So I just watched 5 episodes of Elementary back to back. Aside from the obvious (copying from our friends at the BBC), I found nothing in the series to convince me that this adaptation had anything to do with Sherlock. I watched Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, not Holmes and Watson. Was it entertaining? I suppose. But most of the novelty that makes a Sherlock story so special was lacking. It smacked of the original CSI more than anything. Nothing particularly new. My assessment: mostly harmless. Watch if you want, but I do not believe the Sherlock fandom needs be up in arms over it. It is the difference between a ripe peach grown in your backyard and a can of peaches served with cottage cheese. Some prefer the latter, but I’ll take the former in bushels, if you please!
*Waiting for Series 3, as you know, enables the most aberrant behavior. Had we had a Series 3 by now, canned peaches would have been less tempting. They do the job of staving off hunger, but nutritionally speaking, the body craves whole, raw, unmolested fruit. I don’t believe my indulgence has spoiled my appetite for the best.