I struggled with this post, wracked my brain trying to come up with a sidekick that hadn’t been mentioned before. In the end I landed on a character already on our list: Dr. Watson.
I loved the idea that a woman, and a woman of Asian descent at that, playing the counterpart to the mind-bending Sherlock Holmes. In this series Joan Watson is Sherlock’s sober companion and as such has to accompany him everywhere, even crime scenes. At first only an observer she develops an interest and begins to assist Holmes with his cases.
Over the course of the first season of Elementary Joan develops an interesting relationship with Holmes and begins to see herself in a different light.
I love the chemistry between Watson and Holmes. It’s not, at least not yet, a sexual chemistry, but the collision of two people who have very definite opinions and don’t like to be foiled in their endeavours. I love how they slowly being to work together, but Watson remains a strong personality who continues to grow.
Overall I believe Elementary is a nice addition to the TV landscape. Different from the BBC version and filled with neat twists and great characters, this female Watson makes an excellent sidekick.
Tina Christopher-Sexy Steampunk & Sensuous Sci-Fi
Teen Wolf’s Stiles Stilinski is 140 lbs of pale skin and fragile bones and believes sarcasm is his only defense. The reality is that Stiles is 140 lbs of all things good in the world.
His affection and loyalty for his best friend, Scott, the (supposed) hero of the show can’t be underestimated. Like Buffy, he’s saved the world–or at least Scott–a lot, and while he’s hilarious, always bringing the laughs, he has the scars to show for all the pain he’s faced in the world.
If you can watch, oh, I don’t know, six full episodes of Teen Wolf and not fall for Stiles Stilinski, then I’m pretty sure we can’t be friends. 😉
This fanvid explains all that his hilarious and awesome about Stiles. Watch it and learn why to know him is to laugh and love him.
And this fanvid explains Stiles’ pain. And, lo, does he have the pain. He’s not just sarcasm. He’s a deep abyss of feels, yo.
Seriously, after watching those, don’t you love Stiles? And want to give him hugs and cookies? And be his best friend? And encourage him to snuggle up with you and just breathe in his scent? Um, *cough*, maybe that’s just me.
Speaking of sidekicks, in our latest book, Love’s Nest, our hero, Mateo, has a funny, life-long sidekick in his twin sister, Luz. But when their relationship changes due to secrets Luz is withholding from him, Mateo is led to a new life of passion and fairy magic. Love’s Nest is out on Wednesday! Be sure to check it out! We’re really excited about this release!
Keira Andrews and Leta Blake write fairy tale inspired m/m erotica and romantica with Ellora’s Cave. Check out Love’s Nest, available on Wednesday through Ellora’s Cave! And also remember to look at Earthly Desires and Ascending Hearts, the first two books in the Tempting Tales series, available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Ellora’s Cave.