Review of Elementary

60 minutes

Elementary is a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes, starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, a female version of Holmes' companion. Here, Holmes is a former consultant to Scotland Yard and a recovering drug addict. He travels to New York City to check into a rehabilitation center and then lives with Watson, who becomes his sober companion and eventually his apprentice.
Sep 20, 2014 7:00AM EDT

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A rare gem among traditionally awful American takes on British shows/books. Clever and provocative Elementary delights in busting tropes of its genre.

The procedural format holds the show back a little in comparison with its British competition but Elementary is pointed its own animal doing something different.

The cast are a joy to watch.


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