This just in on Elementary, from The Wall Street Journal via I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere on Scoop.It!:
"Lucy Liu, who plays Holmes’s apprentice, Watson, said she had urged the show’s creators to change the characters’ names during their first meeting. But Doherty 'was very secure with his opinion.'"
Boy, if that doesn't make a Lucy Liu fan's Monday morning, I don't know what does. Beauty, charm, and a good, healthy dose of common sense? Of course, the WSJ blog's headline, "No Holmes-Watson Romance in Elementary, Show's Creator Says," points more to the common sense of Liu's character, Joan Watson, but any experienced television viewer knows not to trust the "no romance" claims -- if a show with male and female leads is on long enough, like The X-Files, even completely non-romantic characters can wind up together. And since Mr. Elementary is starting to make more noises about wanting to be in Joan Watson's personal life, as in last week's episode, and we're only starting season two, at least one of the pair seems headed that direction.
And that "If you sleep with my brother, you're sleeping with me" line from the first episode of this season shows that Mr. Elementary is certainly thinking about the possibilities. But Joan Watson has seemed proof against his sexual harassments so far (he is her employer, after all), and will hopefully continue on the sane path, probably having to break his heart eventually when he becomes just too infatuated with her.
I mean, he is living in a house with Lucy Liu, isn't he? And if quotes like the one that came out yesterday keep popping up, she's just becoming irresistible.
As I said before - how could he NOT go after Lucy Liu. And, since I don't consider him a real Sherlock Holmes I have no problem with the story-line going that way.ReplyDelete
I do, Jim! She needs to at least go for Captain Gregson . . . or maybe DI Lestrade can wander over from BBC Sherlock and take her away from all this. (And then she could work with her cousin John and his friend Sherlock.)Delete
I hope the show runners will stick with the no romance aspect because that is the only sensible thing they have done since elementary aired. I am now angry at Doherty's "secure opinions." Why did he want to use the names of Holmes and Watson so much? To get free publicity?ReplyDelete
He was assigned those names after CBS decided not to deal with the makers of Sherlock. There's always a big difference between a path you choose yourself and one that's just your job.Delete