Well, I couldn't wait til next week for the last installment, so I watched a downloaded copy of "Reichenbach Fall" last night. (Aside from not having to wait ... the download is actually better quality than PBS's screwed up aspect ration version). Wow! As excellent as the other 2 episodes in the seaon were, this one completely blew me away.
One thing struck me:
Spoilerthe fake death of Irene in episode 2.1 was strategically linked to Sherlock's fake death in this episode. Even though we know there's no way Sherlock is going to be actually killed off, I don't think they would have started this episode with the scene with Watson and his therapist if they hadn't already established that "dead is not always dead" in a previous episode.
And what an impressive performance by Martin Freeman throughout this episode. He's always excellent, but in this one he surpassed himself. Of course it helped that he had some superb material to work with.
And I'm loving the ongoing joke with the deerstalker. And with everyone assuming they're a couple.
Are there any differences between the US and UK episodes/DVD's?
I want to know which version to order.
Good, I thought that the US version might be "edited".
However, assurances were made that the DVD version was UK length.
I ordered the Region 2's because I couldn't wait (although I did watch it...somehow )
Mostly bummed because there isn't any commentary for R. Falls.
As for R. Falls - WOW!! So, so good, and Freeman is amazing.
So, here's the first footage for "Elementary".
Not sure what I think about it. I'm sure I'll watch the first couple of episodes. You really can't tell everything from the "pilot" episode.
I had already decided I would only watch if Jonny Lee Miller was allowed to have a British accent, so I guess I'm in
Why does it have to be Holmes and Watson? I think the series could have merit but just call them something else and say the main character has a Sherlock sensibility.
I watched all of season 1 on Netflix and then downloaded all of season 2 and I loved it! I was surprised because I'm not usually into mystery stories. I never watch Masterpiece Mystery. I've always shied away from Sherlock Holmes movies and shows because I always thought the stories would turn me off. However, this version is wonderful.
"If people are looking for guarantees, they should buy appliances at Sears and stay away from human relationships."~Prancer
The person I keep thinking about is Molly Hooper. What was that exchange all about with Sherlock in the lab? And Molly once thought Moriarty was her boyfriend. Of course he was posing as a coworker with an alias last season before Sherlock knew who Moriarty was (or at least what he looked like.) How has Molly survived Moriarty's evil? Was she just some insignifigant rube to Moriarity? Actually Sherlock treats her the same way. Just some thoughts...
Last night's episode was mind-blowing.
So much to think about: Mycroft's actions, the nature of friendship/trust, the lengths we will go to protect those we love.
I can't find the words to describe how heartrendingly great Martin Freeman was.
The wait for the next series will be excruciatingly long.
What makes Sherlock so good is that it wholeheartedly explores the nature of an emotional friendship between two men. We see lots of buddy stories and even some gay romance, but very little of this.
SpoilerHouse fakes his own death in the House finale
I thoroughly enjoyed Sherlock. Loved the season finale. I'm going to order season 1 from amazon. Thanks for the info on the UK vs US versions of the DVD.
Does anyone know the name of the actor who introduced the show? He looks so familiar but I just can't put a name on him. He has short dark hair an talked about the episode before they got to the thank you for contributing to PBS.
Somethings wrong with my PVR (grrr), but the actor who introduced the first two is Alan Cumming, and he now plays Eli Gold on "The Good Wife."
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13
I <3 Alan Cumming big-time. And PBS's decision to have him host/introduce Mystery almost makes up for them screwing up their aspect ratio.
Though it's very hard for me to decide between his Eli Gold persona ... and any situation where he speaks to me (yes, just me!) in his natural Perthshire brogue.
I guess it would have been just wrong from Eli to be Scottish ...