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post #451 of 501 Old 11-13-2014, 10:27 PM
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Is the audio for this show extremely low for anyone else? I have to turn my volume way up to hear any of the dialog on every episode. All other CBS shows are fine so it's not an issue with my CBS affiliate.

The EQ seems to be way off and makes the speech very muffled. I noticed that it depends on the shot location. Outdoors was much better on tonight's broadcast but still not normal compared to any other show or even the commericals in tonight's show. It is almost not worth watching anymore. I hope someone from the network reads these threads.
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I have some general audio issues with CBS, but only during Letterman.....don't notice Elementary to be an issue, though FWIW.....altho towards the end I was having some issues with either DirecTv reception or my dvr is showing some issue...
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I can't think of a better show that does who dun its better than Elementary. It's a testament to its complexity that I always rewind back a couple of times at the end when things get solved cause I can never catch it all the first time around. I wish they slow it down some and not rush through it every time though
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I find myself turning on subtitles more and more in this show, especially when Holmes is speaking.

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I find myself turning on subtitles more and more in this show, especially when Holmes is speaking.

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Well ofcourse, it's the new modern Holmes, all packed together with unintelligible english
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I always have a hard time hearing Holmes. It seems as though he usually speaks softly because I can hear everyone else fine.
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I always have a hard time hearing Holmes. It seems as though he usually speaks softly because I can hear everyone else fine.
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I had saved up the last 2 eps and watched them yesterday. The first was dull. But Bella was a superior episode. I must say that it isn't necessary that everything gets resolved in the hour. As much as I like the series, the repetitive nature of the show has been bothering me. This was a nice change.

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I'm also glad I'm not the only one cranking up the volume when Sherlock speaks, then if we have a scene like him listening to hard/trash rock the next minute and have the wife screaming to turn it down.. LOL

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Love the show, but I've been very hit-and-miss lately. Is Liu taking a break or coming back?

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Okay, I'm confused. Did I miss an episode somewhere or was this shown out of order?


First off, I don't recall ever knowing about Gregson having a daughter on the police force.
Second, when the hell did he hit the other cop? It just starts with him sitting in a cell talking to some guy about the incident as if we had seen it happen.
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Love the show, but I've been very hit-and-miss lately. Is Liu taking a break or coming back?
They need to tighten this show up. I was wondering the same thing, guess she's in Denmark with her boyfriend for now? When she comes back I sure hope she stops wearing the stupid shoes....they do not make her tall, or better, they simply make her look awkward (as do such shoes on most all women altho I suppose its better than the construction boot look).



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Okay, I'm confused. Did I miss an episode somewhere or was this shown out of order?


First off, I don't recall ever knowing about Gregson having a daughter on the police force.
Second, when the hell did he hit the other cop? It just starts with him sitting in a cell talking to some guy about the incident as if we had seen it happen.
I had the same reaction, glad I'm not alone.
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Love the show, but I've been very hit-and-miss lately. Is Liu taking a break or coming back?
Seems like a cost cutting move.
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If no Watson, then I'm done...

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I'm also glad I'm not the only one cranking up the volume when Sherlock speaks, then if we have a scene like him listening to hard/trash rock the next minute and have the wife screaming to turn it down.. LOL
I watch this show with the CC on for the same reason of sometimes having a hard time understanding what Sherlock is saying...
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I never have any issues understand/hearing any of the actors of this series.
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Watching Masterpiece all these years has made understanding the English dialect much easier. Thick Scottish though is often is a workout, sometimes requiring the use of the replay button.
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I really enjoyed last nights episode. The case was convoluted yet quite believable. Also the interplay between Holmes and Kitty was spot on and revealed new depths in Miller's portrayal of Holmes.
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I didn't like Kitty at first, but now I do. I'm not sure why, either
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I really enjoyed last nights episode. The case was convoluted yet quite believable. Also the interplay between Holmes and Kitty was spot on and revealed new depths in Miller's portrayal of Holmes.
Same here. I wasn't sure that the new triangle relationships were going to work but with each new episode, they get more interesting along with the story lines. I really enjoyed the cartography plot last week.
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I’m honestly not sure why the writers felt they needed to shake things up so dramatically on Elementary for season three. It’s not like the show was in its fourth or fifth season or that it was getting stale. Season two ended in such a way that a natural progression that by itself provided freshness and variety was in place. Then the writers chose to entirely blow it up. This is sad, because the direction the show has gone is very mundane and not nearly as interesting as where they have already been or where they could have gone.

Introducing the character of Kitty is not a bad thing. What was a poor decision was to make her a major character, supplanting screen time for Bell and Gregson and pushing aside the Holmes/Watson relationship. Kitty would have been fine to introduce this season as a part-time character, something similar to Mycroft’s role in season two. The season could absolutely have worked with an overriding mystery with her at the centre of it. They may still do that at some point, but it will no longer have the gravitas it could have. Instead, it will now simply be dedicating a major arc of the show to a new “regular” that has done nothing but diminish the Holmes character.

Joan Watson has become as proficient as any detective out there. Granted, she was always brilliant, as evidenced by her being a top-notch surgeon in her previous life. Now Kitty is becoming rather gifted as well. This is all fine and dandy, but they are already starting to rival Holmes in terms of their usefulness and input. It’s clear that the writers have decided not to set Holmes up on some sort of awe-inspiring pedestal. That’s fine, but only to a point. Holmes must for the sake of the character and the show, remain by far the most brilliant man in the room, and by no small degree.

Frankly, I’d love to see a two, or even three part episode come up where Watson and the NYPD think they have solved a case. I want them to be so certain of it that they actually push back against Holmes continuing his investigation. Maybe even Kitty starts to question Holmes, confronting him once again with her psychoanalysis of him as she is want to do so far in this show, listing for him the reasons he just can’t admit that others were right and he is wrong or that others are able to make-do without him. Then, about the time when things are going to completely blow up because Holmes isn’t backing off, the other shoe drops and Holmes is revealed to be the only one who was right all along.

I don’t really expect that the writers will do that, but it is going to take something that drastic to reestablish Holmes as the apex intellect. The others have already risen so high as to be too close to Holmes for there to be much distinction.

This show needs to right the ship in a hurry. Fans and viewers are starting to abandon the ship in droves. They need to bring back the engaging Watson/Holmes dynamic that is at the heart of every meaningful Holmes interpretation. They need to reestablish Holmes as being genuinely unique, functioning at a level so far above the others as to make him a man without real peer. And they need to build off of what they already have in place for future developments, rather than trying to completely reimage the show. So many threads and opportunities have been dropped now, that it is just maddening.
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Same here. I wasn't sure that the new triangle relationships were going to work but with each new episode, they get more interesting along with the story lines. I really enjoyed the cartography plot last week.
I agree that adding Kitty was a good thing. Ophelia Lovibond (who has one of my favorite names, by the way ) has been excellent as Kitty. As do you, I like the triangle relationship. In short, I didn't just think that adding Kitty as a major character was not a mistake, I thought it was an excellent idea that has improved the show. Lovibond, although young, has the same combination of good looks, charm and edginess that Lucy Liu provides.
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I'm wondering whether the character of Kitty was introduced as a possible pre-emptive strike aimed at Lucy Liu should she consider making any salary demands in line with her character's increasing importance. Heck, they even sent her character off to "Denmark" for an episode. Denmark?

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I appreciate they "moved on" before they were forced to in fear of being canceled. Over time life evolves and too many shows remain stuck in a time warp and become really stale. Heck let Sherlock return to England for a season and let's see how the gals get along. Or perhaps they have to solve his murder. The one that solves the mystery becomes the new lead.
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I appreciate they "moved on" before they were forced to in fear of being canceled. Over time life evolves and too many shows remain stuck in a time warp and become really stale. Heck let Sherlock return to England for a season and let's see how the gals get along. Or perhaps they have to solve his murder. The one that solves the mystery becomes the new lead.
Well, the show already has a lucrative syndication deal in place, so it isn't getting cancelled before the end of next season. That said, I hope the show improves again before it finally comes to that. I'd rather see the show go out on its own terms rather than limping to a lame finish.
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Really enjoyed last night's show. The "cleaner" story line was good as was Holmes delving into Watson's love life. The closing scene, of course made us wonder about exactly who was coming to dinner, old beau or new beau.
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Really enjoyed last night's show. The "cleaner" story line was good as was Holmes delving into Watson's love life. The closing scene, of course made us wonder about exactly who was coming to dinner, old beau or new beau.
I agree that this week's show was a lot of fun. The tactless Sherlock, typically, made a mess of telling Watson why she avoids serious relationships but he was clearly speaking in what he believed to be Watson's best interests. I think she understood that after a while.

I continue to love little Kitty. Following her relationship with Sherlock has been a lot of fun too.
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I'm wondering whether the character of Kitty was introduced as a possible pre-emptive strike aimed at Lucy Liu should she consider making any salary demands in line with her character's increasing importance. Heck, they even sent her character off to "Denmark" for an episode. Denmark?
I wondered if Lucy is too busy or wanting to get away a little more? I hope not, and I haven't looked into it either
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Nor have I but I'd miss her for sure. Not that I don't like the new girl but Lucy had a great chemistry with Sherlock.
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I like the Kitty character too--her addition to the show was a surprise. I was put-off a bit at first, but she grew on me, and then it occurred to me...she's doomed. They've gotten us emotionally invested in her, and eventually she'll end up being a murder case that Sherlock has to solve...and then I'll be mad/sad and probably go get high with Sherlock...sigh


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