Yes, you heard right!
Lucy Liu…Sherlock Holmes…Watson.
Joan Watson to be exact.
The show will be called Elementary and it follows Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) who is a NYPD cop and recovering addict and his ‘sober companion’ and ex-surgeon Watson.
Normally, I like to give remakes a chance..but majority of the time they are horrible and end up being canceled (remember that Charlie’s Angels remake?….me neither) and this is one remake I won’t even bother watching.
I am a long time Sherlock Holmes fan (and no, just JUST of the R.D.J films and BBCs Sherlock) and I cringed when I read that this was happening. I am also a bit peeved about the gender swap (I tend to be in favor of women kicking ass and taking names on television/in movies) but I personally feel Sherlock should be left as is. And how many shows will be put out where the whole premise is a disgruntled/hard headed/’I don’t need no woman tellin’ me what to do but I’ll warm up to you mid-season so hang in there!’ male and his girl sidekick anyway?
A large chunk of the Sherlock Holmes fandom has caused a serious uproar and I know I am hoping that this show just never sees the light of day much like the Wonder Woman remake.
What are your thoughts? Do you think the show should air? Are you cool beans with there being a female Watson?