This is a Holmes knocked from the pedestal of the dispassionate gentleman detective. His relationship with his addiction forms the core of his character, of secondary importance only to Watson in his development throughout the season. And Jonny Lee Miller’s fantastic incarnation of Holmes makes sure we feel the weight of addiction in a show that takes it seriously. He suffers the aftermath, and must face the realities of recovery — no easy thing for a man who trades on the illusion of invincibility with all the gusto of the Conan Doyle original.
Also keeping him humble: his supporting cast. There’s a popular misconception — the fault of many an adaptation — that Holmes is a supergenius accompanied by an admiring everyman and surrounded by dunces. Conan Doyle’s Watson and Gregson would beg to differ, and so this Holmes lives in no such vacuum; he’s never the only clever person in a room. When he reveals his addiction, Gregson (not unkindly) points out that as a detective, he had that covered. His sponsor Alfredo’s skills in the repossessionary arts outclass Holmes’s by a mile. He acknowledges Moriarty as more than a match for himself. Even housekeeper/librarian Ms. Hudson has the effortless memory to which Holmes aspires.
And in Watson, he’s found an equal — and that’s what the show’s not-so-secretly about." - from io9’s excellent analysis of the first season of Elementary - Elementary Demonstrates the Right Way to Update a Classic Hero (via gallifreygal)
some highlights ok ill stop talking about it now it was just so funny omg
Pros-and-cons of Sherlock and Elementary, rebloggable by request
If I was a famous author I would publish a book with ten different endings which all went to print with varying degrees of rarity, but not tell the fans about it so that I could watch their confusion as they disagree over how the story ended. Then when they figured it out I would ‘come clean’, telling them that I had released eleven alternate endings and watch them panic again as they all try to find the last ending.
This is perfect.
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who is responisble for this masterpiece
Rules: pick five of each only, otherwise you’re going to die of alcohol poisoning.
Take a drink every time:
- Hugh Jackman fails to hit the note completely
- There’s an uncomfortable close-up followed by a wide shot
- Fantine cries
- Enjolras makes an overly melodramatic face
- Eddie Redmayne’s…
do you ever wonder how an author would describe you in detail if you were a fictional character
i wanna know how victor hugo would describe me
he would describe you dead
Various takes on Orestes Fasting And Pylades Drunk throughout the years:
Les Miserables (1934)
Les Miserables (1957)
Shoujo Cosette (2007)
Les Miserables (2012)