New Holmes. New Watson. New York.
Being a huge fan of BBC’s SHERLOCK, I cast a critical eye on CBS’s series newest crime-drama ELEMENTARY. Premiering fall 2012, it’s a modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s chief protagonist Sherlock Holmes and his ever reliable partner Dr. Watson. First mistake I made about prejudging the series is assuming that it will replicate an already brilliant show. I was wrong. Not simply because of the location differences–Sherlock is solving crime in 21st century London, and Elementary features a “new” Holmes and Watson–in New York. The concept for the show or the show’s theme is also interestingly different. Holmes, played by SMEXY actor Jonny Lee Miller (Hackers, Trainspotting), and Watson is played by the beautiful Lucy Liu (Charlies Angels (2000; 2003, Kill Bill). However, both show’s aim to solve their crimes with sophistication and intrigue.
Synopsis: a contemporary take on the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) who investigates crimes in modern-day New York City as a consultant to the NYPD and is assisted by Joan Watson (Lucy Liu), a former surgeon, who is hired by Holmes’ wealthy father to help keep the eccentric detective sober.
Needless to say that Elementary is a really good crime-drama and is one of the best things to happen to CBS since The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother. If you are not caught up on the series every episode is available to watch online. Elementary is one of the 13 CBS series to be renewed earlier this year including Mike and Molly, NCIS Los Angeles and of course reality series The Amazing Race and Survivor.
Elementary – The First Season makes its debut on DVD August 27, 2013 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.
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