I think they’re in the clear as long as Sherlock isn’t nice. They only have the copyright on nice Sherlock apparently.
I go both ways depending on the execution. I like shows that subvert tropes and expectations as long as they have some reason for it (Eg: The Last Jedi), but it annoys me when shows go so nuts with trying to subvert expectations that it actually becomes either predictable or just becomes so random that it’s no longer worth caring (Eg: Later in Orphan Black when they’d ‘shockingly’ kill the main bad guy out of the blue, only to replace them with another one, about 10 times. ) .
Or when they don’t follow through on a trope, but have nothing to replace it with so it just ends up as somewhat unsatisfying. (several shows recently that have slipped my mind, probably due to being somewhat unsatisfying…)
This sounds much more interesting than I’d first thought from the trailer.
It sounds a bit like The Watch, although I only watched the first episode of that and so I’m not sure if it was Drunk, or just So Random.
Talking of subverting expectations, the first episode of the new Kung Fu doesn’t do that in the slightest.
I guess maybe it does if you’re expecting a show about a dude walking around the wild west, but if you’ve seen any CW/YA hero show or any show with a kung-fu main character or an asian female main character then you’ll know exactly what to expect.
Not that that’s always a bad thing. It can sometimes be nice comfort food to watch a generic show.
It feels very early Arrow or Batwoman or Iron Fist. The fight scenes seem reasonably well choreographed so far, very ‘matrix’, if a bit slowed down. I guess it’s a step forward to have a female asian main character and family, though they seem very stereotypical. There have been so many female asian matrial arts characters on TV that it’s hard to see it as anything new.
I’m not sure the modern San Francisco setting is going to allow them to do much very interesting… I kinda wish they’d kept it a bit more wild west - either in history or just in modern day Texas or something.
At least it has a cast that isn’t Michelle Yeoh or Ming-Na Wen… much as I love them both.
It kinda made me want that Colleen Wing & Misty Knight (lol!) tv show we never got.