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25 July 2010 @ 10:47 pm
That was fun!  
I love the original Sherlock Holmes so I just watched 'Sherlock', the BBC's new modern adaptation, with some trepidation. I wouldn't have watched it at all if it hadn't been Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss behind it.

It turns out I love this Sherlock as well!

It was wonderful - just enough nods to the original to have me geeking out every two minutes but with some brilliant, modern, but above all believable twists.

Highly recommended.

I'm sure most of the fangirls from the recent RDJ/JL movie adaptation will be crying "Blashphemy!" but I enjoyed this way more than the film - and I really quite liked the film!

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rochvelleth: RH - Johnrochvelleth on July 26th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
I'll do a proper review later, but for now I just have to completely agree with you - it was brilliant.

(I haven't seen the RDJ/JL movie - am I missing much? I never really fancied it.)
WYG: sherlockwastingyourgum on July 26th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
Movie was... OK.

The plot seemed a bit like one they'd rejected for Young Sherlock Holmes but the lead actors were fun.

Totally pales in comparison to this though - I hope they can keep up the standard.

And now we have sherlockbbc and bbcsherlock and sherlockbbc_fic... I love LiveJournal!

Edited at 2010-07-26 10:37 pm (UTC)
rochvelleth: RH - Johnrochvelleth on July 27th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC)
I just never fancied the movie. I saw some clips from it, and decided I preferred the Basil Rathbone approach :)

I wasn't sure whether to watch Sherlock or not, but seeing as it was from the Dr Who team I thought I would give it a go, and I'm glad I did. I don't know whether I'll fangirl it yet (though *lol* at all those LJ comms - it'll be interesting seeing whether the bbc prefix or the bbc suffix wins, just as it was interesting watching that battle when RH started up!), but I did think to myself 'You'll need an icon for this...' I see you beat me to that though!
Queerly: Sherlock Holmes: Brett/Burke drawingqueerlyobscure on July 26th, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
Blasphemy!

Umm. I haven't gotten around to seeing it yet actually (and would like to point out that my discovering the fandom merely coincided with the film, so there :P).

But as I have been nervous about watching it (why? I watch to mock, simple as that), I am glad someone has done the pre-screening for me.

Now I just have to wait until I can connect to the home internet again...
WYG: sherlockwastingyourgum on July 26th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
DOO EET!!!!

And let me know how you get on darling - I enjoy our little chats.

/edna
Queerly: Sherlock Holmes: Brett/Burke drawingqueerlyobscure on July 27th, 2010 08:44 am (UTC)
I did actually thoroughly enjoy it, now that I've watched it. It was like a really, really good modern AU fanfic. Which admittedly I would normally hate but I just want to cuddle Watson and also knit his jumper. I fully expected to hate it so now I am mildly resentful of how much I loved it but that's okay. Personal demons etc.

Also :P
roh_wyn: movie2roh_wyn on July 26th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen it yet, but you're the fourth person on my f-list to go into rapture about Sherlock, so I'm guessing it's worth a look.

I just hope it isn't too much like that Jude Law-Robert Downey Jr. movie version, which omg, I did not like.
WYG: sherlockwastingyourgum on July 26th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Nothing like the movie - there are characters called Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson and DI Lestrade and there the similarities end...

Get a copy, soon as.
jadey36jadey36 on July 26th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Just watched it! Sparkling script and excellent acting. A winner!

WYG: sherlockwastingyourgum on July 26th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
Definitely!
Kegel: dramatic NT players lolkegel84 on August 1st, 2010 11:33 am (UTC)
Just watched this on youtube. I liked it, though Sherlock is kind of freaky lol.
robinfanaticrobinfanatic on August 3rd, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
Is it only me, or could Sherlock be Merlin's big brother?

I enjoyed the show greatly except when they spoke too fast & the Brit accents went over my head. (Speakers on computer are only so-so.) The pacing was excellent; the dialogue & tension between the characters was great - I can definitely see the slash potential despite Sherlock mentioning he is married to his job. It was corny here & there, but I love corn.