Sunday, February 3, 2013
It's the Superbowl, My Dear Watson
Last Friday, I did a post about The Following and how it's one of my new favorite shows. Well, so is Elementary...I haven't done a post about this one yet, so I wanted to do so really quick.
Tonight, after the Super Bowl, you can catch a new episode of Elementary! This show stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as a female Watson, named Joan. I'm a huge fan of the BBC Sherlock that brought Holmes into the modern day...but I really love Elementary too, which does the same.
There are plenty of differences, though, to make it interesting. First off, Elementary is an hour long show every week, whereas BBC Sherlock has three 90 minute episodes per season. Holmes is British, but the show takes place in New York. One of the big differences, of course, is that Watson is a female. Don't worry...there is no Watson/Holmes romance and I've read that the creators of the show never want there to be. I'm pretty stoked about that, personally. Also, Watson is a doctor but she's also living with Holmes because she's his sober companion. And then you do get other characters that Sherlock fans will know from pretty much any adaptation like Irene Adler and Moriarty.
Who else is watching this show? Are you just as intrigued by it as I am? (please no spoilers so as not to ruin it for others- and I also need to watch this past Thursday's episode still before tonight)!