Elementary is an American crime drama series presenting a contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes. Created by Robert Doherty, the series stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson (the original John Watson being turned into a woman in this version). Set primarily in New York City, the show follows Holmes, a recovering drug addict and former consultant to Scotland Yard. Although quite indifferent to police procedures, he assists the New York City Police Department in solving crimes. Dr. Joan Watson is a former surgeon and acts as his sober companion before becoming Holmes’ apprentice. The show also changes the character of James Moriarty (Sherlock’s nemesis) to Jamie Moriarty, played by Natalie Dormer. And we are also very happy to see some great detective sunglasses and fashion in Elementary.
Holmes’ Fashion Sense and the Detective Sunglasses
Dressed in vintage style blazers, suits and scarves, Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) appears in very trendy and elegant outfits. Holmes can also be seen with the Persol PO2803S sunglasses in Season 4, adding a very stylish touch to his already classic and fashionable look. Seen wearing blouses, long coats, sandals and bow ties, Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) appears in a very feminine and classic yet slightly strict look.
Carl Beverly, one of the executive producers, talked about the relationship between Sherlock and Watson: ‘Rob [Doherty] often calls it a bromance, but one of the bros just happens to be a woman. (…) There’s this idea that a man and a woman can’t be together on a show especially without needing to be together sexually or in love or whatever, and this is really about the evolution of a friendship and how that happens.’
A bit more about the show
The series premiered on CBS on September 27, 2012. Currently airing, the fifth season will probably be the last season of the series. One also has to notice the similarities with the BBC’s TV Show Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Indeed, they are both contemporary and modern versions of the Sherlock Holmes story. If both Sherlock characters suffer from drug addictions, there were enough differences between the two shows for the BBC to approve CBS version.
Funnily enough, it is not the first time that Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller share the same character. Indeed, the two actors starred in Danny Boyle’s play Frankenstein that premiered at the Royal National Theatre on 5 February 2011 in London. The two actors alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in the performance. And both shared the Olivier Award and London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for their respective performances.
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