Elementary, CBS’s response to BBC’s Sherlock, premieres at Comic-Con (with a twist)


The newest Sherlock Holmes (played by Jonny Lee Miller) adaptation brings us the same super observant detective but with a few twists.

First, Sherlock Holmes is in New York City. Only a few vague details are given surrounding his move from consultant for Scotland Yard to consultant for the New York Police Department. Holmes is now portrayed as a recovering drug addict.

Another twist is that Sherlock’s famous assistant, Dr. Watson, is now a woman. Yes, Dr. Joan Watson (played by Lucy Liu) is a break from the norm in this new series. A former surgeon, Watson is now a drug companion hired by Sherlock’s parents to help him transition out of a rehabilitation facility and back into society over the next six weeks.

Sherlock’s personality is a bit more playful in this incarnation of the famed sleuth, making more jokes and acting on impulse more often.

The more important details of his ability to solve cases and puzzles is intact from previous adaptations of the literary character’s tales. Crimes happen, Sherlock is called, Sherlock uses small details and clues to solve the previously unsolvable puzzle and the process repeats for each episode.

If you’re a fan of puzzles and procedural drama shows, this is worth seeing. If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes and can’t wait to see the next in the line of Sherlock Holmes media, this is worth seeing.

If you’re a fan of both, you’re in luck, this may be your top pick for this fall’s broadcast schedule.

Elementary will air Thursdays at 10pm Eastern / 9pm Central on CBS beginning this fall.


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