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Old May 18 2012, 04:10 PM   #209
davejames
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Re: Lucy Liu cast as Watson in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show

Wow, that was incredibly uninspired. I figured they would at least try to make it a LITTLE cool and edgy like Sherlock, but instead they turned it into just another tired, run of the mill CBS procedural, with another slightly wacky detective who's got some issues. Yawn.

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Meh, it'd be better if they just renamed the character and pretended it was original- could be a fun mystery show, but the cop is cliched, the cinematography and direction is ripping off Sherlock, and Johnny Lee Miller is just... knocking off House and The Mentalist, with no charm. Both Cumberbatch and Downey kick the living shit out of him without breaking a sweat...
Yeah, I think that pretty much sums it up. Maybe if we hadn't already seen Hugh Laurie do the same exact act for 8 years (with the same exact facial hair and haggard appearance), this might seem fresh and original. But as is, it just feels like a generic knockoff.

I do appreciate that they're actually letting a guy use his British accent for once though.
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