An Apology to CBS's Elementary

Dear Elementary,

I owe you an apology. I judged you before I even had the chance to properly know you. I'm deeply sorry, because you are fantastic.



See, I'm a little picky when it comes to the flavor of my Sherlock Holmes. I am a devout BBC Sherlockian, and we are the most dangerous, rabid kind (don't even front like we aren't, we're slowly going insane waiting for Season 3.) Pro tip: Do not mention "Reichenbach Falls" to a BBC Sherlockian, because we've got so many feelingss about it that you'll make us sad.

BBC Sherlockians, basically.

BBC Sherlockians, basically.

Not being a complete snob, I also love me some Sherlock Holmes of the Jeremy Brett variety.  It's on Netflix, so I sat down a few months ago and enjoyed a marathon. Check out this BAMF:

Then I hear about Elementary and how John Watson was going to be JOAN Watson and I had a temper tantrum that would have put a toddler to shame. Seriously, foot stamping, swearing that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was turning over in his grave and refusing to watch even a preview for the show.

Then my mom started watching it. "You should try it, it's good!" She said. THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT TUNA SALAD WHEN I WAS 6, MOM, AND YOU LIED TO ME!

After much juvenile behavior, I finally decided to put my big girl panties on and give the show a shot.

Let's just say that I ate my own words and am now a fan.

Lucy Liu, despite my early hesitations, makes for a fantastic Watson and really owns the role. Also, it's Lucy Liu...

Yup, she's pretty fantastic...

Yup, she's pretty fantastic...

Johnny Lee Miller nails all the typical Sherlock traits besides his genius: his lack of social cues and norms, his quick speech and his less than savory hobbies/collections. 

So I'm really, really, really sorry for judging you before knowing you, Elementary. Let's be best friends now, okay? least till Season 3 of BBC Sherlock comes back, anyway.