The Essentials



This week on The Essentials, Gina, Mallory, and Esra discuss detective duos and new takes on familiar characters. Gina argues why Elementary is the best TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes and Esra marvels at how seriously the show takes its elaborate murders. Meanwhile, Mallory argues that we should instead be discussing Castle. We all admire Lucy Liu in suits.Thanks for being a subscriber to our podcast! If you’re into a more auteur take on hunting down murderers, we previously discussed the visceral delights of Hannibal. Looking for comfort? The West Wing is an ever-reliable political procedural. Got some feedback for us, or have a suggestion for what we should cover next? Please leave us a review or email us at Get on the email list at

Duration: 47 min

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