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    • I feel that Elementary is Sherlock Holmes given the standard Hollywood TV treatment. These shows all feel the same, just as, back in the day, Kojack, Cannon, Magnum PI all fit a template. I guess it has to do with budgets, shared writers, tried-and-true formats, that sort of thing. No daring. I watched a lot of Elementary but I haven't missed it since I stopped.

      I gravitate -- strongly -- towards shows which offer something different, more daring. Legion (that first episode was stunning), True Detective season #1, the black comedies we've discussed elsewhere, that's the stuff I find more interesting.

      I'll have to look for Killjoys. I hope it's not too silly, I seem to have trouble with silly (I think it's a fault, not a feature of mine!)

    • And yes, I was watching Elementary for a while, but I think I only got into maybe Season 2... I tend to watch these things with my older daughter when she's home, but she's rarely home anymore. Off doing archaeology and grad school stuff, so when she's home for a month or two we watch lots of the shows she wants to share with me. Then I tend not to get back to them when she's gone. Elementary fell into that category.

    • I don't mind shows that follow a formula, if the stories are interesting and - especially this - if I really like the chemistry of the cast members. I can forgive a lot of "formula" if I really enjoy watching the cast interact. We used to watch Psych when the kids were in high school, and yes it was silly, goofy, and formulaic, but I just enjoyed all of the cast members so much it made it fun for me.