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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 (114 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Dr. Joan Watson (114 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Captain Thomas Gregson (114 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Detective Marcus Bell (113 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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27 September 2012 (USA)  »

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A recurring character in the show is detective Bell, a brilliant policeman with deductive powers of his own. This is a nod to Dr. Joseph Bell, a Scottish physician and professor, acquaintance of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the real life model for Sherlock Holmes. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: I expect nothing, which is why I am such an exceptional detective.
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Spoofed in Mad: POblivion/Umbrellamentary (2013) 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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