Halfway through BBC Sherlock…

…I’m not sure why people were so down on the second episode; I mean, Doyle had Exotic Foreign Assassins in the Sherlock stories all the time, from blowpipe cannibals to Mormons.

No, seriously.  Go read A Study in Scarlet again.

Anyway: rationing out the third one so as to make ’em last longer. Good stuff, good stuff.


  • Aruges says:

    The second episode is bad, not because the villains are foreign assassins, but because they are terribly acted and frankly, silly. If that was a fault in the original material, maybe they shouldn’t have hued so close in that regard. Just wait till you see the “deadliest international assassin in the world” in episode 3. (not a spoiler) Total joke.

  • Phineas says:

    “Go read A Study in Scarlet again.”

    Or “The Sign of Four.” Andaman Island midget assassins? It doesn’t get more outre than that, barring aliens.

  • Pomme says:

    I still thoroughly want one of those coats! Maybe it’s my love of accents thing or just love of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, but I am a fan of this modern Sherlock!

  • BigGator5 says:

    I really want to see this show. I have heard nothing but good things about it.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Oh Moe, can you email me? Thanks!

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    Apparently that middle episode wasn’t written by Stephen Moffat (also Dr. Who) – and it DOES suffer, some.

    I still enjoyed it, and I think it’s a much better adaptation than the movies are.

  • Kenneth Hite says:

    Let’s see — how ’bout, the actual villain in the novel was white, as opposed to Lady Fu Manchu? And why doesn’t Watson fall for the Chinese Mary Morstan stand-in in the show, who the show kills off just to get her out of the way?

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