TV Show Reviews
"Elementary" review by Suzanne
Thursdays 10/9c on CBS
I like this show and I am choosing it as one of the new
shows I will keep watching this Fall. I try not to choose
more than one, but sometimes there are just too many good
ones. So I record a bunch I like and watch them if I have
time... but having said that, I just deleted the entire year
of Hawaii 5-0, Blue Bloods and Glee from my DVR to make room
for new shows, so... I don't always get to watch the shows I
I always love anything that is remotely Sherlock
Holmes-like. This is a pretty good show, for an American
drama. The British version is fabulous, but they only make 4
episodes per year, so it's great to have one that airs every
week, even if it's not quite as good. The British series is
like little movies more than a series.
The actors are great in this new version. Holmes (Jonny
Lee Miller) is still British, but in this version, he lives
in New York City, and his Doctor Watson is a woman, played
by Lucy Liu. He's just come out of rehab in the pilot, and
she has been assigned by his father to make sure that he
stays clean and sober.
I think this will be as good of a Sherlock as you're
going to get, within the confines of an hour-long weekly
show. It's more like, Sherlock Holmes does CSI, but it's
still very good. I'm not sure yet whether he will be a great
Sherlock or not. I think he's a little more dweeby-looking
than handsome. I prefer my Sherlock to be handsome.
Miller and Liu have good chemistry, but we're assured that
they will not have a romantic relationship. That kind of
makes me wonder why they would then bother making Watson a
woman. I suppose they want to bring in more female viewers.
Anyway, it's a good show and you should check it out.
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