the detective shows I watch, this one is kind of on the bottom of my favourite list.
I like it well enough. It has some interesting things to it. But if it went off the air I wouldn't mind - not like I would with Grimm or Pysch. (All the others I watch are off the air...*Smirk*)
And, that is pretty much it. So...the usual.
Quote is from Psych, yet again. I am now able to watch them in order. *Nods*