Among the pilots in the works for CBS is Elementary, a modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes, set in New York City. We learned previously that Jonny Lee Miller was cast to play Holmes, which suggests that the character will remain British, despite the fact that he’s set up on the other side of the pond. In an intriguing twist, Deadline reports that the role of Watson will be played by a woman. Lucy Liu (Kill Bill, Ally McBeal) has been brought on board to play the part of Watson, a former surgeon who lost her license and now does consulting work with the NYPD. The character is also described as a live-in “sober companion” to Holmes, who is fresh out of rehab and living in Brooklyn.
HOW ABOUT NO.
TO ALL OF THIS.
ALL OF IT.
Honestly, I wouldn’t mind Lucy Liu Watson if we got a female Sherlock too. Otherwise it just seems like a ”LOL NO HE’S TOTES NOT GAY” throw.
E-FUCKING-XACTLY WHY I AM 100% AGAINST THIS FUCK.
SERIOUSLY IT’S CALLED BONES. JUST GO WATCH BONES INSTEAD OF WHATEVER THIS IS TRYING TO BE.
OK, while I obviously would have loved a POC and/or female Sherlock, I think Lucy Liu could make a cool Watson. I mean, if they keep portray their relationship as always, deep friendship, maybe more… I mean, it’s still Holmes and Watson!
If they make it romantic between them (which I actually still doubt they would) it would still be the same characters… I don’t know, the opposite gender thing doesn’t bother me. It would be acknowledging idea of the romance between the characters in canon if they do. (Although, I personally would rather it had been female Holmes, male Watson… just cause I want a kick ass main lady).
And, again, my own personal baggage, but I REALLY REALLY want there to be more cool Asian and Asian American characters on TV.
I mean, I’ll wait till I see it to judge it… but I want to like it. I love most SH adaptations, so I want to give this a fighting chance, and not ruin it for myself yet.
What is that amazing picture with Anne Hathaway in drag from? I've been seeing it all over and i'm just dying to know.
Sorry to say, it’s a promo shot for a Twelfth Night performance that was not recorded, as far as I know. There are a few more low res shots out there of the play, but I think this picture is basically what we have from what was probably an amazing show.