I have allways wondered since I entered this fandom, why people hate this wonderful woman. When I say enter, this means into Internet because I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes since thirteen years. Moreover I have been amazed by A Scandal in Bohemia because Sherlock Holmes was capable of love and a woman was able to reach such a man heart!
Reason 1: I am a huge JohnLock Fangirl.
Okay, I understand why you love this pairing but I don’t think it was in Conan Doyle’s mind at all. Conan Doyle depicted a purely platonic relation between Sherlock and John. Besides, when Sherlock Holmes speaks about John Watson in the books, he tells John Watson is his only friend, not lover.
I know perfectly the new BBC show makes people wonder but this is purely friendship. I believe this confusion comes from other characters’ belief. They all believe they are gays but it is false.
Reason 2: I believe Sherlock Holmes is asexual.
I fear it’s false. Sherlock Holmes prefers being alone to solve his cases in a better way. In The Greek Interpreter where Mycroft Holmes is introduced, John Watson believes Sherlock Holmes is an orphan because he never speaks of family or friends. I can tell you John Watson has one of the biggest shock of his life when he learns about Mycroft Holmes’ existence.
Moreover this man prefers an antisocial life in order to keep his wonderful brain safe from this human relations. I don’t say he wants to be alone because Sherlock Holmes enjoys being with someone and talking with this person.
And in the BBC show, Sherlock Holmes tells something similar but this is the only way for him to say he prefers being alone for his work.
This scene might also mean if he meets someone interesting enough, why not?
Reason 3: Those men are gorgeous.
I understand this reason, I am a girl and I think Martin Freeman, Jude law, Robert Downey Junior and Benedict Cumberbatch are good-looking men. I understand when girls want those awesome men hanging out with themselves.
But, I am not a teenage girl anymore. I am almost 22. I know I won’t meet them personnally and I would love seeing them with someone.
I think those reasons are pretty poor for hating a character so much. Conan Doyle chose this woman to reach Sherlock Holmes’ heart, make him wonder about women and the different producers and directors followed his point of view. We are just fans, watchers and readers, we have to respect, to follow the writter’s point of view