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Ilsa

(61,633 posts)
1. I watched it Monday morning.
Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:22 AM
Feb 2014

I was a bit shocked, but I suspect they had to move it beyond the original. It's a modern world where women have careers, too. I liked the twist. And Watson isn't the uninteresting character either.

narnian60

(3,510 posts)
2. Love this show.
Tue Feb 4, 2014, 08:51 AM
Feb 2014

Every week I am amazed that the writers continue to write such top notch episodes. I have been a Holmes fan since Basil Rathbone played the character and am also a huge fan of Jeremy Brett and his portrayal. Elementary never disappoints, and Cumberbatch has captured the essence of Holmes in the modern day. I think the writers are breathing new life into the original concept in a creative way that never fails to entertain.

X_Digger

(18,585 posts)
3. Which episode is this? The 3rd one of the season?
Tue Feb 4, 2014, 09:56 AM
Feb 2014

I cheated and watched it via other means a couple weeks ago.

I've been dying to talk about it since I saw it, but I don't want to spoil it if it hasn't aired in the US yet.

trublu992

(489 posts)
4. All three episodes have aired
Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:45 PM
Feb 2014

Are you English, what's up with three episodes qualifying as a season?

Is that customary for British TV shows. I know each episode is like an hour and half long but still.

Are you okay with Mary being pregnant? Children in Sherlock that's wired for me.

X_Digger

(18,585 posts)
5. No, I'm in the US, but I have friends in the UK who point me to where it can be *cough* acquired.
Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:53 PM
Feb 2014

I'm okay with Mary being pregnant, but..

Sherlock taking a gun to a guy's head? *BLAM*

Not out-thought. Not out-maneuvered. No trick up his sleeve. Just.. *BLAM*

That is soo not a sherlock-ish ending to that episode. Especially since having this season start with the elaborate set-up to fool Watson.

And the psycho-babble about Watson 'knowing' about Mary, somehow, deep down? The thing that I enjoy about the Sherlock mythology, is that on second viewing, all the clues are there. You can smack yourself for not identifying them, but- they're there.

This psycho-babble? Again, out of character. And no, I'm not being a purist, I just think this was.. too much of a stretch from the source.

Auggie

(30,940 posts)
6. Season three was certainly different than the first two, but that's okay ...
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 06:16 PM
Feb 2014

the writers are exploring and introducing new characters and the dynamics created therein. Happens in all series. Keeps it fresh.

X_Digger

(18,585 posts)
7. Well, I'd argue that it's not a Sherlock-ian take-off if there's no out-thinking.
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 06:41 PM
Feb 2014

Might as well make Sherlock a crime-solving pro-wrestler with a chimp as his sidekick, 'Watson'.

I'm still rather pissed, and I watched this episode two weeks before it aired in the US.

mandy36974

(29 posts)
8. Anybody see Sherlock last night
Thu Feb 13, 2014, 01:05 AM
Feb 2014

it wasn’t good at all. When you have to alter the entire way established characters would react just to achieve a plotline, you are pushing an agenda. And Martin should have resisted the urge to get his woman a job. Let me ask you this–in the show’s canon, what happened to the last person who pointed a gun at Sherlock, in John’s presence? Um, yeah…

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