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11 November 2012 @ 07:34 pm
'elementary' episode 5 thoughts  
I watched the new episode of Elementary on Thursday and meant to post my thoughts earlier but forgot. Better late than never? [spoilers] Still liking the show though! It's a fun one, and the case was a bit more complicated this week, which I approve of. I do think the plots are getting better. And we got more background! I like that while Joan and Sherlock have come so far, they still have a ways to go and how Sherlock is still closed off. It makes things interesting, especially as we get closer to the six week mark and Joan's job being up. And we got an Irene Adler mention!

I remember after seeing the first episode and Joan realizing there was a woman in London, I did wonder if it was Irene. Pretty sure I posted that thought too. And now there's confirmation! I had a feeling they would find a way to bring her in, even though I thought it would be a bit later in the show. I doubt we'll get too many facts. I wonder if she'll show up in the mid season or season finale to spice things up.

Anyway, I'm more invested in the characters, like I've always said, so it was good to see some of Sherlock's past, and more of his problems with his father. I also like that the person Sherlock asked to fool Joan ended up being his actual friend, and how Joan deduced that. Joan's really improving on her skills, and I like her pointing out the part about the IV to Sherlock. Speaking of the friend, he was an interesting one and it was good how he pointed out to Joan that she can't expect Sherlock's friendship to be just like she's used to, because really, he's not like what he's used to, but it was nice that he realized she genuinely cares and wants to help him. Those two would be quite a handful for Sherlock if they ever teamed up, lol.

I like that Sherlock's observation skills have downsides too, and how we've seen that in the for of what happened when Joan developed some and scared away that guy. Now his admission about his fear of flights. It makes him more human, which is a good thing. It makes him more layered and interesting and likable too! Of course he has his douchey moments- setting up Joan- but overall, he's not that bad. I don't have to say how much I love Joan. It should be implied by now.

Looking forward to the new show and see how they deal with the Irene mention!


I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but it's been a few days. Feel free to share your thoughts! :D
 
 
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boltgirl426boltgirl426 on November 12th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
I have yet to see that show, but heard good things. Thought about you tonight as I actually managed to write tonight. It's been forever but I actually wrote some Smallville stuff, almost couldn't believe it. I feel so bad, I haven't kept in touch very well with you :-(. I know we are both busy, but still ... I have time in my day, I should be able to stop and say hello. I hope that all is well with you!! :-)
svgurl: clark/oliver 'escape'svgurl on November 19th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC)
I have yet to see that show, but heard good things.
It is definitely interesting, if you like that type of show. :D

Thought about you tonight as I actually managed to write tonight. It's been forever but I actually wrote some Smallville stuff, almost couldn't believe it.
Oh, that's awesome! It's great that you got your muses to cooperate.

And no need to feel bad. It's a two way street and I haven't kept in touch either. I just don't remember to get on AIM anymore. And thanks! Things are good. I hope everything is going well with you too.
KB: Twirling!Sherlock & Sally Donovanpsyko_kittie on November 12th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
First things, first. The first thing I said was: "Why did they have to bring up the Woman?"

Pushing that aside, I really liked Sherlock's friend... because it did seem to be a friend and not just an acquiescence. I was disappointed we didn't get to meet Sherlock's father, but I will admit that I like how the writers have made the "meddling" figure the father (who was never in the series) instead of the brother.

I do wonder if they will show Mycroft or if making Mr. Holmes, a unseen figure, is the writers way of distancing themselves the BBC's version. *shrug*

And though I do think it's cute that Joan is learning things from Sherlock, I don't know how I feel about it. Only because Watson's (budding) deduction skills were kind of joke in canon. :)
svgurl: elementary holmes & watsonsvgurl on November 19th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
First things, first. The first thing I said was: "Why did they have to bring up the Woman?"
I am not a Sherlock/Irene shipper, but yeah, it was kind of inevitable. How can they resist? I just liked being right, lol.

I agree, and I like Sherlock's freind too for the same reasons. And it is too bad that we didn't get to meet Sherlock's father, but maybe he'll show up later on? It is only episode 5.

I do wonder if they will show Mycroft or if making Mr. Holmes, a unseen figure, is the writers way of distancing themselves the BBC's version. *shrug*
Could go either way. Considering they have a lot more episodes, they probably don't want to reveal everything right away.

And though I do think it's cute that Joan is learning things from Sherlock, I don't know how I feel about it. Only because Watson's (budding) deduction skills were kind of joke in canon. :)
Were they really? How funny. I guess they decided to take a more serious route with this show.

Your icon's cute btw! It made me laugh.
ellesculpturelle on November 13th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)
I'm glad to read your positive commentary on Elementary. Thanks for sharing!

I'm struggling with a yes/no reaction to the show and your enthusiasm along with that of my best friend are helping to encourage me to stick with it a bit longer. I'm a diehard fan of the Jeremy Brett series so I'm finding the transition a bit difficult. Victorian/Edwardian London was an actual character in that series. LOL.
svgurl: elementary sherlock yellowsvgurl on November 19th, 2012 02:24 am (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to read it and share your own thoughts! :)

Understandable. I think it's been hit or miss with people, from what I can tell with my flist Even my sister isn't a fan.

I'm a diehard fan of the Jeremy Brett series so I'm finding the transition a bit difficult. Victorian/Edwardian London was an actual character in that series. LOL.
That's definitely quite the transition. I never watched that series, only saw the RDJ movies and Sherlock so I'm already used to one modern day adaption.