CBS’s new fall show “Elementary” has not even premiered yet, but already nerds everywhere are boycotting it. Why would people write off this modern retelling of the Sherlock Holmes story starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller so soon?
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“I can’t just get anyone pregnant, it has got to be the right person … To find the right person? Oh well, there’s always a way isn’t there –and I don’t mean the internet … I mean there are always moments and meetings and chance encounters. But to make meaningful relationships is very hard at the moment. Also, I was in a very, very long relationship all through my 20′s and early 30′s [with "The Thick of It" actress Olivia Poulet], so I know about looking for the right one, I guess. And it’s tough, it’s tough.”
–Benedict Cumberbatch talks about wanting a family in an interview with the Telegraph. I don’t know, Cumberbatch. Leaving it to chance is kind of a cop out. Oh well, I guess he’s not on OKCupid like I was hoping. His loss. I’m sure there are lots of ladies online who would be happy to be impregnated by Sherlock Holmes. We can prepare to swoon over him some more in the new BBC/HBO series “Parade’s End.” [Telegraph]
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m pretty obsessed with the BBC show “Sherlock,” a modern portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his partner in crime-solving, Dr. John Watson. Now CBS is getting in on the hip, modernized Sherlock action with a new series called “Elementary.” Johnny Lee Miller is set to star as Sherlock, and here’s a shocker: his sidekick won’t be John Watson, but Joan Watson, and Lucy Liu has been cast in the role. I think this is a super refreshing take on a classic story, but as Bust blogger Kerishma pointed out, there are some obvious traps that a female Watson could fall into: “The most horrible of all would be the pigeonholing of her character into the role of ‘love interest.’” Ugh, too true.
Any Sherlock Holmes fans want to weigh in? What do you think of the idea of a female Watson? [Washington Post]
Have you guys been watching “Sherlock,” the modern-day Sherlock Holmes series on the BBC? I just started watching last week and it is, like, shockingly awesome. (Sherlockingly awesome? No. Sorry. Nevermind.) The popularity of this show combined with the recent RDJ/Jude Law movie means general Sherlock hysteria has taken over the world, and I am INTO IT. Aesthetically, Sherlock Holmes is a little Steampunk, a little academic, and totally perfect for some winter style inspiration. Click through for shopping details…
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Bad teeth aside, the idea of English guys is quite romantic. You’ve got your Hugh Grants (awkward/charming), Colin Firths (will fight a man in a fountain for you and love you “just as you are”), and Jude Laws (OK, not romantic, but is damn hot and is one fantasy lay). Needless to say, the accent and cute attire of button-up shirts and oxfords doesn’t hurt either.
While we love Brit style, we’re a bit turned off (we think) by the following weirdness: apparently, guys in London are outfitting their wardrobes with Sherlock Holmes-esque duds. Keep reading »
It’s Christmas Day, which isn’t just a huge movie day for non-Christians, it’s also where Santa-loving folk go to distract themselves from the postpartum present depression. Thankfully, on such an occasion where everyone will need somewhere to go after gifts and/or Chinese food, there are four amazing-looking movies coming out this week, “Nine,” “It’s Complicated,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and a limited release of “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” So put on your matching sweaters, hide a thermos of cocoa and peppermint schnapps in your bag, and go see a movie. Happy Holidays! Keep reading »