Saturday, October 6, 2012

Elementary and Last Resort: New TV Series to Follow

Last Resort

I read a review of this new TV series from ABC which got me curious.  Obviously, it was a positive review but what got my attention was its similarity with the movie Crimson Tide.  I was wondering how the writers are going to spin the story.

After two episodes it looks like a good watch.  

After given an authenticated order to nuke Pakistan, Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Colorado questions the order since it was coursed through the emergency channel and not the normal order protocol.  That decision merited their crew to be fired upon by another US submarine and left for dead only to surface at a remote French island in the Indian Ocean and commandeers a NATO communications facility.  

Aside from their conflict with the United States government, in fighting among their ranks also put color in the plot as there are those who is for and against the captain's actions.  Scott Speedman (as Lt. Commander Sam Kendal) and Robert Patrick (as COB Chief Petty Officer Joseph Prosser) also stars.


Is an Americanized version of Sherlock Holmes---at least in terms of location and time setting.  Based on the novel of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes (Johnny Lee Miller) is a former Scotland Yard consultant banished by his father to New York for rehabilitation. After getting out of rehab, he now consults with Capt. Tobias Gregson (Aidan Quinn) of the New York Police Department. Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) plays his rehab companion to make sure that Sherlock complies to all his father's requirements or face living on the streets of New York.    I must admit it was a real nice spin to have Watson played by a woman---a pretty one at that!

Come to think of it, this TV series kind of reminds me of House.  Or should I say House took from Sherlock Holmes' fascination for solving puzzles?

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