Elementary - The Second Season

By Kelly - AV

September 5, 2014

Robert Doherty, also known for other television shows such as Medium (2005), Tru Calling (2003), and Star Trek: Voyager (1995), presents a compelling modern re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved, iconic Victorian characters, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, in the CBS series Elementary.  Set in present day New York City, Sherlock, played by the brilliant and multifaceted Jonny Lee Miller, is portrayed as a recovering drug addict, while the classic character of “John Watson” has been changed to Joan Watson, played by the ever charismatic Lucy Liu.  Joan, who was once a surgeon, is now Sherlock’s sober companion and eventually develops into Holmes’ deductive protégée.  Season two of Elementary follows in the footsteps of season one with a solid, intriguing, season-long story arc, interspersed with the typical police procedural, deductive, “who done it” episodes.  Though it is a different take on Doyle’s classic, Victorian Holmes, Doherty’s Elementary is a successful and fresh reinterpretation.

Overall Rating: A-.

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