Well they're idiots, or everything else which is new is a bigger turd.
it's just a very blunt show.
"You're troubled and brilliant, but it doesn't really matter that you're troubled because you're brilliant."
Exchange asshole for "troubled" and that's the plot to every episode of House.
The murders ain't that complicated, and Holmes in this incarnation isn't that rude.
And most importantly this show is a pale shadow of it's English brother.
However episodes of Sherlock are an hour and half long.
So they have more room to be amazing.