It’s simple, it’s fast, and it doesn’t rely on problematic language/labels!
(unflattering multi-syllable adjective) + (foul four-letter word of choice)-(mundane inanimate object) =
finishing a series but still being attached to the story and its characters
No, shut up, look here-
Elementary is based off the Sherlock Holmes series, as anyone with any interest in Sherlock Holmes would, or should, know.
While I will admit that the modern UK version does twist some things around, it keeps true to the way that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote it.
I’m not saying to cancel out the diversity of it from supporting characters either.
But here’s the deal- it’s not kind to take a book series and make it your own almost entirely.
That’s like taking Game of Thrones, and making Katniss into a boy, who instead of being an archer, uses a machete.
Or taking Harry Potter, and making Ron the main character, Hermoine in Slytherin, and Harry the schools Malfoy.
It’s just not right.
So if the show was characterized as ‘flawed’, or if it’s headed down the cancellation road- it’s not because some anti-feminist or pro-Sherlock groupie decided to hate it because Watson’s a girl and that other guy isn’t Cumberbatch or Brett, but simply because it doesn’t follow the stories by much, and takes matters completely into its own hands.
The reason why it would be completely and utterly fine for Irene Adler to die however, is because, though it’s not highly made sure of, her character is MEANT TO DIE, in sorts, and make Sherlock Holmes, the high functioning sociopath, question himself and feelings he’s never truly explored.
My fucking gods.