Pop Culture Cosmos Episode Eleven

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On this week’s episode, Josh Pederson, author of Vendetta Dark and Gerald Glassford discuss  the upcoming Fantastic beasts and where to find them coming to theaters this week and ask if the series belongs within the Harry Potter universe. We get some early game of the year thoughts in as were talking some of the best in video gaming this year and what are some of the early ideas we have for pop culture gifts as we start to get ready for the holiday season. All this plus Gerald talks to Johnathan and Hunter with tvratingsguide.com as we change the channels on the current fall tv season. As Rob McCallum would say don’t touch that dial because it’s time to delve into…the pop culture cosmos! (1:01:52)

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ESO Takes on Sherlock..
Next week, the Earth Station One crew puts on their deerskin caps and applies their best deductive reasoning to studying all things Sherlock Hoilmes. From the original stories by Sir Conan Arthur Doyle to new novels, anthologies, and comic books featuring the venerable detective and to the latest Robert Downey Jr. Movies to the modern day retellings with BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’ Elementary. We’re getting Sherlocked next week on Earth Station One.

As always, ESO wants to hear from you. We’d love to hear about your favorite incarnation of Sherlock Holmes. Also, what do you think about the new modern day Holmes on TV? Please let us know at www.esopodcast.com, or email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show.

TV review: CBS’ ‘Elementary’ can’t quite escape from ‘Sherlock’s’ shadow

By Ashley Bergner/Box Office Buzz

I’ll admit I was somewhat skeptical about CBS’ modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes. The show, which is called “Elementary,” premiered last night and features Holmes as an ex-Scotland Yard consultant who’s living in New York City. Regardless of what CBS officials might say, it’s clear this show is (right or wrong) an attempt to take advantage of the famous literary detective’s recent spike in popularity. The concept of CBS’ show is fairly similar to the BBC’s “Sherlock,” which is set in modern-day London and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes.

As an avid fan of “Sherlock,” I was afraid “Elementary” was simply an attempt to “Americanize” the BBC show. Still, I tried watch “Elementary’s” pilot as objectively as possible and judge it based on its own merits. However, I have to confess the pilot fell just a little bit flat for me. It’s different enough from “Sherlock” that it unfortunately doesn’t share the BBC show’s strengths, and yet it’s similar enough that it can’t escape from “Sherlock’s” shadow. Continue reading “TV review: CBS’ ‘Elementary’ can’t quite escape from ‘Sherlock’s’ shadow” »