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26 July 2010 @ 10:52 am
I'm in shock. Look, I have a blanket.  
If you didn't catch Sherlock last night on BBC1, then you missed a helluva show.

Do whatever you can to catch it.

It really is the best thing I've seen on television for a long time.
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JGjgracio on July 26th, 2010 10:08 am (UTC)
Better than Dr. Who?
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dw//utopia master (JS) - mewhiskyinmind on July 26th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
Immediate reaction? Yeah, I think so.
Sentimental yet sardonicbooster17 on July 26th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
Was busy last night unfortunately, but did set the Plus box for it. Well worth catching up tonight then?
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on July 26th, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
Absolutely worth it!
koriliankorilian on July 26th, 2010 12:58 pm (UTC)
Really? I only saw the last ten minutes, but I intend to check it out. If it's half as good as the modern Jekyll show I'll be watching.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: music makes my private world go roundwhiskyinmind on July 26th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Definitely at least as good as Jekyll (which I also loved)!
Lilondinensa on July 26th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
I really liked Sherlock Holmes thought he was excellent, Watson grew on me through the show...I was less sold on the plot/story but definitely worth watching again.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on July 26th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)
I quite liked Watson from the start, there did seem to be a lot of waste going on with him, but remembering how bumblingly inept he used to be portrayed (haven't seen the recent film yet so I don't know how he's characterised in that) I thought this was actually quite a clever way to acknowledge that and move past it. He'll be a stronger character in the next two eps I think.

I did kinda feel there was ten minutes or so where it lagged into mediocrity (around the 1 hour mark) but it picked up again for me.

The one-liners were so sharp but not obviously forced and I can't wait to see if that standard can be kept up over the next three hours.

:)
snake eyes and deja vu: AI Tommy bitessorchasilver on July 26th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
It was awesome, wasn't it? *glees* Best part is, really I wasn't really expecting to like it that much. I was squeeing out loud at some points.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on July 28th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC)
I was dubious, but I saw BC on Something For The Weekend and he was so enthusiastic about it that I kinda relented a bit. So glad I did!
Sharonstopwatch_plz on July 26th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
>_<

I was too ill to watch it last night, and trying to d/l it from iPlayer comes up with the message "This content is only available to viewers in the UK" o_O

I mean, I know London is multi-cultural, but that's taking it a bit too far!! Will have to go hunt out a d/l link somewhere which is just crazy...!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstonewhiskyinmind on July 28th, 2010 09:11 am (UTC)
That's just... kinda nuts! Hope you've managed to grb it somewhere!
Saffiulla Karmanskarman on July 26th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Downloaded it from Usenet earlier, together with Top Gear and Leverage. Watched all three in a row. I must say, this has been one of the greatest tv watching evenings in a while.

The idea is brilliant and so is the execution. The actors, marvelous. At first, I was a bit skeptical about the actor playing Holmes but then I warmed up to him.

As for the R.B. Downey/Jude Law movie, you really should see it. It is another marvelous portrayal of the characters. I'd go so far as to say, there are many parallels between the movie and last night's episode.

Mentioning of Mycroft, the small glimpses of Moriarty's hand (figuratively and physically), the total boredom at not having anything to do....

As for Law's Watson, he keeps the limp throughout the movie, but is not bumbling at all. After all, he's a military man and a doctor. Of course, most doctors don't usually beat bad guys into submission, to, presumably give them medical help after. At least, I assume he did, although it's never stated in the movie.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: annie hall//forgot my mantra - mewhiskyinmind on July 28th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Benedict Cumberbatch (the guy playing Holmes) had been on a show I watch on Sunday morning called Something For The Weekend - it's a kinda chat show with recipes on BBC2, perfect Sunday morning programming, plus the presenter is one of the few people in the world who agrees with me that coriander/cilantro tastes like soap... - so I'd kinda warmed to him before the show started.

I absolutely loved this show, it was so cleverly done!

I will watch the movie, there's no cinema near me and downloading/streaming's a bit hit and miss for me latelt. It's definitely on my 'must see' list!
iyalode: Art : Girl Big Glassesiyalode on July 27th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
Loved it. The dialogue was to die for. Win!
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: Indy funny - Callie_Girlwhiskyinmind on July 28th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
"I'm not a psychopath. I'm a high functioning sociopath. Do your research!"

Hee!