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11 January 2013 @ 12:33 am
'elementary' thoughts  
So I'm not completely caught up, as I missed last week's episode and the one that aired on Dec 6th (I watched the one that aired on Dec 13th earlier today), but I decided to watch the new episode tonight anyway so I wouldn't fall any more behind than I already am.

[my thoughts]THIS SHOW. I swear, it's going to be the death of me. Just all the feelings- Holmes, Watson's- I just can't. But I love it. And this episode was super intense too. When I realized "M" was Sebastian Moran, I may or may not have been jumping around a little bit. I mean, I know we were meant to believe it was Moriarty but I had my suspicions early on, since it just didn't feel right. You know, other than the fact I doubt they'd reveal Moriarty so soon. The texting threw me off too because I was like "is he texting his boss? Then he can't be Moriarty because hello, he's his own boss!" As well as his behavior, which in my mind, didn't fit Moriarty. Took me too long to figure it out but at least I did before the reveal so yay? LOL I am easily pleased. And I just like being right. XD

Sherlock kind of freaked me out at parts with his intensity and when he announced he was just going to torture/kill "M". JLM was great with his emotional moments- he got to me when talking about Irene, and his scene with M. Joan/LL was too, and all her conflicts and not wanting to leave were what I wanted to see as their six weeks came to an end. I like that she suddenly didn't jump into wanting to do detective work and gave the excuse that she wants to watch over him, which is reasonable considering what he's gone through. Her lying about his father ... I want to know what is going to happen there. I do hope we meet some of his family, and they do show Mycroft, even if his role has been replaced with an unseen father in the show. After all, we saw her mom and brother, which was awesome btw, so it'd only be fair!

I like how Joan has improved in her skills and how she found the cameras. I get her being upset because she wasn't warned but I'm not surprised that Sherlock has cameras all over his home. Their dynamic is still as interesting to watch as ever and him waiting impatiently with breakfast for her was cute. Everyone's dynamic is great, and I do like that they made Sherlock a fallible character. I might've mentioned that before but it's worth repeating. Him apologizing to Gregson because he thought he brought M there and the respect and bond between those two makes me happy. It's good. Even Bell and Sherlock have grown so much over the season and it's awesome too.

Anyway, I'm curious to see how this will all play out. Half of me was expecting Moran to end up dead by the end of this episode, and not by Sherlock's hand, but I guess not now. I still wouldn't be surprised if Moriarty sends someone after him later. And I'm still expecting Irene to be alive too. We will see how that goes.


So I am missing a whole bunch of things but I don't have anything intelligent to add for the moment. I am always willing to discuss in the comments so feel free to add your own thoughts!
 
 
 
KB: Twirling!Sherlock & Sally Donovanpsyko_kittie on January 11th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
This episode blew me away and I just love that we really got to see that Sherlock Holmes has real human emotions.

I do hope we meet some of his family, and they do show Mycroft, even if his role has been replaced with an unseen father in the show.

Maybe Mycroft is his father! I read a fanfic a little while ago, where Mycroft & Lestrade (of BBC Sherlock) were JLM's Sherlock's parents (adoptive, of course). And now I can't get that headcanon out of my head.

Another thing I really enjoy about this show is the obvious use of Sherlock's network of spies. In the BBC series, they're there but it's not really mentioned, which to me is a staple characteristic of the Sherlock Holmes series.

And I'm still expecting Irene to be alive too.

I'm kind of expecting it too. I mean she is The Woman... So to have her murdered before the start of the series just seems to me like the writers are cheating a little (meaning that they don't have to deal with her character 'besting' Sherlock Holmes).
svgurl: elementary holmes & watsonsvgurl on January 16th, 2013 09:25 am (UTC)
Your icon will never get old, jsyk. I stare at it and laugh every time. So distracting. XD

Maybe Mycroft is his father! I read a fanfic a little while ago, where Mycroft & Lestrade (of BBC Sherlock) were JLM's Sherlock's parents (adoptive, of course). And now I can't get that headcanon out of my head.
Whoa, now that would be a weird but interesting twist. I never would've thought of it. I guess we will see! :D

Oh yes, I like the use of the spies too! While I haven't read the books, I have heard of this particular tidbit and it's good that they're putting it to use.

I'm kind of expecting it too. I mean she is The Woman... So to have her murdered before the start of the series just seems to me like the writers are cheating a little (meaning that they don't have to deal with her character 'besting' Sherlock Holmes).
Exactly. And she is, as far as I know, Sherlock's major love interest. It would be surprising if they don't bring her in, so they can have their little cat and mouse game going on. They're probably saving it for a season finale/mid season climax thing though.
spirktrekker42spirktrekker42 on January 12th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
I like the show okay. I like BBC Sherlock first, then the American Robert Downey Sherlock, and then Elementary. I think that Lucy Liu does a great job being SHerlock's "coach" or whatever she is. That is a really neat twist on the character dynamics. I'm glad they aren't sleeping together in the first season. The guy who plays Sherlock in my opinion is somewhat cocky. He is good at his job but he thinks he's invincible. That is why they should introduce the big "M" so he will actually have a challenge. I do hope the show is renewed.
svgurl: elementary holmes & watsonsvgurl on January 16th, 2013 09:18 am (UTC)
I don't know what order I would put it but I definitely have watched/enjoyed all the versions that you've mentioned.

I think that Lucy Liu does a great job being SHerlock's "coach" or whatever she is. That is a really neat twist on the character dynamics. I'm glad they aren't sleeping together in the first season.
She's his sober companion, but yes, I agree. And I was also pleased that they didn't change her gender just to hook them up. From what I've read, they don't have any plans for them together at all. Lucy Liu made a comment about how if they need to spice things up, in like, season 8, then they'll consider it, but for now, a romantic relationship between them is not in the cards.

The guy who plays Sherlock in my opinion is somewhat cocky. He is good at his job but he thinks he's invincible. That is why they should introduce the big "M" so he will actually have a challenge.
I disagree. I think almost every version of Sherlock Holmes is conceited, and I don't believe he's any more conceited than BBC!Sherlock. Less so, in fact. They seem to have actually made an effort make JLM's Sherlock more likable. I do agree that "M" is there so he'll have a challenge. Moriarty and even Irene Adler seem to fill that role in almost every Sherlock Holmes adaptation.

I do hope the show is renewed.
Same here!
spirktrekker42spirktrekker42 on January 16th, 2013 03:42 pm (UTC)
I just saw the one with Sebastian Moran! It was fantastic :) They are bringing in the big M for sure and Irene's name was mentioned as well. I guess all sherlocks are arrogant but I think that is their front because they don't want people to get too close. Hence the "sherlock doesn't have friends" BS.