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Elementary (2012 - ?) 1x01 + Alcatraz (2012) 1x01 Reviewed

Pilot

Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) has escaped from rehab and is shacking up in one of his rich daddy's houses in NY. Dr Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) has been hired to be Sherlock’s sober companion. Sherlock hires a hooker, is covered in trashy tattoos, lets his underwear hang out, wrecks Joan’s car and is in general a git.

He and Joan help Gregson (Aidan Quinn looking puffy) solve a murder. Gregson has an idiot sidekick. Joan seems unsure, Sherlock annoys and has a beehive on the roof. The duo solve the case and catch the man behind the man.

This was okay but is nowhere near as good as ‘Sherlock’. However if and when Moriarty ever shows up, they cannot cast anyone as terrible as Andrew Scott. So why did Sherlock Holmes leave London and relocate to NY? Where are Mycroft, Irene Adler, the Hound and Wiggins? Why is a former surgeon bothered by a body? Is Joan guilty of malpractice?

Best Lines:
“Addict sitter.”

“Prior to my stint in junkie jail...”

“A glorified helper monkey.”

“I don’t guess I observe.”


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Pilot

In 1963, 302 men vanished from Alcatraz. Now they are showing up in the present day unaged and carrying on their crime sprees. One of the inmates, Jack, shows up on the rock. He tracks down the mean deputy warden and his brother to settle old scores.

A really obnoxious detective named Rebecca (madam, you are no Anna Torv) teams up with an author named Dr Diego Soto (Jorge Garcia of ‘Lost’) to figure out what is going on. She runs into a sinister man named Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) and a Dr Lucy (Parminder Nagra) who know what is going on.

The time travel, abduction, murders, lack of aging, aliens, whatever is going on is greeted with dull surprise by all involved. Rebecca’s uncle Ray (Robert Forster of ‘Heroes’) seems to know what is going on but she is so noxious it doesn’t register.

So what happened in 1963? Why did 302 men vanish? Why are they back now? Where have they been? What is going on? Why does Rebecca claim her dead partner was pushed off a roof? He wasn’t pushed, he fell. There is a not so unexpected twist and a revelation. This is okay, the weird goings on do induce me to watch more.

Best Lines:
“You’ve been waiting for this.”
“A very very long time.”

“You won’t be lonesome long.”
Tags: alcatraz, elementary, heroes, lost
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