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Lucy Liu cast as Watson in Elementary

February 28th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

Here’s one way of putting a bit of distance between your new show and suggestions that you are simply ripping off something that’s already been done.
Change the gender of one of the leads. That’s what CBS has done by casting the not entirely unattractive Lucy Liu in the role of Doctor Joan Watson in Elementary, their new take on Sherlock Holmes. They’ve been getting a lot of stick in some quarters, with some suggesting that they are simply cashing in on the success of BBC’s Sherlock. But with Johnny Lee Miller already cast as Holmes and now Lucy Liu joining the fun, did we mention she’s not unattractive, this is certainly one to keep an eye on.

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Paddy Ryan, like Buck Rogers, is a man out of time. He's a loose cannon haunted by his past who, when he's not making painful attempts at humour, is busy watching as many geeky films and TV shows as possible. An avid reader, he has vowed one day to start that novel he's been talking about for years. Born in the late 70s, he's an 80s kid at heart who sees nothing wrong with spending hours upon hours watching season three of Robin Of Sherwood. Jason Connery wasn't that bad you know! He's got a million ideas for comic books but thankfully doesn't know anyone with the time to draw them and call his bluff on that one! The Empire Strikes Back is his favourite film, Doctor Who is his TV show of choice and when it comes to books ... well that's a whole other story! I'm Paddy Ryan and you're not...