Saturday, 4 February 2012
In series 2 Sherlock picks right back from where series 1 ended, with Sherlock Holmes and John Watson facing off against the finally revealed Jim Moriarty, one move away from all of them being blown up until something unexpected happens in one of the most hilarious but typical ways possible. Moriarty gets a phone call announced by the Bee Gees "Staying Alive" ring-tone and after threatening to skin the caller if they are lying (lying about what? the viewer doesn't know) cancels Sherlock and John's murder for the day. Switch scene and we have a very scantily clad Irene Adler, holding a riding crop, and entering a room with a woman strapped to a bed.
This year’s series was comprised of the three most popular Sherlock Holmes stories - A Scandal in Bohemia, The Hounds of the Baskervilles, and The Final Problem. Now I haven’t read any of the books yet but I have heard a bit about them, and internet forums are very useful places for gathering information so I had a basic understanding of what to expect.
Besides excellent storylines and solid acting my favourite part about this series is how much effort is invested in every detail of the show because it’s not just the characters and their story that makes this show such a treat but the dedication everyone has to make it the best. What I didn’t notice in the previous series until after listening to commentaries and watching extras is how (one) the writers LOVE Sherlock Holmes and (two) the creative camera work, art direction, soundtrack, and editing that goes into each episode that when you stop to think about the amount of time it must take to complete one episode they really are like, in the words of Martin Freeman, “three feature films” or in my words, three fantastic feature films.
Are you getting tired of my gushing yet? I don’t mean to sound like a fangirl or to get your hopes too high if you haven’t seen this show yet because I myself get wary of shows/books/movies that are incredibly popular because I don't want to be disappointed. But I also think if I love something that I think other people will also love then I should do my best to convince them to at least give it a try.
Have I convinced you yet?
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2012 by Sandy
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