Elementary Reviews & Ratings

Sundays, 10:00 PM ET on CBS

60 minutes

Elementary is a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes, starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, a female version of Holmes' companion. Here, Holmes is a former consultant to Scotland Yard and a recovering drug addict. He travels to New York City to check into a rehabilitation center and then lives with Watson, who becomes his sober companion and eventually his apprentice.
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Sep 20, 2014 7:00AM EDT
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A rare gem among traditionally awful American takes on British shows/books. Clever and provocative Elementary delights in busting tropes of its genre.

The procedural format holds the show back a little in comparison with its British competition but Elementary is pointed its own animal doing something different.

The cast are a joy to watch.

A rare gem among traditionally awful American takes on British shows/books. Clever and provocative Elementary delights in busting tropes of its genre.

The procedural format holds the show back a little in comparison with its British competition but Elementary is pointed its own animal doing something different.

The cast are a joy to watch.

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Nov 19, 2014 11:12PM EST
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One of today's best sherlock J. Lee Miller acting skills in this series is superb. Also great cast. This show is a must watch.

One of today's best sherlock J. Lee Miller acting skills in this series is superb. Also great cast. This show is a must watch.

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Jul 21, 2014 3:30AM EDT
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The negative things you hear about this show before having seen it, such as "Watson can't be a girl because HolmesxWatson shouldn't be a thing", are unfounded and biased. First and foremost, JLM plays a better Sherlock than RDJ and Benny C, and he definitely deserves to gain a better reputation. With Lucy Liu as Watson, it's almost as if every single episode shows a new interpretation of the duo breaking away from the long standing character stereotypes. The mystery of this show is so fantastic, it has to be one of the least predictable shows on television.

The negative things you hear about this show before having seen it, such as "Watson can't be a girl because HolmesxWatson shouldn't be a thing", are unfounded and biased. First and foremost, JLM plays a better Sherlock than RDJ and Benny C, and he definitely deserves to gain a better reputation. With Lucy Liu as Watson, it's almost as if every single episode shows a new interpretation of the duo breaking away from the long standing character stereotypes. The mystery of this show is so fantastic, it has to be one of the least predictable shows on television.

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Jun 13, 2016 6:19AM EDT
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The real problem with Elementary is how stupid the writing is. Sherlock is meant to be a genius, but I doubt he could even tie his shoelaces. Do yourself a favor and watch Sherlock instead.

The real problem with Elementary is how stupid the writing is. Sherlock is meant to be a genius, but I doubt he could even tie his shoelaces. Do yourself a favor and watch Sherlock instead.

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Oct 3, 2016 9:43PM EDT
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i really like the show and cant have enough of it

i really like the show and cant have enough of it

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Jan 22, 2016 12:13PM EST
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This show omg! This is the wittiest show since house, but instead of solving medical cases he solves murders and crimes. This drama twists mystery, reality and pushes the boundaries of the human brain. The main duo "Lucy Lui" and "Jonny Lee Miller" are unrealistically brilliant. They will keep you "tunnel visioned" to the television. Some of the best executed and written characters i have seen in a long time, one of my favorites. If you like crime, drama or mystery watch this show.

This show omg! This is the wittiest show since house, but instead of solving medical cases he solves murders and crimes. This drama twists mystery, reality and pushes the boundaries of the human brain. The main duo "Lucy Lui" and "Jonny Lee Miller" are unrealistically brilliant. They will keep you "tunnel visioned" to the television. Some of the best executed and written characters i have seen in a long time, one of my favorites. If you like crime, drama or mystery watch this show.

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Feb 5, 2015 10:40AM EST
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love their relationship.. interesting take on the age-old classic sherlock holmes

love their relationship.. interesting take on the age-old classic sherlock holmes

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Nov 6, 2014 6:29AM EST
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Lovely depiction of Sherlock Holmes. Perhaps a more accurate depiction of the character than in BBC's Sherlock.

Lovely depiction of Sherlock Holmes. Perhaps a more accurate depiction of the character than in BBC's Sherlock.

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Jan 30, 2017 4:35AM EST
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When I started watching this I kept asking myself where do I know Jonny Lee Miller from? Finally figured it out and watched Eli Stone again. It was a great show. And I love this Sherlock version and especially their choice for Watson.

When I started watching this I kept asking myself where do I know Jonny Lee Miller from? Finally figured it out and watched Eli Stone again. It was a great show. And I love this Sherlock version and especially their choice for Watson.

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Nov 16, 2015 6:38AM EST
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Usually I don't like the American version of British dramas. This time it's different. Obviously it's the cast that's great that makes me want to watch the show. Millers' Sherlock is brilliant, I love him all dark and twisty! Watch it!

Usually I don't like the American version of British dramas. This time it's different. Obviously it's the cast that's great that makes me want to watch the show. Millers' Sherlock is brilliant, I love him all dark and twisty! Watch it!