Elementary, a new Sherlock Holmes TV series with Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

Posted: August 25, 2012 in TV Crime
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The Sherlock Holmes revival continues to swell ever higher, surely it can only be a matter of time Crimezine wonders,

Lucy Liu-Holmes-Jonny Lee Miller—Elementary

Smarten yourself up Holmes

before this great wave of enthusiasm crests and crashes upon the mighty beach of reinvention?

Elementary, a new series from CBS is upping the reinvention ante, not only do we find Holmes in modern day Manhattan but his Watson is the delectable Lucy Liu, whilst Holmes is played by Trainspotting hero Jonny Lee Miller.

Now Crimezine loves dear, dear Jonny, and we are never going to complain about seening Ms Liu in anything, but Holmes in modern day Manhattan you are kidding right?

Show creator Rob Doherty tells us this won’t be a will they -wont-they sexual chemistry show, he says, it will be about honoring the source material. Interesting, perhaps some of the American connections that appeared in such books as the Valley of Fear will be explored? But who will play Moriarty? Doherty is tight lipped, but he tells us we can look forward to meeting Sherlock Holmes’s father—Sean Connery surely—No? Answers on a postcard please


Elementary Premieres on CBS on September 27

  1. T.W.Garland says:

    So now its been running for a while, what do you think?

    • tonybulmer says:

      The series has done a great job transposing many of the original Holmes stories. While the plot lines remain strong— not so fond of the new assistant; and the connection with British Intelligence that was set up at the end of last series was clumsily fumbled. Lucy L. remains swoontastic and JLM is dorkishly hilarious in every scene. Where do you see the series going from here? What do you think they have missed? Do you think they will be able to make another series after this, or is it on the way out?

      • T.W.Garland says:

        I know what you mean about the new assistant, but maybe she is the way forward. Given the way Irene Adler turned out (essentially a femme fatale?), maybe the new assistant [Ophelia Lovibond as Kitty Winter] could be another weakness for Holmes. Watson has already had her moment of hubris in the first episode, is the new assistant Holmes’ hubris?

        It is pleasing to see they haven’t make the mistake the BBC made trying to apply the original stories and producing more of a mess than a good story. I love Hound of the Baskervilles as a novel and had high hopes for the TV version. I would rather not speak about the actual TV version.

        Miller continues to be great. I could happily get through another season or two.

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