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#1 Melange

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:33 AM

As far as I know, it hasn't made an appearance in the U.S yet

But I enjoyed every Episode of the 3 Episode pilot of this. What also stood out was the music, some of which was gripping. Plenty of lietmotif. Last night, Holmes was sitting around bored waiting for a case, and when he picked up the phone, his 'theme' as such began to play . And the finale of last night's one had gripping music. Decided to finally see who had composed the music, and apparently it is David Arnold and Michael Price. The 3 episodes are on BBC Iplayer if you're in Britain and missed the three episodes.

I hope they make more, and I hear it has been very successful so I would think we will see more. I think the casting was superb. It was one of those ideas that right away I interestingly thought - "Yeah, that will work" when the premise was a modern day version of Holmes and Watson. Here is the basic intro theme, but clever variations of this appear through the episodes in a more orchestral form. Unfortunatley there are no example of its music, to share yet. Although I'll try and grab some from Iplayer sometime.



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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:11 PM

I think I read the second series has been commissioned.....goood job too!! Loved the way the Conan Doyle stories were woven in - some more subtle than others.....felt the second episode dragged a bit, but the third made up for it big-time....

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:23 PM

Yeah I've been hearing good things about this show. As I'm sure people here know, theres more ways than one to catch it if you're outside the UK :)

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:27 PM

Absolutely brilliant! What a fantastic way to end the series. Benedict Cumberbatch for The Doctor, please.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:38 PM

Fabulous show. Truly impressed.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:08 PM

Me too. My favourite series of the moment, definitely; too bad it's already over. Good news, if true, that they commissioned more!
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

Absolutely brilliant! What a fantastic way to end the series. Benedict Cumberbatch for The Doctor, please.


He was offered the job but turned it down.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:06 PM


Absolutely brilliant! What a fantastic way to end the series. Benedict Cumberbatch for The Doctor, please.


He was offered the job but turned it down.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:44 PM

Thank god he's not wasted on some silly British series about some Dr What!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:10 PM

US broadcast of this is supposed to start on PBS stations October 24. I can't wait.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 09:18 PM

Absolutely brilliant! What a fantastic way to end the series. Benedict Cumberbatch for The Doctor, please.


I'd say he'd actually make the perfect Master.

But yes, this was three brilliant episodes of television.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:58 AM

Thank god he's not wasted on some silly British series about some Dr What!


Get thee to a nunnery, now!

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:41 AM

Benedict Cumberbatch makes Sociopathy look cool :lol:

His cunning Cat like eyes are perfect for the character.

And the music certainly has a Bourne edge to it at times (which is why I love it)

Below are a couple of 30 second clips of music (plays online) from it, for ya (temporary titles,given by me)

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:47 AM

Benedict Cumberbatch makes Sociopathy look cool.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:49 AM

I'm going to try and watch this again, I got put off by the words coming out of cellphones. I will say Moffat is the person that has made the newer Who's watchable.
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:55 AM

Please believe me, Melange; it isn't...


Yes, but his character can make it appear so ......until described :lol:

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:04 PM

Told you. Take it from someone who knows.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:05 PM

Your Good Self? Or someone in the family?

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 12:16 PM

Neither (chuckles). I am a psychiatric nurse, and have nursed some sociopaths in my time.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:50 PM

Some news here - http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-10925753 - so the gang will be back....

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:43 PM

I first heard about this when David Arnold started twittering about it (later Neil Gaiman mentioned it, too). It's Moffat, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:37 PM

Neither (chuckles). I am a psychiatric nurse, and have nursed some sociopaths in my time.


Did they manage to charm, then manipulate and exploit you for their own ends without remorse? :)

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 08:06 AM

No, they were men.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:47 AM

No, they were men.


;) Excellent! :lol:

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:26 AM

Saw the first episode, liked it very much. Brits just know how to do this stuff.

Minor quibbles:

SPOILER!

In some scenes, the killer's victims seem to be alone or nervously running around with the pills. This doesn't make sense in light of the setup of the revelation to Holmes.

Holmes realization about the killer's profession is milked like he discovered the relativity theory, while he solved much smarter riddles with seemingly no effort.

Some minor characters from the PD are written just as cardboards poo-pooing Holmes; they seem a bit too flat.
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 12:40 AM

Just watched the first episode... Great writing, great acting, gripping music :huh: I'm looking forward to the other two.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 09:24 PM

I saw the first episode of Sherlock. I enjoyed it inmensely. Which is a triumph for the episode, because ususally it's very hard for me to get into these kind of stories.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 10:09 PM

I saw the first episode of Sherlock. I enjoyed it inmensely. Which is a triumph for the episode, because ususally it's very hard for me to get into these kind of stories.

:thumbup:

The first ep is easily the best, as it's the only one the Moff wrote himself, but The Great Game is really damn good too. One of the best things on TV in '10, without a doubt.
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:36 AM

Watched the second episode of Sherlock.

I was told this one was weaker, and I still really enjoyed it. I need to say, Cumberbatch looks and acts a awfully lot like I had imagined the character when I was reading.

The main difference between this episode and the first is that the first episode is more like a package of information that is always making the story jump forward where there is always more information and so on. It's very cohesive and dynamic. Moffat does this a lot and it's one of the reasons he's great for Tintin. The second has a lot of great moments in itself, but they are isolated from each other. There's a storyline that carries us from a "moment" to the next "moment" and it doesn't work all that well because it looses its rythm.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:42 PM

Watched the first episode last week. It was pretty good, I liked the two main actors (though the guy playing Sherlock is one WEIRD looking man!)

Does anyone know if they finished filming a second season before Freeman had to move to NZ to film The Hobbit for a year?

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:50 PM

Well Moffat says that they loaned Freeman out for The Hobbit, meaning that he's doing both.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:07 PM

I'm sure he's not flying back and forth. I'd guess they finished filming on a bunch of episodes before he flew down there, and its in post production now. Maybe he'll record ADR down in NZ or something

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:06 PM

....I liked the two main actors (though the guy playing Sherlock is one WEIRD looking man!)


Cumberbatch's look helps add to the whole enigma of holmes in this, for me. Sort of a fusion between one of those 'Grey' Aliens and a Cunning Cat

When I first saw him on Sherlock, he seemed he would have been excellent as Dr Who.

Later I heard he apparently 'did' dabble with the idea of going for the role, but decided not to.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:13 PM

I got the impression they'd finished filming Sherlock before Freeman went out to NZ. But as Jay said, I can see Freeman being available for ADR when PJ isn't doing scenes with him, if needed.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:30 PM

Before signing as Bilbo, Martin had agreed to make three 90-minute TV films in London, again playing Dr Watson to Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes. No worries: he'll be back in Middle Earth after our first hiatus, during which Peter Jackson will have spare time to edit the scenes already completed. The rest of the cast remains on duty for another few weeks, working on hobbit-less sections of the film.


From http://www.mckellen....ovie/110510.htm

So what does that mean, they haven't even starting filming season 2 of Sherlock yet?

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:32 PM

They probably haven't done the parts that require Freeman.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:35 PM

Well, he's in just about every scene

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:43 PM

Maybe not in the new season.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:45 PM

No shit Sherlock!

The first two episodes of this were good, but the third was a bit weak.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:53 AM

No shit Sherlock!

The first two episodes of this were good, but the third was a bit weak.

I thought the middle episode was the weak one. Got a bit boring in the second half, IMHO. The first and third episodes, excellent.

Again, IMHO.

Mark Gatiss twittered a pic today of of Benedict and Martin at what looked like a table read.

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