So, if you’re a Sherlock Holmes fan (the books, the old TV shows, the BBC show, the movies with RDJ even though you shouldn’t be, you traitor), you probably know that CBS is, in an embarrassingly American move, has decided to *gasp* UPDATE SHERLOCK HOLMES! TO THE 21ST CENTURY! I KNOW, THAT’S CRAZY!!
Anyway, as if it’s not bad enough that they’re blatantly cheating and copying the BBC…they’ve announced who they found to play Holmes and Watson.
Holmes I can live with…just a guy, whatever, I don’t feel too strongly about him either way. He’s even English (hooray, Britain!).
But Watson…okay, I’m going to go on a bit of a tangent to explain myself here. John Watson is, to me and countless other fans, very nearly perfect. Not in a flawless, ethereal way like, say, Benedict Cumberbatch…but the kind of man everybody wants to spend time with. Friendly, brave, adventurous, loyal, ex-army doctor, smart, loyal to the point of ridiculousness, good, faithful, honest, compassionate, understanding, moral, attentive, and all those other good, kind, nice, positive attributes and characteristics I didn’t mention just now. He’s all of those things and so much more. I’d almost go so far as to say he’s my hero and role model. The kind of man you want to be your father, brother, friend, lover, even just an acquaintance. Most TV shows and various other portrayals do a good job portraying the epic wonderful great BAMF-ness of John Watson.
America, though, has decided to destroy everything that is good and true in this world.
To play Watson-my John, your John, Sherlock’s John-they have decided to cast…
A Chinese woman.
I am less than happy. And more than a little ashamed of my country.
I realize that they have some artistic license, or whatever. Their character, “Joan Watson,” might be a great person. But at this point, this is NOT Sherlock and Watson. They’re two (recovering drug addict?) people who consult every now and then for the NYPD? No. No. No. No. No.
Don’t be an asshole, America. This isn’t Sherlock Holmes. So don’t tell me it is.
OH NO AN ASIAN PLAYING A ROLE NOT SPECIFICALLY WRITTEN FOR AN ASIAN! THE HORROR!
Shut your racist fucking mouth dirtbag. You wanna talk about purity of the Sherlock, franchise, go ahead. But don’t badmouth just because Lucy Liu is a Chinese-AMERICAN (she doesn’t live in China, asswipe).
“I love animation because in the world of animation, you can be anything you wanna be. If you’re a fat woman, you can play a skinny princess. If you’re a short, wimpy guy, you can play a tall gladiator. If you’re a white man, you can play an Arabian prince. And if you’re a black man, you can play a donkey or a zebra.”—
CHRIS ROCK, introducing the Best Animated Film Oscar. (via inothernews)