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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 (120 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Detective Marcus Bell (119 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. (season 1) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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The creators of this show reportedly went to great lengths to avoid comparisons or potential copyright issues with the British series Sherlock (2010), which also re-tells the story of Holmes in a contemporary setting. One visual cue that was included as a nod to the British series is Holmes' scarf, which is worn the same way as it is in "Sherlock". See more »

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Clyde is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a turtle. However, in some episodes he is correctly referred to as a tortoise. 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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Well written, scripted, acted, directed, tight, quirky, funny, clever, fantastic...
24 April 2015 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Unlike the many Sherlock Holmes snobs who have posted low-scoring reviews, I'm not going to bother with comparisons of other Sherlock Holmes connotations. It's an adaptation that puts intelligent twists to the original story and yet established itself as sufficiently well crafted to stand on its own as one of, if not, the best television series around at the moment. The acting is superb with Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aiden Quinn and Jon Michael Hill carrying the weekly load, with appearances from the likes of Rhys Ivans, Natalie Dormer, Sean Pertwee and even Vinnie Jones to bring some variety. The stories are dramatic, mostly unpredictable with touches of humour and draw on aspects of the modern day as to make them very interesting. I love how they explore the relationships between the characters on both sides of the law and how they deal with their demons both past and present. I find that many episodes explore the fringes of the modern world through topics covering science, computing, art, finance, etc. and this adds to the richness of the plots which, along with the writing, are the strongest aspects of the series. I can't sing the praises of this series enough.


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