1 October 2012 1:53 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

It’s nice to see that with yet another incarnation of Sherlock Holmes, we’re at least giving more than the usual, casual nod to the original work. Oh sure, any Sherlock you’ve seen has most of the traits down, and is bound to offer up a Sherlock that is at least “a quirky old bean,” but CBS‘ Elementary goes for broke in delivering the most honest translation of genius as its own damage we’ve seen since The Zero Effect, and who saw that anyway?

Jonny Lee Miller is thus far very nearly perfect as a Holmes who isn’t just observant in the extreme, but who has a mind that closes as many doors as it opens. Now in the United States, after a stint in rehab, Sherlock finds himself with a special sort of “recovery” babysitter named Watson (Lucy Liu). Said babysitter comes to watch over »

- Marc Eastman

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