Meet your new Doctor Watson…

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“Elementary”, the mildly controversial and debate-starting American take on Sherlock Holmes already has  Jonny Lee Miller lined up to play the titular hero and now has a Watson, too.

The highlight of McG’s otherwise patience-testing “Charlie’s Angels” films, Lucy Liu has signed on in the role of lapsed surgeon Joan Watson (she’s got demons, you know), who will be Holmes’ live-in sobriety buddy after his rehab stay.

Holmes in rehab? Sobriety buddy? You can smell the touchy-feely earnestness from here, can’t you?

If you find yourself wondering whether this means that this version of Holmes and Watson are going to have to battle diabolical criminal masterminds and outrageously latent sexual tension, you’re not alone – my dear Mrs Rolling Eyeballs raised an eyebrow at Miss Liu’s casting on that basis and she’s rarely wrong about these things.

If the pilot for this show revealed that, actually, it’s trying to be a “Castle” rip-off rather than a too-soon, late-to-the-party modern “Sherlock” tale, I think that I’d lose some of the reservations that I have about it.

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One response to “Meet your new Doctor Watson…

  1. Summit10

    let’s see what they can do in comparison with British’s own Sherlock…obviously the two seasons were fantastic!

    Benedict and Martin is on the case!

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