||[Oct. 4th, 2010|09:51 pm]
Sherlock is really, really excellent.The BBC's new |
I recommend that you find yourself a way to watch it.
Also, it has inspired me to check out the original stories, which I am enjoying.
...And I just realized I'm reading them from a book that's 107 years old. Books! They are awesome!
Scheduled to debut on PBS' Masterpiece Mystery! on Oct 24th.
Are you reading it with or without batteries?
How did you get the new Sherlock. It hasn't aired in the States yet, but will be available for streaming online in a few weeks.
Actual, physical, 107-year-old book. Crazy!
It's available for download right now, if you know where to look. Lemme know if you want a pointer...
Have you read Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald"?
I have! It is delightfully subversive.
Reading: that shit's crazy! CRAZY!
Also, Conan Doyle is like Herman Melville, in that nobody ever mentions that, when he wants to be, he is funnier than a boxful of cats. "I usually give up one day to pure amusement when I come to town, so I spent it at the Museum of the College of Surgeons."
Yeah, Sherlock Holmes as cultural icon has this overlay of stuffiness that is definitely *not* present in the original. One of the things I love about the show is how it strips that away and gets back to "whoa, this guy is crazy-smart, in all possible senses."
Yeah, I cracked open a book of Sherlock Holmes last year or so and really enjoyed the stories. The book I got from the library also had essays from Holmes "experts"... the sort that try to connect all the stories, explain away inconsistencies, and treat them like they were real life. I learned that there are mega-geeks in every generation.
yeah. I went through a "Holmes" phase in middle school, I think, and read everything I could get my hands on. I was a tad frightened by the people who were more obsessed than I was, Mostly because they seemed to take the joy out of some of it. Of course, me being frightened by some obsessed fan albeit with academic credentials or whatever, well, that's saying something.
Wait, it's Sherlock Holmes in the modern day? Or near future?? Hmmm...
Yup, modern day. They do some clever stuff with displaying text messages on-screen and things like that.