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Old May 16 2012, 10:57 PM   #178
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Re: Lucy Liu cast as Watson in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show

Christopher wrote: View Post
Promising, yeah... but that's a very young, scruffy Holmes, and he seems softer than I prefer the character to be. There's a rather David Tennant-ish quality to him at times.
I was reminded, actually, of Matt Smith. The scene where he's talking to the woman about hand distances, eye colors, and how she's lying came across to me as a very Smith kind of line reading.

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Well, I guess "young" isn't a dealbreaker. Holmes was only in his 20s in A Study in Scarlet, IIRC.
Yes, he's only twenty-seven in STUD. I think we tend to think of Holmes as older because the actors who have portrayed Holmes have generally been older, and so our perceptions of the character are colored by that.
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