Joan Watson. No problem with people thinking he might be gay when he develops a codependent relationship with THIS Watson.
That was a really weird close up shot of the back of her head, there, as she's walking up to where he's living.
Hired by his father? Sober companion? I wonder how much of the father we'll get? And whether it'll actually be Mycroft?
Weirdly tattooed shirtless washout Holmes...I'm not sure about this.
He hates sex but he needs it to function; that's a change. A sexual Holmes.
Well, first commercial and I only sort of want to punch Johnny Lee Miller. Usually I immediately want to punch him.
Johnny Lee Miller's face looks like its only stuck onto his head. Not part of it. This is really weird lighting.
Hello Aiden Quinn. Gregson is funny beccause Lestrade's first name is Greg and you're the Lestrade here. It's like certain things are specifically opposite so they can't be sued for ripping off the BBC show.
AQ is sounding a bit like Stallone these days.
So we've got the manic energy and the super-observentness, but there isn't as much cleverness or haughtiness as I'd like, and so far the whole situation is sort of depressing. It's had to connect to any of this.
I do think it's funny that JLM and BC are friends and are both Sherlock. And I feel a little bad that a big chunk of the show's potential audience will be comparing the two shows. I'm still waiting for this one to convince me.
Dark, dreary interrogation room.
Companion! I keep thinking of that in terms of Doctor Who, and maybe that's accurate here.
That police station hallway is unflattering to Lucy Liu.
But our Lucy sure can direct attention with only her eyes.
This whole show is really dreary. Dark halls, grey world, poor lighting, not even a scarf or umbrella. Not even a Molly to lighten the weight.
Bees! That's a nice nod to the old stories this all comes from.
No nonsense Lucy. Get that swab.
"Read a book, would you?" -- there's the holier than thou I've been looking for!
Main perp suspect is dead and we know it's not him bc it's only a half hour in. Oh, police procedurals.
I wonder how many nods to the original source material there will be in this show? And how much the writers and producers are actual fans of the Sherlock idea? I think that will determine whether this becomes an actual Sherlock thing, or if it'll just be another Cops-And-Cons detective series with the Sherlock name.
"Watch the blood spatter." -- that's more of a blood puddle, really. Point, or censorship?
"I made up the bit about your friend to spare your feelings" -- So he's an emotional Holmes who understands emotions, even if he's a jerk about it. Deep deductions hurt.
This showdown with the therapist looks cold. All rain and such.
Why didn't she follow him into her car? Although, self-therapeutic car-crashing is probably a good thing to avoid...
Commercials - Seriously. Do attack ads actually sway anyone's opinions? All they do is confirm believers, one way or another.
Ha! He got arrested. But he's contrite now. Interesting. He's aware that he's horrible.
Was it Irene Adler who damaged him in London? That'd be a cool way to bring in the spectre of the one woman he loved. And interesting, since his Watson is a girl who he might wind up falling for if the show lasts long enough and follows the usual pattern.
Yup. They're going to take the next seven years to fall in love.
This therapist is awful. He's selling the terrible human being thing.
"Just because you don't understand something, doesn't mean it isn't awesome." -- she loves baseball and he can deduce how it'll go. I think that right there is what will win me over, if it can get me through the first few weeks. Especially if they use his deductions to make a fortune betting on the games. Maybe that's just me.