The Game's Afoot
by Rob Sheffield
We're living in a golden age of Sherlock Holmes knockoffs, from House to Breaking Bad, with brainy asshole antiheroes who boast superdeveloped intellects and no other human skills. But the Sherlock of Elementary captures the brain-for-hire cynicism of the original stories. Johnny Lee Miller, best known as Sick Boy from Trainspotting, has a bratty restlessness that's perfect for this Holmes, a London-born rogue who just got out of rehab and moved to New York to get off drugs. (People do that in real life all the time, right?) Lucy Liu is his sober sidekick, Dr Watson and Aidan Quinn gives them a run for their money as the NYPD captain who has to work with this head case.
from: Rolling Stone, September 27