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Sherlock – Season 2

Dear lordy this show is captivating. Moriarty is my favourite character ever AND yet I think Sherlock and Watson are also amazing. The cinematography, the setting, the score = all of this is wrapped up in an amazing show which is possibly one of the best things that has been on television in recent years.

This entire series hinged on the idea of fandom (which was appreciated!) and celebrity – Sherlock became a huge celebrity and bad things cascaded from there. The third/finale episode brought the battle between Moriarty and Sherlock to a climax and it was everything I wanted and more! Moriarty basically has set Sherlock up to take the fall as the bad guy and the entire media jumps on board. The only way out is to kill himself which led to the best.moment between Sherlock, Moriarty and Watson. Dear lordy, STILL can’t get over it.

Also: BAD bad Mycroft!

Of course I need to discuss things and feelings now, so SPOILER ALERT:

The twist that Moriarty killed himself was interesting. I hope he isn’t dead – every story needs a super awesome villain. And then if Sherlock was able to fake his death with Molly’s help (though how that happened I will NEVER understand!), then maybe Moriarty isn’t dead either (fake gun shot??). Sherlock killing himself so that Watson, Mrs Hudson and policeman live, was surprisingly touching.

Certainty I feel the most for Watson – he’s so sad and droopy. The phone call/suicide note was super sad and the interaction between these two protagonists was outstanding. Don’t even get me started on the befitting graveyard scene where Watson begged for a miracle. There may have been tears.  I guess Sherlock is holed up with Molly now. Oh la la.

Next… must watch all of season 3… If only there were more hours in the day …

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Sherlock – Season 1

Wow, how have Miz and TechSupport not found this show before now!! With all our normal shows on hiatus we tried out a few others and watched a few movies in our holiday mode. We decided to watch this given all the hype surround the third season which has just started… And boy did we like it!!

Sherlock is like a cross between The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Lie to Me, and all those CSI/Criminal Intent programmes. Benedict Cumberbatch is amazing. His cheekbones are made for this type of high-functioning-sociopath. His tall, slender walk, and slim fitted costuming with his mop of hair, just jump out of the screen and scream Holmes. He gets off on solving these crimes and in serial killers, seemingly to play mind games but not in the dooshbaggery may of Patrick Jane.

Watson and Sherlock play off each other so well don’t they? We were hooked before Sherlock made his speech about deductions to do with John after looking at his cell-phone.

We loved this 21st adaptation of one of the literary classics – smartphone and forensics, nicotine patches instead of pipe chain smoking, and the internet instead of libraries. Moriarty was excellent in the last episode and the craziness of the changing accent – GOLD. And oh the cliffhanger. I can see how viewers were irritated having to wait 2 years before the second series!