Just watched the first episode of Elementary.
S'alright. Johnny Lee Miller does a good "eccentric foreign guy," Lucy Liu's watchable enough in the sidekick role and it's a reasonably well done crime drama. The problem is with that last bit: if you changed all the names and didn't tell me it was a Sherlock Holmes series I'd have probably just assumed it was a regular, slightly above average CSI-style thing that wears its Conan Doyle influence on its sleeve a lot more than some others.
I'll stick with the brit version, I think.