Sherlock – High functioning sociopath – Do your research

I know Sherlock Season 2 as been out for a while now, but I don’t have cable or a TV that hooks up to any stations.  I have to rely on Hulu to watch my TV shows or I simply wait for them on DVD, which I did for Sherlock Season 2.

It was well worth the wait.

If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan and you have not seen or heard of the BBC Sherlock, than you’ve been really off your game and you should feel ashamed (well not really); but you are missing out on something amazing.

Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat are the brilliant writers/creaters behind this modernization of everyone’s favorite detective. Cleverly, they have taken concepts and mannerisms of the original Holmes and asked the all important question: “What would that look like today?”

The Baker Street Regulars become the homeless network.

Dr. Watson’s journals are a blog, which coincidentally is also how Sherlock and John get clients, through their followers.

Holmes’s addiction to smoking is transformed to a strange addiction to nicotine patches: “It’s a three patch problem.”

“Breathing is boring”

Holmes uses technology in the most practical and effective way. Texting, messaging, video conferencing…

Even Sherlock and John’s unconventional friendship is put to the test of modern sensibilities, as how would such comradeship and loyalty be misconstrued by today’s society.  John feels the weight of such scrutiny the most but it never shakes his trust or friendship.

The visual effects are catchy and the camera angles work to showcase the brilliance of Sherlock’s deductive reasoning without being obvious.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have excellent stage presence and chemistry, making every scene catch the nuance of the characters. This is perhaps one of my favorite scenes…

The smirk!  As they both realized the absurdity of Sherlock sitting there wrapped in nothing but a sheet in Buckingham palace!

I could go on but then I’d give away details and spoil all the fun of you discovering them for yourself.

So…if you haven’t seen Sherlock…go and watch it.

And if you’d like share with us your favorite scene or character in Sherlock, comment!

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About LizzyBeth

There is a Story inside of me that I must give a voice. I write so that imagination can take me to Faerie and I can catch a glimpse of the Otherworld and hopefully so will you.

Posted on May 25, 2012, in Humor, Lantern Hollow Press Authors, Movie Reviews, Rachel Burkholder and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Agreed wholeheartedly! I still have episode three waiting for me on my DVR, and I am anxiously anticipating my half day at work today where I can come home and watch it relatively uninterrupted. I am also anxiously awaiting the chemistry between these two actors as Bilbo and Smaug at the end of the year.

    • Indeed! They are great actors and the Hobbit is going to be amazing! 🙂
      Enjoy Sherlock, the last episode is fantastic…just like all the others!

    • Just to warn you, they’re splitting the story in two, and Smaug will not be apearing until the second hobbit film in 2013.

      • The Synopsis that I read said the first film would end with Bilbo burgling Smaug’s lair. I work in the film industry (in a minor capacity) but we typically get our information from the studio’s PR. That said, I don’t remember if I read that on an official release or just online.

  2. Thanks for the intro – will check it out – sounds like something I would be interested in

  3. My best friend flipped when I said I hadn’t seen Sherlock (I don’t have BBC, and I can’t watch videos online), so she made me watch season 1 with her. I work at a large bookstore that just happens to be carrying season 2. I told her and she flipped. I have a feeling we will be having a movie night here soon just so we can watch it. lol :3 Thanks for sharing some details of season 2 with us!! ❤

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