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25 May 2013 @ 08:58 am
Aw, Sherlock.  

We watched an ENTIRE SEASON of TV this week! Because it was 2nd season Sherlock, which is only 3 episodes. :)

The very end of The Reichenbach Fall, although I’d seen it quoted roughly a million times already, was still very effective. In fact, the whole episode was. Somehow I spent at least half of it with my knees pulled up and my hands over my mouth, despite obviously knowing how it was going to end.

I will never be able to watch Cumberbatch as Sherlock again without thinking “Oh, you with the cheekbones and the collar!” Which isn’t the line (nor is it from The Reichenbach Fall, but nevermind that), but it’s the gist of it anyway and it’s giggle-worthy true.

It was about halfway through A Scandal in Belgravia that I finally became converted to the idea of Benedict Cumberbatch as utterly swoonable. Perhaps I’d hit the saturation threshhold necessary, after Into Darkness immediately followed by A Scandal in Belgravia, but the Moment Itself was when Sherlock returns home to discover that the [redacted] has [redacted] poor [redacted]. The transition from curiosity to deduction to utter rage all without discernable change of expression was O.M.G. *ded*

(I really can’t suss Sherlock. I can’t decide if he’s really the high-functioning sociopath he claims to be, or if actually he feels things so deeply he uses his intellect to belittle everything in order to protect himself. Presumably the latter, but of course, part of the charm of the character is that nobody can tell which it is.)

All of which leads me directly into remembering Laura Anne saying, “Cumberbatch stole every scene he was in, in Star Trek, which makes you appreciate just how good Martin Freeman is, that he doesn’t let Cumberbatch do that in Sherlock.” Yes yes yes. It’s so much less flashy a role, but she’s so right. And he just tore me apart in The Reichenbach Fall. Waugh!

I’m now hopping for series 3. :)

(p.s. hm. how do i have no sherlock icons? *fixes that*)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Dan/Дмитрий: The Sign at the End of the Universeicedrake on May 25th, 2013 09:43 am (UTC)
I come bearing good tidings :)

Oh, and according to that link, both Cumberbatch and Freeman have signed on for series 4!

http://screenrant.com/sherlock-season-3-premiere-spoilers-fall-2013/ (as per the URL, the content is somewhat spoilersome)
kit: fanboy_sherlock_angelmizkit on May 25th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oh cool, I'll pretty much take as many seasons of Sherlock as they're willing to give me :)
Dan/Дмитрийicedrake on May 25th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Right there with ya :)
Dayle DermatisDayle Dermatis on May 25th, 2013 09:43 am (UTC)
The other perfect moment for me in A Scandal in Belgravia is at the beginning where he's flopping around on the sofa, then stands and steps onto and over the coffee table. It's all so incredibly graceful and beautiful, even as you sense his coiled frustration.
kit: fanboy_sherlock_fallingmizkit on May 25th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
It is *entirely possible* that I need to start with s1 and watch all the way through to the end of s2 again. Immediately. And possibly again before s3 airs this November. :)
No Xtink is Xtink.: joyeuxgoingferal on May 26th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
Gahh. Me too. Just. Yes.
Laura Anne Gilman: oh fucksuricattus on May 25th, 2013 11:05 am (UTC)
My headcannon is that he Feels Deeply, but was raised by fucking wolves and so has no idea how to actually manage Feels except by belittling them.

Of course, I also suspect that it's Watson and his adrenaline-junkie ways who is more at risk for getting bored with solving crimes and moving on to committing them....

Edited at 2013-05-25 11:10 am (UTC)
Dan/Дмитрий: The Sign at the End of the Universeicedrake on May 25th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
It occurs to me that I don't recall in any of the stories* anything* at all being said about Holmes' parents. Is this my memory being foggy, or the actual state of affairs?
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on May 25th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
I believe there were inferences made about his background but not specifically his parents. However, when you consider the evidence of Mycroft...
kit: fanboy_sherlock_fallingmizkit on May 25th, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
In my own personal headcanon it's clear that Mycroft raised Sherlock, and did an utterly shit job of it, and yet at the same time obviously did the best job he possibly could have.

I have no idea, of course, whether this is in any way true, but it's *my* headcanon. :)
Laura Anne Gilman: oh fucksuricattus on May 25th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
yes but then there are those references to Mummy...
kitmizkit on May 25th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
Mummy may have existed, but I'm not sure that actually counters my headcanon in any meaningful way. :)
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on May 25th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
Nothing to add, just sharing the love :-)

And looking forward to seeing BC in Star Trek on Tuesday. I saw him on a recent chat show (Graham Norton, I think, who always has the best guests) and he was just lovely, although his hair...er, no gel, sweetie, please.
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on May 25th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
he had me at "recently returned from Afghanistan" ...
kitmizkit on May 25th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
That bit was awesome. I'm not even an ACD fan and I knew that piece of information, so I was like BOO YEAH GOOD JOB GUYS
?elsceetaria on May 25th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
Sherlock had be at the beginning because yeah.

I believe that he feels strongly.
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kit: fanboy_sherlock_fallingmizkit on May 26th, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
Y'know, I don't think he /is/ handsome, actually. He's not ugly, but at best he's interesting-looking, to my eyes. But he's extremely talented, intelligent and charming, which makes almost anyone attractive. I never woulda kicked him outta bed for eating cookies, but it wasn't until Scandal that I fell into finding him rawr. :)