Sherlock (Moffat/Gatiss)

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  • HiddenAway 16 Jul 2010 14:45:26 14,923 posts
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    Starts Sunday 25th July 2010

    Trailer

    Could be good...

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  • StarchildHypocrethes 16 Jul 2010 14:48:27 26,144 posts
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    Bet it's not.

    /mutters something about nothing being sacred any more
  • glaeken 16 Jul 2010 14:50:38 11,226 posts
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    @HiddenAway That is some optimism you have there. A modern setting for Sherlock Holmes sounds rubbish to me.

    I fail to see how it differs from all the other modern crime drama's featuring quirky genuis's of varying types solving crimes. You could argue all of these quirky genuis crime fighter characters have their roots in Holmes anyway.
  • HiddenAway 16 Jul 2010 14:52:47 14,923 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    @HiddenAway That is some optimism you have there. A modern setting for Sherlock Holmes sounds rubbish to me.

    I fail to see how it differs from all the other modern crime drama's featuring quirky genuis's of varying types solving crimes. You could argue all of these quirky genuis crime fighter characters have their roots in Holmes anyway.

    I said "Could" ;-)

    It (of course) "Could" be rubbish as well, I can't deny that :p

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  • glaeken 16 Jul 2010 14:54:53 11,226 posts
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    Yeah but the way you wrote Could had a hopefully air about it so I just had to try and crush that spark of hope :)
  • Whizzo 16 Jul 2010 14:55:38 43,197 posts
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    Jekyll was good, hopefully this will be as well, plus Benedict Cumberbatch (his real name I assume as no-one would pick it as a stage name!?) is a pretty good actor for the lead.

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  • Deleted user 16 July 2010 14:56:51
    Damn, didn't realise this was set in a modern era.

    /avoids.
  • BinaryBob101 16 Jul 2010 15:27:38 23,563 posts
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    It's written by Moffat, has solid support from Martin Freeman, what's not to like there? It's more likely to be ok, than crap anyway.

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  • President_Weasel 16 Jul 2010 15:31:33 9,459 posts
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    Benedict Cumberbatch is always narrating things. Nature documentaries, slightly different nature documentaries, world's dammiest dams type documentaries... hopefully this will stop him stealing Sean Pertwee's rightful narrator spots.
  • M83J01P97 16 Jul 2010 18:13:55 6,672 posts
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    Well at least Guy Ritchie isn't involved. That's got to be worth something!
  • iokthemonkey 16 Jul 2010 18:28:03 4,664 posts
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    Any ideas how they rationalise the setting? Is it Holmes' great-grandson or is he frozen in time or is he just Holmes, but in modern times? (I can't watch the trailer, as it's region-locked...)

    EDIT: NM - it's on youtube. So it looks like they've just transplanted the stories to modern times (I assume Holmes giving the address may be him speaking to Watson and offering to share lodgings, if they're doing A Study in Scarlet.)

    http://that-figures.blogspot.com/

  • M83J01P97 16 Jul 2010 18:33:06 6,672 posts
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    It's just a version of Sherlock Holmes in the present day. No fancy sci-fi/fantasy stuff.
  • iokthemonkey 16 Jul 2010 18:37:15 4,664 posts
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    M83J01P97 wrote:
    It's just a version of Sherlock Holmes in the present day. No fancy sci-fi/fantasy stuff.

    Yeah, I figured that out once I got to see the trailer. Which is good in one sense, but I dunno how a modern Holmes would work - isn't it just CSI: London?

    http://that-figures.blogspot.com/

  • Login-Industry 16 Jul 2010 18:37:21 273 posts
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    Oh dear....

    Thought this was set in the classic traditional setting. Modern Holmes defeats the point, they're just trying to make it relevant to the widest possible market.

    Lowest common denominator for the win!
  • Ged42 25 Jul 2010 20:52:47 7,756 posts
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    It's on at 9pm tonight, if anyone is still interested.

    I'll give it a watch to see how Holmes' deductive skills do against modern forensics.
  • DUFFMAN5 25 Jul 2010 20:57:03 14,983 posts
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    No need to ever make Sherlock Holmes for tv again. Mr Jeremy Brett was Holmes, and I know my Holmes and ACD, so take my word.


    It was easier to know it than to explain why I know it. If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you might find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of the fact.

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 25 Jul 2010 21:22:34 10,861 posts
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    Pretty good so far!
  • matt6666 25 Jul 2010 21:53:36 2,620 posts
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    Yeah, not bad.
  • Deleted user 25 July 2010 21:58:29
    Much better than I thought. The lead actors are doing a good job. Not so sure about the cgi bits though
  • SmoothMartin 25 Jul 2010 22:28:10 858 posts
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    Mycroft as well. Good job.
  • dylman 25 Jul 2010 22:29:37 278 posts
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    Good stuff, call me impressed.
  • GrandpaUlrira 25 Jul 2010 22:33:59 3,753 posts
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    Thought it was a bit shit. Gatiss was terrible as Mycroft.
  • Ged42 25 Jul 2010 22:37:51 7,756 posts
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    That was better than I thought it would be, liked the acting and the deductive sequences. Glad it wasn't as dumbed down as I'd feared it would be.

    Suffered from the same over loud music problem as Doctor Who though and I've watched League of Gentlemen too many times to take Gattis seriously.
  • theguyfromspark 25 Jul 2010 22:39:05 106 posts
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    Did they explain how the guy always "won" the pill taking thing?
  • Whizzo 25 Jul 2010 22:39:22 43,197 posts
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    Well I thought that was excellent, I was under the impression it was only going to be 60 minutes but I'm very happy it was 90 so it's not rushed.

    A pretty perfect way to polish off the weekend's TV.

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  • TakeTheVeil 25 Jul 2010 22:39:37 5,058 posts
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    I thought that was actually pretty good. Bit too much CSI-styling but still good. Acting was surprisingly good too
  • Bremenacht 25 Jul 2010 22:39:39 18,761 posts
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    Thought it was excellent. Clever and playful. Freeman is a great choice of straight guy.

    Good enough to make me forget about the MotoGP! Bah.
  • Login-Industry 25 Jul 2010 22:39:58 273 posts
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    Yes, I've got to eat my words a little bit. Quite impressive. Not a patch on Brett, but not the failure I'd expected it to be.

  • Gambit1977 25 Jul 2010 22:46:11 10,202 posts
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    Excellent stuff. Really entertaining, good chemistry and some cracking dialogue.

    Also liked how we never found out about the pills, Holmes' pet hate! My assumption was both were poison and he'd built up a tolerance...

    Can't wait for next week :)
  • Alatair 25 Jul 2010 22:49:07 100 posts
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    They didn't condescend to the audience by making Holmes an easily likeable character which was appreciable; the peculiar strain of arrogance that character possesses was encapsulated well by his calling us all idiots. They also remained faithful to the novel (or was it periodical?) by following Watson mainly, as that of course was how the source material was narrated. This and "Luther" really are signs that the bbc does crime dramas better than anyone else.
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