Stay tuned for details of our next steps —vidding and bringing this project the cast, crew and world of Elementary.
I’m excited about Elementary because it’s a new adaptation on one of the most beloved characters in literary history: Sherlock Holmes. Seriously, who doesn’t love a new twist of him?! Love all adaptations, I say. Jonny will knock it out of the park as the witty and elusive Holmes, and Lucy will be kicking butt and taking names as Watson.
Oh, and did I mention that I love the diversity in the show, just from the spare previews we’ve seen?
Because I do.
And it’s refreshing to see.
So I’m pretty darn excited. [from rockinjanelle]
Hey everybody, you’ve got just under four hours to make it rain (even more) excitement and support and love and scarves for Elementary!
We have been getting wonderful submissions for the past week. You are all amazing <3
And we’ve got a couple more hours left, so anyone who wants to submit should do so now. There is no limit to submissions, so if you’ve got more to say, go for it!
When I first heard that CBS was producing a modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, I have to admit - I’ve heard that one before. But I was still curious as to how Elementary would be different from other adaptations. What was going to be special and innovative about it? I think a lot of fans felt the same way; looking for something about Elementary that was going to set it apart.
I found that in the casting of Lucy Liu as Joan Watson.
When you’re a female watching media (and speaking only as a white cis female, I’m sure I can’t speak for everyone), you only see yourself reflected in certain people. Most women on television are wives or mothers or girlfriends, defined by their relationship to the nearly-always-male hero. Rarely are we heroes, central to the story and all its developments, allowed to be flawed as well as fearless.
Joan Watson looks to be all that and more; she looks to be a true equal to the traditionally-dominating Sherlock Holmes and a hero in her own right. I hold out the hope that Joan will be allowed to grow and change as a character, not be pigeonholed into a standard female-centric role. I want more for Joan, and I want more for all the women who will look at her and finally see themselves reflected. [from Andrea]
When I was about three-years-old, my first Holmes was Basil Rathbone in The Woman in Green (1945). I ended up watching all of the Rathbone-Bruce movies as a child and read all the stories by Sir Doyle as a teenager. I found in Holmes a character that I could relate to on many levels. I’m excited for Elementary because I can tell from what I’ve seen that Elementary is going to be my kind of program, my kind of exploration in the Holmes franchise. I’m going to love this show for similar reasons that I love the stories, Sherlock, A Game of Shadows, the old 1940’s movies, and the Granada Sherlock Holmes series. Also, I’ve been a fan of Lucy Liu since forever. I am so excited to have her on my TV. [from uozumi]
I’m excited for Elementary because I love how Holmes and Watson bring a balance into each others’ lives. I like that so far the show seems to be playing up Joan’s sense of responsibility and Sherlock’s wilder side! [from ellewoodsinthetardis]