Just watched the trailer for the American remake of BBC’s Sherlock. You know, the one where Watson’s a woman played by Lucy Liu? Yeah. Found it super offensive for some reason. Probably because one of the actors says at one point that Joan Watson is the emotional one. Of course she is. She’s a lady. She actually gasps when they find a dead body. Oh nooooes, I’magunnafaint~
Okay look. I’m all for a good Sherlock Holmes variation. But if you HAVE to switch the gender of one of the characters, why not have it be Sherlock? Or both? But noooo, Sherlock’s the unemotional, harshly logical one. He couldn’t possibly be cast as a woman. Make it Watson. That way when you get the intense homoerotic vibes from two guys enjoying each other’s company, intellectually or otherwise, American audiences won’t cringe. Oh, I’m American, BTW. And I not only enjoy the relationship in BBC’s Sherlock, but I wish the writers would take it even further. Yeah. I can handle watching a show with homosexual main characters. What. But by doing this with Elementary it’s just proving that the people in charge of television in America are stick in some backward mentality and think that the majority of viewers are morons who can’t accept two dudes hanging out and reveling in each other’s hotness, be they gay, straight or some amazing mix of both.
Also, it’s basically just a generic knock-off of BBC’s Sherlock. Even the dialogue in the trailer was dull. Really, the only up side would be that it would probably have more episodes per season than Sherlock does.
I guess I should reserve my judgment until I watch an episode. However, I was overall very unimpressed with the concept, the characters, and the cheap copy feel I got from the trailer. ELEMENTARY!