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.
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.
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.