The idea of an Americanized version of Sherlock Holmes looked doomed to failure from the beginning. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked the premiere of Elementary. Johnny Lee Miller did a good job in a role that held up in comparison to the great Benedict Cumberbatch and you know that is no easy feat if you have seen Sherlock. I thought that having a female Watson would add a romantic element to the story that didn't need to be added but I really like the relationship between these two damaged characters. They are kindred spirits who complete each other because they understand each other's pain. Any show that is dripping with that kind of ennui is irresistible to me. The creators changed just enough of the classic story to make it interesting without alienating true fans of the great detective. There is a lot of potential here if the pilot is any indication of what we can expect from this series. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.