Elementary (CBS): A Closer Look At Three Pivotal Moments From “M”

There will be no new  Elementary  tonight, a fact that I’m sure saddens all of you as much as it saddens me, but coming off of “M,” the series’ best episode to date, we could all use a few extra days to process the episode’s climactic events before jumping back into the action. “M” could represent a turning point for  Elementary , moving it from being an above average procedural to one of the best dramas on network television. Aside from being an excellent showpiece for Jonny Lee Miller (I strongly suspect I’ll be pulling for him come Emmy season), “M” deepened Sherlock and Watson’s relationship, fleshed out Sherlock’s backstory in a meaningful way and set up an ongoing storyline that has the potential to fuel the series for years to come. Not too shabby for a single hour of television. READ MORE...

'Elementary' Scoop: Who Finally Showed Up?

If you haven’t seen tonight’s Elementary, stop reading now. Spoilers to follow. It finally happened. Twelve episodes into CBS’ modern day Sherlock Holmes series Elementary, Moriarty appears. Well, almost. Elementary doesn’t follow the literary character’s trajectory as closely as another updated version, the BBC’s Sherlock. But it would be hard to imagine a Holmes who doesn’t face Moriarty — his greatest foe from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels. Many recent adaptions of Sherlock Holmes — including the aforementioned BBC show, and the Robert Downey Jr. movies — use Moriarty as the big bad. So it felt like only a matter of time before Elementary went down that path.

Elementary Episode 12 “M’ – M For Moriarty?

Elementary  “M” Episode 12  airs Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  Sherlock is reunited with “M.” a British criminal who appears to have followed Sherlock to New York. Meanwhile, Joan has reservations about leaving Sherlock and taking on a new client, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Jan. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Vinnie Jones guest stars as “M.” READ MORE...