Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Uh-Oh

Boomstick Comics: Here is an interesting bit of news. Lucy Liu, who we all know is a beautiful female, will be taking on the role of Watson in a new Sherlock Holmes pilot for CBS. This is a modern day telling of the classic Sir Arthur Connan Doyle novel and her character name will be Joan Watson.

Jonny Lee Miller will play Holmes, a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems led him to a rehab center in New York City. Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with “sober companion” Joan Watson (Liu), a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD. The pilot will be written by Michael Cuesta and written by Robert Doherty.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, at least it will bring money into New York if they film it in Brooklyn. Otherwise, uh oh indeed,

Jeff

Cap'n Bob said...

I can think of only one positive thing about this: Tom Cruise won't be in it.

Bud said...

Uh-Oh is probably on the money, but, being a sucker for Lucy Liu, I'll probably watch it!

Toby O'B said...

At least they've made a big enough change to keep the BBC producers off their back, but they aren't very original with the idea of a female Watson:

They Might Be Giants (1971) Played by Joanne Woodward (as Dr. Mildred Watson)

The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (1976) (TV) Played by Jenny O'Hara (as Dr. Joan Watson)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes (TV movie)
Jane Watson

Bill Crider said...

I really liked THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS. I realize I might be the only one. Maybe I'll do a post on it one of these days.

Bud said...

Scott and Woodward were excellent in They Might Be Giants. A very interesting take-off movie that has a lot going for it!

Toby O'B said...

I liked They Might Be Giants as well. I saw it as a kid on TV and even under those conditions thought it was great. The title's allusion and the movie version of Man Of La Mancha led me to read Don Quixote years before it was assigned....