Friday, February 28, 2014

Elementary

In fall of 2012, I watched the series premiere of "Elementary," an updated version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective, Sherlock Holmes.


I didn't like it. Nope. Not at all. Not one bit. Then last summer, I watched one of the season's repeats, then another and another, until I found myself completely addicted.


In this updated version, Sherlock Holmes (a recovering addict) lives in New York and consults for the NY police department. Holmes is brilliantly played by Jonny Lee Miller (ex-husband of Angelina Jolie). Doctor John Watson has morphed into a woman in the form of Lucy Liu and is now known as Dr. Joan Watson.


In the above picture, Holmes and Watson discuss a case in their brownstone's kitchen. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu have great on-screen chemistry and are very believable as a crime fighting duo. The show is filmed in New York and has some great street scenes.

I think part of my original resistance to "Elementary," was due in part to how much I love the BBC version called "Sherlock". That show (airing on PBS) stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Doyle's anti-hero and Watson has not had his sex-change operation yet.


I love Lucy Liu's clothing in this series. She looks effortlessly chic while radiating a casual vibe.


The show airs on Thursday nights, 10pm EST on CBS.



Thanks for dropping by :)
Michelle

2 comments:

Skyline Spirit said...

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Amy said...

I grew up watching Sherlock Holmes because of my dad. I read them, too. If you have time stop by my blog for its very first giveaway!