Elementary 2 Seasons 2013

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Season 1
(1,113) IMDb 7.8/10
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20. Dead Man's Switch TV-14 CC

Sherlock and Joan hunt for the accomplice of a murdered blackmailer who targeted families of rape victims.

Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
April 25, 2013

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Season 1
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    1. Pilot Detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, uses his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes to assist the NYPD on some of their more difficult cases.

    CC TV-14 46min September 27, 2012
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    2. While You Were Sleeping Sherlock uses his powers of deduction to consult on the murder of a young man who is shot upon entering his apartment. Jon Michael Hill joins the cast.

    CC TV-14 44min October 4, 2012
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    3. Child Predator Sherlock and Watson consult on a child abduction case involving a serial killer who is nicknamed "The Balloon Man," because he leaves a signature batch of balloons at each of his crime scenes.

    CC TV-14 44min October 18, 2012
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    4. Rat Race Even though he despises bankers, Holmes agrees to consult on a case involving the death of a Wall Street executive who appears to have overdosed on heroin. Craig Bierko guest stars.

    CC TV-14 44min October 25, 2012
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    5. Lesser Evils Sherlock tries to determine who has been killing weak and terminal patients at a hospital, making it look like they died of natural causes. Anika Noni Rose guest stars.

    CC TV-14 44min November 1, 2012
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    6. Flight Risk Sherlock tries to prove that one of the people whose body was found in the wreckage of a small plane crash was actually killed before the plane went down.

    CC TV-PG 44min November 8, 2012
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    7. One Way To Get Off Sherlock assists with a double homicide that has the same M.O. as a series of murders that took place 13 years ago. Callie Thorne guest stars,

    CC TV-14 44min November 15, 2012
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    8. The Long Fuse While investigating an explosion that kills two people, Sherlock discovers a crime that's been lying dormant for years. Lisa Edelstein and Ato Essandoh guest star.

    CC TV-PG 44min November 29, 2012
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    9. You Do It To Yourself Sherlock uses his trademark deductive reasoning skills to find the killer of a college professor.

    CC TV-PG 44min December 6, 2012
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    10. The Leviathan Sherlock is called in to investigate when a supposedly uncrackable bank vault called "The Leviathan" is breached. Freda Foh Shen guest stars.

    CC TV-14 44min December 13, 2012
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    11. Dirty Laundry Sherlock and Joan investigate the murder of the general manager of a high-end Manhattan hotel whose body is found inside an industrial laundry machine.

    CC TV-14 44min January 3, 2013
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    12. M. Sherlock is reunited with "M." a British criminal who appears to have followed Sherlock to New York. Vinnie Jones Guest Stars.

    CC TV-14 44min January 10, 2013
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    13. The Red Team While on suspension from the NYPD, Sherlock investigates a suspicious hit-and-run accident involving a conspiracy theorist.

    CC TV-14 44min January 31, 2013
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    14. The Deductionist Sherlock pursues Martin Ennis, an unpredictable criminal, before he strikes again. Terry Kinney and Kari Matchett guest star.

    CC TV-14 44min February 3, 2013
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    15. A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs Sherlock tries to find out who kidnapped the adult daughter of his ex-drug dealer, Rhys. John Hannah guest stars.

    CC TV-14 44min February 7, 2013
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    16. Details Sherlock investigates what he believes will be an open-and-shut case after Detective Bell is attacked.

    CC TV-14 43min February 14, 2013
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    17. Possibility Two Sherlock investigates a case involving a wealthy philanthropist who believes his incurable illness was given to him on purpose.

    CC TV-14 44min February 21, 2013
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    18. Deja Vu All Over Again Joan takes her first solo case: the disappearance of a woman who left her husband a tearful break-up video that mentioned a murder on a subway platform.

    CC TV-14 44min March 14, 2013
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    19. Snow Angels Sherlock and Joan try to prevent a robbery from one of the largest cash vaults in the country during the middle of a Nor'easter.

    CC TV-14 44min April 4, 2013
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    20. Dead Man's Switch Sherlock and Joan hunt for the accomplice of a murdered blackmailer who targeted families of rape victims.

    CC TV-14 44min April 25, 2013
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    21. A Landmark Story Sherlock resumes his hunt for Moriarty when Sebastian Moran reveals that a man who was thought to be dead from a heart attack was actually on the list of intended victims from Moriarty. Vinnie Jones and Murray Abraham guest star.

    CC TV-14 44min May 2, 2013
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    22. Risk Management Sherlock agrees to take a case from a man claiming to be Moriarty, hoping it will bring him closer to finding his nemesis. Natalie Dormer guest stars.

    CC TV-14 44min May 9, 2013
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    23. The Woman / Heroine As Sherlock reels at the reappearance of his former lover, Irene Adler, a series of flashbacks unravel the tumultuous events that led to his downfall into addiction.

    CC TV-14 1h 28min May 16, 2013

Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Larry Teng
Supporting actors Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn, Ato Essandoh, Thomas Jay Ryan, Wayne Duvall, Joseph Siravo, Tom Guiry, Russell G. Jones, David Mogentale, Randy Louis Swiren, Portia Reiners, Greg Nutcher
Season year 2013
Network CBS
Executive Producer Chris Leanza
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Fresh writing, good stories, great acting/directing... this series is fun and well done.
Suzanne
We like the two main characters and while it is a nod to the original Sherlock Holmes stories, we've enjoyed the change ups and the story telling.
R. Fernatt
Jonny Lee Miller is great as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu is brillant as the female Watson.
Gary W. Wooley

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124 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Douglas C. Meeks TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 21, 2012
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It would be hard to go wrong with Sherlock Holmes as your base story but the writers have captured even more than the original with this series. The 2 main players Sherlock (played exceptionally well by Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (played just as well by Lucy Liu)just add depth to an already interesting story each week. This can be called a bromance, but one of the bros just happens to be a woman. He said that from the very beginning and I think it's really an apt description. There's this idea that a man and a woman can't be together on a show especially without needing to be together sexually or in love or whatever, and this is really about the evolution of a friendship and how that happens. Watching that should be as much the story of this show as the mysteries that you see week in and week out about who killed who. I just know that after 3 episodes I am already addicted. The addition of Aidan Quinn as Captain Tobias Gregson of the New York City Police Department was genius. He genuinely likes Holmes and the two have mutual respect for each other so we get to avoid the good cop bad cop plot lines that many shows that have talented citizens playing at detectives, I love The Mentalist but this show takes the genre to a new level of entertainment.
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108 of 120 people found the following review helpful By leep on October 6, 2012
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I am so glad that finally we are moving away from reality TV and back to great scripted television shows like Elementary. For those who love mysteries, this show will be very enjoyable and you won't be able to take your eyes off Johnny Lee Miller--he's that good!
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60 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Kim on May 3, 2013
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A very original series, fun and the crime solving is top notch, Sherlock (Johnny Lee Miller) is brilliant and his counter part Miss Watson (Lucy Lui)is a wonderful change to the original male character Dr. Watson. A great twist on an old story. Definitely a Keeper....A Class Act.....
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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful By brionbee on April 26, 2013
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First of all, may I just say here and now that, apparently if you already watch and enjoy the BBC Sherlock series, you will be inclined to hate this one. I am not entirely sure why, but just to prove my point, look up all the 1 and 2 star reviews of Elementary here and count how many times the BBC show or it's actors are mentioned. Then go to the 5 star reviews and notice the depth of critique and the simultaneous lack of comparison to another show's take on Sherlock Holmes.

Okay. That aside:

This show is exceptional. Not only would it stand alone quite well without Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes ever having been written (which to some insults their ideas and affinities for SACD's work), but also adds societal context, modernity, and depth to Sherlock Holmes (something no one can say is easy, much less executable in such an artistic and subtle way as this series).

First, let us look at trying to place such a genius intellect and deductionist in today's cynical, apathetic, passive, low resolve and high civil retaliation context of modern London. This is where we must put a modern day Holmes, from his infancy up to his (SPOILER ALERT) inevitable heroine addiction. In the early London of Sir Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, there was this resolve, this popular tenacity in London, not to mention a clear cut notion of right and wrong, that permeated it's core culture and drive. A young man with Sherlock Holmes' gifts would have found quite a station and calling as he grew up in the higher learning institutions and accepting fields of forensics, police work, and medicine with their backdrop of solid morality and unwavering credos. He would have undoubtably arisen as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's main man as written. Logic trumps superstition and evil manipulation.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Rogers on September 4, 2013
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The dynamic between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson was a surprise. I was concerned the gender switch of Dr. Watson was being done just for the sake of novelty, but Lucy Liu brings a very good balance to the role. Her take on Dr. Watson blends admiration for Sherlock's talents with repudiation of his lack of tact and regard for others.

This version of Sherlock Holmes is also distinctive from other incarnations beyond simply the change of locale to New York city. Jonny Lee Miller's portrayal of Holmes is fresh and compelling. He manages to bring a quiet intensity to the portrayal while still capturing Holmes' penchant for tantrums. 'Sherlock', the BBC version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective, stars Benedict Cumberbatch (notable for his work in Star Trek: Into Darkness) as a Sherlock Holmes who is, by his own admission, a high functioning sociopath. Miller's Holmes is driven not only by his need to solve puzzles/homicides, but by his desire to see justice served. Miller judiciously lets Holmes facade of confidence and imperiousness slip just enough to give us glimpses of the character's vulnerability. He allows just enough of a peek behind the curtain so we can see the regard he holds for Watson while not devolving into a sentimentality that would rob the character of all credibility. Thank God it was renewed for a 2nd season.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Michael Johnson on December 5, 2012
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Well written, excellent acting, and an amusing premise. It's certainly no depiction of real life, but as entertainment it is as engaging as it gets. The charactor of Holmes is an interesting take on the stories by the author Conan Doyle and a delight to watch in action. Watson is well acted, as only Miss Liu is capable of doing, with an acid touch to the relationship between these two which lends spice to an old format. Set in the present in New York city the stories, thus far, have been original in their settings and themes. Aitogether a very watchable show that should catch and hold the public's attention for many seasons to come.
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