It’s Elementary My Dear

This month we are talking about our favorite characters, and I find myself following on Dee’s mention of Benedict Cumberbatch because my favorite is hands down is Sherlock Holmes.

benYes, I know, Sherlock is not the typical romance hero, but he encompasses many traits that I love to see in a romance lead. Think about it – intelligence, arrogance, but fiercely loyal to his friends and family, even if he doesn’t like to show it.  And his love for Irene Adler is all encompassing. You can’t ask for more than that in a man. 


What I think I love more than anything is the juxtaposition between Sherlock’s intelligence and his drug addition failing. The price he pays for being able to see everything…is being able to see everything. 


What a fascinating problem to have, and one that I think the modern versions of Sherlock Holmes are doing an excellent job of playing up. 

I’m a huge fan of both Sherlock and Elementary and their different takes on not only Sherlock but also Watson (and I LOVE Lucy Lu as Watson). But my love for the character came back in the 80s and Jeremy Brett’s version of the detective. It was after that show that I read all the books and fell in love with him.



Plus…the erotic writer in me can’t help but appreciate the BDSM angle you could take with a man who is wound this tight. Something that the Elementary writers have hinted at with Johnny Lee Miller’s character.

And here’s a picture of Robert Downy Jr. because his Holmes ushered in a renewed interest in Sherlock. 



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It’s Elementary My Dear — 7 Comments

  1. I’ve loved Sherlock Holmes since I was a little girl and would watch late night airings of the old classic Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson, respectively.

    When Robert Downey, Jr. revived Holmes I was thrilled. He took the character’s eccentricities to a whole new level with his zany antics. Then there is Jonny Lee Miller’s portrayal in Elementary. It took me an episode or two to warm up to his character, but now I love both Miller and Wu. (Such a clever idea to have a woman play Watson!) He is my favorite Holmes yet.

  2. I honestly didn’t know how I was going to feel about Elementary, given how much I love the BBC Sherlock, but man I’m hooked hardcore. I fell completely in love with Miller’s Sherlock in that one scene near the end of the season…chin quiver, lip quiver…and I was slayed. Wish I could say more, but I refuse to ruin that show for anyone. :)

    • I loved that scene, too, Christine! When I really started to seriously fall in love with Miller’s Sherlock and Elementary is when we started to see him show his affection for Watson. I love that they made those moments so subtle. But because they’ve done such a wonderful job of developing his character we understand how monumental those actions are.

  3. Sherlock Holmes is a great pick, and has tons of romance-lead potential, I think. Plus, I love that the Doyle canon is so rich and robust that it has led to such different interpretations. I have yet to see Elementary – though it is on my list – but the BBC Sherlock and the Downey films are both favorites of mine. Both so different from each other, but both faithful to the text. (And both played by very attractive lead actors, if I do say so myself.)

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