Tonight, in Australia marked the premiere of the new TV Series
Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes opposite Lucy Liu as the very female Dr. Joan Watson. I’ve been kind of in two minds about watching this series as I have always had a liking for the homoerotic subtext in Sherlock Holmes, both the canon of books, and in the various movie adaptations, television series and of course, slash fanfiction.
I watched the first episode, and quite enjoyed it. Lucy Liu is not difficult to watch, after all, and the chemistry between her Watson and Miller’s Holmes is strong and well played. Whilst I would still prefer a male Watson in keeping with tradition, it’s not so bad, and I will probably continue to watch to see how it develops.
In the meantime, I will also continue to prowl the web in search of Holmesian slash because there really is nothing wrong with taking two pretty Victorian lads and rubbing them together to see if they strike sparks or not, right?