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.
“Sherlock…what’re these?” John eyes the bouquet of flowers on the cluttered coffee table suspiciously.
Sherlock Holmes, spinning round in agitation at John’s interruption of his—whatever was he doing at their tiny kitchen counter, anyway?—replies, “Viola, a genus of the angiosperm family Violaceae. Obviously.”
“You could’ve just said that they’re violets,” retorts John irritably before taking a seat at his chair in the living room. After a long shift at the clinic, he wants nothing more than to curl up with the newspaper and just relax—
“Well?” Sherlock’s baritone cuts through John’s daydreams. He sighs.
From behind him, John hears The click-click-click of Sherlock’s pristine shoes on the hardwood floor. The detective lifts his protective goggles to rest on his forehead. “Aren’t you going to ask me what they’re for?”
Flipping through the front-page headlines, John shrugs. “I assumed they’re a part of whatever strange concoction you’re making over there—by the by, if you make anything explode again, you’re paying Mrs. Hudson for the repairs.”
When he receives not a single snide remark in return, John looks up from the newspaper. Sherlock is gazing at him, blue eyes piercing, unwavering. “Sherlock? You okay?”
Sherlock moves to stand in front of John, his arms crossed. “I thought I made it relatively self-explanatory. They’re for you.”
“Well, what’s self-explanatory you to might be—what?” John sputters, standing abruptly, feeling a blush rise to his cheeks.
“I think I made myself clear.” There’s a hint of a smirk on Sherlock’s face, now; he’s reveling in the fact that he’s caught John completely off-guard.
Two can play that game.
John promptly reaches up, yanks the goggles off Sherlock’s head, throws them to the ground, and presses a firm kiss to the other man’s lips. “You don’t need to buy me flowers to prove anything to me, you daft git,” he murmurs after pulling away just enough that he can feel Sherlock’s quickened breath on his face.
“Isn’t that what one is supposed to do? To show affection?”
John smiles, running his hands up Sherlock’s chest to rest on his shoulders. “You just need to be you.”
No, John Watson doesn’t need flowers from Sherlock Holmes. But if every so often finds a violet tucked into the breast pocket of his clinic cloak, or beside his evening cup of tea, he certainly doesn’t complain.
does anyone know what time the NTAs are on tomorrow EST?
because you bet your ass i will avoid all socializing and any/all responsibilities as a college student starting second semester in favor of finding an ITV livestream and watching
- I’m pretty sure we established ages ago that the Doctor is the president of the Everyone I Love Dies Club, but that also leaves John Watson as vice president and now Merlin as Treasurer
- Other members of the club include Harry Potter, Buffy Summers and any fictional character created by Joss Whedon or Steven Moffat
- It’s a really depressing club
- Mostly everyone just sits around and cries
- Steve Rogers sometimes brings homemade muffins because he’s cute like that
- Dean Winchester always eats them all despite his brother trying to swat his hand away
- Good times