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Dueling Shows: With The BBC's . This show is closer to this trope rather than a Sherlock Trans Atlantic Equivalent. It's debatable, really, considering the two shows air in different countries at different times.
Fandom Rivalry is more accurate. The shows themselves are hardly competing financially, but fans of each respective show continue to argue over which is better, despite the fact that the shows, while sharing a similar premise, are vastly different; Elementary is more of a procedural, while Sherlock is more of a mystery drama. This hasn't been helped much by Steven Moffat and other Sherlock alumni sharing their less than shining opinions of Elementary.
It doesn't help that CBS asked BBC for the right to create a US remake of Sherlock and were turned down ( Sherlock was doing very well on BBC America). They then announced that they would be making Elementary. It's understandable that some felt that CBS were making an American Expy with just enough different that BBC couldn't call foul.
Hey, It's That Guy!:
O-Ren Ishii has given up being the leader of the Yakuza and decided to become a sober companion and later, consulting detective.
From "Lesser Evils": In other news, Daniel Hardman is still an asshole.
Also, Eli Stone apparently got a new mission from God: Adopt a British accent and work as a consulting detective in New York.
Apparently Alex Munday left the Townsend Detective Agency to become a doctor. After that, she quit, and is now Sherlock's sober living companion and sidekick.
Adam Kemper previously was a member of Sex Bob-omb.
Keith Szarabajka may or may not have been falsely convicted of murder in "One Way to Get Off".
Lisa Cuddy being attracted to Holmes shouldn't be much of a surprise, given her relationship with another American Sherlock expy.
Edelstein previously played a call girl in . The timeline fits surprisingly well for her character here and there to be the same.
The West Wing Looks like Nathan Ford's ex-wife Maggie had a big change of career, and Took a Level in Jerkass as well.
Alternatively, Joan Campbell got fired from the CIA and is now an FBI profiler.
Jonathan/ Batiatus is Sherlock's former drug dealer.
Sherlock picks the Rev. Darnell Potter as his sponsor.
It's not the first time Carmelita was the mistress to wealthy men. Incidentally, Candis Cayne and Lucy Liu had previously worked on Dirty Sexy Money together.
Hey, it looks like Jill Kelly left the Hamptons and became a killer thief.
Salieri is a particularly clever Serial Killer Psycho for Hire in Moriarty's employ.
Margaery Tyrell seems to have dropped the idea of becoming Joffrey's wife and instead became Holmes' lover back in London. And at some point between the two, she became a criminal mastermind.
Imhotep has taken up smuggling.
Shea is Marcus Bell's brother.
Elementary's version of Mycroft is The Lizard.
I Knew It: That in the episode "M.", the "M." wouldn't stand for .
"Moriarty" but "Moran" Sherlock knew that Joan stayed on, despite his father's orders.
Let's face it, how many people truly believed that Irene was dead?
Many were also screaming
called it at Irene being Moriarty. Internet Backlash: It was attacked quite viciously by a portion of the fandom.
Sherlock The Wiki Rule: