You really need to know where to stop, and this is the time, because FUCKIN SERIOUSLY
Why is this bullshit? I like Lucy Liu.
While I like Lucy, the bullshit is that they are placing her in Watson’s role most likely to be the ~romantic~ lead. Also, Watson tends to be more emotional than Sherlock, so it is just perpetuating the ‘emotional woman deals with logical man’ trope.
For the record I would have loved male!Watson and female!Sherlock.
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