Elementary first look

The Syfy channel has some footage from the new CBS show Elementary, which teams Sherlock Holmes with Dr. Joan Watson in modern-day New York City, something of which I’m sure most Sherlockians are aware. The casting of Jonny Lee Miller as Holmes and Lucy Lui as Watson and the decision to place it in modern day have inevitable drawn comparisons, generally not favorable, to the current Sherlock produced by the BBC and shown in America on PBS.

But I have to say, this Holmes acts differently and my impression in watching this clip is that they are trying for something quite different from the regular Sherlock/Watson dynamic. Watson is more his minder than friend and Miller is not trying to play Holmes a la Brett or Cumberbatch. It should be interesting.

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