- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:51
- Written by Lara Landis
- Hits: 373
Elementary, the American modern-day adaptation of Sherlock Holmes airs in September. American fans will judge the show on its own merits, even if they realize it was an idea taken from a BBC series. There has been interest in how the shows will differentiate from each other. There has not been much interest, at least in the US, about what Steven Moffat thinks of the show.
US fans will probably concede that the British understand the Sherlock Holmes myth is better than the Americans do. The movies with Robert Downy Jr as Sherlock Holmes are entertaining action movies, but they do not give the viewer the same feel as Doyle's stories. This is one area where Moffat's creation excels.
Moffat is not pleased with the plans for the American version, as fans of the show already know. No one is sure how casting a female Doctor Watson will work. At the moment, there are only rumors and a few confirmed stories about what Elementary will be like. Given that America has not gone with the general model followed by Holmes in any mystery except for the few written by Edgar Allen Poe, it is unlikely.
Panic over Elementary may be premature. The show may not gain the ratings it needs to remain alive.