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His Last Vow [Jan. 13th, 2014|02:14 pm]
Tony Grist
Weeeell....that was exciting and witty and clever- and very much better than episodes one and two. It also picked up on annoying things from those earlier episodes and made them a little less annoying. Also it was really cool to cast Rupert Murdoch as the villain.

But, I'm not really a fanboy. I don't invest enough in the characters. All this Sherlock loves John but John loves Mary business is plastered on too thickly for my taste. I want deduction, I want crime solving. I don't go to Sherlock Holmes for romance.

Finally, for all that it had me by the nose while I was watching, I find, now it's over, that my memory of it is melting like snow in an April thaw. There were guns and helicopters and betrayals and twists and turns but what did it contain of any substance? A lot of cynicism followed by a lot of sugar to take away the taste.

And sugar, as even the Department of Health is finally having to acknowledge, is bad for us.
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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2014-01-13 04:41 pm (UTC)
Why is it all modern interpretations of recent memory seem to want to:

1. Turn Irene Adler into a romantic interest for Holmes (which this version was/is guilty of) - I will be extremely disappointed if they bring her back in this version. Ugh.

2. Create romantic interest between Holmes and Watson (be it one-sided or not)?

I seriously do not get this. At all.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-01-13 06:11 pm (UTC)
Romance is largely missing from the original stories. It's something I like about them. Watson occasionally gets a little flustered around a female client but that's as far as it ever goes.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2014-01-13 07:23 pm (UTC)
Wants to make me hark back to the classic ITV serialization of the man as played by Jeremy Brett
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-01-13 08:54 pm (UTC)
Brett, for me, is the ultimate Holmes.
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