All open the fall season with smart and enjoyable episodes.

in particular, Elementary seems to have found a stable point of zany Sherlockian pastiche to orbit around. Perhaps the setting in actual London made a difference for the season 2 premiere, but I think it’s more that the writers found fresher meat in Mycroft and Lestrade than they did in the first season with Moriarty. I vaguely remember how uneven and tonally weird the story of the original Moriarty was. Either way, we made it past Reichenbach and now we get to see how much of an entitled, conniving, Establishment sneak a London restaurateur can be.