“The show is Sherlock Holmes in Manhattan in America modern day.”
And the writing? Oh it’s so bad.
Joan Watson: “Your father told me, he said you were a detective?”
Sherlock Holmes: “I was a consultant for Scotland Yard. I wasn’t paid for my services so I answer to no one but myself.”
Joan Watson: “My name is Joan Watson. I’ve been hired by your father to be your sober companion. I’m here to make your transition from your rehab to the routine of your everyday life as smooth as possible.”
Based on the trailer they plan to exposition every detail to us like we are gibbering monkies.
And you all know I’m all for the great woman’s uprising, but I’ve got to tell you I’m really unhappy with making John Watson a chick. There are some things you shouldn’t mess with. Thor must have a hammer. Dracula must be a vampire. Watson must be a dude sidekick to Holmes. Not his romantic tension sober companion. Why don’t you just stab me in the heart already.
Next thing you know they’ll be making a drama called “Down River” starring Taylor Kitsch as a slightly more grown up Huck Finn with a drug habit and an eye for investigating unexplained occurrences with his partner, Detective Margot James, played by Zoe Saldana, who, despite ruining her reputation, can’t seem to turn her back on the young Huck. Huck’s childhood friend and rival, Tom Sawyer, played by Benjamin Stone, is a reoccuring villain until the second season when a new villain, a CEO of a corporation dumping toxins into the local water system (played by Mark Sheppard, ‘natch), rises up and the two boyhood rivals have to join forces. They will also battle for Detective James’s affections, which Tom will win for the duration of the third season and then Huck will win back in the season finale with a kiss to end all kisses.
OMG NBC, if you’re listening, please don’t make this. I was just joking. Please. Please.