Television Show No Longer Good


Did you spend the two-year break between seasons 2 and 3 of the BBC’s “Sherlock” identifying as a member of a group based around a portmanteau of the lead actor’s name? Did you insist to others that that lead actor, despite resembling a cartoon Area 51 alien, was actually very handsome? Did you love the first episode of the new season, in which there wasn’t really a mystery but there were 90 minutes of nonstop pandering aimed directly at you? Do you enjoy memes and GIFs and image macros about your favorite show? If so, do I have a Kickstarter for you! (For the rest of us, there’s CBS’s “Elementary,” a show with absolutely no right to be good that happens to be excellent. And, more importantly, sans internet fans.)