11:34 pm - 02/05/2013

Elementary: Jon Michael Hill On Marcus Bell, Jonny Lee Miller As Sherlock, And Lucy Liu As Watson.

With Benedict Cumberbatch already playing Holmes in the modern British drama Sherlock, and Robert Downey Jr receiving critical acclaim for his starring role in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes action films, it was no small feat for Miller to find his own interpretation of the famous sleuth.

"I was taken by how gritty Jonny, as the choice for Sherlock, was; he's great," Jon Michael Hill told The Guide.

"His workload is really incredible; I've never seen anything like it. He not only manages to get it all memorised but he brings something unique and specific. He's also just a very funny guy. He's a lot of fun to work with."

Hill plays Detective Marcus Bell, the right-hand man of Captain Toby Gregson (played by Aidan Quinn) who initially feels threatened by the mysterious Holmes who swans about, dissecting his crime scenes.

"There's a territorial issue," Hill explained.

"He's been Captain Gregson's No 1 for a while and all of a sudden there's this consultant on the scene.

He has to swallow his pride. There's this genius in the house and Marcus has to take his lead every once in a while.

"But Sherlock is not without his flaws. He's a little reckless sometimes, whereas Marcus has a strong mind for bureaucracy. He knows what has to be done."

Hill also has plenty of praise for Liu, who is playing a completely new version of the traditionally male Dr Watson.

"In the first episode she has something very vulnerable and strong at the same time," he said.

"It's a great combination."

The show debuts in Australia on Sunday, February 3, in Ten's traditional drama timeslot of 8.30pm, which before Christmas was occupied by Homeland.

faithgrowsold 5th-Feb-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, no, I totally get that. There's just moments when they're all, Sherlock, we've already got the guy, or whatever, and it's like goddamn, obviously you don't, there's still thirty minutes left in the episode!!!
roguewave3 6th-Feb-2013 12:07 am (UTC)
obviously you don't, there's still thirty minutes left in the episode!!!

lmao so true

amber_protocol 6th-Feb-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
Well they don't know there's still 30 minutes left, so.
fabouluz 6th-Feb-2013 01:21 am (UTC)
faithgrowsold 6th-Feb-2013 02:45 am (UTC)
Obviously. That doesn't mean it can't be frustrating to a viewer.
amber_protocol 6th-Feb-2013 02:52 am (UTC)
Well it happens a million times a season, and if you're watching a procedural then I guess you just have to learn to deal with it.
faithgrowsold 6th-Feb-2013 03:23 am (UTC)
I do? I mean, I am watching the show and I enjoy it. I'm just saying it's something that happens that can be frustrating. Doesn't make the show any less enjoyable for me, it's just a thing.
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