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Old October 3 2012, 09:13 PM   #331
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^How is that worse than shipping brothers? Seriously, I'm not saying I'd like to imagine those two together, I'm just saying that shippers online have done many, many things that make that seem downright healthy by comparison. Look here, if you dare:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CrackPairing
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Old October 3 2012, 09:27 PM   #332
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Let's not forget the original slash couple Kirk/Spock started by the crazy fans!
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Old October 3 2012, 09:34 PM   #333
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Sam and Dean is nothing. What gets me are the slash stories that pair up the brothers with their father. Ugh.
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Old October 3 2012, 10:24 PM   #334
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CBS isn't desperate enough to stream episodes online as I recall.
Not sure where you got that idea from, because the network definitely does stream its stuff online. I've watched Survivor episodes on their site before, and they have the Elementary pilot available right now as well if you do want to rewatch it.
Trying and failing to find episodes I missed. I hadn't looked again since I couldn't find any last year. So, thanks again.
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Old October 4 2012, 02:00 AM   #335
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Didn't you catch the part in the pilot where Holmes said that while he found sex distasteful, he needed it as part of his "process," which was why the hooker was just leaving when Watson showed up? It's certainly not a love life, but it is a sex life.
No. That must have been when I was answering the phone.

But, wait! Bland, generic, safe CBS has the hero using a prositute? You must be pulling my leg. Giving Holmes a sex life is just too radical a break with tradition for the senior citizens who are the only ones who watch CBS.
And not just any prostitute, but a tattooed hussy whom (it's implied) specializes in bondage . . . .
That's not exactly groundbreaking after CSI's Grissom and Lady Heather.
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Old October 4 2012, 05:39 AM   #336
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Didn't you catch the part in the pilot where Holmes said that while he found sex distasteful, he needed it as part of his "process," which was why the hooker was just leaving when Watson showed up? It's certainly not a love life, but it is a sex life.
No. That must have been when I was answering the phone.

But, wait! Bland, generic, safe CBS has the hero using a prositute? You must be pulling my leg. Giving Holmes a sex life is just too radical a break with tradition for the senior citizens who are the only ones who watch CBS.

Ah, I get it! You're pulling my leg!Surely if such a thing had happened people would have discussed this instead of babbling about bland and safe! It would have been a big deal.
Even CBS comedies have references to (if not out right portrayals of) sex, including characters who pay for it.
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Old October 4 2012, 09:16 AM   #337
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^How is that worse than shipping brothers? Seriously, I'm not saying I'd like to imagine those two together, I'm just saying that shippers online have done many, many things that make that seem downright healthy by comparison. Look here, if you dare:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CrackPairing
I'm just f*cking with ya. This conversation reminds me of something I read about the director Rob Reiner. I think it was Billy Crystal who said that Reiner is a sick SOB. You'd be walking down the street with him and he'd say something like 'See that fat guy over there? You have a choice. You have to f*ck him or else you can f*ck your own mother...'
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Old October 11 2012, 08:00 PM   #338
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Still not a bad show, but between his stubble and the way he dresses, I think this take on Holmes is more to try and be like "House" than the famous detective. (Who, yes, House was loosely based but the Holmes of the books was a bit more better kept and concerned about his appearance than either House or this take on Holmes seem to be.)
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Old October 13 2012, 05:41 AM   #339
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It does kinda feel like another House. Could be House and Cuddy gone off to investigate. The clothes of Holmes, the music, the prostitutes, the banter between him and Watson reminds me of House.
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Old October 13 2012, 02:36 PM   #340
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It does kinda feel like another House. Could be House and Cuddy gone off to investigate. The clothes of Holmes, the music, the prostitutes, the banter between him and Watson reminds me of House.
That's because House was another Sherlock, the show was often described as "Sherlock Holmes as a doctor".

Holmes = House
Watson = Wilson
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Old October 13 2012, 02:55 PM   #341
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It does kinda feel like another House. Could be House and Cuddy gone off to investigate. The clothes of Holmes, the music, the prostitutes, the banter between him and Watson reminds me of House.
That's exactly the feel I have of Elementary -- it's House with murders. Yes, I realize that House was Sherlock Holmes with medicine, but House feels more like the template for this show than the Canon. Lucy Liu's Watson seems more like a blend of Wilson and Cuddy than a derivation of the original Watson, while Miller's Holmes reminds me of House in his playful, manic moods.
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Old October 13 2012, 06:35 PM   #342
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The difference is House (at least for much of it's run) was MUCH better written.


BTW, I just saw what Lucy wore on Letterman the other night. God Damn.

http://www.lazygirls.info/Lucy_Liu/L...11_12_kUz64RDW
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Old October 13 2012, 09:03 PM   #343
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It does kinda feel like another House. Could be House and Cuddy gone off to investigate. The clothes of Holmes, the music, the prostitutes, the banter between him and Watson reminds me of House.
That's exactly the feel I have of Elementary -- it's House with murders. Yes, I realize that House was Sherlock Holmes with medicine, but House feels more like the template for this show than the Canon. Lucy Liu's Watson seems more like a blend of Wilson and Cuddy than a derivation of the original Watson, while Miller's Holmes reminds me of House in his playful, manic moods.
Sort of my feeling, especially in how Holmes dresses, some sort of T-Shirt (usually a rock band one for house) with a partly buttoned shirt over it and then a suit-jacket over the whole thing. All wrinkled, and then stubble.

The Holmes of the books was very neat and clean, said to have a "cat-like obsession with his appearance" by Watson. The Holmes in "Sherlock" doesn't fit this and much more closely matches House's take on his appearance.

Yes, House was inspired by Sherlock Holmes in numerous ways (over the course of the series, though, his team more took over the "Watson" role, while Wilson just remained House's closest (only) friend. Wilson rarely played in part in House's "investigations.") But House's appearance strikes me as an entirely unique character trait rather than trying to emulate Holmes. Even the RDJ "Holmes" movies somewhat borrow from the "House" model with their take on Holmes being a bit scruffier and less concerned about appearance.

But CBS' Holmes and just overall mannerism strikes me as more "House-like" than Sherlock Holmes like.
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Old October 23 2012, 08:03 PM   #344
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CBS has given Elementary a full season order, bringing us up to 22 episodes.
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Old October 23 2012, 08:05 PM   #345
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Yay!
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