Lucy Liu as Dr Joan Watson and Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes travel to London in the Season Two premiere of Elementary, tonight at 10 Eastern, 9 Central on CBS.
Like all true fans of Sherlock Holmes, I’m impatiently waiting for the return of Sherlock. Not happening for a few months yet.
Tonight, though, CBS’ Elementary begins its second season with Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Holmes and Watson and I’m looking forward to that. It’ll be a nice filler until the real updated Holmes and Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, return.
You might remember I was less than enthusiastic about Elementary last season. I felt that its Holmes, while Miller looks exactly like my ideal Sherlock, wasn’t active and adventurous enough, and that the show’s writers had no idea what to do with Watson and were wasting Lucy Liu in the part. Both things changed in the last five or six episodes. Miller’s Holmes is still not the swashbuckler Cumberbatch’s is, but he’s gotten more dangerous and Liu’s Watson, while still too much of a junior detective to Holmes and not enough of the independent grown up the rea'l---that is Conan Doyle’s---Watson is or as simultaneously funny and deadly serious as Freeman’s Watson, has been given more to do and, more importantly, more to say that isn’t a string of self-help cliches and contemporary versions of “Oh, I say, Holmes, how the deuce did you deduce that one?”
At any rate, I’m liking the show more and more and I’m not just saying that because the great Wev McEwan has threatened to kick me in the shins if I don’t agree with her that it is the best TV show ever.
Tonight, Holmes and Watson go to London where they meet [possible spoiler redacted] who’s played by [possible spoiler redacted], a nifty piece of casting against type of which I heartily approve.
Below, are my two posts from February when I was just getting into the show and wishing it was more like what it’s subsequently grown to be. A third post, this one on not just Elementary’s but Sherlock’s, Robert Downey Jr’s, and Conan Doyle’s Irene Adler is in the works.
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