Did anyone realize that maybe one reason Elementary and BBC Sherlock are so different is because of the way each adaptation shows society.
In Elementary, people congratulate Sherlock. They believe in his powers of deduction and they know that he’s a good man. They help with his struggles and…
I think you’re missing the point. In Elementary, people only congrats Sherlock when he’s earned it. They believe in him because he’s shown actual growth. He still doesn’t get away with half the shit that BBC!Sherlock does. He acts out of line, someone is there to tell him off. Gregson even punched him once when he went too far.
Compare that to BBC!Sherlock, who people might bitch at, but who’re essentially allowed to do what the fuck he wants, because he’s just that much of a special snowflake.
The difference between Elementary!Sherlock and BBC!Sherlock’s behaviour is boundaries.