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17 August 2011 @ 12:07 am
Watched 'Sherlock'  
So I finally gave up on Doctor Who because the heart just was not there for me at all, and worse than hating what Steven Moffat did with the show, I simply didn't care. However, because it was a new show, and was co-created with Mark Gattis (he of my beloved "The Unquiet Dead"), I decided to watch Sherlock. I'm glad I did. I thought Moffat's episode -- not surprisingly with the least amount of heart -- was good, though. The second episode was not as strong, but the third one -- written by Gattis -- was wonderful. The whole final sequence just bowled me over, and that ending ... I may or may not have let out a squeal. Excellently done. I'm not obsessed or in love with it, so I'm not dying in anticipation for the the next series, but I will certainly be watching it.

Both Martin Freeman and (yes, the utterly delicious) Benedict Cumberbatch were excellent, and I think all in all the show has done a marvelous job of updating the Sherlock classic. :)
Myramidnightblack07 on August 17th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
oohh I've been meaning to watch Sherlock for a while now, been hearing nothing but good things and this may have just been the push I needed lol =p
Arabian: Arya Starkarabian on August 17th, 2011 06:14 am (UTC)
It's only 3 episodes (90 minutes each), so you should get through it quickly. :)
MV: Sherlock - rabbitsmrv3000 on August 17th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
Yay for Sherlock! That last scene is fab!
Arabian: Billie Piper_01arabian on August 17th, 2011 06:14 am (UTC)
It really, really, really was!
Cindy: ♥ Sherlock on the Couch ♥corpsebride05 on August 17th, 2011 04:53 am (UTC)

May I be the first to welcome you into the Sherlock fandom!

Do you have a tumblr? Lots of awesome Sherlock stuff on there!

I'm so glad you finally gave it a try! It's Brilliant!

I love the entire show and all the actors especially Mr. Cumberbatch!

He is utterly delicious! Brilliantly talented too!

I'm working my way through his work!

He is definitely one of the best actors in the history of cinema. The more I watch of him the more impressed I am.

Here he is in Inseparable. A ten minute British short film.


Prepare to be Cumberbatched! That's a verb now. It means to become a super fan. Fans are also referred to as Cumberbitches.

My tumblr and LJ are both mostly Benedict/Sherlock/Martin

Arabian: Bad Wolfarabian on August 17th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
Heh, I thought of you when I decided to watch it. Don't do Tumblr (probably never will). Cumberbatch is great, but I don't think I'll ever be an uber-fan. I'd be there already if I were going to be, but hey, more for you to enjoy. :)
Cindy: Sherlock in prayercorpsebride05 on August 17th, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)

Give it time! He'll win you over!

Also there's an unaired Sherlock pilot. It's a shorter and different A Study in Pink.

Tumblr is addictive!!! It's crazy over there!!!

The new season of Sherlock will be on PBS again and will air in 2012.

Three new episodes!!!

And there's talk of a third season!!!
Jamiemadjm on August 17th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
I just watched the first one a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I just haven't had time to watch the other two yet. I'm glad to know they're worth watching. :)
Arabian: Damon & Elena03arabian on August 18th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
I think you'll definitely enjoy theM (especially the third) then. :)
she was a work in progress.: captain becker - primevaldreamer_98 on August 18th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
I just got into Sherlock this summer. I like it a lot so far; it's clever and funny, and I love the dynamic between Sherlock and Watson (although I have to admit Watson is my favorite).
Arabian: TVarabian on August 18th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Watson is wonderful. I really enjoyed it. :)
eolivet on August 18th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Cool! I loved Sherlock (well...I saw Gatiss' ep first [the third one] and loved it, then watched Moffat's [which was utter genius -- I mean...plot-wise, I was bowled over] and the second one [which I thought dragged and was boring ;p ])

But I mean...good enough to win Best Drama at the BAFTAs and Best Movie/Miniseries at the TCAs (what? I'm not bitter, no... ;)
Arabian: One Angry Loganarabian on August 18th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
You know that DA didn't bowl me over, but I definitely agree it deserved it over Sherlock, but you know how mindlessly batty the Brit critics are over Moffat. Ugh!
Jude: sherlock bbc; sherlock's minddanceonstardust on August 19th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
mmmmmm Cumberbatch. LOL you know I showed my best friend a picture of him and she didn't think he was attractive then I went "Wait till you hear his voice." and I sent her a youtube link of him reading a kids story. She got all melty after that. LOL.

I'm similar to what you think. I love the show, it's great for me but I'm not impatient to see it again. I love me some Cumberbatch, NGL. But I'm just like you, not impatient to see the next series but will see it. I do love the fact that Freeman is Bilbo and Cumberbatch is Smaug for the Hobbit. My LOTRs nerd is squeeing. Haha.