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Elementary hits UK screens TODAY - 9pm, Sky Living
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Yes - just what we have all been waiting for - Elementary hits UK screens TONIGHT. The first episode will be broadcast at 9pm on Sky Living. To all you Sherlockians out there - enjoy!

Cut and pasted from the Radio Times:

Elementary transplants Holmes to modern-day Manhattan where the consulting detective and recovering addict helps the NYPD with their cases, aided - in a radical departure – by a female sidekick, Dr Joan Watson. Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.

Follow the link to the full article:
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-07-03/sky-living-to-screen-us-sherlock-rival-elementary

Elementary creator Rob Doherty talks about his Sherlock Holmes... and Moriarty

While Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock is a self-confessed sociopath, Jonny Lee Miller’s Holmes is driven by a belief in justice, according to Elementary creator Rob Doherty.

"I absolutely don't see him as a sociopath. I see him as someone who is driven... to do the right thing, to help people,” said Doherty, creator of the new CBS drama, which transplants the detective to modern-day New York (and partners him with a female sidekick, Lucy Liu's Dr Joan Watson). “I really do think that at the end of the day he believes in justice," added Doherty. "It's not just about putting bad guys behind bars. Helping people and doing the right thing are factors that play into it as well,” he told press at a preview for the US Television Critics Association.

Whether the same can be said of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s Sherlock is debatable, but what the two takes on the character do apparently have in common is their addiction to unravelling mysteries. "Our Sherlock is a puzzle-solver," said Doherty. "I really think that's his obsession. To a point, you might call it an addiction. In many senses he has an addictive personality.”

Doherty also revealed that Sherlock Holmes's arch-enemy Moriarty will rear his head at some point in the new series.

Read the full article here:
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-07-30/elementary-creator---our-sherlock-is-not-a-sociopath-he-believes-in-justice

View the promo trailers here, courtesy Den of Geek:
http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/elementary/22272/brand-new-elementary-promo
http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/elementary/22301/another-elementary-promo-arrives

Great feature on it here, courtesy the Radio Times:
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-10-23/elementary-preview---jonny-lee-millers-sherlock-holmes-is-a-cross-between-withnail-and-rainman

From Sky Living:
Countdown to Elementary: http://skyliving.sky.com/elementary/follow-the-elementary-countdown-to-23th-october-premiere
Behind the scenes: http://skyliving.sky.com/elementary/new-series-interview-video-with-cast-and-crew

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I really want to watch this, but unless it's available free via Sky's on demand site I'm stuck until there's a series DVD... :-/

I live in the United States, but I'm a big fan of the BBC's Sherlock. I have watched Elementary and I think that for an American show it is OK. I prefer more of BBC's because the episodes have elements of Conan Doyle's books. Elementary does not have that. I did like the one part of elementary where Holmes has some emotion over a case (there are some cases where he does show some emotion.)

Thank you so much for this compare and contrast - Sherlock vs Elementary - bookwriter81. I haven't had a chance to see Elementary yet so I won't comment just yet.

However, I will say that I LOVE Sherlock, especially Benedict's portrayal of Holmes, which in my humble opinion definitely ranks up there with all-time greats like Rathbone and Brett.

Last but by no means least, WELCOME to the Umbrella Organisation - I hope you like and enjoy the com!

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