Elementary – Season #1

August 7, 2013 at 10:15 am | Posted in TV Review | Leave a comment
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Just watched the last episode of Elementary – the ‘America’ ‘re-boot’ of Sherlock Holmes. I really like this de-construction – to use a cooking metaphor – of the classic story.

Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) is a recovering heroin addict; Watson is woman doctor ! (Lucy Liu). A bold change, and certainly provides a much more modern spin on the duo. It also puts pay to the intermittent allegations that they have a gay relationship – now all the writers have to do is to avoid the Doctor-Brennan-Agent-Booth romantic trajectory. The way they meet is also only possible in our modern times: Watson, after loosing a patent on the operating table, she becomes a ‘sober companion’. Her latest client is Holmes.

Mrs Hudson is introduced – as a cross-dressor ‘temp’. Hopefully, we see more of Ms Hudson in season #2. (Hopefully there is a season #2 :-).)

Irene Adler (Natalie Dormer) is very much a independent modern woman who captures Holmes interest. He is devastated when she is killed, by his eternal nemesis – Moriarty.

The writers have come up with a brilliant modern examination of the relationship between Holmes and Moriarty – and created a richer closer relationship.

Roll-on season #2 – please.

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