• Good on him. I think we should give them a chance…

  • I would rather peel my own skin off than watch this trash.

    • Opa

      Amen. Obviously the only reason they changed Watson’s gender (did I really just say that?)  is to make her a potential love interest for Holmes. And I really don’t think that’s necessary. Can we not just have them as friends like they’ve always been? I’m all for change in a show, but I don’t know, this just seems like a forced one simply to aid a tired plot-point.

      • Yes, I must agree with what you’re saying – forced is definitely the word that pops into the forefront of my mind. This is the best example of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” I’ve seen in a while. 

  • Timhogan

    I was going to give this a chance until Lucy Liu is playing Watson.  I just can’t bring myself as a Holmes fan to sit down and watch them do a female spin on it, it’s too much of a stretch.

  • Wise Ood

    I shall forever scream when I see this shows name.

  • Good man Benedict, giving it a chance unlike half the internet :| You can’t judge it if you haven’t watched it, you haven’t watched it because it hasn’t aired…

  • Now thinking about it, I’m please about the differences.
    I mean, just look at the US’s version of “Life on Mars”, we don’t want another disaster like that again!This needs to be as different as possible!

  • Katherine Ledson

    This show is gonna be AWFUl! The only way I would watch this would to make fun of it!


    He’s being very professional and polite.   And the lead actor is his friend.  So, I understand.  But my reaction to this drivel was NO NO NO. I don’t mind shows BASED on Sherlock Holmes, like “House” for instance.  But to blatantly try to capitalize on the success of the modernized “Sherlock” on the BBC just for profit (not for real love of the stories) and then to gender-switch Watson (and to cast a poor actress as female Watson) just so you can inject sex into the story??  Are American audiences really that gullible? I’m American, and I sincerely hope not.  My loyalty lies with the original reboot or update “Sherlock” on BBC.  Done by diehard canon fans and for all the right reasons.  *mwah* (kisses) to Moffat and Gatiss.

  • Castrovalva

    I watched the pilot. Oh dear. Not good. The actors are ok, the script was daft, and lacked, well lacked a lot really.