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Elementary (2012– )

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.


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Series cast summary:
 Sherlock Holmes (76 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Dr. Joan Watson (76 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Captain Thomas Gregson (76 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Detective Marcus Bell (75 episodes, 2012-2015)


A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

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New Holmes. New Watson. New York.


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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27 September 2012 (USA)  »

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The recurring character of Mrs. Hudson, portrayed by Candis Cayne, the occasional cleaning woman for Sherlock's brownstone, is a nod to the original Arthur Conan Doyle character of the same name, who is the proprietress or landlady of 221b Baker Street, London, in the original canon, and in most Holmes screen incarnations. See more »


Sherlock Holmes: I expect nothing, which is why I am such an exceptional detective.
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Version of Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905) See more »

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4 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What House was to medicine, Elementary is to investigating. The writing is clever, fast paced and smart. Our eccentric lead "Holmes" instead of having a drug dependency for his gimp leg like House, is a recovering drug addict who is being observed by "Watson" to keep him clean. They writers really make an effort to spell out the deductive-reasoning details, and for the most part, its plausible, IMO. The plots snake thru twists and turns at a feverish pace and Holmes dedication is relentless. You get the feeling he behaves this way to keep him mind from allowing his addiction to regain control. Lucy Liu , who I love, is curiously restrained in her role to offset Holmes's incessant espousing. Her deductive skills are far less than Holme's but she brings medical expertise to the table. They have a unique but likable chemistry. It seems obvious to me that at some point Liu's character will be developed more and eventually Holmes is going to have some sort of relapse. I can only hope this show maintains this level of intensity without sacrificing credibility, but for now, IMO, its one of mainstream's networks finest.

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