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  • Apr 17, 2019
    While the rapid fire wit of Sherlock brings a new take to the character, Joan Watson detracts, adding an unfittingly whiney attitude through most of the series. Though some of the episodes hold interest and a few plot twists spice things up, it has descended into a thoroughly uninteresting hour, in which multitasking while watching becomes a necessity.
  • Dec 21, 2018
    I watched like half of the episodes but I stopped watching because this show just never got me. I found it to mediocre and I think it lacks a certain charm that Sherlock has for example. But it's still fine to watch and it's written very well,
  • Aug 27, 2018
    Who likes a smartarse?
  • Jan 20, 2017
    CBS's Elementary provides a fresh new take on the classic Holmes stories by changing as much from the originals as possible without straying too far from what made those stories so great. In this revamped edition, Sherlock Holmes has moved to New York after a troubling incident in London. Once there, he is paired with a sober companion, Joan Watson, to help combat his recently formed heroin addiction. The season is not the humorless dredge that it sounds like. In fact, Elementary provides big thrills and unwavering amounts of character development in one of the best adaptations of Conan Doyle's consulting detective ever. The season begins with a slow start. This is largely due to the show trying to factor in large amounts of exposition-heavy dialogue to introduce unfamiliar faces and locales. It soon moves past this however, and quickly moves into 'case of the week' territory, which is where Elementary truly shines. Each case is intelligent and feeds into an overall story arc which culminates into a fantastic season finale. All of this is made possible by the outstanding chemistry between the show's two leads, portrayed beautifully by Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Elementary can't be compared to BBC's Sherlock. Elementary is a procedural drama set in New York while Sherlock is a miniseries based in London. Watch the show with an open mind, and hold on for the first few episodes. Soon, you'll be hooked.
  • Dec 18, 2016
    Not much to do with the written works just an occasional name thrown in. The characters are so different from what you expect Mr Holmes to be. the character development seem to be soooo slow though. Seems to be an ok mystery show, if you don't think of it too much as a Sherlock Holmes retelling.
  • Aug 24, 2016
    It's not bad, it's just unnecessary. But it is kind of interesting how they made Sherlock a recovering drug addict, Watson a female, and the series to be set in New York. I know some people may say or think it's better than Sherlock because there's more episodes in a season, and it's on more, but that's one of this show's flaws. 24 episodes a season is too long for any show, because they never have enough material for that much, and then think about how they have four seasons, with a fifth premiering soon! Filler episodes are also a common issue, even if they have enough material.
  • May 14, 2016
    It's always gonna be compared to it's superior BBC counterpart, but this new spin on Sherlock Holmes is enjoyable and despite it's formulaic cop show plots, does well mostly thanks to Jonny Lee Miller's wonderful performance.
  • May 03, 2016
    An interesting show, but not one that I'll continue watching.
  • Dec 06, 2015
    It takes a while for this show to find it's voice and you to get over a female Watson. But a few episodes in it really gets good and move on to great.
  • Dec 01, 2015
    This version of Sherlock is a broken man, and his rough exterior is as much a shield as it is a personality trait (flaw). But Miller's portrayal seems far more human than the BBC version, which is refreshing to say the least. This Sherlock is truly concerned for the victims, and not just in solving a puzzle. Joan Watson is a pleasant surprise, and Lucy Liu is a great mix to the traditional narrative. So far I enjoy their platonic relationship, very much a Scully/Moulder team. If anything, keeping the characters apart makes me want them get to together all the more!

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