TV Club: Elementary tries out some game mechanics, but ends up playing itself

“The matter is a perfectly trivial one”—he jerked his thumb in the direction of the old hat—”but there are points in connection with it which are not entirely devoid of interest and even of instruction.”

– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”

There are two thorny, potentially fascinating plots in “Rekt In Real Life.” Unfortunately, .

Marcel “Tendu” Otolik is an Inuit gamer called up from his small town in Canada to make staggering amounts of money as a pro gamer. He’s deeply connected to his hometown, which is on indigenous land and has been struggling to keep out corporate interests and maintain traditions, including seal hunting. He uses his money and influence to protect his town’s lands and to be a face of the seal-hunting movement among big-name activist groups. Things get complicated when he falls in love with one of the trafficked …

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