Daily Archives: September 26, 2012

A New Twist On An Old Story of Sherlock Holmes-Elementary

Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Lui take on the alter ego of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

What would Sir Arthur Conan Doyle think of the new Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu)? I believe he would want to watch the story unfold as Sir Doyle was way ahead of his time. He was a free-thinker, this came out in some of his novels especially his Sherlock Holmes character.

CBS is premiering the pilot of Elementary on September 27th at 10 EST that tells the beginnings of Sherlock’s and Watson relationship. I was a bit wary of seeing Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) in the part of Dr. Watson, but I have to admit Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller (Eli Stone) have a chemistry that quite fits the show.

In today’s world Holmes is a recovering addict and his wealthy father decides to pay for a companion to watch over him after his stunt in rehab.

Dr. Watson is a brilliant surgeon who has guilt over losing a patient on the operating table takes the job as a companion, in order to still be in a field that helps people. Watson is assigned to live with Holmes for six weeks. Mind you, they didn’t always get along.

Watson:”It’s so incredible the way that you can solve people just by looking at them. I notice you don’t have any mirrors around here.”
Holmes:”What’s that supposed to mean?”
Watson:”It means you know a lost cause when you see one.”

Ouch! The new Sherlock put to mind a little of Psych and Monk (without the extreme phobias) rolled into one. Sherlock’s amazing ability to observe, and save those observation for later pondering, to deduct and move the case forward is brilliant and entertaining. Holmes addiction leads him to relocate to New York City, where he hooks up with Aidan Quinn (Benny &Joon) plays Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson, who has some history with Sherlock Holmes from Scotland Yard.

Holmes: “I don’t guess, I observe…”

Elementary is a promising show to keep a look out for each week. I will be one of those people because eccentric is my style.