I owe you an apology. I judged you before I even had the chance to properly know you. I'm deeply sorry, because you are fantastic.
See, I'm a little picky when it comes to the flavor of my Sherlock Holmes. I am a devout BBC Sherlockian, and we are the most dangerous, rabid kind (don't even front like we aren't, we're slowly going insane waiting for Season 3.) Pro tip: Do not mention "Reichenbach Falls" to a BBC Sherlockian, because we've got so many feelingss about it that you'll make us sad.
Not being a complete snob, I also love me some Sherlock Holmes of the Jeremy Brett variety. It's on Netflix, so I sat down a few months ago and enjoyed a marathon. Check out this BAMF:
Then I hear about Elementary and how John Watson was going to be JOAN Watson and I had a temper tantrum that would have put a toddler to shame. Seriously, foot stamping, swearing that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was turning over in his grave and refusing to watch even a preview for the show.
Then my mom started watching it. "You should try it, it's good!" She said. THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT TUNA SALAD WHEN I WAS 6, MOM, AND YOU LIED TO ME!
After much juvenile behavior, I finally decided to put my big girl panties on and give the show a shot.
Let's just say that I ate my own words and am now a fan.
Lucy Liu, despite my early hesitations, makes for a fantastic Watson and really owns the role. Also, it's Lucy Liu...
Johnny Lee Miller nails all the typical Sherlock traits besides his genius: his lack of social cues and norms, his quick speech and his less than savory hobbies/collections.
So I'm really, really, really sorry for judging you before knowing you, Elementary. Let's be best friends now, okay?
Well...at least till Season 3 of BBC Sherlock comes back, anyway.