This series of posts are about entertainment that I recommend when people ask me for recommendations. It also includes place-specific “entertainment”, such as beautiful gardens; it might be stretching the definition of entertainment, but I enjoy myself in the places I recommend.
They are not universal recommendations. I wouldn’t recommend a dark thriller to someone looking for something nice and happy; I’d recommend a romance.
They aren’t perfect or without mistakes.
Art is never finished, only abandoned. ~ Leonard da Vinci
Growing up I had the pleasure of occasionally meeting Sherlock Holmes. I think the main way was an audio cassette with the Hound from Baskervilles and a couple of other tales.
When a new Sherlock Holmes movie came out in 2009, I went to the movies and saw it. And then a few years ago, there were two TV-shows based on Sherlock Holmes that came out.
A British one which is excellent in its own way, but today I want to talk about Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock and Lucy Liu as Watson.
The interesting thing here, beyond changing the gender of Watson, is the relationship between Sherlock and Watson. Sober drug addict with sober companion. Sherlock’s usual brilliant but strange detecting skill, and Watson’s routine-based advice.
While their cases are interesting and twisted. I really watch it for the relationship of Sherlock and Watson.
Watching them react to each other, change, not change, adapt, circumvent, amplify and more. I really enjoy the show for that.
I’m an avid watcher of crime shows, and the one thing I’m always looking for way more than interesting cases are interesting characters/detectives. If the characters catch me, I’m a loyal watcher.
This show has done that.