It's no exaggeration that this is one of the best dramas
on TV. It's certainly the best network crime drama.
Although I do love the BBC's "Sherlock", you can't really
compare the two. It's apples and oranges because that show
is 3 episodes per year (really more like movies than TV). An
American TV network drama with a whole season to fill can't
possibly have the same quality. However, it does a pretty
darned good job.
Another reason it's hard to compare is that "Elementary"
has a female Watson and the show takes place in the US. It
has a very American feel to it, while still having lots of
British influence as well. This past year, the show went to
London for the opening episode, and that was great. We
learned a lot more about Sherlock and his family this year.
The best part of this show is the relationship between
Sherlock and Watson (which is non-romantic, at least for
now). The second best part is the dialogue, which is
snappy and fun. The mysteries are nice, and generally
better than your average episode of any other show, but it's
a distant third.
We saw a lot of Inspector Lestrade this season, and he
was a great one to add to the mix for a while. We also saw a
lot of Mycroft, Sherlock's brother. His character has
a lot of layers, like all of the characters on this show.
Joan slept with him and fell for him, and then he was gone
by the last episode. We're left at the end of the
season with Joan moving out of Sherlock's brownstone, and
Sherlock taking a job with MI6. Wait, he can't be both
Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, can he? Talk about
It was an excellent season, and I'm so glad that I got
the DVD because I fell behind last year in watching the
episodes. This forced me to catch up. I binge-watched it
last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't wait for the
The DVD has many great features that I'm sure you'll
enjoy. You can see them below. It's always fun to hear the
actors, writers, directors et al. talk about the episodes,
especially when it's a show you love.
Make sure you watch this one and you won't be sorry.
Check out our
Elementary and Sherlock Holmes section, too!
– THE SECOND SEASON –
Out August 26
Starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, one of television’s
smartest dramas gets bigger and bolder in its sophomore
season, and the newest DVD collection is packed with
additional special features. Visit the set of the two-part
season premiere shot on location in Holmes’ hometown of
London, England, sit down with the series’ new cast member
Rhys Ifans to discuss his portrayal of Holmes’ brother
Mycroft, and delve into the intricate technical aspects of
some of the season’s most thrilling episodes with the
fascinating special feature “Skill Sets.”
Elementary - The Second Season
Street Date: August 26, 2014
Description: Return to the scene of the crime when
Elementary: The Second Season arrives on DVD. The newest
collection of the hit drama starring Jonny Lee Miller and
Lucy Liu includes all 24 episodes in a six-disc DVD set.
This modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes follows the
eccentric consulting detective who's addicted to impossible
- Holmes Goes Home - Go behind-the-scenes of the
two-part premiere episode shot on location in London.
- Under the Magnifying Glass - Sit down with show
writers and producer/director John Polson to discuss
creating the unique look of the series and its most
- Second Chapter: Inside Elementary: The Second
Season - Explore the second season and meet a few of
the ghosts from Sherlock's past, including his brother
Mycroft (Rhys Ifans) and Inspected Lestrade (Sean
- Skill Sets - Series stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy
LIu join the show's many technical advisors to discuss
how they often must learn the intricate details of
everything, from beekeeping and stick fighting, to
autopsy technique and picking locks, to bring their
characters to life.
- Art In the Blood: Meet Mycroft - British actor Rhys
Ifans discusses his guest role as Mycroft Holmes and his
take on the show's reinvented Holmes story.
- The Life of Cycle - Go behind the scenes with one of
the show's biggest stars: Sherlock's pet turtle Clyde.
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
Specifications: Full Screen Format
English 5.1 Surround
English Stereo Surround
Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Brazilion Portuguese Subtitles
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 17 hours, 11 minutes
Suggested Retail Price: $64.99
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