Oh god my housemate just tricked me into saying Robert Downey Junior was Sherlock NO OH GOD I'M SO SORRY I DIDN'T MEAN IT
*curls up into a corner whispering "Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Cumberbatch, BenedictCumberbatchBenedictCumberbatchBenedictCumberbatch"*
I'm going to get kicked out of Tumblr now, aren't I?
In a bid for redemption, here's a story: While watching Screen Wipe, I saw an iPlayer advert with Tom Hiddleston in it.
On the phone after I completely lost my ability to form names. "So, how's Thor-- I mean Boar... Oh, it's just me and Thor -- I MEAN JOSH."
“Mum, how old was I when I first had tea?”
“I’m not sure… not when you were that wee. But when we got you your first tea set, you were fascinated with it for hours…”
“Have you tried turning it off and on again?”
Jim from IT by day. Consulting Criminal by night. Sometimes, both worlds collide.
Quotes (paraphrased) from the IT Crowd. Inspired by this awesome gif. I couldn’t resist expanding on that.
“Yes, hello, this is Moriarty Computers. What, really? All over the keyboard? Again? Well, alright. There’ll be an extra charge, though. I hate working with blood, means I have to wear latex gloves. No, no, it’s fiiiiine. Jim’ll fix it.”
For context, the wonderful original video these images are based on:
I am so perplexed by this announcement. Trying to figure out the logic behind it just ties up my brain in knots. Did the studio execs go:
You know what I hate? Bromance! Friendship should only be between a man and a woman.
Or did they go:
You know what that Sherlock thing needs? MORE ROMANCE. AND SEX. But none of the gay stuff, ew.
As much as I like seeing studios cast lady main characters and non-white main characters, I just don't see this sudden gender swap going anywhere good. It would have been interesting if they'd gender-swapped Sherlock to go with this, so you'd still have the 'bromance' in a different form. Or if they keep Lucy Lui as a trained and battle-hardened army medic, I'll probably watch it -- women in the military are fascinating and brilliant. But going by this article, I'm not going to have any such luck:
Set in New York, it stars Jonny Lee Miller as the great detective – a former consultant to Scotland Yard whose addiction problems have resulted in a spell in rehab in the States – while Liu will play “Joan” Watson, a former doctor who has lost her license.