Nezpop, on 28 February 2012 - 08:36 AM, said:
I think the BBC would have a hard time winning a lawsuit over "Sherlock Holmes Set in Modern Day"... they were hardly the first to do it (and we have seen Sherlock Holmes in the Future before as well). For there to be a worry about a law suit, they would have to be using visuals elements unique to Sherlock (such as the on screen text).
But "Sherlock Holms In the Modern Day" using modern technology? Not unique enough to mount a successful lawsuit.
True. But the BBC has said that they're going to be scrutinizing the new series very closely, and if they see something actionable they'll be on it quicker than CBS can say "The game's afoot." So it's in CBS' best interest to make their
"modern day Sherlock Holmes" as different as possible from the other
"modern day Sherlock Holmes."
EDIT: Hrm. In other news, looking at the Deadline story again:
Just out of rehab, Holmes now lives in Brooklyn with “sober companion” Joan Watson (Liu), a former surgeon who lost her license after a patient died, while consulting for the NYPD.
I'm assuming Holmes is living with Watson while he's
consulting. Not that Watson's patient died while she
was consulting or while the patient
was consulting. But hey, I could be wrong; that sentence has at least three--possibly more--alternate meanings. In any case, isn't this just another version of The Mentalist
setup, except with Lisbon being a live-in doctor instead of a police contact?
Edited by NBooth, 28 February 2012 - 09:17 AM.