When Elementary was announced, most people thought it wouldn’t be a success as the British Sherlock was on air and everyone loved Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
The series didn’t even require fancy 24 episodes to make a good reputation so everyone thought that the new show Elementary won’t do good business and that the series would pale in comparison to Benedict’s version of Sherlock.
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Elementary however managed to surprise everyone by performing great on the charts. Elementary acted in a totally different way but the adoption of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work is marvelous. The CBS show has done a great job throughout its first season.
Elementary Season 1 – Behind the Scenes
Cast has the power to make or break a show. In case of Elementary, we can see that a wise choice was made to cast Johnny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes. The actor has adapted so well to the character that he has surpassed everyone’s expectations. The series started off by showing him as a recovering addict and his appearance helped a lot in it.
He pulled off this role too well. As for Watson, this was a whole new idea of making the character a female one. This is new but the pair has worked so well on screen that it cannot be criticized. Also the creators have given her a good story; a doctor turned investigator.[hana-code-insert name=’New-Rec-Right’ /]
The two of them pulled off the series very well; also the story-line was great and full of new turns which made it so interesting.
As the series proceeded, we got to know why Sherlock had become an addict. The presumed death of his love interest Irene Adler had driven him crazy and led to a drug problem.
However in the course of the first season they revealed that she in fact was pretty much alive. In fact Irene is Moriarty!
This twist was a shock for many but the fans seemed to buy this story. When she revealed her true identity in the finale, her true nature was depicted aptly. The actress played her role very efficiently and the series as a whole is a great adaption of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. All these new twists are new to the fans and this factor of subtlety has made it very popular.
For the next season, the cast is headed off to London. It will be fun to see what the producers are going to come up with to compete with the Benedict Cumberbatch series that’s already based in London.