Well, this may be a better sign, I think. CBS’s new crime series Elementary really needed to flip the script somehow, so as not to seem derivative of other *ahem* modern Sherlock Holmes updates. Still hate the name—and you’d think we’d feel more affinity given ours—but I’m intrigued by the thought of Ms. Liu as a Joan Watson. More details per Deadline:
…Jonny Lee Miller as eccentric Brit Sherlock Holmes, a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems led him to a rehab center in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with “sober companion” Joan Watson (Liu), a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD.
He’ll stay British, we know that now. And she’s barely a doctor. (Last time we talked about her, Liu was looking decidedly official.) But living in Brooklyn? Oh, I guess. Sure. Them, too. What do you think?