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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 (110 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Dr. Joan Watson (110 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Captain Thomas Gregson / ... (110 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Detective Marcus Bell (109 episodes, 2012-2017)
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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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New Holmes. New Watson. New York.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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27 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Rooftop scenes, such as when Sherlock attends to his beehives, are filmed on the Silvercup studios roof in Long Island City. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: [from WGN America's "Prime Crime" crossover ad with "Person of Interest"] We solve mysteries and fight crime.
Harold Finch: We solve mysteries and stop crimes before they start.
Sherlock Holmes: We use deductive logic.
Harold Finch: We use cutting-edge technology.
Sherlock Holmes: I have a beautiful and alluring partner.
Harold Finch: [beat] So do I.
[John Reese gives him a look]
Dr. Joan Watson: Awkward.
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Referenced in A Holmes of Their Own (2013) See more »

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Keep it so that only Holmes and his keen logical mind could have solved the crime otherwise its pointless.
7 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As long time Sherlock fan of books/ Rathbone films and even BBC Sherlock, I was a little skeptical of this NY incarnation. Especially with the gimmick driven female Watson. Having watched the first few episodes however I am pleasantly surprised. The show is carried and carried well by the charisma and scruffy charm of Johnny Lee Miller, who convinces as the eccentric mental powerhouse who has his fair share of weaknesses both socially and physically. Watson does better as a woman than I would have thought and Aidan Quinn is just as brilliant as a police chief in this as he was in the undeservedly canceled Prime Suspect.

However, I did notice a worrying trend in a recent episode of lessening his deductive powers and in essence having him just follow clues as any normal detective. I hope with all sincerity that this series doesn't cheapen into a regular detective show with gimmicky moments highlighting his powers. i.e. Solving the crime as anyone would through normal police procedure and filling the gaps with inane deductive showcases.

Keep it so that only Holmes and his keen logical mind could have solved the crime otherwise its pointless.


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