The show is compact, its pace steady. Jonny Lee Miller is excellent, Lucy Liu surprising and great. The show has epic quotes, great drama and very nice satisfying endings. If the show were end now the two episodes would still be great.
The episode’s individual plot doesn’t distract from its main plot development of Sherlock Holmes. Then by the second episode Watson’s development.
Watson being a female doesn’t take but adds and adds a different flavour to the story. Watson is slowly helping Holmes but not very much as far as the cases he consults. Watson is helping Holmes in a much more personal way exhibited by the ending of episode 2.
I’m waiting for the “elementary, my dear Watson” line to appear at some point. The show does have some things I don’t like now but may like in the future.
Sherlock Holmes’ father pays for Watson to be his ‘companion’ whilst trying to be sober after escaping his rehab on the day he is to be released stating, “…I was bored.” His father and this arrangement is mentioned throughout multiple times during episode. Holmes’ father is not shown, neither his stint at the rehab, neither how he moved and obtained his abode having moved from London. (The series is set in NYC). This is not vital neither does it take from the series. However I feel this makes Holmes immature in the juvenile sense–a brat.
I also have a hard time watching as I am comparing this show to “House, M.D.”. This is not the show’s fault but just due to the fact that Gregory House is modeled after Sherlock Holmes.
Overall excellent series. Looking forward to more.