"Elementary", New CBS Show.

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  1. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Who is the actor playing Michael this season? He looks very familiar.
     
  2. Atmospheric

    Atmospheric Forum Resident

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    CBS continues to exasperate me. Their treatment of Elementary is (thankfully) the exception. Person of Interest, Code Black, et al were seriously good shows. Well written, interesting premises and plot lines, great casts, only to be thrown on the refuse heap in favor of variations of Two Broke Girls and Kevin Can Wait sitcoms.
     
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  3. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    i really like this show a lot, well done, and johnny lee miller should get emmy consideration.
     
  4. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪

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    Desmond Harrington who played Joey Quinn on Dexter.
     
  5. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Thanks so much! I just couldn't place him.
     
  6. alduchaney

    alduchaney Well-Known Member

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    I watch the program in a home theater setting, and am most disturbed by the over use of LFE to (ostensibly) create tension. The low frequency sounds from my subwoofer are distractingly over loud and create (the wrong type of) anxiety for me while listening to the dialogue. I find the commercial breaks a welcome relief from the program audio. When an effect is too obviously manifest it ruins the dramatic tension and creates just tension. I am considering dumping the show due to the sound design alone. The glass in my equipment rack rattled throughout this last espisode, and I do not watch non-musical TV programs at excessively loud volumes.
     
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  7. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

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    My favorite Sherlock interpetations were by Cumberbatch and Jeremy Brett.
     
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  8. Lonson

    Lonson agnostic Disestablishmentarianismist

    Interesting. I listen through my two channel stereo and don't have low frequency energy drawing much attention to itself, or possibly I'm so used to this in the shows I watch that it doesn't stand out and make me tense. Which is good as I like watching Elementary. I think Lucy Liu should always be in a television series every year, I've enjoyed her stint in this show.
     
  9. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I've watched this show from the beginnng, but I'm sensing an end to the series after this "summer replacement" marathon. I think they're trying to kill the show.
     
  10. soundboy

    soundboy Forum Resident

    I predict Lucy Liu will be moving into directing after the series is over (whenever that is). She has directed about 4 episodes of "Elementary" , plus other TV shows as well.
     
  11. Producers often allow stars to "direct" episodes for extra money. It's a way of increasing a star's salary after they've signed a deal.
     
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  12. soundboy

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    Elementary has been renewed for Season 7.
     
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  13. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Ugh!
     
  14. tomhayes

    tomhayes Forum Resident

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    Let me fix that for you; YaY!
     
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  15. sgb

    sgb Forum Resident

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    The sound via local broadcaster over the cable is so low that when added to the muddy sound of the program I'm forced to turn on closed captioning. This is a local issue, I realize, and it encompasses more than just the Sherlock program, but it's not as if I lose sleep over whether or not I missed the latest episode. Aiden Quinn is aging rapidly.
     
  16. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I'm dumping this show after this season is done. It's just all over the place.
     
  17. jpelg

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    I agree that the show, despite Miller's wonderful characterization, is now a shadow of its former self. I love Lucy Liu, but they don't seem to know what to do with Joan. I was surprised at the renewal, particularly since they keep moving new episodes between Sunday & Monday nights this summer. That's usually a sure indicator a show is on the outs.
     
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  18. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

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    I'm not dumping the show, but agree it was all over the place.

    I expected this season to be the last and indeed the renewal of the past season was a surprise. But I read that the show does very well for them in overseas markets so it's still profitable. IIRC CBS owns part of the show, which probably helped with renewals.
     
  19. It remains a profitable show, and CBS likes sticking with proven shows over untried new properties.
     
  20. jpelg

    jpelg Forum Resident

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    ^Like a "Magnum PI" rehash :rolleyes:
     
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  21. tomhayes

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    On my station the dailog often sounds poor - there's gotta be something wrong with the master mix being delivered by the show itself.

    I wonder how the DVDs sound? Anyone have the DVDs? Or digital download from iTunes or another retailer?
     
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  22. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    No offense, but who wants to own the DVDs of this show? One viewing is more than enough.
     
  23. tomhayes

    tomhayes Forum Resident

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    Offended
     
  24. Veggie Boy

    Veggie Boy still trudgin'

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    I've been and remain a fan since the first season but it seems the writers have been resting on their laurels since about season 4.

    It seems to me the producers are banking on Lucy Liu's sex appeal. What is it in the last couple seasons with what appears to be obligatory scenes of Joan being interrupted by Sherlock while she's in bed? Yeah she's in respectable pajamas but is this a feeble attempt to help fulfill some middle aged guys' fantasies of catching Lucy Liu in a bed scene?
     
  25. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    oh, well. no apology. sorry.
     

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