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Elementary 

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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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Robert Doherty
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jonny Lee Miller ...  Sherlock Holmes 154 episodes, 2012-2019
Lucy Liu ...  Dr. Joan Watson / ... 154 episodes, 2012-2019
Aidan Quinn ...  Captain Thomas Gregson 154 episodes, 2012-2019
Jon Michael Hill ...  Detective Marcus Bell 153 episodes, 2012-2019
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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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Back on the case. (season 2) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

27 September 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elementary See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Joan's brother is called Oren, as was Lucy Liu's character in the Kill Bill movies. 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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Intelligent and quirky Thursday night viewing.
18 January 2013 | by fabouluzSee all my reviews

I didn't want to watch this because I adore the BBC Sherlock. However, after denying myself for weeks and weeks I decided to download the first 8 episodes and get to work watching them before I made a full opinion.

I was surprised at how easy it was to fall in love with Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock and Lucy Liu's female Watson. Both actors brought their A-Game and succeeded in bringing viewers in, despite the un-original procedural aspect to the show.

The crimes of the week are lackluster and pedestrian at the very beginning, a typical trait of typical procedural dramas on broadcast networks. However, thankfully this did not continue for all the 12 episodes that have been aired. Somewhere along the 6th episode is when I assume the writers got the full season pick-up and felt the support of CBS after being given the coveted Super Bowl episode slot.

Now the crimes are interesting and layered. The best thing is that the characterization of Sherlock and Watson is the best thing I've seen on a drama in years. Lucy and Jonny have a platonic chemistry which brings angst, sarcasm and wit to the show that is very enjoyable.

The character scenes are the best in every episode, and you can't deny the acting skill involved to breath fresh air into an over used double act such as Holmes and Watson. Miller and Liu make you forget about the other interpretations and fall in love all over again with the crime solving duo.

I suggest everyone watches before passing judgement, and be open minded. You can like all Sherlock Holmes adaptions, there is no rule against liking another.

Elementary is going to be a fantastic series, and I hope it lasts a long time on CBS. It's refreshing and adds vitality to a very old network. Great show!


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