Sherlock Holmes

  • Title: Elementary – The Ballad of Lady Frances
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Elementary - The Ballad of Lady Frances TV review

“The Ballad of Lady Frances” is one of those mysteries where nothing is initially what it appears to be. When an experimental new monitoring device captures the murder and torture of a construction worker refusing to give up the location of Frances, Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) begin scouring the man for a woman in his life who may also be in danger. What they uncover instead is a missing guitar worth millions that it’s owner (Meat Loaf) is willing to kill to get back. Further investigation into the crime uncovers corruption within the city’s new surveillance system and the motive for a second, far more expensive, murder.

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  • Title: Elementary – Wrong Side of the Road
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Elementary - Wrong Side of the Road television review

The death of someone Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) worked with in London brings Kitty (Ophelia Lovibond) back to New York believing that the apparently death of natural causes is actually the third of such crimes hiding three murders tied to a case she and Sherlock worked in London. While initially skeptical, Holmes and Watson (Lucy Liu) begin to agree with Kitty’s assessment which suggests the defendant (Michael Patrick Thornton) involved in the case is likely responsible. And then events take an unexpected turn.

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Elementary – Rekt in Real Life

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2017

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  • Title: Elementary – Rekt in Real Life
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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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  • Title: Elementary – Over a Barrel
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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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  • Title: Sherlock – The Final Problem
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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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