I couldn’t resist! They changed Watson into a woman (which is fine, and can be really awesome, done right), but then basically made her the nursemaid who is folllowing Holmes around taking care of him. Or in Jonny Lee Miller’s word:
“She’s looking after Sherlock, initially,” Jonny said. “She’s the sober companion [who] has to accompany him everywhere, [and] try and keep him on the straight and narrow, but he’s got it in his head that he wants to start work as a consultant – a detective consultant — so he drags her along with him and he starts to see that she has some real abilities to bring to the table.”
You know what’s worse? I bet there are writers and executives at CBS right now high-fiving each other and congratulating themselves for being so darn progressive about gender! and daring to push the boundary! bla bla bla. Bleghhh. Jonny Lee Miller seems to think he’s still playing Mr Knightley in Emma, the same inflection, the same tone of voice. This is not a period drama, Jonny, this is modern day Sherlock Holmes. Did they forget to give you that memo?
Okay, rant over.