Sherlock

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  1. Takara_destron

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    Anybody in the UK just catch this on BBC 1? I thought it was excellent and am really looking forward to the next 2 episodes.
     
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    I missed the first hour but the last half was good.
     
  3. Optimus1986

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    I envy you guys across the pond. You get the good stuff weeks, sometimes months earlier than we in the states do. Hopefully I'll get to see it soon on BBC America, because it looks amazing.
     
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    Watson needs his mustache.
     
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    This.
     
  6. RabidYak

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    Can't say I had ever wondered what Sherlock Holmes would be like if was written like modern Doctor Who, but now I know.


    I don't know what your bitching about. We get the same wait for your stuff and its not like the BBC produce anything remotely in the same league as Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, True Blood etc..
     
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    I have it downloaded on the iplayer. Will watch it later.
     
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    I liked it a lot, loved that Mycroft is in it.

    If Matt Smith does quite as the doctor after next season I could totally see the new Homes filling his shoes very nicely.
     
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    It evens out. Some British stuff would just never be able to happen in the US.
     
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    Lots of rumours this morning are suggesting that he was in the frame for the job when tennant left
     
  11. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    It was alrightish. I always hate the "main character is soooo super talented at X" thing in TV shows though.
     
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    Obviously, but were lagging badly on high quality scripted drama thesedays thanks to declining market conditions for the commercial broadcasters and the programming policy at the BBC.
     
  13. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Just watched it there and I loved it !
     
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    I didn't realize it was going to be a modern take when I saw it posted, so I was a bit jolted at first, but I really got into it. It was well done IMHO and quite enjoyable. Looking forward to the next 2 parts and hope this can get a few more beyond that. You whacky Brits and your 3 episode series.

    Pfah. A good pirate site fixes that. That's how I saw it.
     
  15. DeathsHead

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    But...that's the whole point of Sherlock Holmes. Always has been since he first appeared in print in 1887.

    Anyway, I thought it was fucking brilliant. And I say that as someone who considers Jeremy Brett's Holmes to be the definitive, unbeatable performance.

    With that in mind it was a very sharp idea to move the story into modern day and neatly avoid too much comparison.
     
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    I finally got round to Iplayering this, and the above sums up my thoughts pretty much completely. I look forward to seeing where this goes.
     
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    Come to think about it, moving this into present day Britain was genius.

    That way they can constantly reuse most of the villians because they will all be out of prison before the next episode, assuming that they even go there in the first place.
     
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    Taped it and finally got a chance to see it today. Had been considering skipping it because my gran saw it the other night and said it was crap. She loves Sherlock Holmes and I think she was put off by the modern day setting.

    Anyways, I really enjoyed it. I liked how all the deductive reasoning got explained and the visual style of the show was pretty complimentary too. I was kinda disappointed with who the killer was though. And the last twenty minutes or so dragged somewhat and seemed to lack the polished skill of the earlier dialogue through the show. It almost felt like the writer had said 'Here's the killer' and then just charged headlong through the explanations to get to the end. If I was getting paid for every person I killed I'd be going hatstand in a crowded place with an uzi and racking up the numbers until plod came and put a hole in my skull. Obviously that wasn't the character of the killer and he was trying to take himself out as well at the same time while holding some delusion he was a genius, but... I dunno... the last chunk of it felt a little unsatisfying to me.
     
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    He was being paid by
    Moriarty
    to kill people in a way which would challenge Sherlock, so as
    Moriarty
    can have a gauge on Sherlocks deductive skills and intelligence, as he sees Sherlock as an adversary.
     

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