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Old September 30 2012, 12:53 AM   #262
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Re: Lucy Liu cast as Watson in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show

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I didn't impress me very much, and my wife outright hated it. Oh well.

I tend to NOT like bringing a classic character into the present and pretending his whole literary history never existed. I.e., for this series to work, it has to be in an alternate-reality 2012 where there was never an Arthur Conan-Doyle series of stories, nor any of the many Holmes movies or TV series. I'm sure that's not a problem for many people, but I have trouble wrapping my brain around it.
I would urge you to give the BBC's Sherlock a try. It's fantastic.
Maybe the literary history of the great 19th century literary detective is for Solar Pons? I doubt they'll think of mentioning August Derlath, though.
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