A crime drama following a modern-day Sherlock Holmes solving crimes in New York.
Following a fall from grace in London and spending time in rehab, the eccentric Sherlock Holmes takes residence in Manhattan, New York, where his wealthy father assigns him a "sober companion", Dr. Joan Watson, to help with his rehabilitation.
Dr. Watson was a successful surgeon until she lost a patient. However, the eccentric Holmes is nothing like her other clients. As part of a post-rehab regimen he designed himself, Holmes resumes his work as a police consultant in New York, and Watson is along for the ride.
Posted 11/15/14 at 04:28:49
By not starting the series in September when so many shows start Elementary is now struggling to get decent ratings. It is so low I am shocked, why do networks mess with a good thing. I have seen to many excellent shows get canceled due to no advertising and the time slot it is put in. The networks need a complete overhaul starting with the mucky muck high officials in all networks.
Posted 09/10/14 at 09:23:38
Love Elementary and look forward to watching every week.
Posted 07/27/14 at 19:58:12
Love this show. Feel no need to compare the different Sherlocks' both are good shows well written and tremendously acted. Hope to see many more seasons.
Posted 07/13/14 at 19:02:19
I also initially gave up after 2 or 3 episodes. I couldn't accept Miller's wacky Sherlock and Liu's bland Watson.
But when I persevered, I was pleasantly surprised. It's a dramedy duet: Lucy Liu's heart-broken straight "man" complementing Miller's eccentric but troubled genius.
Comparing different Sherlock shows is just so much juggling of apples and oranges.
What matters is if the show is entertaining. And it is.
Posted 02/18/14 at 18:14:52
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Show... I LOVE LOVE LOVE JONNY. He plays the role brilliantly.. And he's so sexy
Posted 11/22/13 at 19:22:11
@ Carol - Just who is the transsexual character you are referring to?
Posted 11/07/13 at 01:14:39
Really loved this show until the writers felt the need to include a transsexual character. What is it with America that private preferences are being included as open subjects. This does not belong on television. Keep sex private and as an expression of love, not something for fun and personal exploitation. I quit watching it.
Posted 10/25/13 at 19:45:17
My wife was good enough to give me the first season DVD's of the British Sherlock. Raymond Burr was Perry Mason, Clayton Moore was The Lone Ranger and Benedict Cumberbatch is Sherlock Holmes. And yes, I have read the SH books. The Sherlock character in this show does not convince me he understands Holmes at all although that's probably the writers fault, not the actors.
Posted 09/14/13 at 17:17:49
I somewhat disagree with Helo Pilot. Its a good series but the british attempt outclasses Elementary in many ways. In Sherlock you get an inside view of Holmes and can actually see what is going on in his head. In Elementary Holmes often explains his conclusions but its obvious that there are multiple possibilities that could lead to the same facts/behavior. Its a problem that also occurs in The Mentalist.
Still a good series but it destroys the immersion of a genius. He even does assumptions based on false scientific facts. Never saw that happen in the BBC show.
Nevertheless Sherlock was planned for a few episodes only. Elementary is designed to run as long as there are enough viewers and therefore it has to struggle harder to keep a believable characterisation and plot. After all its still a good show, a fresh attempt and more interesting to me than the pile of CIS and Law and Order shows we have had for ages.
To summon up, cancel that show and Moriaty will come after you!
Posted 05/11/13 at 13:55:16