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05 January 2017 @ 06:42 am
The Curious Incident of the Doggerel in the Night-Time  
The Conan Doyle estate is infamous for trying to control all presentations of the Great Detective, and I always figured that they were too strict but someone had to do that or we’d have TV shows bringing Holmes into the present and making Watson into a woman. Anyway, the new show has decided that Holmes must be an action figure because audiences won’t identify with an intellectual crime solver (you know, like POC or queers). Someone at the Grauniad complained, and there is a defense of the new approach, complete with alleged poetry, noting that Doyle himself stooped to that sort of thing.

Thanx to Tor.com.
Nehamamed_cat on January 5th, 2017 07:31 pm (UTC)
Amusing, thank you :) The poem is a good riff on Doyle's.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on January 5th, 2017 11:51 pm (UTC)
There's a difference between Holmes taking action, and the writers turning him into an action hero. I don't expect the author of the rebuttal to understand this.