Elementary: The First Season (DVD)
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|Contributor||Jon Michael Hill, Seith Mann, Jonny Lee Miller, Andrew Bernstein, Various Others, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn See more|
|Number of discs||6|
All 24 episodes from the first season of the American-made reimagining of the classic detective novels by Arthur Conan Doyle starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as his companion Dr. Watson. Exiled to the United States by his father to undergo drug rehabilitation, ex-Scotland Yard investigator Holmes is forced to live with former surgeon and abstinence mentor Dr. Joan Watson upon his release. Adamant that Watson's expertise does not apply to him, he proceeds to devise his own way of maintaining his sobriety - by helping the NYPD solve tough cases. To honour her contractual obligations, Watson accompanies him in his work, and it isn't long before Holmes realises that she might be more useful to him than he initially thought... The episodes are: 'Pilot', 'While You Were Sleeping', 'Child Predator', 'The Rat Race', 'Lesser Evils', 'Flight Risk', 'One Way to Get Off', 'The Long Fuse', 'You Do It to Yourself', 'The Leviathan', 'Dirty Laundry', 'M.', 'The Red Team', 'The Deductionist', 'A Giant Gun, Filled With Drugs', 'Details', 'Possibility Two', 'Déjà Vu All Over Again', 'Snow Angels', 'Dead Man's Switch', 'A Landmark Story', 'Risk Management', 'The Woman' and 'Heroine'.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 18 x 13.8 x 1.5 cm; 185 Grams
- Director : Seith Mann, Andrew Bernstein, Various Others
- Media Format : DVD, PAL
- Run time : 16 hours and 40 minutes
- Release date : 5 February 2014
- Actors : Jon Michael Hill, Lucy Liu, Jonny Lee Miller, Aidan Quinn
- Dubbed: : English
- Studio : UniversalSony
- ASIN : B01DJ645S4
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 6
- Best Sellers Rank: 20,819 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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This is excellent drama. Please do not be put off by a modern-day take on the wonderful character detective of Sherlock Holmes. Played by a really good actor, he has brought into this century this complicated man of brilliance and sadness. I am so impressed with each episode of the whole series.
I first heard of this drama from a purchase in a Charity Shop, so simply had to buy all the other series. This does not disappoint. This is a recommendation from an Arthur Conan Doyle fan and I love it!
Miller's portrayal of this very flawed genius is carried off quite brilliantly with Holmes exhibiting all of those unpredictable, egocentric and, at times, unforgiving character traits in believable fashion. The saving grace of his character is that he does have a sense of justice and that despite appearances he does really care and this is portrayed in a most subtle way by Miller as is his witty and, at times, biting and dark sense of humour.
When you add this to excellent scripts, a good supporting cast and high production values, you have a very good TV series that adds something a bit different to the current excellent crop of ensemble 'crime' based dramas such as NCIS, Criminal Minds, Bones etc.
and the new Watson of course.The cases involved are original and absorbing,I can't get enough but have to ration my viewing,
mainly to eat....! The quiet,listening approach that Watson displays plays perfectly into the role of having Holmes's thought process explained to us and seeing if and when his reasoning isn't quite spot on.There are other forces,ahem,at play with these two as well so it stops things from becoming too limited to just crime,though of course that is the drive behind the show but it just has other aspects.One thing I've noticed though is the seeming lack of adverse weather.The light in Holmes's apartment is always bright and sunny ? I am pleased that the female Watson immediately dumps the 'clean my apartment' suggestion in episode 1 ! Holmes is blunt to the point of rudeness but he gets quick results by ignoring expected etiquette.
Less damn fake coffees would be good too...,and they leave their cups all over the 'show' ! Is this one of their sponsors ?
Anyway,gripe over.It's a very good series so far and I'm looking forward to finishing the first series....,soon.
Oh,before I forget,I was over the moon when my hunch of Irene Adler being his English female interest came about !
Now she fascinates me as much as Holmes and Watson themselves.An excellent curve ball character,masterfully dumped in our laps by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.I liked her portrayal in the 1st Robert Downey Jnr version of Sherlock Holmes.
I am seriously looking forward to seeing how she appears in this version.