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BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Sherlock » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:58 am

Okay, so admittedly this was kind of an excuse for a self-named topic, but whatever. \:D/

Is anyone else watching this series? I took a while to finally decide to sit through it, and since I think Netflix has 3 episodes up, I decided to go ahead and watch the first episode. So far, it seems tolerable (at least in comparison to some other modern Conan Doyle rewrites). I was happy even to notice a few hat tips to the original Grenada series (Jeremy Brett/Edward Hardwicke) as well as the book.

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I liked the scene where Watson returns to 221B to find Holmes wearing three nicotene patches. In response to Watson's inquiry as to why he would wear three, Holmes makes a comment that the situation seems like a "three patch problem" (clearly a spin on Holmes' occasional "three pipe problem" references in the original books).


On the other hand, there were a few modernizations that irked me, but not terribly since it is, after all, set against a modern backdrop. I thought the casting was pretty good and, especially, that Martin Freeman was a really good choice for the role of Watson (though I'm a big "Office" fan and "Love Actually" is probably my favorite romantic comedy, so take that as you will... ;))

Anyway - what are your thoughts if you've seen the series - and perhaps more episodes than I? Does it get better? Worse?
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Anna><> » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:07 am

There's an episode with a naked lady in season 2 that is awkward and gross and bad so I didn't exactly look at what was happening and just played a game on my computer instead.
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Anemone » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:50 pm

I only have one episode left in season 1. At first I thought that it was going to be terrible, but know that I've seen more...I'm really starting the like it.
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Shennifer » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:19 pm

ah, season 1; ends with a mighty cliffhanger \:D/
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Astronomer » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:45 pm

Shennifer wrote:ah, season 1; ends with a mighty cliffhanger \:D/

Season 1? What about season 2? :mad:
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Sherlock » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:53 pm

How about Episode 1?!
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Shennifer » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:06 am

Astronomer wrote:
Shennifer wrote:ah, season 1; ends with a mighty cliffhanger \:D/

Season 1? What about season 2? :mad:

indeed; season 2 ends even more dramatically. Can't wait till fall 2013. Other fandoms who wait got nothin on us :D

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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Anna><> » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:08 pm

Tumblr has so much Sherlock fandom going on it... It's a good show overall!
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Kairi » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:59 pm

I enjoyed the first series, didn't think much of the second, with the exception of Reichenbach Falls, which was well done. Irene Adler was well handled, but I just didn't enjoy the episode. And Hounds was bizarre. Booo. (Why, yes, I can make mature media observations. Booo.)
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Joy » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:02 pm

This series was great! I really liked it. For some reason, the Doctor reminds me of Sherlock, because of his amazing deduction skills, and his really fast speech.
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Kairi » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:31 pm

It helps that they're written by the same people, for the most part. (Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.)
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Anemone » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:37 pm

I watched the the first episode of season two....that was the best episode yet. The ending was amazing! :D
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Sherlock » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:48 pm

I will say Sherlock's character is growing on me and I'm not even totally appalled by the obsessive smartphone usage anymore. ;)
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Shennifer » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:48 pm

I did like both seasons, though I try to avoid the beginning of season 2 for reasons others have mentioned ;)

I do want to read the original stories though and perhaps see the Robert Downey Jr. movies.
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Aeva » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:07 pm

So I'm shamelessly bumping this topic because I'm desperate to let off steam lol.

I just finished the last episode of Season 2, and I am totally in love with Sherlock. :inlove: (I got hooked after the first episode and watched them all this week.) He's amazingly crazy and brilliant and gorgeous, and Martin Freeman is adorable, and Molly is pitiably cute, and Lestrade is hilarious, and Mrs. Hudson is lovable, and Moriarty is hot in a psychotic way, and, and, and.... *dies*
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Musical Shutterbug » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:24 pm

It's funny that this topic was bumped, because I, too, have joined the Sherlock fandom \:D/ I watched my first episode last week.
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Shennifer » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:39 pm

Yes! We have another convert \:D/

Anyway, I have since seen the Robert Downey Jr. movies and read many more of the original stories since last post here. the movies were good, and the stories were pretty neat too. Can definitely see how they adapted them for "Sherlock".
Indeed, Aeva, all the characters are amazing. Me and my roommates last year watched the series, and spent a lot of time looking at cute pictures of Benedict. :) But not in a creepy way of course.
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Laura Ingalls » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:23 am

I just got the first season from the library and really wanted to love it. However, we turned it off after about 15 minutes because of the language. :( *sigh* I wish they wouldn't put in unnecessary things like that! I want to know what those pills were... :- Somebody tell me. :x
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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby whittaker96 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:11 pm

Sherlock has some really amazing writing, and the Irene Adler one was SO GOOD, plus that Season 2 cliffhanger...and the actors and the characters and the modernization but still Sherlockian stuff...

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Re: BBC's "Sherlock" Series

Postby Smaug the Dragon » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:35 pm

I remember seeing this topic before. So what I want to know is why it isn't full of my effusive praise? :anxious:

Basically, Sherlock is my favourite tv show ever. I am a huge fan, ever since I watched all three episodes of season one in the space of 14 hours almost two years ago. I thought season one was brilliant, and then watched season two, and suddenly season one just wasn't that impressive anymore. The Reichenbach Fall was outstanding.

And that's without even mentioning how amazing Benedict is as Sherlock. :inlove:
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