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February 12 2015

Dynamic Duos: TV’s Best Crime-Fighting Parterships

The crime/mystery genre has a mighty fine—and very long—history on the small screen, the genre and its myriad forms a solid, even primary, fixture of television schedules. Indeed, it’s...
November 13 2014

When TV Romance Turns to Murder, You Can Win!

For me, it all started with Ned and Nancy. Nancy Drew was an independent woman (girl) but she still made room in her busy sleuthing schedule to let Ned hang around and bounce clues off. He was...
October 14 2014

Cosplaying the Field at New York Comic Con 2014

New York Comic Con took to New York City's Javit's Center from October 9th through the 12th. Although the thousands of people who turned up arrived for a variety of reasons, one thing was...
September 23 2013

Deducing What’s Next on Elementary

Elementary’s revolutionary take on the classic characters of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories quickly enthralled viewers, despite worry from Sherlockians. The show received positive...
September 7 2013

Holmes 2.0: Life in the New Sherlockian Renaissance

I recently met a lovely woman. She was young, and attractive, and smiling, and redheaded—in short, she seemed perfectly normal.  After about five minutes, however, I’d identified that...
January 30 2013

Nothing Fun About Elementary

I cannot stand to watch Sherlock Holmes on Elementary. He’s a humorless snot with no redeeming value and I’m amazed that this show has found an audience. Maybe they’re...
January 13 2013

His Last Bow or the Case of a Sherlockian Ball

It is a rare occasion that brings together 75 Sherlock Holmes aficionados, their friends, and significant others in one place, but that’s exactly what happened on January 10 at the Salmagundi...
December 11 2012

Killer Celebrities: Big Stars Give Away the Ending in TV Crime

I’ve got this actor friend, Brian Kerwin. He’s been working in the business for over thirty years. You’ve seen him in the movies, the soaps, TV sitcoms and dramas, and, if you’ve...
September 26 2012

Elementary: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Police Procedural

First of all, I would like to make one thing perfectly clear. If you love CBS’s new crime drama Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Joan Watson—if...
September 23 2012

The Great Game: Criminal Element Joins the Elementary Scavenger Hunt

The Painter has escaped a maximum security mental hospital after the great Sherlock Holmes caught him. Now the Painter, who once tortured and killed art gallery owners, is threatening to return to his...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 19 2012

Quick, Watson! The (Scavenger) Hunt is On!

When the creators of Elementary wanted to promote the show’s debut with a Sherlock-themed scavenger hunt, New York-based Watson Adventures (Yes, that’s their real name!) was the natural...
September 5 2012

Fall Television: What Will You Watch?

Back to school means the return of many of our favorite TV shows.  Major Crimes, Copper, and Grimm have already started, and we’ll have to wait until 2013 for BBC’s Sherlock, but plenty...
May 24 2012

Networks’ Fall Television Schedule Finds Mystery Afoot

The major television broadcast networks unveiled their fall and midseason schedules last week and when it comes to new dramas, mystery is definitely afoot. Whether it’s far-reaching government conspiracies...
May 17 2012

A Holmes Fan’s Mistrust of Elementary: An Open Apology to CBS

In 1971, Universal Pictures produced a film titled They Might Be Giants starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward as, respectively, “Sherlock Holmes” and Dr. Mildred Watson, chronicling their...
April 29 2012

Sherlock Goes to Bollywood

Sherlock has seen a few different incarnations lately. I’m mostly thinking about the modernization with the wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and the action hero we see in Robert Downey...
March 9 2012

Crime Screen News Roundup

There’s been movement the past few days on a number of projects we’re keeping our eyes on here at Crime HQ, so in the interest of keeping you up to date, here are a few bits and bytes of big and...
February 28 2012

CBS Flips Sherlock’s Script: Lucy Liu as Joan Watson?

Well, this may be a better sign, I think. CBS’s new crime series Elementary really needed to flip the script somehow, so as not to seem derivative of other *ahem* modern Sherlock Holmes updates. ...
February 17 2012

Is Sherlock’s Role Monstrous? Elementary, My Dear Sue

“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" Yes, Watson, there is, only she beat me to it! I hadn’t even gotten to writing this post when a producer of BBC’s Sherlock,...
January 21 2012

CBS’s Elementary? BBC Sherlock’s Producers Threaten Legal Action!

My opinions are subject to revision, of course, but when first hearing the official news (hat tip: digital spy) about CBS’s Sherlock-series pilot late last week, I thought, UGH! Can’t possibly...