Thursday, May 17, 2012

Elementary: more info

This one's for tkangeroo, which is pretty funny because I found this video this morning and thought ab blogging ab it but didn't have enough time.

Elementary, mentioned previously, is America's answer to Sherlock starring Lucy Liu as Joan Watson and Johnny Lee Miller as Holmes in present day New York. Sherlock is brilliant and I kind of want to hate Elementary like you're supposed to hate your best friend's enemy, but I'm hesitant to do so yet. I think that having Watson as a woman, while novel, misses the boat on one of the best bromances in history. If you watch above clip Lucy explains that Joan is the emotional side to the story, like this is novel somehow. That's Watson's job. Sherlock does seem to have sharper edges in this one, tattoos, six pack and addiction and all, but we'll see if that translates to the incredibly steely and detached yet arresting likability of the character.

Elementary will be on CBC on Thursday nights at 10pm/et


  1. I'm so excited for this! And he gets to use his accent.:)

  2. Thank you! I want to hate it--Like Willow hated Riley's wife on Buffy (if you don't know that reference, it is because you are too young, but everyone should understand why that is a great reference). . . We'll see. Also, if it was on ABC, home of Pushing Daisies and quirky shows, maybe, but it is on CBS, home of CSI and NCIS, really?

    1. don't you fret, I know that reference. Team Spike!

  3. Hmmm... interesting. I'm nervous about any sexual tension that might be created with Watson being female. TV tends to do that sort of thing, and that would be super weird. But this first peek makes me not hate it.