Steven Moffat ‘annoyed’ at American version of Sherlock
Read the full article on the BBC News Beat site.
I find myself in complete agreement with the man… (for once XD Okay, I agree with more often than not, but still :X)
Article I came across in the Australian MX Newspaper, written by Anna Brain. Click the images to enlarge. I have to say that, although it’s a little harsh in expression, I agree with the general intention of the article. “There is room for sexual tension, but intrigue, suspense and the undefined relationship between the doctor and the detective is what makes Sherlock, well, Sherlock.”
“Some will argue that Liu’s casting uses artistic licence, that it’s a bold and edgy choise. To those people I say step back, put the scenario in context and then slap your silly face, because this unnecessary remake will be more Hollywood nonsense.”
To spare you the pain of reading: “Elementary” will not be completely like “Sherlock.
They make SIGNIFICANT changes.
Like… John becomes “Joan”. That’s right folks. Instead of a subtext-ladden bromance with two people headbutting we’ll get idiotic amounts of very, very blantant UTS which will be resolved in an episode that will be labled “Soft porn” - and probably they’ll either make “Joan” a straw feminist who SO WONT TAKE A SHIT from Sherlock - or she’ll bear with it and become a doormat.
Both not quite my idea of a strong female lead.
Not to mention how utterly this F***ery ignores the original. How was that again? Holmes having no particular regard for women, being only impressed by Irene Adler? And being quite asexual in general (or Watson-sexual, whatever)? … both things BBC conveyed wonderfully but will be totally ignored by THAT change.
And… I DISTINCTLY remember Holmes having no regard for women. There’s a reason Irene Adler was always THE Woman to him. And he would not respect any other woman the same way.
… he does not respect his Watson, huh?
Well, no wonder.
Sum it up:
Joan Watson lost her licence. Making her apparently less competent (even if it was an intrigue, the effect remains. She appears incompetent to others and will be treated as such.) and since she can’t work as a doctor she’ll be completely dependant on Sherlock Holmes.
… I think I have heard of this before… woman is incompetent, depending on a man, who in return has not to respect her… oh, yeah. It’s called “antifeminism.”
Also interesting is, how CBS by this move avoids the Aghanistan issue. Since you know, NO WAY a woman could fight in Afghanistan and leave without being a TOTAL wreck, unable to barely function, like a male veteran… NO WAY.
The feminist in me cries tears of rage, why the Holmesian screams in agony.
Joan lost her license? Ah. So, I guess it’s “feminist” to use an unsuccessful woman to replace a successful man as the sidekick. Awesome. And I’m guessing they’re gonna hide that blatant sexism by making her a snarky, hardass bitch. Like in all those other crime series with the exact same structure.