Sunday, August 28, 2016


Yes, the TV show based on Holmes and Watson. Yes, I watch it (when I had a TV it you recall). Yes, I started watching it again from the first episode (I am halfway through season two) when I signed up for a month of free Hulu. Yes, it absorbs me and offers a wonderful distraction (and can be addictive). When I watch shows (or read books or listen to songs or experience any fiction, I can relate to the characters as if they were real people, especially when the characters are developed well and connect with aspects of my real life. Fiction and storytelling is just ideas, after all, and what is life anyway, if not ideas we make real through our actions). I can do that with Elementary because I have a lot of Holmes and Watson (and Moriarty, for that matter) in me (no wonder people keep their distance, aye?). The show also strives to be more than just a procedural crime drama and often succeeds in that due to the character development.

So for most of at least two days and nights I've watched a lot of Elementary and it has energized my brain on many levels. The affects are not all positive, however. It does little for the body except provide potential masturbatory fantasy, though the potential for increasing exercise in order to feel more fit can come from the experience (has in the past) of even imaginary interaction with fictional characters. More viscerally, whenever I surface from the fantasy world the show and characters take me to, I feel lonelier than ever (cuz imaginary lives and delusions, much like drugs, are not really satisfying beyond the momentary experiences. They are just temporary distractions and emotional roller coasters, but we don't have the energy for such philosophical ramblings tonight as I am starting to nod off. I wish someone shared watching shows (and sharing all sorts of creative play) with me, but then, who really wants to feed and rebuild a starving child?

Shift gears out of there, fast! lol sigh.

Going with the distraction for now, the character would probably say those who write about him (yes, there are people who write about TV shows, a lot, even... no really, a whole lot, just none in the life I live day to day... excuse the grinding gears, hiccup) don't have a clue as to who he is or what makes him tic (sound familiar?).

Watson's heart, even if driven by guilt, is inspiring and sometimes too close to home (as is Sherlock's insensitive arrogance, among other things). I admire Lucy Liu for many reasons (not just because she has libido's favorite body type and flaunts it well or even because she plays the accordian... hey, I'm not just all about sex and self-mockery, ya know? lol) so her playing Watson helps me enjoy her character. I love that she directs some episodes and takes her roles as seriously as she does. I'm not a blind fan, but she seems as fun as her wry smile on the show.

Then there's the occasional appearance by Natalie (who teases really well so I'll follow her lead a bit... maybe she has a good sense of humor? {the crappy sound obscures a clear conclusion}. She doesn't seem to mind nude scenes, though I have not seen a shot I'd save {yes, I am a very picky pornophile, if you must judge lol... really, you don't judge? lol... oh alright, enough teasing for now... I mean, you're not even here at the moment, are you? :) }... to me, she does not look like she takes working out seriously). C+ (maybe it's teasing, aye?).

to be continued...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


I definitely love looking at Katherine McFee's face and body from a variety of angles and I relate to the alienation and unique perspective that genius can present in this world and Scorpion provides both. That may be enough to keep me watching in spite of the stupidity of the writers. The obvious, contrived plot movements are ridiculous and sometimes challenging to listen to in spite of the visual candy. The episode ar Chernobyl may have crossed that line of contrived stupidity I can tolerate. Even McGyver had more credibility with his make-shift escapes that pushed the limits of physics beyond logic amd there was not a whole lot of science in that show. This has become The A-Team with big words.

I guess I could take watching this show week to week because the contrived plot movements and scientific stupidity did not pile up as much as it is piling up watching more than a few episodes in a row. I know it is partly because of the way these supposed geniuses are portrayed as emotional inepts without using any logical explanations (like savant autism, for instance). That is just one of the flaws in the writing that leads to so little character development in spite of the dramatic-effect discussions that delay action at critical times. In almost every scene, the stupidity just gets worse.

The emotional stupidity and immaturity is bad enough, but the flawed logic of supposed geniuses points to the writers and producers and cast ignorance or assumption and acceptance that their audience is as ignorant and illogical as they are. Like just one example, why couldn't Walter knock Collins out instead of listening to him for almost a minute and letting him go? To push the emotional development of Walter and then fix that by pushing even further to catch him? Stupid.

So little intelligence or logic in a story about geniuses.

Eye candy. Is it worth it?