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- Jan 19, 2014
- Reaction score
It was good, but I won't it. It's been hit and miss after the second series.
Quite. Sherlock isn't an action hero. He's an uncommonly good detective. That is and was what made him fascinating."But whatever you do, don't make the story so far up its own arse it's looking out of its own mouth"
Shit on toast, a parade of re-heated ideas from other people who all did it better. When you could replace Holmes with another character and the story is more or less the same, you've kind of missed what made the original stories so good. It's like watching an episode of Columbo where he slides across the bonnet of his Peugeot, leaps behind the wheel before screeching after the murderer, catches him, blows away two bodyguards, says "Just one more thing" and bitch slaps him.
This show hasn't just jumped the shark, it's somersaulted onto it's back, ridden it back to the beach and bought it fecking breakfast.
Sure, but you could have some new stories while still keeping the characters and the basic premise of the show.Anyway, I'd rather it wasn't just a rehash of the all the versions that have gone before.
The ending, which gave the impression of being hastily contrived and designed for the lowest common denominator, spoilt an interesting premise. Good telly, given the complete bollocks most of the rest is, but I enjoyed Endeavour rather more.The ending was a slight cop-out, but still good telly.
It is physically impossible for me to agree with this any more than I already do! Team Morse!!!!but I enjoyed Endeavour rather more.
I'm very annoyed to have deliberately switched over after an hour of Endeavour to watch Sherlock. As has been mentioned, it was like a teen-friendly mashup of Saw and the Crystal Maze. Part of me did enjoy it, but the whole tone was so far off what I feel Sherlock should be that I felt quite cheated.Good telly, given the complete bollocks most of the rest is, but I enjoyed Endeavour rather more.
I initially thought he was Sherlock's twin ("they always stop after three", "it's never twins" etc.), but wouldn't Mycroft or their parents have mentioned another dead child?Redbeard wasn't a dog, was he, but another brother who Sherlock played with to the exclusion of Urethrus.
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017...ry-of-sherlocks-redbeard-is-finally-explainedSherlock’s beloved Irish Setter – the childhood pet that represented the happy place he retreated to in times of stress – was not a dog at all, but a little boy, his six year old friend Victor Trevor (a call back to the original Sherlock Holmes stories in which Victor Trevor is revealed to be an old college friend of Holmes’s).
Inspired by his ginger hair, Redbeard was Victor’s nickname when they had played pirates together, with Sherlock known as Yellowbeard.
As for the motion detection grenade, what if the dog had been in the room? Or anything else like one of Holmes' experiments that could be moving?When a hand grenade flys into the room, he has to ask Mycroft what it is. That's a line for Watson surely?
And another thing...Mycroft and Holmes were talking about minimising casualties from the grenade by waiting for Mrs. Hudson to be at the back of the house and also mentionening that the café was closed.As for the motion detection grenade, what if the dog had been in the room? Or anything else like one of Holmes' experiments that could be moving?
That would have been the end of it right there. Boom. The whole thing blows apart before sister gets to play her games.
The gimmick overcomes reason and that's the main problem for this show.
Bobby in the shower.And another thing...Mycroft and Holmes were talking about minimising casualties from the grenade by waiting for Mrs. Hudson to be at the back of the house and also mentionening that the café was closed.
After the explosion we see that it has blackened the wallpaper and burnt the furniture. Not a whiff of structural damage at all nor even a sprained ankle from throwing themselves out of a second storey window onto the street below.
The idea of this whole series being a dream seems more and more pleasing if it goes some way to explaining the weirdness of these 3 episodes.