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SHERLOCK

 

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Plot:

Early 21st century, London.  Afghanistan war veteran, James Watson, is spending days depressed in his flat.  The images of the war seemingly haunt him, driving him towards snapping or suicide. Watson's psychiatrist recommends him to do two things: Start a personal blog and find a room mate, so he doe snot spend most of his time alone, staring at the wall. The problem is however, that not many sane people will want a war veteran with not that clear of mental stability to be their roomate.  However within a day, Watson's acquintance notes him that he found a perfect candidate to share a flat with in the middle of London. Upon the first encounter his possible room mate comes off as excentric, arrogant, a bit unstable and very antisocial man.  Having shocked Watson with his skills of finding out everything about Watson from his outfit alone, the man introduces himself. He is Sherlock Holmes, a  bit crazy, sociopathic detective and the flat that they will be sharing is located on 221B Baker Street.  Sharing a flat with one of strangest and possibly most dangerous minds in human history, Watson's life is guaranteed to have a fair share of maccabre, strange, "impossible" cases the two will have to solve.  Soon after accepting the proposal to be Sherlock's flat mate, Watson is approached by a strange man with an umbrella...and the strange chain of events surrounding the greatest criminal mastermind of all times transpires.  Trailer 1 Trailer 2

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Pretty much best adaptation of SH books and character in the last decade or so. Having been disappointed with how utterly annoyingly shallow the sherlock holmes movies staring RDJR have been, this has been quite a pleasant surprise.  Cumberbatch's Sherlock is a brilliant borderline-sociopath who is very engaging to watch, L.Pulver's Irene Adler is BRILLIANT and the show is BRILLIANTLY directed and is quite suspenseful ride. Also it is pretty much touted as cinematography porn by the critics. Why? Oh well:

 

 

 

 

 

Currently there are total of two seasons out, each 3 episode long and it mostly covers and updates the ideas and cases from the SH books.  
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Floralovesgurlplz
I can't wait to watch this!! The movie sequel pissed me off killing off Irene ugh actually the sequel just overall sucked balls
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meh,  my biggest problem with the movies  was that they pretty much made RDjr's Sherlock Holmes into batman,complete with gadgets, martial arts and all other action stuff.

 

Sure Sherlock Holmes is someone profficient in combat, but  the movies pretty much only emphasize that.  He is solving stuff by bashing teeth and not minds.

Not to mention that the movies Moriarty has been uttelry disappointing and standard/generic.  

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Elenalovesspn

killing off Irene

Wow, thanks, Flora. o.o And I wanted to watch it.

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Floralovesgurlplz
Sorry I kind of figured you knew :( my beautiful otp He still solved minds in the Downey jr movies for me but the villains were suckish And I hated that pointless gypsy that followed them around
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Elenalovesspn

Irene x Sherlock nooooo D: I heard some critics saying that Sherlock Holmes 2 wasn't that complex and just Popcorn Kino.

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Elenalovesspn

Kino = CINEMA. My german's all over the place.

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both movies were popcorn flicks :)

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Halde

God why does every main character in shows that could be somewhat interesting have to be psychopathic, sociopathic or border on socipathy. Seriously create some real people for once-.- It almost comes off as a bad excuse from director or producer. Like "We don't want to write character with depth and high emotion, we write boring people so we have an excuse for them surviving the brainfuck they will eventually go through"-.- Now i haven't seen this, but when written that main character is sociopathic or psychopathic it is a fucking turnoff. . . Excluding Dexter that is. . . Although that is one of the main themes of the show so it's different.

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God why does every main character in shows that could be somewhat interesting have to be psychopathic, sociopathic or border on socipathy. 

Because SH of the books was?

Emotions, feelings, romantism, etc, for sherlock holmes are unneeded factors he throws away in favor of more needed factors like facts.  He has always been written as someone who has no regard to others around him and who only from time to time displays a genuine caring towards someone else.  

Like "We don't want to write character with depth and high emotion, we write boring people so we have an excuse for them surviving the brainfuck they will eventually go through" 

term sociopath does not cover just "someone who has no emotions" it also covers those who have limited emotions or are incapable of socially aceptable emotions or are limited to one or few ways to feel.  

A sociopath/psychopath is perfectly capable of being angry, afraid, scared, happy, etc. Its just that that happens not because of normal catalysts a normal person would.  Not to mention that there are thousands of degrees of sociopathy.  

It does not mean that they show no emotions at everything. It means that their brains are wired in different ways to understand interpret and show it.  

Angel/Angelus was a psychopath. Caleb was a psychopath. did that not make them interesting characters? Emily Thorne also is that to a certain degree, so was Nikita from LFN, so was Jarod from Pretender, so its Patrick Jane from Mentalist.

And that does not restrict them from being some of most emotionally enaging, complex and interesting characters

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