Elementary’s Watson may be a Joan instead of a John and traded in a soldier’s firearm for a sober companion’s exasperated patience, but don’t underestimate her. She not only keeps up with the deductive skill of Sherlock Holmes, she does it all while running around New York in two-inch heels.
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May 11, 2013 by Amanda
Companion to The 10th Doctor, med student Martha Jones didn’t exactly expect her life to be interrupted by an alien in a blue box. Nor did she realize following him on a whim would lead her on a universe-spanning adventure and give her the skills to save the entire world.March 18, 2013 by Amanda
BBC’s Sherlock transports the eponymous detective from his Victorian-era home to the 21st century. While that may mean he’s solving crime with the assistance of modern technology and sending messages via text instead of telegram, his vast intelligence, deductive reasoning and gentleman’s dress sense all remain intact.
May 21, 2013 by Amanda
After first meeting the Doctor when she was seven, Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) thought for years he was an imaginary friend. Until he showed up again the day before her wedding and it turned out her Raggedy Doctor was really an alien Time Lord (tangentially, what is up with the Doctor and redheads’ weddings?).April 27, 2013 by Amanda
Named for Dr. Joseph Bell, the inspiration behind the original Sherlock Holmes, Marcus Bell is one of the best and brightest of the NYPD, earning the respect of a certain consulting detective. Plus, he can do the one thing Elementary’s Holmes appears incapable of doing: dress like an adult.
March 27, 2013 by Amanda
Rose started out as a normal nineteen-year-old shopgirl until the Doctor blew up her shop (there were Autons inside at the time – don’t ask). But given the choice between an ordinary life and adventure through all of time and space, Rose chose the latter. Hey, who wouldn’t?
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