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Saturday, 19 May 2012

First Elementary Trailer Released

Sherlock Holmes is back...again.
I've truly seen it all as of now. If there were ever any surprises the entertainment industry hoped to throw at me, I don't think they could ever top the sheer shock of seeing Lucy Liu portraying Dr Watson in the States' version of Sherlock and indeed Jonny Lee Miller as the titular detective Holmes. Don't get me wrong, there's no sexism here at the blog, and it's certainly great to see CBS tinkering around with the formula of Arthur Conan Doyle's work in their new show Elementary, but it's hard to feel that this is anything but a blatant rip-off of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' fantastic modern reimagining, with a daring casting tagged on to peak peoples' interests based on the first trailer. There don't even appear to be many signs of Doyle's original work here either, which is certainly worrying considering the channel would presumably want this to echo the 'originals' or at least the programme's Brit inspiration. We'll see how the first season does, yet right now the signs aren't promising, and it could all turn out to be a bit of a flop. Bring on Series Three of Sherlock, then...; Elementary airs this Autumn.


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