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Old February 9 2014, 07:09 AM   #241
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So that was Ben's real mom and dad in the last episode playing Sherlock/Mycroft's parents, right?

Yes! It's funny how "normal" they are portrayed. It must have been tempting to make them nutcases but I like the dichotomy better. Evidently Mother Holmes was the intellectual and I find it amusing that Father Holmes considers himself the "sane one!"
Who remembers Benedict's mom, Wanda Ventham, as Col. Virgina Lake in the 70's series UFO?
His band wants to know, "One of those hot women with the purple hair? They were the best reason to watch the show!". I liked the guys on the sub with the fishnet shirts, myself.
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Old February 9 2014, 12:41 PM   #242
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Cumberbatch is a good Holmes, and I like the show, for unlike Downey Jr's Holmes, this Holmes at least is similar to the original character. Downey Jr's Holmes was more like a parody of Holmes.
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Old February 10 2014, 10:16 AM   #243
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Yes! It's funny how "normal" they are portrayed. It must have been tempting to make them nutcases but I like the dichotomy better. Evidently Mother Holmes was the intellectual and I find it amusing that Father Holmes considers himself the "sane one!"
Who remembers Benedict's mom, Wanda Ventham, as Col. Virgina Lake in the 70's series UFO?
I do, for it was one of the shows I used to watch when I was a kid. I had the model Interceptor, too!
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Me too, in fact I still have it (well what's left of it anyway!)

Yes! It's funny how "normal" they are portrayed. It must have been tempting to make them nutcases but I like the dichotomy better. Evidently Mother Holmes was the intellectual and I find it amusing that Father Holmes considers himself the "sane one!"
Who remembers Benedict's mom, Wanda Ventham, as Col. Virgina Lake in the 70's series UFO?
His band wants to know, "One of those hot women with the purple hair? They were the best reason to watch the show!". I liked the guys on the sub with the fishnet shirts, myself.
No she wasn't one of the Moonbase girls, she was based at Headqurters.
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Old February 11 2014, 05:52 AM   #244
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No she wasn't one of the Moonbase girls, she was based at Headqurters.
Here are links to some pictures Wanda Ventham as Col Lake in UFO
http://ufoseries.com/publicity/detail.php?135
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Old April 16 2014, 12:54 AM   #245
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Finally got around to seeing it. I still love it, but yes, clearly more character centric than balance between investigative & character base. It's obvious that they would have to have spent more time than was efficient in explaining and/or addressing his return from death. That put a slant on how they'd have to do this series right from the get go. A burden that the other series didn't suffer. So it makes sense what they did, & how they did it.

The truth is though... that I like both aspects equally. So it didn't hurt it for me that they spent more time on the interpersonal stuff this time around. I loved it. These characters are both easy to watch & tough to keep up with. So you stay involved. At least I did, anyway

It was masterfully done & a real kick. It just makes me wish harder than ever before that they'd do more episodes in one group. That would've given them the room to balance it out with some more mystery & case busting

In my opinion though, they needed this. The characters have all gotten a serious infusion of backstory now, that invests us even more into them, & now, especially with the setup up for the next series, things can be more traditional in development
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Old April 16 2014, 04:55 AM   #246
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It's obvious that they would have to have spent more time than was efficient in explaining and/or addressing his return from death.
Is it? I'd think that explaining how he really faked his death would've taken less time than covering three or four different fake theories of how he did it.
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Old April 16 2014, 05:11 AM   #247
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It's obvious that they would have to have spent more time than was efficient in explaining and/or addressing his return from death.
Is it? I'd think that explaining how he really faked his death would've taken less time than covering three or four different fake theories of how he did it.
But that would only have explained it. Then there was still the need to address how it impacted everyone. So now you still have a large portion of episode one that needs to handle the issue of how the last series ended. It's so much of a time issue, that you should just embrace it as being a defining element of the entire 3rd series, & then have fun with it

Doing a quick explaining & then glossing over the impact in order to focus on some mystery plot would be an unrealistic way to approach the production, but embracing it as the foundation for the series & building from that may have changed the show's dynamic slightly for one series, but ultimately was still enjoyable & smartly made, and as I said gave some good character development that can hold us over so that next series can give us more of the balance that might have been unrealistic to attempt this time around
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Old April 17 2014, 02:12 PM   #248
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I adore this show; it gets better and better.
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Old July 2 2014, 05:15 PM   #249
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at 2:21 this afternoon the BBC announced 4 new episodes, a special to film in January and another series to film afterwards.
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Old July 2 2014, 06:34 PM   #250
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A special around Christmas 2015, so that means the three episodes to follow would be in 2016. It's like waiting for a "Star Trek" movie to come out.

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Old July 2 2014, 09:44 PM   #251
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Way too long a wait for me. This will be painful.
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Old July 2 2014, 09:45 PM   #252
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^Indeed. It is far too long.
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Old July 2 2014, 09:50 PM   #253
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It is way too long. However, the way everyone involved has been talking, I'm actually surprised an announcement has come this soon. These people seem to have rather conflicting schedules.

At least the wait between the special and the series will likely only be a year.
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Old July 2 2014, 10:24 PM   #254
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Don't worry, there will be plenty of Elementary to tide us over.
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Old July 2 2014, 11:38 PM   #255
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It is way too long. However, the way everyone involved has been talking, I'm actually surprised an announcement has come this soon. These people seem to have rather conflicting schedules.

At least the wait between the special and the series will likely only be a year.
At least we are getting and episode between the wait. I see the series as Columbo, you get a few movies / episodes when everyone has some time to do one or two for the next decades (hopefully!)
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