DORKING OUT – Episode 31: The Unfortunate Series Of Sherlock Movies Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review the new Netflix series, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, based on the books by Lemony Snicket aka Daniel Handler. In our second segment, Sonia’s better half, David Tracy, the biggest Sherlock Holmes fan in the all the land, joins us to talk about the fourth season of BBC’s SHERLOCK, and solve the mystery of what to do when a show you love goes off the rails. All of that, plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: It’s elementary for producer David Shore – Exclusive Interview

Michael Weston as Harry Houdini in HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

David Shore, who created the Sherlock Holmes-like character Dr. Gregory House for Fox network’s HOUSE M.D., is now back at Fox  as an executive producer on a show about Sherlock Holmes’ real creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In HOUDINI & DOYLE, Mondays at 9 PM, Michael Weston plays the famous escape artist and cynic and Stephen Mangan is the writer and major spiritualist. The two were friends in real life – in HOUDINI & DOYLE, created by David Titcher, they team up to solve crimes in 1901 England, aided by Police Constable Adelaide Stratton, portrayed by Rebecca Liddiard. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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HOUDINI & DOYLE: Creator David Titcher talks new supernatural series – exclusive interview

Michael Weston as Harry Houdini and Stephen Mangan as Arthur Conan Doyle IN HOUDINI & DOYLE - Season 1 | ©2016 Fox/Joseph Scanlon

David Titcher created TNT’s THE LIBRARIAN franchise, which led to that network’s current series THE LIBRARIANS. Now Titcher has brought his love for mixing historical fact and supernatural possibility to HOUDINI & DOYLE, on Fox Network Mondays at 9 PM . Set in 1901 London and based on the fact that famed American escape artist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were in reality friends with one another for a time, HOUDINI & DOYLE brings the two men together with fictional police constable Adelaide Stratton to solve crimes that other authorities are eager to bring to […]Read On »

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SHERLOCK: Co-creator Steven Moffat discusses Victorian-era Sherlock for new special – Interview

Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes in SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE | ©2015 PBS/Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC One and MASTERPIECE

Among the most successful collaborations between the United States’ PBS and England’s BBC is the series SHERLOCK, which airs in the U.S. as part of PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre. Adapted by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and stories, SHERLOCK takes the famed detective Holmes, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and his loyal sidekick Dr. John Watson, played by Martin Freeman, and presents them as contemporary men in present-day London. Except that the current special, SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE, airing on PBS Friday, January 1, is set in the Victorian era. First at a question-and-answer session set […]Read On »

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Interview: SHERLOCK co-creator Steven Moffat is on the case for Season 3

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in SHERLOCK on PBS | © 2014 PBS

  SHERLOCK is back on the case in his third season on PBS, Sunday at 10 PM, albeit too briefly for most fans – this Sunday’s episode, the third of the current series, is also the season finale. With Benedict Cumberbatch as the famous detective who faked his own death at the end of last season and Martin Freeman as the often irate but loyal and smart Dr. John Watson, series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ present-day take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s London sleuth has its viewers begging for more. Moffat is in attendance for a Q&A held […]Read On »

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Interview: Robert Doherty on ELEMENTARY Season 2

Jonny Lee Miller in ELEMENTARY - Season 2 - "Step Nine" | ©2013 CBS/Joss Barratt

ELEMENTARY, now in its second season on CBS at 10 PM on Thursdays, continues to tell the story of police consultant Sherlock Holmes, played by Jonny Lee Miller, and Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu, as they solve crimes in contemporary New York City. Robert Doherty created this iteration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective. This interview is a combination of comments he made at the Television Critics Association press tour and a one on one conversation with Assignment X about several aspects of ELEMENTARY – including why he feels he doesn’t want to look at any other versions […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Eddie Marsan on RAY DONOVAN

Eddie Marsan as Terry Donavan in RAY DONOVAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Showtime/Jeff Riedel

In Showtime’s new series RAY DONOVAN, premiering tonight, Sunday June 30 at 10 PM, Liev Schreiber plays the title character. In the series created by Ann Biderman, Ray is a Hollywood “fixer,” the kind of guy who, for a price, can straighten out situations like waking up to find a dead prostitute in the bed. What Ray can’t seem to fix is his own family – some of his problems include the fact that his homicidal father (Jon Voight) has just been released from prison and one of his brothers, boxing trainer Terry, played by Eddie Marsan, has Parkinson’s. Marsan, […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 8 – “The Fact in the Fiction”

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschenal in BONES - Season 8 - "The Fact in the Fiction" | ©2013 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Brian Klugman, Maurice Compte, Kevin Binley, Ken Weiler, Amanda Jane Cooper, Tony Pasqualini Writer: Keith Foglesong, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: February 25, 2013 On BONES, it is a given that our heroine Brennan (Emily Deschanel) will always be the smartest person in the room. However, she gets a run for her reputation in “The Fact in the Fiction,” withCam (Tamara Taylor) hiring the impressively qualified Dr. […]Read On »

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News: Expect Moriarty to join CBS series ELEMENTARY before the season is up – TCA 2013

ELEMENTARY - Season 1 poster | ©2012 CBS

With the CBS Sherlock Holmes crime series ELEMENTARY becoming one of the highest rated new dramas of the fall season, executive producer Rob Doherty revealed that there are some great surprises up ahead, most notable is the introduction of famed Holmes nemesis Moriarty. “Moriarty is coming, still coming, so look forward to back end of season,” says Doherty. “It’s tricky business, but I can’t wait to get more serious about Moriarty. In this day and age, it’s virtually impossible to stunt a role. Everyone knows in the universe he will be coming as a character so we have to be […]Read On »

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TV Review: ELEMENTARY – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

ELEMENTARY - Season 1 poster | ©2012 CBS

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn Writer: Robert Doherty Directors: Michael Cuesta Network: CBS, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: October 27, 2012 While CBS tends to play it safe from its procedurals to its comedies, it’s taken some pretty ambitious chances this season first with the exceptional VEGAS and now with ELEMENTARY. Both series feel like cable shows and despite having some familiar crime-solving elements, both have proven to be highly original and very entertaining. ELEMENTARY is an updated Sherlock Holmes story with the former Scotland Yard detective serving as a consultant to the New York police force. […]Read On »

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