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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #190 on: September 28, 2012, 08:43:01 pm »
OK, I just watched the pilot of "Elementary".  A bit clunky at first, but it drew me in, sort of.  It's missing both the wonderful manic energy and the subtlety of "Sherlock", and lacks its humor too.  A pale comparison.

Lee, I thought the same thing!  Lucy Liu should be Sherlock and JLM Watson.  I like Aidan Quinn, but not his accent.  Nice to see Dallas Howard--from "A Home at the End of the World"--as guest star. 

Sorry, Jeff, I haven't seen your Jeremy Brett.  Perhaps Netflix has it. 

BTW, Elementary isn't on hulu, but I found it at cbs.com; ghastly website. 

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #191 on: September 28, 2012, 09:09:29 pm »
Sorry, Jeff, I haven't seen your Jeremy Brett.  Perhaps Netflix has it. 

Oi!  :o  Several series of Sherlock Holmes stories with Brett as Holmes ran on Mystery! on PBS--produced by WGBH, your own home town PBS station.  ;)

Try the PBS Web site. They are well worth viewing--and having in one's library.
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #192 on: September 29, 2012, 12:05:30 am »
Thanks, Bruce. 

Well, who knows when we'll get more of Benedict and Martin?

I had never heard of Jonny Lee Miller--IMDb says he was once married to Angeline Jolie.  But Lucy Liu and Aidan Quinn?  Sounds good to me.

I thought I mentioned it somewhere on this thread but I can't find it.  Jonny Lee Miller starred with Benedict in the National Theater production of Frankenstein back in the spring of 2011.  It was filmed and showed in limited release in the US.  I caught a showing.  I'm sure Miller talked to Bene a great deal about how it was to play a modern day Sherlock and when Jonny got the opportunity to play Sherlock, he couldn't resist.

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #193 on: September 29, 2012, 11:41:53 am »
I thought I mentioned it somewhere on this thread but I can't find it.  Jonny Lee Miller starred with Benedict in the National Theater production of Frankenstein back in the spring of 2011.  It was filmed and showed in limited release in the US.  I caught a showing.  I'm sure Miller talked to Bene a great deal about how it was to play a modern day Sherlock and when Jonny got the opportunity to play Sherlock, he couldn't resist.

Yes, I remember that.  Interesting turn of events. 



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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #194 on: September 29, 2012, 11:54:36 am »
I mostly remember Jonny Lee Miller from the movie adaption of Jane Austenīs Mansfield Park. Not a great movie by any means

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #195 on: September 29, 2012, 11:59:29 am »
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I'm sure Miller talked to Bene a great deal about how it was to play a modern day Sherlock.

Elementary got big coverage in the Fall Preview issue of TV Guide. The feature story concluded:

"Elementary has gained one influential ally: Sherlock star and Miller pal Benedict Cumberbatch has given the CBS show his blessing."



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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #196 on: October 11, 2012, 07:11:14 pm »
Who's watching Elementary tonight?
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #197 on: October 11, 2012, 10:17:27 pm »
Who's watching Elementary tonight?

Is that a trick question?

On the East Coast, anyway, the answer is "nobody," because the Biden-Ryan vice presidential debate is on.
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #198 on: October 21, 2012, 12:18:32 am »
Is that a trick question?

On the East Coast, anyway, the answer is "nobody," because the Biden-Ryan vice presidential debate is on.
Who's watching Elementary tonight?

This.  Sorry, was watching the debates.

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #199 on: October 25, 2012, 11:33:36 pm »
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