5 Reasons Sherlock Fans Should Watch Elementary

My latest Sherlockian musings for Sherlock’s Home. This time, discussing Elementary.

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Written by Prof. Jenn

If you are reading a site called Sherlock’s Home, you are probably a die-hard Sherlock fan. A Cumberperson. A FreeMan/Woman. Whatever. Today, though, I’m here to teach you that there are other vastly entertaining and brilliantly done Sherlockian things that exist that are just as good as our beloved Sherlock (dare I say better? Well, not quite in this case, but…). One of these things is the CBS series Elementary. Here are five reasons why you should watch it…

5. Nods to the Canon

“The Long Fuse” -- Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller, left) discovers a crime that’s been lying dormant for years and sets out to find the intended victim, hoping it will lead him to the perpetrator. Also pictured is Aidan Quinn (right) on ELEMENTARY, Thursday, Nov. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo JOJO WHILDEN CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

I’ve heard fellow Sherlockians look down on Elementary as a cheap knock-off of Sherlock at best or a totally non-Sherlockian show that uses the name at worst. I disagree with these folks, as it’s obvious the writers know their Doyle, judging by the references and nods to the canon all over the episodes (I recently broke down one of the most Doyle-riddled…

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