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Old April 3 2013, 04:00 PM   #16
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Well I liked that there wasn't much sexual tension between them, that makes a change and is one of the reasons I prefer Smith to Swalha (Neither is Maddie though).

Sarah alexander as his partner in more ways than one? I hope not, he needs someone spikier.
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Old April 3 2013, 04:08 PM   #17
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Well I liked that there wasn't much sexual tension between them, that makes a change and is one of the reasons I prefer Smith to Swalha (Neither is Maddie though).

Sarah alexander as his partner in more ways than one? I hope not, he needs someone spikier.
Sorry, I thought you meant Sarah Alexander. Yeah, it'll be a shame if Sheridan Smith can't make it back, she's only had the few specials to get to know her.
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Old April 3 2013, 04:17 PM   #18
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Yeah, I could live without Sarah Alexander!
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Old April 3 2013, 07:10 PM   #19
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Rather enjoyed it. The plot was ridiculous, even by Creek standards, especially the MI5 bit at the end, but the locked room mystery solution was clever; I especially liked how they showed you the answer (the piled towels) right at the beginning. I think it was reasonable that Jonathan would have moved on after all this time, I like that not every TV character exists in a sort of infinite episode of Cause and Effect where their life doesn't change at all. Of course, a cynic would say it is easier to use a generic house set that rebuild/recreate the windmill set, but no-one could call me a cynic
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Old April 3 2013, 07:18 PM   #20
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Rather enjoyed it. The plot was ridiculous, even by Creek standards, especially the MI5 bit at the end, but the locked room mystery solution was clever; I especially liked how they showed you the answer (the piled towels) right at the beginning. I think it was reasonable that Jonathan would have moved on after all this time, I like that not every TV character exists in a sort of infinite episode of Cause and Effect where their life doesn't change at all. Of course, a cynic would say it is easier to use a generic house set that rebuild/recreate the windmill set, but no-one could call me a cynic
The windmill is/was real but has been sold off in the last couple of years.
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Old April 4 2013, 06:39 AM   #21
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OK, finally got to see it. YAY! I loved all the classic JC elements, especially when he pulled the coat out of the closet. Yes, the MI5 bit at the end was a bit much but I really liked the locked room mystery. This time, I was totally off base. I knew the things in the closet were important but I couldn't figure out how. I was thinking he faked his death or something.

I really loved the humor in this episode; they got the tone just right. And Rik Mayall was AWESOME, rolling in and out of the scenes with such aplomb.

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It makes me long for the old Jonathan Creek even more.
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Old April 4 2013, 08:44 AM   #22
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Well they're working on 3 more, so you should get more within a year or so.

Yeah, the MI5 plot was just really odd with no real connection to the story.
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Old April 4 2013, 10:58 PM   #23
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Wo-hoo!

More Jonathan Creek is always good news. Any information yet on when they might air?
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Old April 5 2013, 08:32 AM   #24
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I believe they're filming later in the year, for Autumn/Winter 13/14 but Sheridan Smith is busy so may be delayed or we may lose Joey.
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Old April 5 2013, 03:40 PM   #25
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I enjoyed all the convolutedness. It was fun. I also like that he's moved on and married to a beautiful and unlikely choice of partner because as someone says, it gets rid of the tedious sexual tension that used to get dragged out and only really worked with Caroline Quentin. I've always liked the way he plays Jonathan with that slightly bewildered air overlayed with keen observation.
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Old June 4 2013, 12:39 PM   #26
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Well according to the Mirror Sheridan Smith won't be back so Sarah Alexander will be his companion...I mean assistant...I mean...you know!

Shame really, I liked Smith in this a lot, hopefully Alexander's character will be given more personality than she was in the Easter special.
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Old June 5 2013, 01:05 AM   #27
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I REALLY love Jonathan Creek. The new episodes can't get here fast enough.
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Well according to the Mirror Sheridan Smith won't be back so Sarah Alexander will be his companion...I mean assistant...I mean...you know!

Shame really, I liked Smith in this a lot, hopefully Alexander's character will be given more personality than she was in the Easter special.
Sheridan's career really seems to be taking off, so not surprising she couldn't make it back. Good for her but I hope they make something better of the wife.
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Old June 5 2013, 04:12 PM   #29
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Me, too. She's pretty bland. I wonder if Jonathan's marriage will last; they could have him divorce, lose his place in her father's company and have to find another way to make money.
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