Asian Girls' Night Out: Watson and Mulan
|Lucy Liu as "Dr. Joan Watson"|
I haven't watched tonight's episode of Elementary, but I will try to take care of that tomorrow. However, the pilot really worked for me. I grew up watching Lucy Liu and have always been a fan. Granted, some of her career moves were questionable enough to raise an eyebrow here and there, but that's because she's a woman of color. Good, prominent roles are few and far between, even for a fairly vanilla Asian girl.
I like that her new show has her playing an ex-surgeon in a platonic and professional relationship with a white guy (and I like that Jonny Miller looks grown up and is using his normal British accent 'cause it helps me to finally take him seriously).
I like that she's not glammed up on the show, and is keen enough to impress Sherlock Holmes himself (who, by the way, has a interesting incarnation on this show).
And...I just like Lucy Liu. She's like my Gabrielle Union or Fairuza Balk. *shrug* I'll watch her in anything.
I never really got into the Jamie Chung craze until the Season 2 Premiere of Once Upon a Time.
|Jamie Chung as "Mulan"|
And now, Jamie Chung joins the cast as the no-nonsense warrior woman Mulan.
Y'all already know how I'm a sucker for warrior women, especially ones of color.
I didn't like the cliched (implied) AW/WM romance at the beginning of the season premier, but the white dude gets himself perished in that same episode, so that takes care of that. I'm looking forward to seeing what the writers do with her. Previews from the next ep show more POC (including a tall, dark, and chocolate Lancelot), so it's safe to say this show definitely has my attention.