Watching Sherlock Holmes after the Ravens and the 49ers go head-to-head in the Super Bowl may not seem like a natural fit, but come Sunday, a few million more eyeballs will be tuning in for CBS' hit freshman drama Elementary — and whether those viewers have seen the show or not, they'll certainly be in for a ride.
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"I have no patience for useless things." The Machiavellian politician making this pronouncement, in the sinister opening scene of Netflix's instantly gripping shot-across-the-bow miniseries House of Cards, is Francis Underwood (a perfectly reptilian Kevin Spacey). On the surface, he's a team player, a powerful House of Representatives leader in the cynical snake pit of Washington, D.C. The conceit of House of Cards, as it was in the brilliant Emmy-winning 1990 British classic this is based on (first seen in the U.S. on Masterpiece Theater), takes us behind Underwood's mask to reveal the manipulative monster within, a voracious tyrant who doesn't suffer fools gladly and takes no prisoners in his predatory pursuit of power.read more
You could accurately say Elementary's version of New York City is a great cesspool into which all the killers of the country are irresistibly drained. Someone's always being murdered. But Martin Ennis (Terry Kinney), the villain in the special episode that will air on CBS after the Super Bowl this Sunday is particularly nasty. For one, he escapes from prison during a medical procedure to give his ailing sister a kidney, just to go on a killing spree.read more