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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:48 pm

I don't know how this hasn't come up before, but is anyone else a fan of the BBC's Sherlock? I'm going to see the theatrical release of The Abominable Bride tonight, and I'm really looking forward to is.
I think it's odd that this one is set in the Victorian era, but we'll see... More after tonight.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:11 pm

I'm afraid that the nature of this particular episode is such that I can't really discuss it on here until you've seen it. But yes, I too am a fan. In case he doesn't see this thread, so is Tony, who describes Benedict Cumberbatch as "well fit," "dreamy" and "a total sexpot."*






*I may have made this last bit up.
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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:04 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I'm afraid that the nature of this particular episode is such that I can't really discuss it on here until you've seen it. But yes, I too am a fan. In case he doesn't see this thread, so is Tony, who describes Benedict Cumberbatch as "well fit," "dreamy" and "a total sexpot."*

I'm not touching that last part.

I did see it last night, and I think I'm a bit disappointed. I'm going to spoiler the rest of this.

Spoiler:
I think it was too showy, in that I think Moffat was showing off how cool things were. Which I wouldn't normally have issue watching, but since I saw it in the theater there was a segment where he went on and on about it, and I think that sort-of carried over into the show. It was interesting, and fun that this was Sherlock's imagination (of a sort), and I didn't hate it. I just think it was too much show and too little substance. The entire thing took place in his head, in a few minutes, all to figure out that Moriarty IS dead. Yeah, no. Some funny parts, some interesting pieces (him imagining Mycroft eating himself to death), but a bit too much for my tastes.
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Re: BBC Sherlock

Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:36 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
Spoiler:
I think it was too showy, in that I think Moffat was showing off how cool things were. Which I wouldn't normally have issue watching, but since I saw it in the theater there was a segment where he went on and on about it

Spoiler:
I'll bet he did Very Happy

Mbast1 wrote:
Spoiler:
The entire thing took place in his head, in a few minutes, all to figure out that Moriarty IS dead. Yeah, no.

Spoiler:
I've seen it summarised as "Sherlock gets off a plane and into a car," and "A man explains feminism to a room full of women."
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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:31 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:

Spoiler:
I've seen it summarised as "Sherlock gets off a plane and into a car," and "A man explains feminism to a room full of women."

I took my niece with me (along with my gf) and she looked at me when it was clear WHO Mycroft meant when he said they should win. She doesn't like Moffat, but who knows, maybe Gatiss wrote that part?

Still, disappointed. But I thought season 3 was kind of off, anyway. Loved the wedding, but the last episode was just bad. I thought.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:04 pm

Basically, the series has become lost in its mind palaces, like we've gotten lost in our spoiler tags. It needs to start focusing on actual, real, physical things. Like, just dial down the airy-fairy cleverness a bit, so that there's enough real-world stuff going on too.
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:48 pm

I tend to agree. I thought it was well done, in itself, and I have yet to see Benzedrine Bandersnatch put in a poor performance, but there was basically no plot there.
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Re: BBC Sherlock

Post by Mbast1 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:11 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Basically, the series has become lost in its mind palaces, like we've gotten lost in our spoiler tags. It needs to start focusing on actual, real, physical things.

Agreed. I think the first season is fantastic, the second less so but still really good (especially the first episode), but I was disappointed by the 3rd. I can only hope this coming season is better.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:22 pm

If they have any sense they will get back to what Mike correctly calls the "fantastic" spirit of the first season, and spend less time ****ing about in mind palaces. IMAO.
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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:38 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:If they have any sense they will get back to what Mike correctly calls the "fantastic" spirit of the first season, and spend less time ****ing  about in mind palaces. IMAO.

I might add that I LOVED the 4th season. Did anyone else watch, and get the impression that they're done making them?
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Post by tony ingram on Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:49 pm

Yep, I think that's probably it. For one thing, unless Cumberbatch's star starts to wane, I think he's probably past needing Sherlock.
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Re: BBC Sherlock

Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:08 am

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Lucy McGough wrote:I might add that I LOVED the 4th season. Did anyone else watch, and get the impression that they're done making them?

I did get that impression. I'm afraid I thought the 4th season was rubbish. Jumped the shark so hard it went into orbit. Self-congratulatory drivel. "Look at us, we're the world-famous show Sherlock!" Watson acted out of character.

This about sums it up for me: http://newsthump.com/2017/01/16/missing-persons-case-opened-after-sherlock-writer-vanishes-up-his-own-arse/
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