And now, we feel the need to review the experience just as we would a book read along. Here are a few questions we've asked each other with my responses.
What's your favorite thing about this show?
What's your least favorite thing?
There's not a whole lot to NOT like, but as in all mystery type stories, I don't really care about solving the actual crime, but this show makes the "how" interesting and very fun.
Let's talk more about the characters...
Sherlock... he's a strange boy he is. Very witty, of course and extremely observant, but harsh and a bit mean and wow, does he ever rub people the wrong way or what? I think there's some vulnerability down under there somewhere that maybe we'll see eventually. The actor has the most awesome voice ever, I love it.
Watson... he has some issues, does he not? A little jumpy, a little leery of everyone. Does he like Sherlock, or just tolerate him? Is he a little scared of him? I'm not sure, but I get that feeling anyway.
I think the last one. The middle one I watched while distracted, so maybe that was the problem there. I need to re-watch it or something. But that last one was crazy fun! (Should I know the name of it? Okay, looked it up... The Great Game.) Meeting Moriarty creeped me out big time! Wow, he was insane!
Do you like how the show is set in the present day?
Yes, I like it. I think it's really fun. Though I saw someone somewhere say that the first episode of the next season doesn't work so well in the present day, so I'm anxious to see if I agree or not. But it does give quite a different feel for it. I wonder what Mr. ACD would think?
Have you ever read the original novels? If so, how do you think the characters compare to those in the books? (And if you haven’t, does watching the spin-off shows and movies make you want to?)
I've read two of the original books... A Study in Scarlet (which I did not like) and Hound of the Baskervilles (which I liked.) I don't remember what I thought of the characters much from the books (it was probably more about the mystery and less about the characters) so I think these TV characters are much more fun and three dimensional.
What do you think of how while Sherlock is thinking words appear on the screen instead of the watcher being left in the dark.
I absolutely LOVE this! I think this is one of the best things they've thought of for this remake of the stories. It's so cool. The directing and special effects, and even the music, are all wonderful.
What do want to see in the second season?
I think Sherlock likes that nurse, yes? And he is going to give himself away before it's over! I want Watson to stand up to Sherlock a little more and gain some confidence. And like I said above, I want to see Sherlock show some vulnerability.
Bottom line: I'm loving this show! I can't wait to watch the next set of three, whenever they become available, or I find them online somewhere. I highly recommend this show to you all, especially if you love stuff the BBC does like I seem to be doing these days. I swear, anything they do will be amazing.
Oh, and P.S. Did you guys catch the blogger line? Because Watson is a blogger, and he asked Sherlock, "should I come too" and Sherlock says something like "yes, of course, what would I do without my blogger along?" That was great.
Be sure to check out Kailana's and Melissa's take on the show (links above.) Also, another awesome blogging buddy, L from omphaloskepis has been raving much about the show lately. And she's watched the second series too even.