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Elementary, My Dear Watson February 1, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Fiction, Mindfulness.
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Wikipedia ~ A Study in Scarlet (Public Domain)

I am drawn to TV shows that do one of two things:  (1) make me laugh, or (2) make me think.

At present, my favorite thinking show is Elementary ~ a modern day Sherlock Holmes solving crimes in New York City with his sidekick, Dr. Watson.

As first envisioned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes is a deductive genius with a variety of interests, hobbies, and pursuits that assist him in investigations.

He is smarter than anyone he’s ever met, and not afraid to say so.

Doctor Joan Watson is a surgeon who left the practice of medicine and became an addictions companion, retained to keep addicts sober.

Sherlock’s wealthy father hired Dr. Watson to increase the odds that Sherlock would not tumble back into a drug induced stupor.  Holmes and Watson live and work side by side, without romantic entanglement.

Each episode presents a perplexing puzzle for Holmes, as consultant to the NYPD, to solve ~ often (but not always) with assistance from Watson.

While Sherlock solves crimes, Watson focuses on unlocking the mystery of Holmes himself.  To that end, each show reveals another sliver of Sherlock’s complex, unique, and quite private persona to Watson (and us).

Elementary airs in the US on Thursday nights.  This week, CBS will broadcast a bonus episode following the Super Bowl.

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Tomorrow is Groundhog Day!  Whether Phil sees his shadow or not, I’ll announce the finalists of The Writer’s Desk Contest and open the vote!

Feel free to invite your friends, fans, and followers to vote for you or your favorite ~ throughout the vote, we’ll be able to see the percentile ranks for each finalist.

Once voting closes, I’ll announce the final tally and “crown” the winner . . . who’ll receive my copy of The Writer’s Desk by Jill Krementz.

Aah . . . that’s better!