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A Study in Sherlock

Danny tackles an upcoming CBS TV show. He doesn’t like where it’s going and he’s going to explain why.

This may not be common knowledge to the rest of the world, but I am a closet Anglophile. I like to think of myself as a person who sees the best of both of the centers of the English speaking world (Australia doesn’t count, apart from beautiful women and extremely dangerous fauna, they don’t really have anything). Being an American (some would say a bit too patriotically), I tend to see all things American through rose-tinted glasses. However, there is one thing that I outright REFUSE to stand by and that is a new upcoming TV series by CBS called ‘Elementary.’

Having not seen the pilot yet, I can’t truly judge it, but I still will, because that’s what I do. A quick summary of Elementary is that it puts the stories of Sherlock Holmes in the modern day, New York City, to be exact. It is said to star Jonny Lee Miller of Trainspotting and Eli Stone fame in the all important role of Sherlock and for the venerable Doctor Watson? Wait for it… Lucy Liu. Yes, Lucy Liu of Ally Mcbeal and Charlie’s Angels remake fame. They made Doctor Watson a woman. I just can’t imagine why that is.

NO!

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