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Sherlock
« on: January 11, 2011, 10:29:16 AM »


I apologize if there is already a thread, I looked for a half hour and didn't see it, so if this needs to be moved, please move it.  I know there are a lot of you that already love this show, I would've thought there'd be a thread for it.

I finally got around to watching the first two episodes of this last night with my family.  The pilot is amazing.  I'd rank it among the best TV pilots of the decade.  Its not as good as the Lost pilot but its not far behind it either.  I loved the use of graphical representations done to link the audience to Sherlock's mind as he's working out a problem.   I loved the performances, the photography, well everything.  Its a great show.  I think the second episode was a far less interesting story and mystery, but I like these characters so much that I didn't mind. 

I can't recommend this show enough and am really excited to watch the third episode later today.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 10:44:01 AM »
Oh man so glad you got into this. You're right, the second episode has a less interesting story/mystery, but then it's still very entertaining and the characters make it work. I also never liked stories about ancient Asian crime syndicates and that sort of thing. Eithe way, the first episode is fantastic and the third episode is a well. Biggest problem with the series is there are only three episodes and we have to wait till later this year to get more.

And just in case it wasn't already clear how good this show is, Martin Freeman only accepted the job playing Frodo in The Hobbit on the condition that they would work with him to fit more Sherlock into his schedule. It really is an awesome pairing or characters and Cumberbatch and Freeman are brilliant together.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 10:48:52 AM »
Yeah!

My family are all huge Sherlock fans, specifically Jeremy Brett's iteration.  Cumberbatch is a brilliant successor to my favorite version of Holmes.   They both have that incredible sense of whimsy and energy.  Brett will always be my favorite Holmes but Cumberbatch is making an incredible bid for #2.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 12:47:43 PM »
Jeremy Brett was definitely the quintessential Holmes. RIP.  :'(

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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 01:45:11 PM »
I finished Series 1 the other night and the third episode was solid, had some good stuff in it, but still wasn't as good as the first.  Also I felt that they revealed Moriarty too early, and found him more laughable and silly than menacing.  But, its early days.  Still, its the best new series of 2010 that I saw.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 02:10:46 PM »
I found the tale on Moriarty pretty wild and scary myself.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 02:22:52 PM »
My only complaint was that the season was way too short.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2011, 12:56:39 AM »
I just watched the first episode. That was freaking awesome. I loved everything about it. The Mycroft thing was pretty brilliant.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2011, 01:12:42 AM »
Ha, yes! That character twist was so great.
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Re: Sherlock
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2011, 11:27:22 AM »
Thought this might be interesting to fans of Sherlock- Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller starred in a production of Frankenstein directed by Danny Boyle at London's National Theatre as Dr. Frankenstein/the Monster, switching roles each night. A production of each was filmed and they're being shown at theaters around the country. They'll be showing in Chicago at the Music Box at the end of April/beginning of May, for example. Apparently it's fantastic. Check it out!

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