Sherlock Holmes made it to Comic Con this year and I think it’s safe to say CBS’s third try at reinventing and cashing in on the famous detective by pairing him with a female Watson character is a concept that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have probably not have given his blessing.
I previously blasted both the network and the show for it’s blasphemous take on such an enduring fictional hero (you can read all about that here), however, after watching the world premiere for the Elementary pilot I’m afraid I begrudgingly have to admit that I am slightly less miffed.
The sole reason for the reduction of my Sherlock rage is Jonny Lee Miller, a long-time vastly underrated actor who showcases a distinctively bold take on one of the most famous literary characters of all time.
Miller’s Sherlock Holmes comes off as an impatiently hyper tattooed ADD rock and roll cokehead, and moments where he has explosive yet morally righteous temper tantrums or beds dead ringers for Lisbeth Salander aka The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo only serve to make his Sherlock particularly unique.
While it still gets my goat they ditched London and the greatest literary bromance ever for NYC and a hottie, I’m willing to watch another episode if they keep their focus on a Sid Vicious Sherlock Holmes.