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Elementary

5 Seasons

Season 1
4.6 out of 5 stars (1,624) IMDb 7.9/10

In the first season of Elementary, Sherlock Holmes escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare - a sober companion, Dr. Watson.

Starring:
Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu

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Season 1

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1. Pilot

Detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, uses his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes to assist the NYPD on some of their more difficult cases.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: September 27, 2012
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2. While You Were Sleeping

Sherlock uses his powers of deduction to consult on the murder of a young man who is shot upon entering his apartment. Jon Michael Hill joins the cast.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: October 4, 2012
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3. Child Predator

Sherlock and Watson consult on a child abduction case involving a serial killer who is nicknamed "The Balloon Man," because he leaves a signature batch of balloons at each of his crime scenes.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: October 18, 2012
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4. Rat Race

Even though he despises bankers, Holmes agrees to consult on a case involving the death of a Wall Street executive who appears to have overdosed on heroin. Craig Bierko guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: October 25, 2012
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5. Lesser Evils

Sherlock tries to determine who has been killing weak and terminal patients at a hospital, making it look like they died of natural causes. Anika Noni Rose guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: November 1, 2012
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6. Flight Risk

Sherlock tries to prove that one of the people whose body was found in the wreckage of a small plane crash was actually killed before the plane went down.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: November 8, 2012
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7. One Way To Get Off

Sherlock assists with a double homicide that has the same M.O. as a series of murders that took place 13 years ago. Callie Thorne guest stars,

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: November 15, 2012
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8. The Long Fuse

While investigating an explosion that kills two people, Sherlock discovers a crime that's been lying dormant for years. Lisa Edelstein and Ato Essandoh guest star.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: November 29, 2012
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9. You Do It To Yourself

Sherlock uses his trademark deductive reasoning skills to find the killer of a college professor.

TV-PG CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: December 6, 2012
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10. The Leviathan

Sherlock is called in to investigate when a supposedly uncrackable bank vault called "The Leviathan" is breached. Freda Foh Shen guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: December 13, 2012
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11. Dirty Laundry

Sherlock and Joan investigate the murder of the general manager of a high-end Manhattan hotel whose body is found inside an industrial laundry machine.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: January 3, 2013
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12. M.

Sherlock is reunited with "M." a British criminal who appears to have followed Sherlock to New York. Vinnie Jones Guest Stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: January 10, 2013
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13. The Red Team

While on suspension from the NYPD, Sherlock investigates a suspicious hit-and-run accident involving a conspiracy theorist.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: January 31, 2013
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14. The Deductionist

Sherlock pursues Martin Ennis, an unpredictable criminal, before he strikes again. Terry Kinney and Kari Matchett guest star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: February 3, 2013
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15. A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs

Sherlock tries to find out who kidnapped the adult daughter of his ex-drug dealer, Rhys. John Hannah guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: February 7, 2013
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16. Details

Sherlock investigates what he believes will be an open-and-shut case after Detective Bell is attacked.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: February 14, 2013
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17. Possibility Two

Sherlock investigates a case involving a wealthy philanthropist who believes his incurable illness was given to him on purpose.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: February 21, 2013
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18. Deja Vu All Over Again

Joan takes her first solo case: the disappearance of a woman who left her husband a tearful break-up video that mentioned a murder on a subway platform.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: March 14, 2013
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19. Snow Angels

Sherlock and Joan try to prevent a robbery from one of the largest cash vaults in the country during the middle of a Nor'easter.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: April 4, 2013
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20. Dead Man's Switch

Sherlock and Joan hunt for the accomplice of a murdered blackmailer who targeted families of rape victims.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: April 25, 2013
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21. A Landmark Story

Sherlock resumes his hunt for Moriarty when Sebastian Moran reveals that a man who was thought to be dead from a heart attack was actually on the list of intended victims from Moriarty. Vinnie Jones and Murray Abraham guest star.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: May 2, 2013
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22. Risk Management

Sherlock agrees to take a case from a man claiming to be Moriarty, hoping it will bring him closer to finding his nemesis. Natalie Dormer guest stars.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: May 9, 2013
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23. The Woman / Heroine

As Sherlock reels at the reappearance of his former lover, Irene Adler, a series of flashbacks unravel the tumultuous events that led to his downfall into addiction.

TV-14 CC Runtime: 1 hour, 27 minutes Release date: May 16, 2013
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By Douglas C. Meeks TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 21, 2012
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It would be hard to go wrong with Sherlock Holmes as your base story but the writers have captured even more than the original with this series. The 2 main players Sherlock (played exceptionally well by Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (played just as well by Lucy Liu)just add depth to an already interesting story each week. This can be called a bromance, but one of the bros just happens to be a woman. He said that from the very beginning and I think it's really an apt description. There's this idea that a man and a woman can't be together on a show especially without needing to be together sexually or in love or whatever, and this is really about the evolution of a friendship and how that happens. Watching that should be as much the story of this show as the mysteries that you see week in and week out about who killed who. I just know that after 3 episodes I am already addicted. The addition of Aidan Quinn as Captain Tobias Gregson of the New York City Police Department was genius. He genuinely likes Holmes and the two have mutual respect for each other so we get to avoid the good cop bad cop plot lines that many shows that have talented citizens playing at detectives, I love The Mentalist but this show takes the genre to a new level of entertainment.
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The dynamic between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson was a surprise. I was concerned the gender switch of Dr. Watson was being done just for the sake of novelty, but Lucy Liu brings a very good balance to the role. Her take on Dr. Watson blends admiration for Sherlock's talents with repudiation of his lack of tact and regard for others.

This version of Sherlock Holmes is also distinctive from other incarnations beyond simply the change of locale to New York city. Jonny Lee Miller's portrayal of Holmes is fresh and compelling. He manages to bring a quiet intensity to the portrayal while still capturing Holmes' penchant for tantrums. 'Sherlock', the BBC version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective, stars Benedict Cumberbatch (notable for his work in Star Trek: Into Darkness) as a Sherlock Holmes who is, by his own admission, a high functioning sociopath. Miller's Holmes is driven not only by his need to solve puzzles/homicides, but by his desire to see justice served. Miller judiciously lets Holmes facade of confidence and imperiousness slip just enough to give us glimpses of the character's vulnerability. He allows just enough of a peek behind the curtain so we can see the regard he holds for Watson while not devolving into a sentimentality that would rob the character of all credibility. Thank God it was renewed for a 2nd season.
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I am so glad that finally we are moving away from reality TV and back to great scripted television shows like Elementary. For those who love mysteries, this show will be very enjoyable and you won't be able to take your eyes off Johnny Lee Miller--he's that good!
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First of all, may I just say here and now that, apparently if you already watch and enjoy the BBC Sherlock series, you will be inclined to hate this one. I am not entirely sure why, but just to prove my point, look up all the 1 and 2 star reviews of Elementary here and count how many times the BBC show or it's actors are mentioned. Then go to the 5 star reviews and notice the depth of critique and the simultaneous lack of comparison to another show's take on Sherlock Holmes.

Okay. That aside:

This show is exceptional. Not only would it stand alone quite well without Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes ever having been written (which to some insults their ideas and affinities for SACD's work), but also adds societal context, modernity, and depth to Sherlock Holmes (something no one can say is easy, much less executable in such an artistic and subtle way as this series).

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

First, let us look at trying to place such a genius intellect and deductionist in today's cynical, apathetic, passive, low resolve and high civil retaliation context of modern London. This is where we must put a modern day Holmes, from his infancy up to his (SPOILER ALERT) inevitable heroine addiction. In the early London of Sir Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, there was this resolve, this popular tenacity in London, not to mention a clear cut notion of right and wrong, that permeated it's core culture and drive. A young man with Sherlock Holmes' gifts would have found quite a station and calling as he grew up in the higher learning institutions and accepting fields of forensics, police work, and medicine with their backdrop of solid morality and unwavering credos. He would have undoubtably arisen as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's main man as written.
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A very original series, fun and the crime solving is top notch, Sherlock (Johnny Lee Miller) is brilliant and his counter part Miss Watson (Lucy Lui)is a wonderful change to the original male character Dr. Watson. A great twist on an old story. Definitely a Keeper....A Class Act.....
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There are three takes on Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" franchise in the media today: Robert Downey Jr.'s ongoing Warner Brothers "traditional" portrayal; Benedict Cumberbatch's updated portrayal with Martin Freeman as Watson on the BBC, and this one, Jonny Lee Miller with Lucy Liu as an interesting twist on the Watson side-kick. Each has it's own strengths and exploration of twists in the plot driven by the "alternative universe" of characters.

Of the three, however, "Elementary" stands apart in the most distinct and exciting ways. It bends the "Holmes" saga in a truly new direction, not only substituting a woman for Watson, or America for England, but expanding the stories into new and thoroughly modern cases in a more "realistic" police environment. The role of Watson becomes more transparent; amazingly, because Liu as Watson comes from a completely different direction than the previous incarnations. The ancillary details that Doyle carefully skipped in his stories: dinner at Holmes home, the banter around the house, the more detailed interaction of Holmes and his "companion" becomes more central to the story, and explains much about the relationship that we've KNOWN was there before, but is openly displayed in "Elementary". This alone would make the show outstanding as a "companion" to any of the other Holmes arcs...but combined with the ingenious plots and superb characterization, and adding in the "dark" side of Holmes that we glimpsed only once before (in the 1980's film "The Seven Percent Solution"), we have a richer tapestry of the character than ever before.
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