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Old 30th July 2010, 11:42 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I was so certain that I wouldn't like this that I didn't bother watching. Only after reading some of these comments did I catch-up on iPlayer. You have another convert! I really thought it was cleverly well-done, and I can only underline the previous posts.
Must admit I was the same and only watched because my lodger was keen to see it. I was ready to just read a book (despite the fact that I hate doing that with the tv on in the background). But in the event I was grabbed from almost the first minute.
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Old 1st August 2010, 08:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I was in two minds about watching this, Holmes in a modern day setting I didn't think I'd like it. Loved every minute even Holmes similarities to the Doc didn't put me off.
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Can't say I enjoyed the second epsiode as much as the first - felt like it was more brute force then deduction. Just didn't work for me as well. Still enjoyed it just not as much.
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Old 2nd August 2010, 12:09 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Can't say I enjoyed the second epsiode as much as the first - felt like it was more brute force then deduction. Just didn't work for me as well. Still enjoyed it just not as much.
My sentiments exactly, Vertigo.
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I'm not so sure. I totally knew what to expect this week, so I didn't have that 'Road to Damascus' conversion moment that I had last week when watching. Was this a re-writing of 'The Sign of Four'?
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I'm not so sure. I totally knew what to expect this week, so I didn't have that 'Road to Damascus' conversion moment that I had last week when watching. Was this a re-writing of 'The Sign of Four'?
You might be right there Dave - I did wonder myself how much of the enjoyment of the first episode was the freshness of something new which was inevitably lacking in the second. But I still feel it was less subtle somehow, which for me detracted from it. However I'm not knocking it really, as I say I did still enjoy it.
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Was this a re-writing of 'The Sign of Four'?
The reviewer from Radio Times thought "The Dancing Men" and "The Sign of Four"
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Old 3rd August 2010, 07:16 AM   #23 (permalink)
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The reviewer from Radio Times thought "The Dancing Men" and "The Sign of Four"
Those were the two stories I mentioned when discussing it with my other half - though I've only seen the Jeremy Brett adaptations of those.

Can't really add anything to previous comments - episode two was inevitably a slight disappointment, after all the cool setup in episode one, but I'm still looking forward to episode three.

I wonder if they'll try and rework "The Hound of the Baskervilles"...
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I thought episode 3 was quite enjoyable... until the ridiculous Moriarty. About as menacing and impressive as a chihuahua in a tutu. Disliked the ending also.
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Old 8th August 2010, 10:54 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yes I thought episode 3 was as good as the first again, lots more intiguing deduction, in the second episode the only real deductive work was breaking the code. This episode was much better. But I have to agree the Moriarty character with his ridiculous accent was dreadful.
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Sterling way to ensure you get yourself a second series!

I enjoyed tonight's episode of "Quick Fire Sherlock". Whilst chess with human pieces isn't particularly nice, the idea of two minds playing the game simply because they're bored is... well, not nice either, but it does well to set them apart from the mundane population.

I'd have thought that Mycroft, seeing as he seemed to be able to deduce on the same level as Sherlock ("Nice night on the sofa?"), would have been able to find the missing USB pen himself (now is that a bit of satire we saw before us? The British government is so careless that they allow their employees to carry top-secret documents on, what I assume was, an unencrypted USB pen to the pub? I suppose Apple did something similar, but that's no excuse!).

Halfway through the episode I realised the quality of acting. Whilst last weeks episode wasn't at all good, the acting in all three has been superb. Ironically, what made me realise was the awful acting of Adam West's fiancÚ.

Moriarty grated on me... though part of me was amused. I don't understand why he'd show up as acting as whatshernames gay boyfriend, either.

Some more good lines. I quite liked:

So you scratch their back... ?
And disinfect myself straight after.

Anywho, I look forward to the next threesome, which I deduce will hit our screens next year.

Oh, and would a mod mind changing the thread title to something like Sherlock, BBC1 (2010), please? I originally intended to have three threads (one for each episode).
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Old 8th August 2010, 11:03 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Just realised who Moriarty reminded me of: a slightly drunk Graham Norton.

[Ahem. Not that I've ever met a slightly drunk Graham Norton].

I don't see why this fashion for replacing understated, serious, menacing characters (cf. the Master) with hyperactive dingbats has emerged. I hope, should the series return, 'Moriarty' is not actually Moriarty, and someone rather more impressive (Derek Jacobi or someone similar) is the man himself.
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Old 8th August 2010, 11:42 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I sort of watched the second episode whilst eating dinner and overall disliked it greatly. It just didn't feel polished or anything and I rather grew a little annoyed with the overly dark exposure they used whilst mixing it in with small sets (its been done before so many times).

I might try watching it (all the way through) again after reading comments here, but I feel that I won't become a convert for this series.
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Old 9th August 2010, 02:09 AM   #29 (permalink)
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So is this a series or a 3 part show?

I just recently heard about it and plan to have a look at it.
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Old 9th August 2010, 02:48 AM   #30 (permalink)
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There's just the three parts in this first run but I'm pretty sure that there will be another mini series. The end of this one almost certainly guarantees it. Lenny suggests next year - don't know if that's a guess or based on research. I think it is definitely worth a watch on iPlayer or whatever.
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