Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
The American response to Sherlock, Elementary’s Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) is more into T-shirts and tattoos than Savile Row suits. But despite his troubled history with drug abuse and a move to New York, this Holmes still retains all of the wit and brilliance of his counterpart from across the pond.
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April 27, 2013 by Amanda
Elementary’s Watson may be a Joan instead of a John and traded in a soldier’s firearm for a sober companion’s exasperated patience, but don’t underestimate her. She not only keeps up with the deductive skill of Sherlock Holmes, she does it all while running around New York in two-inch heels.March 18, 2013 by Amanda
BBC’s Sherlock transports the eponymous detective from his Victorian-era home to the 21st century. While that may mean he’s solving crime with the assistance of modern technology and sending messages via text instead of telegram, his vast intelligence, deductive reasoning and gentleman’s dress sense all remain intact.
March 3, 2014 by Amy
Detective Chief Inspector John Luther (Idris Elba) works for the Serious and Serial Crime Unit on the BBC show Luther. He’s a brilliant, gritty detective who often toes the line between following the law and breaking it. Either way, tweed’s never looked better than it does on him.June 8, 2015 by Kristina
In Backstrom, Lieutenant Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) is a crotchety yet brilliant policeman who heads the Special Crimes Unit. Always armed with a cigar and coffee, he is self-destructive and offensive. While he is not everyone’s cup of tea, he is everyone’s first choice to solve crimes.
August 16, 2014 by Agatha
In the HBO series True Detective, Detective Rustin Spencer “Rusty” Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) is brought in as partner of Detective Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) to solve a ritualistic murder in rural Louisiana. Dress up as either the buttoned-up 1995 Cohle or the broken-down 2012 version who’s now a suspect.April 27, 2013 by Amanda
Named for Dr. Joseph Bell, the inspiration behind the original Sherlock Holmes, Marcus Bell is one of the best and brightest of the NYPD, earning the respect of a certain consulting detective. Plus, he can do the one thing Elementary’s Holmes appears incapable of doing: dress like an adult.