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The Following, and Elementary

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Feb. 17th, 2013 | 11:36 pm

Watched some Elementary - love Lucy Liu's Joan Watson, this Sherlock is more compassionate and vulnerable, and I like the way the two of them click, and the ways Joan being a woman changes the way they communicate with one another. The show, I think, will develop their relationship amazingly well. However, this show is not for me, I'm just not a big fan of the procedural drama format, and I find myself missing the cinematography, the snappy scripts and Cumberbatch and Freeman's chemistry. So, if you like procedural dramas, then this show will probably work for you.

The Following is my type of show. It is the show that I wish Criminal Minds had been, it is the show that most closely follows in the same vein as Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon. Basically, this show smashes through all my buttons. Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy is amazeballs, and James Purefoy as Joe Carrol is inspired casting. LOVES! Despite my love I can't help but wince at some of the tropes in this show; the love (kind of) story, and the dumbass decisions that gets made make me wants to scream at the tv. Despite the OK writing, the quality of the show is really quite impressive, and I have hope that Kevin Williams will get better at writing smart (writing real adults, with real jobs, and better dealing of their love lives... that that there is much of that here. Kind of).

The only major problem I have so far - um, please distribute the race of your killers and victims a bit better (not in one episode).

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