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Sherlock

Postby ice nine » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:14 pm

Did anyone else see the new PBS series about Sherlock Holmes starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman? It is a nice present-day twist on their symbiotic relationship and the crimes they investigate.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/she ... batch.html
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Re: Sherlock

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:18 pm

I saw it when it was on in the UK.

I really enjoyed it. I thought both actors blended well and am looking forward to the next series.

Naturally the purists were up in arms but so what?

And isn't Benedict Cumberbatch a fabulous name?
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Re: Sherlock

Postby Jeremy Dylan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:01 pm

verbal gymnastics wrote:And isn't Benedict Cumberbatch a fabulous name?

Steve Moffatt is quoted as saying this is the first time Sherlock Holmes has been played by anyone with a sillier name.

I pretty much adored the first and third episodes. The second was a little more formulaic, but still fine. Cumberbatch and especially Freeman just nail Doyle's characters. This is probably the most faithful Holmes adaptation ever seen, outside of the recent Radio 4 adaptations.

I was a little disconcerted when I watched the first episode and found out that the conceit I'd written into my Holmes and Watson as 21st Century Oxbridge students radio script about Watson blogging accounts of their cases obviously wasn't as original as I'd thought.

Another Holmes adaptation that incorporates contemporary elements: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOj-Is2y ... r_embedded

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Re: Sherlock

Postby noiseradio » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:19 pm

So this is quite late to the party, but I've just finally seen the 1st series, and it's brilliant. And yes, Benedict Cumberbatch is my new standard in "stereotypically obvious British names". It would only be better if he was 2nd Earl of Chichester.
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Re: Sherlock

Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:31 pm

The second series has just finished in the UK and was fabulous.

This isn't a spoiler but the way the second series opened (following on from the end of the first series) was brilliant!

Wonderfully written, great lines, great humour. I'm missing it already. And it's a programme that Mrs VG loved as well so it's something we make sure we watch together.
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Re: Sherlock

Postby ReadyToHearTheWorst » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:31 am

Sherlock: "Having eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"
Watson: "What does that mean?"

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They have such fun with the original text. A joy to behold.
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Re: Sherlock

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:28 pm

The first episode of the second series has some incredibly funny moments from Dr Watson.

I would say that was my favourite episode from the first two series.
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Re: Sherlock

Postby ice nine » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:16 pm

Last night's opener was great. More humour then the other seasons. I was not too concerned with the how of Sherlock's supposed death. You know other people had to be involved in the cover-up and that there was trickery.

Benedict is a good actor. He was outstanding in Osage County and 12 Yrs A Slave. I would not be surprised to see him in the Bond role.
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Re: Sherlock

Postby verbal gymnastics » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:20 am

If you think the first episode was good wait until you've seen the second...
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Re: Sherlock

Postby ice nine » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:36 pm

It was a fantastic season. I am looking forward to seeing Moriarity's character come back. The actor who plays him is very exciting to watch.

I downloaded a reading of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer. A large part of the book is about how to construct a mind palace.
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