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Who's in it?
Jonny Lee Miller's Holmes faces monumental revelations in the big finale, which also stars Game of Thrones alumnus Natalie Dormer as his greatest love and greatest nemesis. Elementary, my dear? Not quite.
In a nutshell
The average UK viewer probably started off regarding Elementary as the hapless runt sibling of our own Sherlock. Compared to the artful, playful, cockily subversive BBC series, Elementary seemed so painfully generic at first: just another whodunnit with a modern Holmes shoehorned in (and a modern Holmes who suffered the severe setback of not being Benedict Cumberbatch).
And yet... as the episodes went on, the runt's acne cleared up, its dress sense improved, and it started to walk tall as its own animal. Elementary has become bona fide riveting: Jonny Lee Miller's spin on the detective may not be as instantly iconic as Benedict's, but he's pretty awesome nonetheless, and the build up to Moriarty's appearance has been handled deliciously – complete with the Vinnie Jones-shaped red herring and the arrival of Irene Adler, who the writers have boldly mashed up with Moriarty. How will Holmes cope with this new revelation? Clue: not well.
What's the verdict?
Sure, some hardcore Sherlock fans will still be folding their arms in defiance of this glitzier American saga, with its female Watson and whatnot, but they're missing out. The show's a keeper, and with Moriarty now in the picture, season two's set to be even better. The game's afoot!