@Christopher: Yes, I am well aware of the professional and personal relationships between Miller and Cumerbatch. I'm not saying he's a bad actor...merely that he's entirely inappropriate as Holmes. Did you know that Cummerbatch begged him not to take the part on Elementary? I AM, however, saying that Lucy Liu IS a bad actor.
Note the care with which the successors to the TOS iconic roles were chosen for the Abrams movie...another can of worms here, I imagine! All I am saying is that such care was manifestly NOT taken with this latest casting of Holmes and Watson--and THAT is, of course, merely offered as my own personal and ever so humble opinion.
If you like the show, bully for you. I DID say the stories were quite good.