But the US version has Lucy Liu
bot as Jane Watson!
British version is better hands down. Although Lucy Liu is in the other thing.
Btw, Sherlock dies in series 2.
Why do Americans insist on taking perfectly good films and shows and "Americanizing" them? I heard of that Lucy Liu one, but I'm not sure if it's supposed to be an adaptation of the BBC show. I mean, do entertainment execs think that Americans are so dumb and unsophisticated that they can't appreciate anything where characters speak with non-American accents, or in a foreign language?
I mean, case in point, "Let the Right One In"--why did they go and make another version of that, an already wonderful movie? It really gets on my nerves, and makes me wonder if we're just really doomed here.
OT, I love Benedict. He's the shit. He plays Sherlock so well. I have always found that character incredibly fascinating. Maybe he was really a high-functioning autistic savant, before the world came up with such a label.
British television does it too. The worst case is the American version of Coupling which was secretly just a British version of Friends. Coupling is better than Friends though.
I'm not sure if the American Sherlock is an adaptation or them just trying to ride the wave. Robert Downey Jr. played Sherlock in those successful american movies before this recent Sherlock series on the BBC as an example. Plus Sherlock Holmes is an interesting character to begin with; House happens to be Sherlock Holmes wrapped in something else, as well.
The Robert Downey Jr. movies were alright action flicks, but the BBC's Sherlock series is really a great drama, and humorous to boot. I haven't seen the American version
yet, but I don't have to to know that it doesn't hold a candle to its British counterpart.