I’m just gonna jump right in to it.
Elementary was clearly and obviously made with BBC’s Sherlock in mind, and in true american fashion they just simply- re-make the show in the UK they like. Because just airing Sherlock on a US channel would be- well that’s ludacris!
They also made it with the fans of Sherlock very much in mind. They know we all ship John and Sherlock. Literally all of us ship them I don’t think anyone who doesn’t ship them watches Sherlock.
So, to translate that to their ‘American’ Sherlock, they think “Two guys can’t be together! Let’s make John a chick!”
And that ticks me off for a number of reasons. 1.) It sugests that a love story between two men will never be main stream. 2.) It sugests that American’s will only enjoy Sherlock if it’s got real, canon sexual tension between Joan and Sherlock. 3.) Why did they make John the girl. Both of them are so iconic why not make the girl the brilliant, slightly mad genius?
Because a female Sherlock wouldn’t be as attractive as a female John in today’s media. Because they think men wouldn’t enjoy a show were the woman was always condescending and out witting the man.
So, they insult us with this horrible show. Men, and women.
Well let me tell you ABC I have seen more then enough fanfiction and fanart to prove you very very wrong.
Also, if you’re itching to send me hate anon mail because I don’t like this show, then just don’t bother because you’ll never see it posted on my wall.
HOW VERY LUDACRIS INDEED
Now that I’ve laughed for a few minutes, I’d like to point out that OP did not do their homework:
- Elementary airs on CBS, not ABC
- OP has missed the point that I think the Elementary writers are communicating very effectively thus far. It’s that turning Watson into a girl does not automatically lead to a romance between Watson and Holmes. It shouldn’t have to, just because the dynamic is now male/female as opposed to male/male. And whatever the OP may believe, whatever we as Sherlockians may believe individually—Sherlock Holmes and John Watson were never actually a couple. For reference, please see the numerous Sherlock Holmes stories Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in 19th Century England. You can find them at your local library.
- “Because they think men wouldn’t enjoy a show were the woman was always condescending and out witting the man.” I have to say I disagree with this. I think the fact that John Watson is female in this adaptation is perfect—because, that’s just it, isn’t it? Joan Watson can outwit Sherlock; the way her mind works complements the way his does, and Sherlock has admitted outright that he wants their partnership to thrive because he works better with her.
- So, technically…Elementary is following the canon exactly as it should. Holmes and Watson work great together, fill each other’s voids, without it having to lead to anything romantic. It’s the same on our lovely BBC Sherlock as well, however often it’s joked about onscreen and off.
the new sherlock poster i got for christmas keeps falling off my door
that’s just cruel irony