watch her character be like this complete badass

Reasons you should drop everything you’re doing and watch Elementary:

  • Main characters are people of color, Joan is Asian and Detective Bell is African-American
  • Speaking of Joan
  • Joan Watson? More like Joan badass independent woman not here for your shit I do what I want bitch I’m fabulous but also here for you Watson
  • (played by the amazing Lucy Liu who, to summarize her IMDB bio, does martial arts, is an amazing artist, plays the accordion, and don’t need no man to complete her)
  • Also there’s Jonny Lee Miller aka Mr. Holmes himself
  • CAN WE TALK ABOUT HIS INCREDIBLY NUANCED ACTING FOR A SEC
  • LIKE HOLD UP THIS MAN CAN CONVEY SOME SERIOUS EMOTION ON HIS FACE
  • Also Sherlock is an incredibly nuanced character as well it’s really fab to watch
  • Here are some other things the show has to offer, if that wasn’t enough
  • THIS IS WHERE IT GETS GOOD
  • A stunning variety of minor characters (victims, witnesses, criminals, etc), you’ve got:
  • LGBTQIA characters
  • POC
  • People with disabilities, both mental and physical
  • People from p much every walk of life
  • Like my goodness have you ever seen such a diverse cast the answer is no no you have not
  • AND AND AND AND they’re all portrayed SUPER WELL none of that Hollywood bullshit
  • AND AND AND AND they don’t have just like one episode w/ each kind of character to make sure they’ve covered their bases or w/e – they regularly include these diverse characters on the show
  • THEN THERE’S IRENE ADLER who OMG I can’t really say much without HUGE SPOILERS but JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT SHE’S GREAT
  • (and she’s played by Natalie Dormer but like no one on tumblr likes her so idk why that’s important jk IT’S NATALIE DORMER)
  • LIKE CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS ON THIS SHOW PLEASE?!?!?!
  • Like Kitty, who you don’t meet until season 3 (?I think?) but they handle her character arc SO WELL
  • Also they’re not afraid to go into really serious topics like addiction, mental health, traumatic events like sexual assault, etc etc etc
  • AND THEY HANDLE THE TOPICS REALLY REALLY WELL
  • OH ALSO
  • ALMOST FORGOT
  • Even though the two main characters are a man and a woman THERE HAS NOT AND WILL NEVER BE A LOVE INTEREST BETWEEN THEM the writers have said so I’m not making this up I swear
  • A PLATONIC MALE/FEMALE RELATIONSHIP IS THE CENTRAL RELATIONSHIP OF THIS SHOW
  • I could keep going but I’m going to stop myself
  • Mostly so I can go watch an episode
  • PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO THE SAME THING
  • Honestly though like tumblr what are you doing you should be all over this shit