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TV tonight: Two top series launch

127688_4370_ful.JPGTwo of the better shows of the new fall season begin tonight.

“Last Resort,” 8 p.m. KFSN (Channel 30.1): The plot of this new drama about the crew of an American submarine who go into hiding after defying what seems to be false orders has some major holes. It’s hard to believe anything the size of a sub could evade capture in this era of advanced weaponry.

What makes this show work is the casting. Andre Braugher plays the ship’s captain and this incredibly talented actor is so good he could make you believe the sky is green if that’s what he had to do for the role. Braugher is reason enough to watch.

“Elementary,” 10 p.m. KGPE (Channel 47.1): There have been several updated versions of the Sherlock Holmes story. Just like “Last Resort,” what makes this one so entertaining is the casting of Jonny Lee Miller as the super sleuth and Lucy Liu as Watson.

Miller has that look that’s somewhere between genius and madman. That makes him perfect to play the detective who while brilliant, is also one step away from losing it. Liu’s Watson is not the comic relief but a character so strong she could have her own series.

Also, don’t forget the season opener of “Grey’s Anatomy” as it deals with the aftermath of the plane crash.

Responses to "TV tonight: Two top series launch"

wienzer says:

I couldn’t even get through the trailer for Elementary. Maybe I’ve just been spoiled with the BBC/Steven Moffat version of Sherlock