by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, May 15th, 2013
There historical female military leaders are here to kick butt and chew bubble gum, and they're all out of bubble gum.
What's with the name?
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, May 15th, 2013
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by Alanna Bennett | 2:04 pm, July 13th, 2012
Since the show was first announced, Elementary–the upcoming CBS take on the Sherlock Holmes stories–has been under the watchful glare of the already-rabid (but often lovable) Sherlock Holmes fandom. Already drawing suspicion upon the initial announcement of the series on the grounds that it could be taken as yet another Americanized take on something already popular in Britain, the show drew even more passionate reactions when it announced that it would be casting Lucy Liu, a woman, in the role of John Watson, a traditionally male character. The creators and writers of the show are addressing the gender-swap at Comic-Con in San Diego, filling us in on the thinking that went into the decision, and letting us know the Sherlock-Watson relationship is all about friendship.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:55 pm, May 19th, 2012
To be more specific, as Sherlock Holmes would expect us to be, he’s now the most portrayed literary human character in film and television according to the Guinness Book of World Records, beating William Shakespeare’s Hamlet for the title. Hmm…I wonder how that happened…READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:00 pm, May 17th, 2012
The Doctor finally gets to be a ginger in this Little Mermaid/Doctor Who mash-up. Artist Lar deSouza even made Flounder into K-9 but made sure to put a stipulation on his tumblr post, “Don’t get excited for a series though. I’m exhausted just by the thought of doing a dozen more Princess Who’s!” Pretty please! With sugar on top! I’ve already done one FemmeDoctor cosplay group, I would totally do another in this vein. (via Ashley Hay)READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 1:21 pm, May 17th, 2012
Look, at this point I just feel sorry for Elementary. This Youtube preview has been up for about a day and has already garnered a 70% dislike rating, much of it, I suspect, from the weird parts of the BBC Sherlock fandom that have a sort of perceived need to defend… the world? their show? from another show that… almost certainly will have zero effect on it? Well, that said, it could also be from people who feel just on general principles that the show doesn’t measure up to Conan Doyle’s original “vision,” or even those who feel that a female Watson desecrates the characters of both Watson and Holmes, but if the Youtube comments comparing it to the original show and saying that Lucy Liu is a terrible Watson and that they’re just going to make her bang Holmes and then the show will be terrible (as if much of the Sherlock Holmes fandom wasn’t already about imagining a romance between the central characters) are any indication, Elementary‘s biggest problem so far is not that its first sneak peek (a tenuous basis to judge the full worth of a show to begin with) is middling, but that’s it’s being compared to one of the most tightly written shows on television right now.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:00 pm, March 22nd, 2012
You adored her Wonder Woman gown but it was her DC Ladies in Sweaters that originally got everyone talking. Well here’s my Womanthology artist Hanie Mohd’s last Sweater Superlady, Medusa from Marvel Comics. But don’t worry! She writes she’s only done, “At least till autumn comes around again.” Read on for all the other fabulous things we saw today.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 5:00 pm, March 20th, 2012
by Susana Polo | 10:36 am, February 28th, 2012
Okay, we admit it. We haven’t been following Elementary, the upcoming American television adaptation of the life of Sherlock Holmes, that may or may not be ripped directly from the BBC’s smash hit Sherlock. Look, it’s just that, treatment of its female characters notwithstanding (and for most anything but a Sherlock Holmes story, that wouldn’t be a ‘notwithstanding’ I’d readily accept), Sherlock is very good television. And while there are lots of good stories out there that use the Holmes/Watson/mysteries dynamic for great story telling (House is one long running one), we weren’t sure the world needed two shows that directly reference the original source material. Market saturation, and all that.
But then Elementary had to go and reveal that it’s plans for the traditional Smart bro! Loyal bro! They solve crime! Sherlockian dynamic would, in fact, not be about two bros at all.READ MORE