Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What I’m Watching: Elementary

Elementary: Season 4, Episode 2 “Evidence of Things Not Seen” (B-)

I’ve said it before, and I mean it this time. This show isn’t bad, but I don’t think that I really need to be watching it. Though the arrival of Sherlock’s father was supposed to be this big event many years in the making, and while John Noble is certainly good, I don’t find myself caring much about it. This feels like the perfect time to break free from the show and not feel as if I’ve abandoned it or given up because it’s gotten bad, and there’s so much else I’m watching that I could use the end of the week to catch up on everything from the first half. It seems impossible that Sherlock and Watson wouldn’t have ended up back working with the NYPD because, unlike the other above-average procedurals I watch on CBS, “Person of Interest” and “The Good Wife,” this show is not all about reinventing and redefining itself each season – it was content to do that with its premise of modern-day Holmes and sober companion Watson. The case itself was actually a more interesting one, and I liked that the suspect was framed after the fact because of the information released that made it easier to make him look like the culprit. Watson’s conversation with Sherlock’s father was inarguably an intriguing one, and she’s definitely looking out for her friend whom she would never have known without his having set their relationship up. They’ve come a long way, and regardless of where they’ve ended up professionally, they’ve formed an incredible bond.

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