I like both. I find it funny that when I talk to other fans at geek events that, for some reason, there seems to be a stigma in liking both. Allegedly I should like one or the other. I don’t get it.
I like Sherlock. Each “season” is really three feature length movies. In my experience, one is always excellent; one is great; and one is “so-so”. This, based on the law of averages, makes the show – well – average.
I still dig it though.
Great acting. Great performances. Great interpretation. And it’s very, VERY British.
Elementary takes such a different spin that the show is practically an entirely2 different world. Plus, it’s an hourly story with well over sixty episodes at this point. More narrative and more character development.
First: full disclosure. I’m a big Jonny Lee Miller since Hackers. I totally dug his other series Eli Stone. Thus, I was easily sold on him taking the mantle of Sherlock Holmes.
Lucy Liu, however, was a harder sell to me. I was VERY pessimistic about her taking the role. I mean, I loved the idea of a female Watson – I just have some trepidation regarding Lucy as an actresses. Happily, I was proved wrong and she’s done an amazing job.
The best part? The writers have (thus far) avoided ANY romantic relationship. At all. Zero. None. They’re dynamic is tightly wound around two personalities not dictated by their gender.
I love it.
So folks love chocolate. Some like peanut butter. I, happily, like Reese’s. Both series continue to entertain… and I’m good with that.