Elementary

2012 TV-14 5 seasons

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Elementary

2012 TV-14 5 seasons
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In this modern twist on the classic story, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes lives in New York City following a stint in rehab and solves the NYPD's most difficult cases with the help of former surgeon Dr. Joan Watson.
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  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 1 (2012) - 6 discs

The Sherlock Holmes legacy gets a full makeover in this detective drama, with the famed crime-solver coming to modern-day New York to recover from a drug habit. There, Holmes meets his "sober coach," Dr. Joan Watson, and the game's afoot.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Jonny Lee Miller
  • Lucy Liu
  • Aidan Quinn
  • Jon Michael Hill
  • John Noble
  • Nelsan Ellis
  • Desmond Harrington
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Elementary is a modern adaptation of the classic Arthur Conan Doyle story about a super sleuth and his loyal partner. In this version, Sherlock Holmes is a recovering drug addict whose brilliance makes him a valuable, if unorthodox, consultant to the NYPD, and Watson is a female ex-doctor with some secrets in her past. Because the stories center on murders, abductions, and other unsavory facets of human behavior, it's not for kids, but it is one to consider for teens who are ready for the serious topics it raises. Dead bodies and details of crimes are fair game, but because most of the violence happens offscreen, the content's impact is greatly lessened. Mild language ("ass" and "damn") is an occasional concern, as are a few references to sex.

Sexual Content

Activity is limited to references to sexual encounters that already occurred and the implication that something just happened between a man and woman. In one scene, sex toys (handcuffs and the like) are shown and it's implied that Holmes uses them when he sleeps with a woman. As for the male/female partnering, sexual tension isn't an issue there.

Violence

Dead bodies are shown lying in pools of blood, sometimes in grotesque positions, but there's not a lot of violence onscreen. Attacks and murders are more implied than detailed.

Language

"Ass" and "damn," but rarely.

Social Behavior

The show partners two people trying to deal with unknown traumas in their past who find a surprising connection that's based on personal similarities instead of sexual attraction. Both are smart, stubborn, and, in their own ways, dysfunctional, but the pairing has a surprisingly positive effect on each one at the same time that it brings about the solutions to some tough crimes.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking in bars, but little among the main cast. Holmes is a recovering drug addict and has sworn off the stuff.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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