Fall 2012 Premiere: Elementary (CBS) “Pilot” Episode 1

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Elementary “Pilot” Episode 1 premieres Thursday, Sept. 27 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Episode Synopsis: Detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his sober companion, Dr. Joan Watson, uses his uncanny ability to read people and analyze crimes to assist the NYPD on some of their more difficult cases. In the season premiere, Holmes consults on a home invasion that resulted in murder, on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Sept. 27 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“Elementary” stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD’s most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare – a sober companion, Dr. Watson. A successful surgeon until she lost a patient and her license three years ago, Watson views her current job as another opportunity to help people, as well as paying a penance.

However, the restless Sherlock is nothing like her previous clients. He informs her that none of her expertise as an addiction specialist applies to him and he’s devised his own post-rehab regimen – resuming his work as a police consultant in New York City. Watson has no choice but to accompany her irascible new charge on his jobs. But Sherlock finds her medical background helpful, and Watson realizes she has a knack for playing investigator. Sherlock’s police contact, Capt. Tobias “Toby” Gregson (Aidan Quinn), knows from previous experience working with Scotland Yard that Sherlock is brilliant at closing cases, and welcomes him as part of the team. With the mischievous Sherlock Holmes now running free in New York solving crimes, it’s simple deduction that he’s going to need someone to keep him grounded, and it’s elementary that it’s a job for Watson.

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  • Biopsydoc

    Given the pre-Pilot discussion of the show, I was a bit skeptical regarding its chances for success.
    However, the character of Holmes came off well and the interplay between Miller and Liu developed potential for expansion during this episode.  Miller certainly has the mannerisms, quirks and delivery that I would expect of Holmes.  The explanations of his deductions sound like they came from the master, so the writing for me was good.  The pace of the production was right and edits were spot on.

    I think this formula will work and I look forward to further episodes. 
    Perhaps it is intentional, but beyond the obvious, is there a bit of House in Holmes?

  • http://www.madcharles.com/ MadCharles

    it’s a crap show. The guy mumbles through his sucky British accent and skitzo personality is like watching a busy counter top. Fox had a show “Liar” with some Britt that failed because he mumbled and you couldn’t follow the lines.Won’t watch it again.