Elementary Season 1 review
Elementary is an American TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. It stars Jonny Lee Miller
as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. Holmes has moved to New York and is working
with the NYPD as a consulting dectective.
At the start of the series, Watson is hired by Sherlock's father to be Sherlock's sober companion,
to help him stay sober after getting out of rehab for a heroin addiction. As the series progresses
Holmes teaches Watson the art of deduction.
This is a fantastic series. It really stands apart from other Sherlock Holmes adaptations such as
the BBC's Sherlock series. Each episode is around 40 - 45 minutes long, and there are 24 episodes
in each season. This allows the creators to slowly develop the characters over the course of a full
The two lead actors give brilliant performances. Lucy Liu as Joan Watson helps to make the show
feel fresh and she does a great job of bringing the character to live.
Jonny Lee Miller is absolutely fantastic as the eccentric genius Sherlock Holmes. One aspect of
the series that makes it different to others is that it explores Sherlock's struggle with addiction.
This show is fantastic from episode one right until the season finalle, which was awesome.
You should definitely check out this series if you haven't already.