Apparently someone took it upon themselves to declare “If you watch the new American CBS Sherlock, you are no longer welcome in this fandom.”
…really? Apparently I missed the election when we all took a vote and decided that there is someone who will now henceforth wield the power to decide who is and who is not “allowed” in fandom.
The best part is that I guess we’re all just supposed to blindly, mindlessly hate something without even seeing it first to gauge whether or not there’s anything good or bad about it.
And you call yourself a Sherlockian.
Some people can be such assholes.
ETA: I feel I should add one more thing, here.
Like it, or don’t like it. Watch it, or don’t watch it. But don’t for one second think that it’s okay for you to dictate what other people like or don’t like, and that you’re allowed to speak for a whole fandom as to whether or not somebody is “welcome” or “allowed” based on a personal preference like that. An opinion is an opinion. We all have them. GET OVER IT.
Wow… “No longer welcome?” Come on, ya’ll, fandom’s not actually the Diogenes Club.
These are my plans for the CBS Holmes, if it gets picked up…
- Watch it.
- If it is good, continue to watch it.
- If it is bad, stop watching it.
That’s it. That’s literally as complicated as this is. There will always be a new Holmes and Watson. That’s a big part of what’s so awesome about it as a work of fiction and what helps to keep it alive and thriving. Two years ago, I personally thought a modernization of Sherlock Holmes sounded stupid and LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENED TO ME. Deep breaths, fandom, deep breaths. All is still well.
Mmmm, common sense, I like that. Really people, fandom exclusion is ridiculous, and it never ends well.