Sherlock Holmes

Elementary – Rekt in Real Life

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2017

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Elementary - Rekt in Real Life television review

The murder of a former gamer (Bobby Moreno) turned online personality and agent for eSports during his live streaming sends Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) in search of the victim’s missing client, an Inuit (Connor Johnston) who Sherlock believes has been framed for the crime. The true motive takes more than a little untangling as the detectives slowly unravel the motives which it turns out don’t have to deal with a $2,000,000 cash prize, cut-throat competition, human traffickers, or prostitution, but instead involve land rights in the missing gamer’s hometown. There are certainly some interesting pieces here, but it turns out some of the red herrings and wrong turns are more interesting than the final reveal.

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Elementary – Over a Barrel

by Alan Rapp on January 31, 2017

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Elementary - Over a Barrel television review

It’s rare to see Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) beaten, even if only for an instant. Opening with a montage of a frustrated father’s (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) previous attempts to illicit the assistance of Holmes and Watson (Lucy Liu) into an attack that led to his son’s eventual death, the episode begins in earnest with the man taking a diner full of hostages and giving the detective 16 hours to solve the case. Or else. With Joan as one of the hostages, it falls on Detective Bell (Jon Michael Hill) to work alongside Holmes and help him piece together events from five years ago before time runs out.

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Sherlock – The Final Problem

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2017

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Sherlock - The Final Problem television review

There’s no crime for Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman) to solve in the Fourth Series finale. Instead the detective, his trusted partner, and brother Mycroft (Mark Gatiss) are pitted against the Holmes boys’ sister Eurus (Sian Brooke) who has managed to take control of her isolated prison and turn it into a house of riddles for her brothers. The episode also offers a return (of sorts) of Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott). It’s interesting television to be sure, but its also noticeably the furthest the show has strayed from Sir Arthur Conan Doyles’ original stories and characters.

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  • Title: Elementary – Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown
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Elementary - Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown TV review

The murder of a clown in the woods leads Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) to discover an attempt to poison the New York aquifer with a weaponized virus. Tracing the pathogen back to a virologist who has fled the country, it takes longer for Holmes and Watson (Lucy Liu) to discover the true motive for the crime – old fashioned greed.

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Sherlock – The Lying Detective

by Alan Rapp on January 15, 2017

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  • Title: Sherlock – The Lying Detective
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Sherlock - The Lying Detective TV review

There are times Steven Moffat can be too clever for his own good. That said, he can also give us near perfect moments at the same time. A step-up from “The Six Thatchers,” but built entirely on the rift between Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) caused from the fallout of the previous episode, Sherlock delves into a part of the detective Elementary has spent far longer mining – his addictive personality. The episode has two main points. The first is to introduce a popular celebrity who enjoys murdering in his spare time. The second is to bring the detective and doctor back together again.

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