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Old February 28 2012, 03:52 AM   #16
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Re: Lucy Liu cast as Watson in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show

What's gonna distinguish this from The Mentalist? CBS is not the network to do anything clever or genre, I don't think.
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Old February 28 2012, 03:56 AM   #17
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True, it's bound to pale next to Sherlock, but I'll give it a look if it goes to series. Hey, now that House is ending, maybe some of its staffers could join this show and write an even more direct pastiche of Sherlock Holmes.
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Old February 28 2012, 03:58 AM   #18
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Re: Lucy Liu cast as Watson in CBS' Sherlock Holmes show

Dear Hollywood Department of Riffing on Sherlock Holmes:

Please make a new adaptation of The Seven-Per-Cent Solution that's actually faithful to Meyer's book (and yes, I know he voluntarily changed his own story in his own screenplay adaptation, but it was still a change for the worse), or, alternatively, shut the hell up. Or, don't. Doesn't really bother me, actually. But please do make that 7PCS movie, and while Williamson gave a fine performance, before you try to cast Daniel Craig, please recall that Holmes is not blond.

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Old February 28 2012, 04:30 AM   #19
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Third, if it does change things, what's wrong with that? We've had countless conventional adaptations; what's the point of doing another if you don't bring something new to it?
Bingo.
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Old February 28 2012, 04:34 AM   #20
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...before you try to cast Daniel Craig, please recall that Holmes is not blond.
Right, because nobody's ever invented a method for changing an actor's hair color...
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Old February 28 2012, 06:40 AM   #21
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They have to obligatorily fall in love by the 100th episode, though.
And before that a spin off

Elementary: U.K

And crossover with NCIS.
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Old February 28 2012, 07:09 AM   #22
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They have to obligatorily fall in love by the 100th episode, though.
Not necessarily. Since they're clearly ticking off all the politically correct boxes, one of them probably has to be gay. Wait to see someone cast as "Ian" Adler...

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Old February 28 2012, 07:09 AM   #23
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Seriously, what the hell? Why make Watson female? This looks like it is going to be so stupid.


Yup.

And did you hear nuBSG is going to make Starbuck a woman? Ugh. I'm totally not watching that!
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Old February 28 2012, 07:28 AM   #24
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Well Lucy Lui has just joined the cast of Southland (saw an ad for it before the previews at the movie theater just last week) so i guess she'll be doing double duty?


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Old February 28 2012, 08:31 AM   #25
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this will fail, just like the American Only Fools and Horses.

same reason, US networks are full of dipsticks and plonkers.
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Old February 28 2012, 08:40 AM   #26
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Seriously, what the hell? Why make Watson female? This looks like it is going to be so stupid.


Yup.

And did you hear nuBSG is going to make Starbuck a woman? Ugh. I'm totally not watching that!
I was gonna say, reading this felt like being back in (holy crap) 2003. Has it really been nine years?!
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Old February 28 2012, 08:56 AM   #27
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Seriously, what the hell? Why make Watson female? This looks like it is going to be so stupid.
Maybe they've seen They Might Be Giants . . . .

I also seem to remember an old tv pilot, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, in which Holmes awoke from suspended animation and teamed up with Watson's great-grandaughter or something.

So there's precedent!
I also remember watching a few episodes of an animated series, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century in which the preserved body of Sherlock Holmes is revived and rejuvenated in order to take on a clone of Moriarty. He teams up with Lestrade's female descendant, as well as a robot who develops the personality of Watson having had its memory uploaded with Watson's journals.

As TV Tropes put it, not to be confused with Sherlock Holmes in the 21st Century.
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Old February 28 2012, 11:40 AM   #28
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Sound slike good old-fashioned "We've really got nothing new to say, so lets stir up some free word-of-mouth by changing the sex of a major character."

And let me guess. Mycroft will be rewritten as a streetwise rap artist.
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Old February 28 2012, 11:52 AM   #29
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I miss Lucy.

It will be good to see her in something regular again.
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Old February 28 2012, 11:53 AM   #30
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...before you try to cast Daniel Craig, please recall that Holmes is not blond.
Right, because nobody's ever invented a method for changing an actor's hair color...
Traditionally James Bond wasn't blond either, though that worked out all right.

Having said that, I don't see Craig as Holmes.
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