Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:59 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:33 PM
Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:42 AM
Seconded. The contrasts might be drawn a tad too sharply (for instance, Sherlock is definitely more attuned to John's needs than he lets on, but he's also incredibly manipulative, as in the Baskervilles episode--so he's not above exploiting his friends for their use-value if need be), but I think this interest in the complexity of human relationships is one of the things that sets Sherlock apart.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:43 AM
Yes, I agree. It is quite good and swiftly to the point. Having watched the episode several times (well all six actually) it plays out. I wonder what her thoughts are on Sherlock and Molly's relationship? In my view Molly is the most Christ-like in that she counts herself as nothing yet speaks her mind continually. In his greatest moment of crisis ("The Reichenbach Fall"), it is Molly that Sherlock turns to in order to save him from death and to make it possible later for him to "come back from the dead". We do not know how it was done, for we see Sherlock dead (or are supposed to) yet we know he is not and Molly is the key.
It's the best series to come along in a great while for crisp writing. I think Mark Gatiss (who plays Mycroft) is a genius.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:44 PM
I've been a fan of Gatiss for awhile. Also besides his contributions to Dr. Who, his work with The League of Gentleman was been exceptional. If you're unfamiliar with League of Gentleman, think Monty Python by way of Twin Peaks.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 08:59 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:06 PM
Yes! I was trying to come up with a 3rd reference point when I posted that. That's a good one.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:10 AM
My guesses would be:
the Giant Rat of Sumatra (a case for which the world is not yet prepared)
His Last Bow
Bit uncertain about "Wedding"; it could refer to Watson's wedding to Mary Morstan--and so indicate a riff on The Sign of Four or it could refer to something else--for instance, The Noble Bachelor My money's on the former, though.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:14 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:21 AM
There was a gap between the end of season 4 and the start of 5 from October 2010 to March 2012.
They also produce more than 3 episodes in a season, though.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:34 AM
True, but episodes aren't an hour and half long.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:14 PM
Sherlock may lose some US viewers, which admittedly make up a large portion, but I'll wager the Brits are quite used to hiatuses like this.
Don't we have some Brits here at A&F? Where's Matt? Haha.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:36 PM