Elementary (2012– )
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Sherlock Holmes, fresh out of rehab, is teamed with a sobriety partner, a former surgeon named Watson. They have to learn to work together even as they tackle their first case, the mysterious death of a doctor's wife.



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Richard Mantlo
Detective Javier Abreu
Harrison Polk
Eileen Renfro
Peter Saldua
Infomercial Narrator
Randal Turner ...
Male Opera Singer
Melissa Zapin ...
Female Opera Singer
Shushing Lady


NYPD detective Javier Abreu is delighted to have his weird English friend Sherlock Holmes on the case of robbery-victim Dr. Richard Mantlo's apparently missing wife, whom Sherlock finds slaughtered in a safe room she has installed secretly. Sherlock, recently out of drug rehab, makes the best of 'buddy' nurse Joan Watson, hired by his wealthy London father, actually a disbarred surgeon whose people skills he can use. Sherlock quickly proves it's the work of a trophy-hunting serial killer, but finds his prime suspect the next victim. Written by KGF Vissers

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serial killer | therapy | See All (2) »


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

27 September 2012 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The character Detective Marcus Bell (Jon Michael Hill) is a nod to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's inspiration for Sherlock Holmes. In 1877 Conan Doyle met Dr. Joseph Bell and served as his clerk at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Bell does not appear in the pilot but starting in the next one he appears in every remaining one episode. See more »


At the end of the show Holmes and Watson are watching a Mets-Reds baseball game on TV. This would be impossible since this story takes place sometime during the winter, as everyone is wearing heavy winter clothes and all of the trees are bare. See more »


Dr. Joan Watson: [about an observation Holmes made about her father] How did you know he had an affair?
Sherlock Holmes: Google. Not everything is deducible.
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Elementary End Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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A pilot that doesn't leave you craving for more.
25 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

In contrast to what you would expect from a Sherlock Holmes TV show (as the British equivalent is doing superbly) this show isn't clever. Neither writing nor directing really manage to captivate you, and the soundtrack doesn't help create good atmosphere neither. Worst of all the acting. Lucy Liu is OK, and the fact that i like gorgeous Asian women is the only thing that will make me watch at least one more episode. The very first scene introducing Johnny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes leaves you wondering why he was chosen for the role. Maybe the poor writing denies him a better performance. The rest of the cast doesn't really convince either. All in all you're left with a disappointing pilot, which can't compete with other shows of the genre.

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