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 12/15/14 at 14:28:53
Earlier this season Johnny Lee Miller has taken the Sherlock's eccentricity too far. When he stood in place and carried on a conversation, it was painful to watch. Too impatient, too jerky, too angry, too condescending. Either one or both hands were always in his pockets and his body bent out of shape in an unnatural way. Getting back to basics of acting so well put by Stanislavsky "I do not believe you!"
If was trying to convey insecurity or excitement, there are less grotesque ways to show it. The only time I saw jerky movements like that, was when Michael J. Fox was trying to hide his Parkinsons in the early days of it...
He seems to be more relaxed in later episodes of Fall/Winter 2014.
Posted 12/11/14 at 19:35:09
Please get back on track with Holmes and Watson. Kitty is an annoying distraction. Cannot watch her. Bad idea and poor writing. Wrecking the show.
Posted 12/11/14 at 13:43:13
The introduction of the new character has caused the show to lose its direction, but I will continue to watch because of Lucy Liu.
Posted 11/28/14 at 08:27:20
As I have said before the mucky mucks have ruined the show. Really a shame to mess with a good thing.
Posted 11/28/14 at 08:25:10
They are killing the show. Just watched the third week and am very disappointed. Are they trying to get rid of Watson?? trying to reduce the budget?? the show has lost it's magic. If they keep on this path it will be the last season. I am bummed out. Lucy liu is what interested me in the show. Sherlock can go away, give her a show on her own
Posted 11/27/14 at 20:35:26
I really dislike the 'Kitty' character that was added in season 3 to replace Watson as Holmes' sidekick. I love Watson and Holmes together. Writers - why did you mess with a good thing?
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.