It is a special Elementary designed for the post-Super Bowl slot that apparently is going to give a little more insight into the Moriarty mythology for the show. It's no Cumberbatch, but the show's actually a great deal of fun.
I guess it's different here in Canada. We've got a pilot for a new show called Motive. I didn't think it was a Canadian show but I guess it is.
Alias, "Phase One."
I'm still busy being upset that they don't show the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders movie before the game anymore. Jane Seymour! Bert Convy! Lauren Tewes!
I watched about fifteen minutes of an early one (I flipped to it in the middle) and my reaction was, "Ugh, he's dressed just like Cumberbatch, and is copying Cumberbatch's mannerisms, but without the charm he just comes off as a dick." I'll admit fifteen minutes is a pretty small sample size. Is it worth giving it another shot?
I spent a good year trying to get the husband to watch "Alias." After the first five minutes of that episode, he was all in.
I want to emphasize that there was absolutely NOTHING wrong with the black one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnmNVl2N834
As the show has evolved, this Sherlock has become much different from Cumberbatch's--Cumberbatch's Sherlock is a high functioning sociopath who doesn't give a damn who he pisses off, while Miller's is a punkier take who pisses off folks because he finds it fun to do so. The Sherlock/Watson dynamic is also a little different on Elementary--Joan Watson would never be Sherlock's patsy in the way Watson is in Moffat's Hound of Baskerville.
Family Guy's first episode.
Big AC/DC fan, is he?
I have to concede that I wasn't watching the show, just kind of listening to it while my wife watched it and I read the game stories from ESPN on my iPad. So I didn't see 15 minutes; I just heard 15 minutes. But my reaction was the same: He sounded like a dick. And because I was too lazy to move off the couch, I was still there for the ending, which struck me as convoluted and less a tribute to Sherlock's brilliance as it was to the writers' contortions.
The Super Bowl was on CTV, but Global airs Elementary.