This is a recording of the From House to Psych panel at 221BCon 2014.
Panelists Lindsay D. Colwell (@overeducatedgrl), Deirdre (patrick-jane.tumblr.com, @pensive1), Mixie (m6i.tumblr.com) and our very own Amy Thomas discuss TV shows that use characters who are (more or less) based on Sherlock Holmes. They cover such diverse shows as House MD, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, and Psych.All these shows feature main characters who share traits with the Great Detective.
Whether you’ve an avid fan of any of the shows discussed, or whether you’re just intrigued to look at Holmes through a different lens, this panel will be interesting and fun to listen to. The panellists talk about the shows as adaptations vs. derivations, their storytelling techniques, and ways in which characters such as Patrick Jane of The Mentalist or Greg House differ from Sherlock Holmes (and each other), and ways in which they are similar. And, of course, they touch on possible reasons why characters like these are so enduringly popular with audiences around the globe.