“My companion flushed up with pleasure at my words, and the earnest way in which I uttered them. I had already observed that he was as sensitive to flattery on the score of his art as any girl could be of her beauty.”
– John Watson, A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Hello~! SF again. Welcome back to Sherlock Saturday! Just a quick note before we get started [since the recap part this week is filled with lots of super interesting stuff]: a quote graphic went up last week along with Dodo’s endorsement of the series. Please check it out!
This past week I caught up to some of the current drama offerings that I had originally put on hiatus when my real life took over several months ago. ‘Course, I didn’t have time to watch every single episode and instead opted to read online recaps for most of them, but I did get a general sense of where each drama (Rooftop Prince, Equator Man, King 2 Hearts) was heading. While I admit that I was entertained and even quite amused with each show, I couldn’t help but feel a sort of discontentment too.
“There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.”
– Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet
Although Endodo has already made the official announcement, please allow me to personally welcome you on our journey through the brilliant, manically artistic world that is Sherlock BBC, so… Welcome to the first ever Sherlock Saturday! I shall act as your main tour guide on our Continue reading →
My good friend and guest blogger Arwenposted about Sherlock last week and I decided to follow her with another post about this series. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been completely obsessed with anything to the point that I’ve started converting others to this crazy fandom. The last time I remember watching something this cracktastic was back in 2009, when I watched You’re Beautiful, the Korean drama starring Jang Geun Seok and Park Shin Hye. But if we must compare the two, BBC’s Sherlock’s a complete masterpiece whereas You’re Beautiful doesn’t even hold a candle in comparison on the crack-o-meter, and I haven’t seen anything of its equal since the Lord of the Rings trilogy (though perhaps Inception and Story of a Man comes close). Continue reading →
Welcome to 221B Baker Street. Where resides an individual “brilliant, aloof, and almost entirely lacking in social graces.”
If you have not yet seen the genius that is the Sherlock BBC series, your life is bereft of something you never would have thought was missing. I recently discovered this amazing show and have officially and irrevocably fallen in love. [Ok fine, that’s an understatement. “I’m positively addicted” would be much more accurate]
Why is it so wondrous? I would be terrible and say that you need to watch it for yourself, but I’m a nice person, so I won’t do that. Jk, the truth is, my limited eloquence only goes so far, and words simply cannot describe the sheer awesome of this show. But..to start, every single cast member, down to the comatose dog [oh wait, wrong Sherlock], executes his part with flawless finesse. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Andrew Scott incessantly impress me throughout the series. [And I can’t help it that Cumberbatch’s voice and eyes cause whatever resides in my chest to melt like chocolate on a hot day (summer’s approaching..not cool—no pun intended)]. Fun fact: Cumberbatch’s voice was what finally tipped the scale in convincing Endodo to watch the first episode. Continue reading →