• Mixnuts101214

    I’m having a hard time feeling optimistic about this…..I really hope the “Sherlock” stays the only modern Sherlock Holmes series….

    Also, it still looks like they’re copying, just a little, BBC Sherlock….. :(

  • We should see it before we hound (no pun intended) it to the grind…

  • lp229

    Well I havn’t seen a coat like that before, I wonder where the inspiration came from?

    Though, yes it is only fair that we do keep an open mind. I’m not sure that I will be interested enough to watch ‘Elementary’ and am more than happy with our excellent Sherlock. 

  • Meg

    My problem isn’t that they making this one because of BBC’s success, it’s that they have stripped Holmes of what makes him Sherlock Holmes. His flaws with his drug addiction, they’ve pulled him out of London, which is very much what makes Sherlock Sherlock. Also, Watson now being a woman is big a problem, because Holmes and Watson have always had the ‘bros’ relationship. Mind you men and women can be ‘bros’ but with the way America portrays women, I can’t see they’re relationship being anything more than a love/hate relationship, like with Cutty and House in’ House M.D.’ they’ll dance around the idea of a relationship for as long as they can drag it out to make what the U.S. audience calls ‘Great, innovative, smart TV’ So, no, I am not jumping to conclusions when I say I’m against the idea of ‘Elementary’ (by the way, what are they thinking using  a word from Victorian vocab in a ‘modern rendition’ show?) I’ve thought it through carefully and I think it is a very bad idea, hopefully it will flop, nothing against the actors.

  • YAWN. If you hate the idea of an American version of Sherlock so much why don’t you people just ignore it, pretend it doesn’t exist, and move on with your lives?

    The overwhelming hate this show has received even BEFORE it has yet to secure an air date is ridiculous. I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes but I will reserve my judgments until the pilot has officially aired. Deep down inside though, I hope it will be a HUGE success just to spite all those annoying and obnoxious BBC Sherlock fangirls.

    • doctor_in_the_tardis

      you can’t say that your a huge Sherlock fan and then call other fans annoying and obnoxious

    • C8sMum

      it will be rubbish, just like the so-called yank ‘red dwarf’, ‘prime suspect’ and the myriad of other programmes they have attempted to copy. 

  • JimMoriarty

    Of course its going to be different, Watson’s a girl for a start! I can honestly say, even though I never judge a book by its cover, that I am not looking forward to this…. I mean, its pretty obvious that they’ve looked at Sherlock, thought “Oh look, thats bringing in a lot of money for them, lets copy it!”, as they do with everything. If you want to argue against that, then remember, they’ve already made Sherlock Holmes movies, why do they even need a TV show?

  • TheSoundofDrums

    I am very disappointed in this whole project. There is really no need for it. America practically owns the Sherlock Holmes movies which are very successful and very good. Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law do their respective roles justice and I stand by them. But there is no need to have a series as well. Why couldn’t they leave our Sherlock alone. Sherlock was very original and unique to British television and brought out a new dimension in the legendary character. Having him stripped of his colours and placed in a modern New York is crap to me. Look at me, I’ve only been a true Sherlock fan since the release of the movies and TV programme and I’m already getting very defensive. Too right Moffat and Gatiss should be mad. They are being rippped off. Hense the title change and Watson’s sex change. I wish just for once America wouldn’t come over and steal our shows because it is selfish and not on.

    • JimMoriarty

      They steal everything, its annoying…… I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if they remade doctor who and called it “Time and space” or something -.-

      • TheSoundofDrums

        The day America try to copy Doctor Who is the day, I the Master, take control of the world again. And trust me, this time I will be without mercy.

        • JimMoriarty

          If they copy doctor who and call the american doctor something like “The Artist”, then hopefully the BBC will sue the living backside of them :/

          • TheSoundofDrums

            Or Steven Moffat will just throw the abominations behind the project into a Time Crack; to be erased from eternity.

          • JimMoriarty

            >:D

        • JimMoriarty

          :O This guy (Cant remember his name) makes valuable points! His exact comment on another post: 
          They did try to copy Doctor who, the 1996 film was supposed to be a precursor to a new series for audiences in America. Obviously it flopped so it didn’t go ahead, and thank goodness for that for that as the pilot was awful. 

          • TheSoundofDrums

            I quite liked the TV Movie with Paul McGann. But fair play, it is a good job it didn’t go any further. Who knows where Doctor Who would have gone if it continued on that path.

          • JimMoriarty

            Yeah, I wasn’t blasting the movie, but if it really was a precursor then….

  • Marcelle Kirkland

    You know, I’m an American and on behalf of all American Sherlock fans I must say that I am disappointed with this. We’ve got a Sherlock here and it’s called House. There is no need to rip off (Yes I went there.) a really excellent modern rendition of Sherlock Holmes at all. I think that they are all honesty hoping that people will think that’s “smart, innovative and original” and watch it. I for one won’t be not only for loyalty to the original show but as way of protesting the lack of creativity and blatant copying. Changing Watson’s gender isn’t going to make it different, nor is changing the location (Which is dumb in the first place.) it still is going to be a ripoff. Why oh why can’t you show a modern version of some American detectives like Dupin or better yet do some other detective that isn’t well known like Father Brown. Seriously there are better ways of making money then riding on the hope that no one will notice the very blatant copy. 

  •  ‘American Sherlock show isn’t pointless… hmmm…. well…. the thing is…..

    It’s still pointless. What’s more it’s annoying. Please stop this before I eat my fez.

    • JimMoriarty

      The annoying thing is that you can tell they got the inspiration from us. Yes I know we dont own Sherlock Holmes, but its funny how they start making it as soon as Sherlock starts making big waves here….

      •  Yes… very interesting… obviously a complete coincidence… they’d never THINK of copying…

  • TheFezAndTheBowtie

    It isn’t Sherlock Holmes. It is a detective show set in New York. They have changed Johns gender (which I find disrespectful to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original work.) And also, the actual setting of London and Baker Street are I find essential to the story. So yes, this is basically pointless, and made only for the money.

    • JimMoriarty

      They might as well have called him “Keylock Housles”, if you understand

    • Iris_Wildthyme

      Did you get my message on DWTV :-)

      • TheFezAndTheBowtie

        Depends, which one are we talking about?

        • Iris_Wildthyme

          The one I’ve got in my profile that says why I left, I was bothered you might wonder why I left right after I said I could still talk :-)

          • TheFezAndTheBowtie

            Oh yeah I did, I probably just forgot to reply! Sorry!!! Oh, and I’ve finally got around to updating whofic. yay!!!

          • Iris_Wildthyme

            I noticed that a few days ago :-) What was up with the one where Romana’s listening to the rain running down the window and thinks it’s something else, what is it?
            By the way did they ever mention me being banned, it hasn’t actually said I have but it looks that way.

          • TheFezAndTheBowtie

            yay! Um… yeah… that was blood. And no, I don’t think they did. Do you have an account on whofic? Because I just got (my first) 2 reviews and I wondered if they were from you.

          • Iris_Wildthyme

            No I haven’t commented on there yet :-) I wonder if I should email or Facebook them and ask her to let me back on.
            Oh while I’m here, how come there’s a discussion about the cubes spreading a virus that’s going to kill the Doctor slowly or something, and the people suggesting that haven’t been blocked, it’s nearly as much a ‘deranged scenario that they’d never put in a family show’ as my ones :-p

          • TheFezAndTheBowtie

            Oh ok. Still, my first 2 reviews! um… I dunno. Maybe it’s not as frequent as your suggestions, I have no idea. I really can’t talk for DWTV.

          • Iris_Wildthyme

            Forget that, I just found why that’s OK to discuss – they’re actually going to do that one!! O_o (I can read the news on there now cause I’ve got a proxy server)
            I didn’t look at your reviews, did people like your ideas or say they were disturbing? :)

          • TheFezAndTheBowtie

            Oh ok. Um… on the one with the blood which sounds like rain (Isolation) they said it was just basically heartbreaking (maybe because I just didn’t reveal what it actually was) but I was kinda surprised to find that on the one with Nimons (Staying Hopeful) they found it disturbing,

          • Iris_Wildthyme

            Well didn’t someone get chopped up in the one they found disturbing? I wasn’t too sure what was going on in that one cause it’s about an episode I’ve never seen. :-)
            I’ll have to get an account on there but then I’ll be tempted to write about my ideas O_o

          • TheFezAndTheBowtie

            Well, yeah, kinda. I can’t really remember it very well because I haven’t seen it in AGES!!! But something like that. Yes you have to, I would love to read your stories!!

  • JimMoriarty

    So, theres too many different things for it to be a copy? That only makes things worse!!! You’re changing everything that makes Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes!

  • JimMoriarty

    I can already tell this wont last to make a series 2….

  • Katherine Ledson

    UGHHH! why do i have to live in this terrible country! This show is POINTLESS and won’t come close to the BBC’s Sherlock! – Morgause