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13 October 2012 @ 06:54 pm
'elementary' episode 2 thoughts  
So I finally watched the second episode of Elementary. My dad likes this show so he was willing to watch it with me. [spoilers this way] And we both really enjoyed the episode! Even my mom, who was in the room while watching, is now a fan and appreciates it too. I gotta say ... I like this show. I find it interesting, and I like the dynamic between Joan Watson and Sherlock Holmes, and I'm seriously loving Joan more and more every episode.

I couldn't care less about the parts with Joan and the ex, though the scene when he was there at the apartment was kind of funny, because I do laugh at awkward moments like that, as I suppose the writers are hoping that we will. I'm curious as to how Joan went from being a doctor to a sober companion and I wonder if they'll ever get into that bit of background, as it is quite an unexpected leap. I did like the mention that she has issues with her parents and I'm kind of hoping that if they ever bring them in, they'll stay true to Lucy Liu's Asian heritage, in ways they never did with Kristin Kreuk in Smallville. Asian parents who are disappointed that their daughter left a successful medical profession? I can see it. As it is, it's already canon! Just not the Asian part. Before you criticize me for stereotyping, I grew up in the Bay Area, and I am Indian. Both my sister and I have Asian friends and Asian parents [which includes Indians btw] can be intense, so we know that first hand.

The main plot was fine. I liked how they tricked the real murderer with the setup and even though I knew what was going to happen, it was enjoyable to watch anyway. I still like Miller's Sherlock and how he respects Captain Gregson, who is an interesting character too. And they brought out the violin in this episode! I do of course like the moments where Sherlock does all those crazy stunts, like putting himself into a trance in public. Joan threatening to poke him with a push pin at that other meeting cracked me up.

So good episode and I am still going to continue to watch. :D


What did the rest of you think? Any thoughts/comments are welcome. Also, does this show have a fandom yet? I used to be able to search things using the interests, but now LJ is being a pain in the ass and it isn't working. So any fic/vid/comm recs would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

On an unrelated note, Arrow isn't on my On Demand. Comcast and CW- you both fail, so I'll have to find another way to watch that. At least I'll know that this is one show I might have to make sure I don't miss live. :\
 
 
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KB: Kirk & Spockpsyko_kittie on October 14th, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
I was really impressed with this episode and liked it a lot. I laughed, which is surprising for me. I have to agree, I could have done without the ex-boyfriend, but it is what it is. (Sorry, for not being more detailed it's been a couple days since I saw the episode).

I like to believe that reason why Sherlock respects Gregson is based on the characterization between Holmes and Gregson in the original stories. Holmes remarked that Gregson was one of the smartest coppers he knew; so to me, it stands to reason (at least to me) that the writers would try to bring that respect across on the screen.

Oh and Arrow is available to view on the CW website. It's actually on the main page under latest episodes. Enjoy watching; I liked it (kind of... sort of--held my attention more than Supernatural did that night).
svgurl: elementary holmes & watsonsvgurl on October 16th, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
I definitely agree with you! I found myself laughing too.

I have to agree, I could have done without the ex-boyfriend, but it is what it is. (Sorry, for not being more detailed it's been a couple days since I saw the episode).
Exactly. You have to learn to expect these things and work around it. And don't worry, I totally understand. I'm the same way a few days after I see an episode. I remember the basic stuff but can't go into minor details.

That makes sense, about their canon relationship and the writers of Elementary doing something similar for the show! While I did find out that he was a character from the books, I've never actually read the original series so I wasn't sure what the dynamic was.

Oh and Arrow is available to view on the CW website. It's actually on the main page under latest episodes. Enjoy watching; I liked it (kind of... sort of--held my attention more than Supernatural did that night).
Thank you! That's very helpful info, as I was clearly too lazy to go check myself, lol. And it's good to know you liked it. :)

Edited at 2012-10-16 05:44 am (UTC)
boltgirl426boltgirl426 on October 14th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Hey there! Yup, it is available on the CWsite. It wasn't that bad, I actually wasn't sure if I would watch, but did since its on before Supernatural. It's just not the same without Justin though. I found myself constantly thinking of him during the episode, but in the end, the show looks like it might be decent!
svgurl: Green Arrow Qsvgurl on October 16th, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
Thanks! That's good to know, even if I am not a fan of watching tv on the computer. Oh, first world problems. LOL I wasn't going to watch but the trailer kind of intrigued me so I decided to give it a shot.

It's just not the same without Justin though. I found myself constantly thinking of him during the episode, but in the end, the show looks like it might be decent!
I understand, and I will probably be the same way. It'll be very hard to get away from Justin. He was just so perfect! I'm still sad he's doing what looks like a really terrible show. Someone should get him away from the CW. :\