Re: Lucy Liu cast as Watson in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show
^ Christopher already addressed this, but what don't people get about the word ADAPTATION? If every person who has ever tried to produce a telling of something classic like Sherlock Holmes or Shakespeare didn't try to bring a fresh or original twist to the material, said material would get very boring very quickly.
Just because this new take on Sherlock Holmes differs from other previous takes on the material (especially to as drastic a degree as changing the gender and ethnicity of a key character in Watson) does not automatically mean that said take is wrong or that it will fail.
Starbuck: We're all friendlies. So, let's just... be friendly.
"There is no 'supposed to be.' It's an adaptation, a word that literally means change. Why bother making a new version if it doesn't offer a fresh approach?" - Christopher L. Bennett