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Old 2010-10-28, 00:33   Link #1
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Sherlock (2010 BBC/PBS series)

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This outstanding series just premiered on PBS last weekend; though the BBC showed it earlier this year.



If you live in the US and haven't already seen this example of how to take on a challenge like re-imagining Holmes and Watson for the 21st century and do it right, the PBS Masterpiece website will be streaming the episodes online; at least until people start buying the DVDs and/or Blurays, I guess.

(Sadly, despite WNED technically covering southern Ontario, the video doesn't play here in Canada...)


So, anyone else get a look at it; and if so, any thoughts?
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Old 2010-10-28, 17:19   Link #2
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PBS does give good "uncut" and "commercial free" shows from what I heard. But Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes is just...

(The video was very hard to upload here..)
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Old 2010-10-28, 17:21   Link #3
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Hmm. this actually looks uncharacteristically good for a BBC show. Seems promising, especially for a modern take on Sherlock Holmes. I may watch it eventually when I have the time.
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:48   Link #4
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While it certainly looks interesting, Basil Rathbone will always be my favorite Sherlock and IMO, no one can beat him.
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:53   Link #5
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Oh yes, I've seen this preview on television quite a few times. I'm not sure about it entirely because I haven't actually watched an episode, I just find it doesn't appeal to me much because I liked the '09 Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr.. I suppose I'll have to watch it sometime and find out.
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Old 2010-10-28, 23:54   Link #6
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Hmm, looks good, definitely up my ally...

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Hmm. this actually looks uncharacteristically good for a BBC show. Seems promising, especially for a modern take on Sherlock Holmes.
Then you should watch Idris Elba in "Luther" aswell...That show is gritty with style and intensity...Also not too shabby in the intellect department as the main character is somewhat of detective genius...
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Old 2010-10-29, 05:31   Link #7
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I heard good things about this show since it's written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

Yes, the writers of the new Doctor Who are behind Sherlock.

Expect good drama and unintentional HoYay in this show. LOL
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Old 2010-10-29, 08:26   Link #8
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The series was okay, quite enjoyable in fact.
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...the writers of the new Doctor Who are behind Sherlock.
I think that threatens as much as it promises . To me it did feel too much like a bunch of Steven Moffat's Dr. Who episodes, just without the Doctor. Not that I'd object to that if it was Dr. Who, it just felt too similar, and not so much something really new. The pacing and the directorial style only added to this. The last episode felt particularly clumsy probably because
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Basil Rathbone will always be my favorite Sherlock and IMO, no one can beat him.
I thought Benedict Cumberbatch's take on the character was okay, but it still failed to register as highly as previous offerings, despite the fact I like him as an actor (though mostly on the radio, heh). Aye, Basil Rathbone will always be considered one of the (and evidently for some the) best but for me Jeremy Brett's portrayal is more fondly remembered.
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Old 2010-10-29, 08:44   Link #9
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Aye, Basil Rathbone will always be considered one of the (and evidently for some the)
I'll never understand why...
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Old 2010-10-30, 18:16   Link #10
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It had aired before on the bbc, it was very good. Still have the episode and haven't watched them yet.
But no more episodes were made, they were specials after all not meant to be a steady weekly series if you ask me
However somewhere in the future we will see more 90 min specials of it
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-10925753
^old article is old
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Old 2010-10-30, 23:59   Link #11
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I'll never understand why...
Mostly because being "first" sets the tune... just like many still set Gregory Peck as the standard for Captain Ahab.
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Old 2010-10-31, 21:56   Link #12
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Aye, Basil Rathbone will always be considered one of the (and evidently for some the) best but for me Jeremy Brett's portrayal is more fondly remembered.
Brett comes in a close second for me

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I'll never understand why...
It really just depends on the person. When I read the books, Rathbone was the closest to how I pictured Holmes.
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Old 2010-11-10, 13:36   Link #13
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One thing I noticed from near the end of the third episode;

Spoiler for Dial M for... um... moderately spoilerish?:
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Old 2010-11-10, 13:44   Link #14
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I'm with NightWish in my regard for Brett's performance. I found Rathbone too hammy, though his performance fit well with Nigel Bruce's . Brett seemed to keep himself in check enough to make his Holmes believably human. Edward Hardwicke's Watson was equally impressive.

I avoided Downey's movie because the trailers made it seem overly silly and uncharacteristically violent. I might give this new series a try, though.
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Old 2011-04-18, 06:04   Link #15
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Oh god. lol I love how funny this South Korea TV ad is.



Such misleading advertisement. But still! Whoever done this musta been Sherlock/Watson shipper.
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Old 2011-04-18, 10:37   Link #16
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I thought it was pretty good, a lot of the characterization of Sherlock seemed to be too similar to The Doctor though.
Still a good show, too short though, looking forward to the next season.
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Old 2011-04-18, 12:04   Link #17
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What's up with those adverts? They look like they've come from the Sherlock x Watson fanbase deviantart page.
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Old 2011-04-18, 18:22   Link #18
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They can't possibly be real adverts for the show in South Korea, no fucking way. '_'
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Old 2012-01-20, 18:00   Link #19
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watch S1.

As Fan of original SH i must SQUEEE for this! pretty much the best SH thing i ever seen.

i prefer this compare to old one since this one is have more modern taste to me

but yeah it kinda feel doctor who-ish like Holmes is like doctor and Morriraty is basically the master

But still gotta love the sherlock scan

oh in case anybody miss it S3 is confirmed

https://twitter.com/#!/steven_moffat...80970130751488
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Old 2012-01-20, 18:59   Link #20
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Oh god. lol I love how funny this South Korea TV ad is.

Such misleading advertisement. But still! Whoever done this musta been Sherlock/Watson shipper.
*Squeals*

YES!

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What's up with those adverts? They look like they've come from the Sherlock x Watson fanbase deviantart page.
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They can't possibly be real adverts for the show in South Korea, no fucking way. '_'
They're the real ones. I checked with some people back in Korea
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