CBS Coming Up Lame on Its Planned Sherlock Holmes Show

Sorry, but the idea of Johnny Lee Miller as Detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as his sidekick Watson, in a modern day take with the detective now living in New York City, sounds horrendous. CBS has ordered Elementary to pilot. I’m not even remotely upset about them casting Miller, whom I enjoy as an actor, and Liu, who would be the first female to play Watson. That, I can live with. But setting Sherlock Holmes in NYC? Dreadful. Also, why bother? The recent BBC Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, was so note-perfect it renders any other stab at Sherlock Holmes pointless.

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