Elementary has become one of my favorite television shows. I enjoy all things to do with Sherlock Holmes (books, movies, and television series - both serious adaptations and parodies) and at first had some doubts about of some of the modernizations of this series. I quickly admitted my error as the show has become a very different and unique Holmes offspring while still staying true to the science of deductive reasoning.
Johnny Lee Miller is outstanding in his portrayal of Sherlock - a man devoted to solving problems. One assumes that his mind works at a phenomenal rate and essentially can't stop the reasoning process from taking over every part of his thoughts and life. He has almost an Asperger's type of behavior, including almost non-existent social skills. Lucy Liu is excellent as Joan Watson, his partner. It is with Watson that I have seen the biggest deviation from the original stories. Watson is becoming as important an investigator as Holmes. With Ms. Liu skillfully portraying this character, it is a pleasure to watch this transformation. This has been my take-away of the biggest change in season 3. I'm looking forward to seeing where the writers and actors take these characters in season 4.