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Sherlock
« on: January 04, 2012, 02:46:16 am »
Who has seen it and what do you think?

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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 06:17:20 am »
Fuck yeah Sherlock!

That is all.

But yeah, it's one of the best things on tv at the moment. Actually has a smart plot, well written characters and seems pretty faithful to the original works whilst remaining its own beast. Plus it's done by Stephen Moffat.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 01:27:55 pm »
I love the Holmes/Watson. Guy Ritchie's is almost a little too gay: they set Sherlock up as a flamboyant sort of person instead of the stoic he is in the books. This Sherlock is more asexual, and the constant ribbing at the fangirls is beautiful

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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 01:43:10 pm »
I'm still torn over which Holmes/Watson duo I prefer. Probably leaning a bit more to the films as I find Jude Law's Watson a bit snarkier and Robert Downey Jr is just a fantastic actor.

The films probably win out for me overall due to Game of Shadows having Lord/Saint/Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind/National Bloody Treasure Stephen Fry in.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 04:36:16 pm »
Best thing on the BBC since 'The Hour' - Cumberbatch and Freeman work perfectly as the best Holmes/Watson pairing apart from Brett/Hardwicke, the script zings like nobody's business and the camerawork is brilliant - the icing on the bun though is Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, makes the roll his own,and the Sherlock/Mycroft relationship is hilarious.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 07:19:17 pm »
Best thing on the BBC since 'The Hour' - Cumberbatch and Freeman work perfectly as the best Holmes/Watson pairing apart from Brett/Hardwicke, the script zings like nobody's business and the camerawork is brilliant - the icing on the bun though is Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, makes the roll his own,and the Sherlock/Mycroft relationship is hilarious.

It's brilliant, one of the best things to get done by the BBC for years.  After Spooks lost its steam, I thought all I had left was Dr Who, now I see the BBC going from strength to strength with this.  My hope is that it's the start of a welcome return of outstanding drama instead of the kak they produced in the '90's.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012, 11:32:39 am »
I enjoyed both movie and television versions.

Both pairings seem to have a good dynamic - perhaps I prefer the RDJ/JL for its sheer outrageousness, it certainly inserts some energy into the telling of the story.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012, 06:08:24 am »
Having said the above, last night's 'Hound of the Baskervilles' was a cracking (Cumberbatch/Freeman) reinterpretation.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 04:51:59 am »
The Reichenbach Fall is tomorrow.

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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 02:28:46 pm »
...I thought this thread was about Game of Shadows.

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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 06:49:39 pm »
...I thought this thread was about the movie.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 12:08:55 am »
HOLY FUCK THE REICHENBACH FALL. Wow. Holy shit.

Yes, I think it's safe to say I really love this show.

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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 02:22:24 am »
Yeah. Saw it. Reichenbach, I mean.




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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 08:53:41 am »
Moffat pre-second series: "There'll be a third series. If he survives."

Moffat post-second series: "Yes of course there's going to be a third series - it was commissioned at the same time as the second. Gotcha!"

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