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‘Elementary,’ Series Premiere: TV Recap

A recap of the new Sherlock Holmes series "Elementary." //

'Elementary' review: Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu prove Watson as a woman works

Let's just start this review off by saying yes, "Elementary" and "Sherlock" are similar. Obviously. They are based on the same public-domain source material. Seeing as CBS had at one point expressed interest in actually purchasing the rights to "Sherlock," there are some questions to be asked about whether "Elementary" is too derivative. But we're not here to debate whether CBS should have made "Elementary," because they already did. "Elementary" is absolutely entertaining, and we didn't find our plagiarism alarms going off at any point."Elementary" is a procedural in the vein of "House" and "The Mentalist," in that the central character's acerbic charm and considerable baggage are far more intriguing than the actual mystery being solved. Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes is a recovering drug addict, but as far as he's concerned, that's all in the past. Miller's performance is the cornerstone of the show and he treats it as such -- he nails Holmes'... //

'Elementary' Review: A Solid Sherlock for CBS

You can't hate Sherlock Holmes. This is a good thing, since the world's greatest detective is getting a reboot on Elementary . The CBS drama is about as familiar as you would expect, but it does have a few changes to keep us intrigued. They work -- Elementary is a solid mystery with just enough of the procedural style to work well on CBS. //

CBS's 'Elementary' Review: Much Ado About Nothing

Ever since USA’s "Monk" nabbed a bunch of a viewers and a trunk-load of Emmys for lead actor Tony Shalhoub, shows that delve into the anti-hero hero have cluttered the television landscape. There ... //

Elementary “Pilot” Review – Forget What You Know About Sherlock!

Elementary  premiered on CBS last night, and while I want to like this modern take on Sherlock Holmes, when you strip away the things that make Sherlock… Sherlock, CBS leaves me feeling like  Elementary  is just another procedural cop show. I don’t mind that Watson is actually a woman (played by Lucy Liu), and I even sort of enjoy that Sherlock himself has some huge eccentricities to him. After all, Sherlock Holmes was extremely eccentric as well. The issue that I have with  Elementary  comes from Sherlock’s uncanny ability to deduce realizations and solve parts of a murder investigation with only minimal facts. Read More... //

Television Review: ‘Elementary,’ Starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu

"Elementary," a contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes, transplants the London sleuth to New York City. //

Review: 'Elementary' makes Sherlock Holmes a part of the CBS brand

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "Elementary," the new CBS drama starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as contemporary versions of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. //