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I myself am eagerly awaiting the return of Sherlock and have seen only one episode of Elementary. It could be a perfectly fine show. I don't think it needed to be associated with Sherlock Holmes at all. Why not just another detective show?

I recently re-read the Holmes short story canon. I feel like all of these modern Holmes play him as a much more unpleasant misanthrope than he really was. Or at least a much more overt misanthrope than Holmes allowed himself to be. Watson often commented on how charming and sympathetic he could be.

One of the things I appreciated about Jeremy Brett was the somewhat obvious dramatic flair he put into Holmes. Like he enjoyed all of the play-acting he got to do being a detective.

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PhedUp, I agree about the modern Holmeses being too much of a misanthrope compared to the original. But to be fair to Elementary, Miller's Holmes is nowhere near as disagreeable as Cumberbatch's. It's more as though he's having to relearn how to navigate among normal people after recovery and discovering it's not like riding a bicycle. I think Cumberbatch's Holmes is meant to be a very young man still full of himself and having to learn not be such a jerk and he's a slow learner. But Brett is still my favorite and still the best.

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