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Old September 30 2013, 06:27 PM   #136
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^Gasp! Have they no respect for canon? Next they'll make Watson a woman or something!
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Old September 30 2013, 06:48 PM   #137
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They wouldn't dare !

You'll be telling me Watson's a damned foreigner next...
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Old September 30 2013, 06:57 PM   #138
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^I did note that Holmes never said his abode was 221B Baker Street -- just "221B."
Good catch . Will look out for that on rewatch. The location stuff doesn't personally bother me. More amusing, and am used to a certain crazy artistic licence in this city. Am curious whether there'll be other London eps though, or whether that's a one-off.
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Old September 30 2013, 07:04 PM   #139
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The location stuff doesn't personally bother me. More amusing, and am used to a certain crazy artistic licence in this city.
It's not uncommon to favor a scenic location over geographic accuracy. In Continuum, a show that's actually set in Vancouver as well as filmed there, the famous Vancouver Public Library is used to represent the exterior of the city's police headquarters.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:20 PM   #140
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The location stuff doesn't personally bother me. More amusing, and am used to a certain crazy artistic licence in this city.
It's not uncommon to favor a scenic location over geographic accuracy. In Continuum, a show that's actually set in Vancouver as well as filmed there, the famous Vancouver Public Library is used to represent the exterior of the city's police headquarters.
In Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, Robin lands at the White Cliffs of Dover with 'We'll be in Nottingham by nightfall'.

That's not bad going - it's 215 miles !
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Old October 1 2013, 01:15 AM   #141
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They were on really fast horses.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:52 AM   #142
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House lived at 221B Baker St., just not in London.
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Old October 1 2013, 08:02 AM   #143
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The location stuff doesn't personally bother me. More amusing, and am used to a certain crazy artistic licence in this city.
It's not uncommon to favor a scenic location over geographic accuracy. In Continuum, a show that's actually set in Vancouver as well as filmed there, the famous Vancouver Public Library is used to represent the exterior of the city's police headquarters.
In Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, Robin lands at the White Cliffs of Dover with 'We'll be in Nottingham by nightfall'.

That's not bad going - it's 215 miles !
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They were on really fast horses.
And he took that left turn at Albuquerque.
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Old October 18 2013, 05:44 PM   #144
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"Poison Pen."

I liked it. I liked Holmes' relationship with his teenage pen pal.

But I hated the ending. Except...

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Old October 18 2013, 06:11 PM   #145
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Quite an effective and clever episode, yes.


I was quite pleased to hear them acknowledging school bullying as a form of child abuse. I'm glad we're outgrowing the tendency to think of bullying as a normal and acceptable part of growing up -- although I wish society had figured that out soon enough to do me some good.
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Old October 19 2013, 02:21 AM   #146
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I continue to be impressed with the evolution of Watson as a character on this show. When they first started last year I expected her to be acting in her sober companion role for quite a while. See I'm used to these types of shows to keep their characters in a static orbit for quite a long time.

So to see her grow as a character like this is really endearing me to the show quite a bit.

And was it just me, or is Watson writing about Holmes a nod to the books and how they were told from "his" perspective?
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Old October 19 2013, 03:09 AM   #147
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And was it just me, or is Watson writing about Holmes a nod to the books and how they were told from "his" perspective?
No doubt. I was wondering if they'd ever get around to that. (Sherlock updates it by having Watson be a blogger.)
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Old October 19 2013, 08:30 PM   #148
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I agree about Watson's growth, really making her a well rounded character. However the biggest part of this is Lucy Liu's growth as an actor. She is so fantastic in this, she's able to keep up and hold her own with Johnny Lee Miller.
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Old October 21 2013, 05:05 PM   #149
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Really enjoyed last two episodes. Nice to see Watson grow as a character. But what really struck/impressed me in Poison Pen was Miller's acting, especially in the two-hander scenes with the 'poisoner'.
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Old November 15 2013, 07:12 AM   #150
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Oh shit y'all! Did you see tonight's episode? Things got interesting towards the end there...
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