Elementary (2012)

The newest Hollywood version of legendary English detective Sherlock Holmes is named Elementary. It employs stereotypes and stereotypes by nature are elementary (base or simple), just like Hollywood.

Now the first episode of a serial needs to establish the protagonist’s commonality with the audience so as to gain repeated viewership. It seeks to appease and affirm the cultural and ethnic sensibilities of the widest audience which in this case are heterosexual European males with an East Asian fetish. The whole idea of this series is premised on the existence of an European male who is more intelligent than non-Europeans. It can be seen as a way of visually establishing European intellectual (and cultural) superiority, better known as Eurocentrism.


vlcsnap-2012-12-02-14h56m05s70Hetero-sexualized European male protagonist (early use of female prostitute and upper chest nudity) [European sexual masculinization #1].

vlcsnap-2012-12-02-14h57m38s232East Asian/European [see nomenclature] qua model-minority Dr. Joan Watson (played by Lucy Liu) has an European father and Chinese mother [uni-directional romance #1]. Her mother stay married to her father even after an affair [unstable inter-ethnic relationships #1 (see nomenclature), East Asian females are committed to making relationships work unlike other types of females (a common argument made by East Asian fetishists)]. Qua model-minority Watson is dumber than Sherlock [Eurocentrism #1].

vlcsnap-2012-12-02-15h00m15s252Token American/European detective Javier Abreu (Manny Perez). Non model-minority Abreu is dumber than Sherlock [Eurocentrism #2].

vlcsnap-2012-12-02-15h11m33s101Dr. Watson is dating Nordic European male lawyer Ty Morstan (Bill Heck) [uni-directional romance #2].


Token African detective Marcus Bell (Jon Hill). Non model-minority Bell is dumber than Sherlock [Eurocentrism #3].

vlcsnap-2012-12-02-15h07m47s245European male multimillionaire sexes African/European(?) female and has a daughter Anna Webster [uni-directional romance #3]. Anna ends up with a bullet to the head, shot by her European half-sister [unstable inter-ethnic relationships #2, dead non-European #1].


vlcsnap-2012-12-02-13h48m38s139African/European female Sara is married to an American/European male Roberto and they have a daughter. Roberto has a European mistress and was hiding this from his wife [unstable inter-ethnic relationships #3, non-European male rapacious sexual appetite #1].


vlcsnap-2012-12-02-14h30m05s127Dr. Watson finds the European male Aaron attractive and is dating him [uni-directional romance #4]

vlcsnap-2012-12-02-16h10m37s200Token East Asian male Chief Financial Officer Daniel Cho is played by Andrew Pang. He has no speaking lines but gets to frown in every camera shot of him. Just imagine what wonders that addition to his resume will do for his career.

vlcsnap-2012-12-02-13h58m37s223Token African businesswoman is secretly sexing a European male businessman (rightmost couple) [uni-directional romance #5, unstable inter-ethnic relationships #4 ]. She gets to look embarrassed with no speaking lines of course. This may be saying that successful African females either sleep their way to the top or that they get successful because they are not committed to their own ethnic males.

vlcsnap-2012-12-02-14h14m56s36European male Chief Operations Officer Peter Talbot has a secret book of high cost hookers. The first page shown is an East Asian hooker he used so as to make the implicit association of ‘East Asian’ with terms such as ‘female,’ ‘subservient’ and ‘sexual impropriety’ [uni-directional romance #6, unstable inter-ethnic relationships #5]. This hooker is not the most expensive since she only has a cost of three circles (see pic) while others have four circles.

Dr. Watson’s Chinese mother wants her to speak more Mandarin, so why did her mother marry a European male? Perhaps in Hollywood theology Europeans are indigenous to China.


vlcsnap-2012-12-02-23h30m27s250A European male serial killer had an affair with an American/European (Mexican) female [unstable inter-ethnic relationships #6, uni-directional romance #7] and their blue-eyed American/European son (above pic) is a copycat murderer for his father [unstable inter-ethnic relationships #7, violent non-Europeans #1].


vlcsnap-2012-12-02-23h33m09s65A European female has sex with a married, model-minority, South Asian (Indian) male named Pradeep Singh (Vedant Gokhale). She kills him and stuffs him into a wall in his own house [unstable inter-ethnic relationships #8, dead non-European #2, non-European male rapacious sexual appetite #2].

Update: 2012-12-08

S01E09: The obligatory Chinatown episode

vlcsnap-2012-12-08-12h10m09s106vlcsnap-2012-12-08-12h09m47s138European professor Trent Annunzio (Richard Topol) is teaching in Beijing and a female Chinese student Jun (Kristy Wu) returns to the US with him on the promise that he will marry her [desperate non-European #1, uni-directional romance #8].

vlcsnap-2012-12-08-12h55m18s231She is illegal and he repeatedly uses her for filmed sex acts holding deportation over her head [unstable inter-ethnic relationships #9]. She describes her ordeal to Sherlock as such:

This is an old manual given to Chinese political police. It teaches how to beat a suspect but leave no marks. He used these techniques to hurt me. He also made me do things. Sex things, horrible things while he taped them.

So according to Hollywood ethnic theology, deportation to China is more devastating than repeated filmed perverted sex acts for female Chinese university students. Sadly, they don’t point out what is so bad about China that it is less preferable than sadomasochism. Perhaps it is left to the imagination. Jun has a daughter which seems to be from Annunzio. Annunzio is obsessed with Chinese gambling even going so far as to wear red underwear.

vlcsnap-2012-12-08-12h22m25s24 vlcsnap-2012-12-08-12h21m47s150He is killed in a Chinese gambling den guarded by a tattooed, stone-faced ‘chinaman’ and owned by an elderly ‘chinaman’ who can speak English! It is insinuated by Sherlock that the Chinese thugs are trying to find and kill Raul (see below) [violent non-Europeans #2].

vlcsnap-2012-12-08-13h02m40s45Annunzio finds out that his pretend wife is having an affair with another European male academic, Annunzio’s teaching assistant Brendan O’Brien (Cameron Scoggins) [uni-directional romance #9].

vlcsnap-2012-12-08-12h34m33s75He also finds out that he is going to die from eye cancer so he hatches a smart plan where he hires a sex offender Raul Ramirez (Lord Jamar) [non-European male rapacious sexual appetite #3] to kill him (so as to escape the excruciating pain) and frame Brendan and Jun (to get revenge for their betrayal) [two birds with one stone #1]. Raul is an interesting character because he is not the stereotypical Latino (American/European), he is at best an African/Latino. Thus he is a double minority: making an association of ‘African’ and ‘Latino’ with ‘sex offender’ and ‘cold-blooded criminal’ [two birds with one stone #2, violent non-Europeans #3, violent non-Europeans #4].

vlcsnap-2012-12-08-12h10m32s87Raul kills Trent gouging out his eyes [violent non-Europeans #5]. Brendan and Jun are married to prevent her deportation and because they are in ‘love.’ Given than Jun was going to marry Trent just to stay in the US makes her ‘love’ highly questionable.

vlcsnap-2012-12-08-12h18m28s220It is revealed that Dr. Watson sexed the drug addicted European male Liam Danow played by Adam Rothenberg (European/Hebrew) [uni-directional romance #10].

Update: 2013-01-07


vlcsnap-2013-01-05-14h33m28s8English language deficit Latina maid stereotype.

Russian spies pose as normal American couple. The long term intent was for their daughter to study at a prestigious university and infiltrate the US government [nationalism enhancing conspiracy theory].

Update: 2013-02-05


vlcsnap-2013-02-04-23h18m30s76Sherlock catches two female robber strippers, one of which is Afropean. In the process he again sexualizes himself and further so when he states that he sexed a Nordic FBI female agent [European sexual masculinization #2].

vlcsnap-2013-02-04-23h45m58s152Token East Asian male nurse, possible Latino male nurse.

vlcsnap-2013-02-04-23h38m04s32Nordic male pornographer Cooper wanted to ask Watson out on a date.

vlcsnap-2013-02-04-23h56m13s140Token East Asian male cop.

vlcsnap-2013-02-04-23h51m25s84Porno maker Cooper makes a film using two Europeans. We get glimpses of male upper chest nudity [European sexual masculinization #3].

vlcsnap-2013-02-04-23h45m40s229Another token East Asian male cop.

vlcsnap-2013-02-05-00h06m41s237Another shot of the porn flick for yet another attempt at European male sexualization [European sexual masculinization #4].

Update: 2013-01-07


vlcsnap-2013-02-08-22h30m54s154Latino drug lords in New York city from the Dominican Republic [violent non-Europeans #5].

vlcsnap-2013-02-08-22h31m15s108Crooked Latino undercover agent Diaz who sends goons to kill Sherlock [violent non-Europeans #6].

Update: 2013-02-15


vlcsnap-2013-02-15-22h49m59s2Cocky, attitudinal Afropean drug gangsters [violent non-Europeans #7].

vlcsnap-2013-02-15-22h49m23s123American/European officer Paula Reyes had sex multiple times with African detective Bell but is trying to frame him for murder and shot his elder brother [unstable inter-ethnic relationships #10, violent non-Europeans #8]. Sherlock alleges (and the viewer is supposed to believe him) that her European partner also wants to sex her. She is presently sleeping with detective Evan Carlyle of unknown ethnicity as he is simply referenced.

Mention of a criminal arms dealer named Danny Vargas [violent non-Europeans #9].

Update: 2013-03-06


vlcsnap-2013-02-22-18h27m10s244East Asian female geneticist named Natasha Kademan (Jennifer Lim).

vlcsnap-2013-02-22-18h38m14s4She has a European fiance Paul (David Furr) [uni-directional romance #11].

vlcsnap-2013-02-22-18h36m02s217 He kills her believing that she is cheating on him [unstable inter-ethnic relationships #11].

vlcsnap-2013-02-22-18h47m06s170Paul frames African career criminal Benjamin Cordero (Albert Jones) for Natasha’s death [violent non-Europeans #10].

Sherlock deduces that Watson was romantically involved with her genetics professor [possible uni-directional romance #12].

Update: 2013-03-15


vlcsnap-2013-03-15-12h04m17s229Hope (Victoria Cartegena), a Latina, is married to an European male Ken (Timothy Sekk) [uni-directional romance #12]. They have two children and Hope is pregnant.

vlcsnap-2013-03-15-12h15m18s178Male pick-pocket of African ancestry. When caught previously, he punched a man to the ground to get away [violent non-Europeans #11].

Update: 2013-10-16


Holmes states that Watson and his brother want to sleep with each other, he for revenge sex and she for sexing the ‘next best thing to Holmes himself.’


bennyPetty thief Benny Charles (Khalil Kain) assaults a European male for his wallet [violent non-Europeans #12]. Actor is of African and Chinese ancestry.

cabbieSouth Asian cabbie played by Rock Kohli.

sherlockThe occasional European male sexualization (upper chest nudity) [European sexual masculinization #5].

kaneshiroCriminal computer programmer Wayne Kaneshiro (Nicholas Maccarone [Eurasian?]), the dangerous side of the model-minority stereotype (possibly affecting US national security).


cabbie 1Another Indian cabbie played by Adeel Ahmed.

kazeeWatson finds Jeff Hines (Steve Kazee) “cute” and goes on a date with him [uni-directional romance #13].

Update: 2013-10-19


holmesThe occasional European male sexualization (upper chest nudity) again but combined with physical activity [European sexual masculinization #6].

afro mistressFemale African S&M mistress.

holmes 1The occasional European male sexualization using combined upper chest nudity and physical activity [European sexual masculinization #7].

Update: 2013-10-25


jen‘Aggressive’ and ‘limber’ Afro/Italian female Jennifer Sayles (Danielle Nicolet) sexes Sherlock [uni-directional romance #14] shortly after meeting him at a bar. She subsequently meets him and again initiates sex.

Update: 2013-11-08


A mythical, resource-greedy Chinese company is willing to obliterate Buddhist temples in Afghanistan to obtain copper deposits.


After meeting the European woman who Sherlock had “several bouts of vigorous sex,” Sherlock finds out that despite her denials, Watson had sex with Sherlock’s brother Mycroft (Rhys Ifans) [uni-directional romance #15].

aguillarLatino drug-lord Joaquin Aguillar heads up the East Coast Robles narcotic cartel [violent non-Europeans #13]. He has a penchant for Nordic females and hires an assassin to kill a corrupt Englishwoman.

Update: 2014-01-08


elementary.211-1Professional African male car thief turned sober companion

elementary.211-3Dead Latina journalist Rosalie Nunez [dead non-European #3].

elementary.211-2Hebrew/European thief hiding behind holocaust survivors.


Elementary.S02E12-1Watson dates an African/European man [uni-directional romance #16] but is unhappily searching for her soul mate (which will probably turn out to be a European male named Sherlock).

Elementary.S02E12-2South Asian homosexual male from the U.K.

Elementary.S02E12-3Blond female European criminal mastermind [counter stereotype?]

Elementary.S02E12-4African/European criminal gets shot dead by a cop [violent non-Europeans #14].

Update: 2014-02-10


2-15-0Sherlock is said to have sexed an archaeologist, a school teacher, a magician, a mortician and a pastor [European sexual masculinization #8]. Here he is with the ‘pastor’.

2-15-1The cocky European Nicholas Orman (David A. Gregory) is an exotic dancer, a hit with the ladies [European sexual masculinization #9].

2-15-2Holmes sleeps with a ballerina (shown above) [European sexual masculinization #10], who herself sexed a female ballerina, who in turn was formerly with the male dancer (Orman) [European sexual masculinization # 11].

Watson’s birth father (not shown!) is schizophrenic causing him to become divorced and homeless, living in New York parks. This part is strange in that the super-intelligent Holmes is fooled into thinking that Watson is Eurasian because he thought that her father was a European male (second picture from top). It seems that the writers are doing an ethnic bait and switch to denigrate East Asian males. Let me explain. If Asians (inclusive of South Asians and Pacific Islanders) are 1% of the homeless, the chance that a schizophrenic East Asian male who was married ends up homeless will be less than 1%. Also, the probability that a European male is cohabiting with an Asian (South and East Asian) is 1.51% and the probability that an Asian female (South and East Asian) is cohabiting with a non-Asian male 45.93% while those with Asian male cohabitants are at 45.93% (see here). This would necessitate that every Asian female with a sexual partner should have an equal probability of being with a fellow Asian and that European males being with Asian females be a rare sight. This does not explain why there are 10 European male-East Asian female sexings and/or dates. Where are the 5 East Asian males to sex and date Watson. Perhaps they too are schizophrenic, divorced and homeless in a NY park.

Update: 2014-11-01


vlcsnap-2014-10-31-22h15m26s139Watson’s new boyfriend is predictably not East Asian but an Indian named Andrew Mittal played by Anglo-Indian Raza Jaffrey. For some reason, IMDB credits him as Andrew Paek.

Update: 2014-11-14


vlcsnap-2014-11-14-01h19m47s138vlcsnap-2014-11-14-01h24m36s226The sexualization continues…

Update: 2016-03-30

S04E01: European male and Guatemalan wife, violent Mexican mafia, Chinese spy Dan Zheng strategically dates an European female scientist

S04E04: Afropean and European male doctors are both married to the same European female, Indian male doctor, Latina detective

S04E06: Watson states: “I dated this French guy once”

S04E07: Watson’s European step-father writes a semi-biographical novel where Watson sleeps with Holmes, Watson’s step-father cheated on Watson’s mother

S04E14: Chinatown Triad gang warfare

S04E16: European male marries East Asian female and made an Eurasian female child. Said Eurasian female uses a robot to kill one uncle and tries to frame another uncle for murder so as to claim an inheritance

S04E18: Afropean male medical doctor murders an European male doctor, Holmes sexes new girlfriend

Update: 2016-10-27

S05E02: Latino drug lord, Latino male with European male lover

S05E07: Married European male has Afghani girlfriend

Update: 2017-03-04

S05E03: African male consoling European female

S05E05: Elderly Chinese dentist and pedophile

S05E09: Latino gang, Afropean gang

S05E11: European couple has Filipina sex slaves, Afro-Latino drug dealer

S05E12: Female Afropean PhD scientist, European male assumes that Chinese female is an Anglo’s girlfriend, male Afropean PhD engineer

S05E13: homosexual Afropean male with married European partner, Afropean and Latino drug gangs, European male upper chest nudity

S05E14: East Asian male professional gamer and user of European sex slaves, Inuit male professional gamer with European female lover

Update: 2018-06-01

S06E01: European male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity [x2], sex tape of him sexing an European female, European female girlfriend, claims to have possibly made ‘a sex tape or two in my day’, European male states that another male has a “phallus to make a Clydesdale [horse] blush”, sexed another European female and then another named “Luna”), Aryo-Dravidian male married to European female

S06E03: Afropean male neurologist, European male with South Asian wife

S06E04: European male upper chest nudity [x2]

S06E05: European male heterosexualization (upper chest nudity, sexes traditional Chinese girlfriend, went to Cancun with girlfriend)



5 thoughts on “Elementary (2012)

  1. When I first learned of this television series, I laughed. Why would the directors want Watson to be a East Asian / European woman? What was wrong with the original white British man Watson?

    Now I understand. Hollywood is trying to celebrate diversity with horny Africans and subservient Asians!

    Good post.

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