Sherlock Christmas Special

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Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby Clayface » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:42 pm

I sort of liked it, it went nowhere but was a major improvement on the Mawkish last series.
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Re: Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby geronimo » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:27 pm

I enjoyed it, the majority of online whining seems not to have done.
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Re: Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby --- » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:43 pm

Ditto on the 'enjoyed' - it was a Crimbo special; wtf to folks expect?
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Re: Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby Hastati » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:22 pm

I liked it except for the last 20 minutes. It was clearly for setting up some kind of storyline between Sherlock and Mycroft for the next series, whenever the fuck they get around to showing it in 2017.
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Re: Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby kawasaki » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:28 pm

Complete and utter bollocks. Watchable complete and utter bollocks with some good lines - "I'm an army doctor...", but still complete and utter bollocks.

I sort of got the impression Moffat meant to play it straight up Victoriana, got bored with that and thought "fuck it, it'll be on at Christmas so no cunt'll care anyway, bring on the stupid"
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Re: Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby Duff » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:01 pm

I loved it, really loved it. So many moments put a huge grin on my face, best thing on telly over Chrimbo for me.
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Re: Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby Levied Troop » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:50 am

Same here, thought it was really well done. Hugely enjoyable.

Moffat did drop a huge, deliberate, clue as to what was going on at the start though and that seemed a bit 'playing safe' in an otherwise bold little trick.
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Re: Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby Ace From Outer Space » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:36 am

I've not seen any of the new Sherlocks at all. I really should, almost eveyone rates it.

Jeremy Brett, now he was an awesome Sherlock...
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Re: Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby Clayface » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:04 pm

Ace From Outer Space wrote:I've not seen any of the new Sherlocks at all. I really should, almost eveyone rates it.


The first series was excellent.
series 2 was quite good
series 3 was unmitigated mawkish self indulgent tosh.

It reminded me very strongly of the new Dr Who.
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Re: Sherlock Christmas Special

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:10 pm

Ace From Outer Space wrote:Jeremy Brett, now he was an awesome Sherlock...


Yeah. Yeah, I think you're right. He did it well enough and consistently enough.
Basil Rathbone has always been a favourite Sherlock of mine, by Jeremy Brett is probably the wise choice.
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