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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 143 episodes, 2012-2019
Lucy Liu ...  Dr. Joan Watson / ... 143 episodes, 2012-2019
Jon Michael Hill ...  Detective Marcus Bell 141 episodes, 2012-2019
Aidan Quinn ...  Captain Thomas Gregson 141 episodes, 2012-2018
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The investigation turns inward... (season 4) 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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A rare treat from the USA
9 January 2016 | by nij-chris-532-818683See all my reviews

This purports to be a take on Sherlock, migrated to modern New York and it does this very well. Sherlock is a true eccentric, Watson equally and entertainingly odd with the NYPD reassuringly stereotypical, adding balance. Jonny Lee Millar gives consistently outstanding performances full of quirky finger movements, twitches and sudden changes of direction - mental, emotional and physical. Watson is a bewildered soul mesmerised by Holmes, resentful of his offhand treatment of her, intrigued but unable to escape. Irene likewise is outstandingly good - another flawed character, riveting to watch. This series is a revelation, worth watching for JLM's performance alone. Worth 10/10 were it not for Watson's quacky delivery and Holmes' mumbling when thinking out loud but don't let this affect your enjoyment - just see if you agree. Absolutely brilliant.


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