Elementary (2012– )

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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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 Sherlock Holmes (48 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Dr. Joan Watson (48 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Captain Thomas Gregson (48 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Detective Marcus Bell (47 episodes, 2012-2014)
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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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When Mycroft arrived in America he did so with the reason to open a new restaurant called Diogenes. This name was deliberately chosen to fits into the theme of the show. Diogenes was an ancient Greek philosopher associated with a group called the Cynics and was often pictured as a man carrying a lantern searching for just one honest man. He never found one and his search is not unlike Sherlock's. See more »

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This is entertaining television, not an aspiring pledge to the purists at heart
28 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes in practically every medium... from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Basil Rathbone to Young Sherlock Holmes to Robert Downey Jr. and even the episodes in Star Trek TNG.

It isn't that I am a purist, far from it. I enjoy the utilization of the Holmes and/or Holmes/Watson meme in the form of deductive reasoning and systematic or logical progression. Of course that combined with the occasional last minute twist, the first minute twist or even the w.t.h. or out of nowhere type of twist that was completely missing from the storyline that keeps writers in business and viewers in front of the TV watching isn't it?

Now as to this show? I am in fact entertained for many reasons, and none of them have anything to do with the purism of the title character nor for the particular crimes that are solved. What entertains me is the inner sub plots that are brought to the characters by both Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, and I like Aidan Quinn as well from way back as The Hitchhiker.

I am entertained because I see the kind of s.o.b. attitude that I miss from not having House on the air any more, I am entertained because I have the hots for Lucy Liu sure... but there is something more important than.

I am intrigued at her playing a 'normal' person... not an action hero, not a bad-ass, not a cop with an attitude... she is playing a former professional woman that has taken on a compassionate role and has to deal with a very unprofessional man and I find that particular aspect fascinating.

Anyone could find easily half a dozen reasons not to like this show but I prefer to focus more on what makes me want to watch instead. This show is my addiction and I am thrilled to hear that CBS has given it the green light for a full season. I look forward to more episodes!


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