Thursday, March 19, 2015

Goodbye, Joan

In other news, March Madness basketball stuff has pushed Elementary aside for the time being, and I've decided to not watch the show when it returns. I've watched almost three seasons, and this is as good a place as any to stop, given my continuing frustrations with the show. I suspect that they'll bring back Moriarty at the end of the season, and I don't wanna see that, even if they bring back Kitty or Mycroft or that drug dealer guy they introduced lately. The show continues to be obsessed with murders, while tantalizing us with throwaway references to cases involving stolen music and pit vipers. I can't take it. Also, Ms. Hudson hasn't been back, nor do they even care enough to give her a first name after all this time.

In the most recent episode, they brought back Joan's mother Mary for a puzzling and not entirely convincing story about dementia, and Holmes had the nerve to lecture Joan about her family. He claims that his family doesn't need a "referee" but then what did Sherlock think Mycroft was doing when he pretended to have a message from Father demanding that Sherlock move back to London? Then when Sherlock did move back to London, not a word was spoken about whether he interacted with his father or Mycroft or told Kitty about such things. The show seriously has forgotten the entire mystery of Holmes's father, and remains totally blind to Sherlock being a huge hypocrite living off his hated father's money (unlike Mycroft, whom Sherlock despises for no good reason). Plus it appears that the show feels that they already "fixed" the Holmes/Watson living arrangement problem just by having Watson make an office downstairs. Never mind that we never see her solve her client's case, nor tell Holmes that she was wrong to say that she doesn't deserve a normal life. They think it's fixed, but it's not. So I'm not gonna watch this dysfunctional garbage anymore.

There's plenty of other TV shows to watch, even some kind of zombie procedural that Veronica Mars fans are excited about, even though I didn't find it funny or charming at all. Anyway, FOX has just ordered a show about Houdini and Doyle, based on their real life friendship before it turned sour. Of course it will be heavily fictionalized, turned into a buddy-cop supernatural mystery, but I can shrug it off and think it's no different than the show with young ACD and Joseph Bell solving crimes. It's something to look forward to for next season, anyway. Oh, also, I hope that feminist Sherlock web series gets released soon.

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