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Elementary Season 1 review

Elementary is an American TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. It stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. Holmes has moved to New York and is working with the NYPD as a consulting dectective.
At the start of the series, Watson is hired by Sherlock's father to be Sherlock's sober companion, to help him stay sober after getting out of rehab for a heroin addiction. As the series progresses Holmes teaches Watson the art of deduction.

This is a fantastic series. It really stands apart from other Sherlock Holmes adaptations such as the BBC's Sherlock series. Each episode is around 40 - 45 minutes long, and there are 24 episodes in each season. This allows the creators to slowly develop the characters over the course of a full season.

The two lead actors give brilliant performances. Lucy Liu as Joan Watson helps to make the show feel fresh and she does a great job of bringing the character to live.
Jonny Lee Miller is absolutely fantastic as the eccentric genius Sherlock Holmes. One aspect of the series that makes it different to others is that it explores Sherlock's struggle with addiction.

This show is fantastic from episode one right until the season finalle, which was awesome. You should definitely check out this series if you haven't already.