As season finales go, this was as good of a season finale for THIS show as any I’ve seen for any show. It just fits the specific tone and dynamic of Elementary. It doesn’t rely on shocking twists and a hyped run up to the end of the season; instead, it deals in emotional payoffs and the connection between characters. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2.24, “The Grand Experiment”
Oh, how the plot thickens and twists, albeit not in a way I necessarily like, but that’s what happens when you’re a viewer. This season has had its ups and downs for me, though the show remains one of my favorites. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×23 “Art in the Blood”
So, I have to confess that I screwed up in last week’s review when I said it was the penultimate episode. I messed up the dates and we in fact have until May 15th before the show goes on summer break. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×22 “Paint It Black”
So, we’ve arrived at the penultimate episode of the season and we are finally getting some action on the mystery that began at the start of the season; what the hell is Mycroft up to? Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×21 “The Man with the Twisted Lip”
This week’s episode is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, we have a brilliant performance by Jonny Lee Miller as he moves through the grief of losing a long time friend to drug addiction. On the other, we have the first introduction of magical realism in the series as Sherlock is visited by the spectre of his old friend. For a series that deals so much in the verifiably real, no matter how fantastic it seems, the introduction of a trope that is somewhat supernatural just feels…off. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2×20 “No Lack of Void”
We are back!! So, after a hiatus to make way for March Madness (moment of silence that my beloved Florida Gators are not playing for the championship) we have a new case, mentions of the elusive Mrs. Hudson, and Clyde makes an appearance. The episode also gets into some of Joan’s past as a doctor when it’s discovered she has a connection to Andrew Colville, a presumed serial killer. So much of Holmes’ backstory and everyday life is fleshed out, but I sometimes feel that we know very little of Joan’s past and what she does in her spare time.
This is one of the few times that the show has explicitly referred to the original Arthur Conan Doyle canon (the episode’s title is a play on the story, “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”) However, besides the title and a reference to a cancer-finding device referred to as, “The Hound,” this episode has little in common with the original story. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary 2.18, “The Hound of the Cancer Cells”
I have a confession, I found this episode a bit lackluster and indicative of a problem I’ve been having with the show for much of the season; mainly, Joan Watson has become more of a device for the male characters to work out their man-pain. Read More New Show Recap: Elementary, 2.17, “Ears to You”