Posted by: brookenado | January 8, 2014

15 Days of Sherlock: The Countdown to Series 3, Day 4

Dear readers,

Right. We’ve read Sherlock with Arthur Conan Doyle, we’ve listened to Sherlock with the Baker Street Babes, we’ve got our Sherlockians Anonymous group.  Next up?  Let’s watch ourselves some Sherlock Holmes.  So grab your Reichenbakes…

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Plus whatever other snacks you favor…

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Snuggle up in an orange blanket…

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I’m in shock. Look, I’ve got a blanket.

And get settled in for a day of Holmes and Watson on the screen.  Cumberbatch, Brett, RDJ, Freeman, Law, Miller…need I go on?

Day 4 – Watch Sherlock

Now you’re going have a lot of options laid out before you when it comes to watching the consulting detective.  So by all means, spend all day in front of the telly.  If someone questions you, tell them a blog made you do it (and be sure to throw in a little sass – ‘I’m doing my blogwork.  Do your research.’).

So yes, watch Sherlock.  Watch the brilliant BBC series.  Coerce your friends into joining and watch it again.

Re-watch The Reichenbach Fall for – how many times is it now?  It’s all a bit of a blur… – and make your family watch it with you.  No better way to bring people together than shared feels and grossly sobbing all over each other, am I right?

Watch the Guy Richie films.  If Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law don’t put a smile on your face and Guy Richie’s vision of Victorian London doesn’t ignite your imagination, you’re doing it wrong I don’t know what will.  The films are great fun, I adore them and owe them my thanks for kicking my butt into gear and thrusting the wonderful world of Sherlock Holmes to the forefront of my mind palace in the first place.

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Branch out and watch the Granada Series.  Watch The Great Mouse Detective.  Watch The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.  Watch Elementary.  Watch dozens more.  There is even a Russian series, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson!  Mix and match, marathon a series, watch them however you like starting with whatever catches your fancy.

Now the Granada series, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, came out in the 80’s and Jeremy Brett became the iconic Holmes portrayal for many Sherlockians around the world.  Lucky for us, we can watch his performance  right here on YouTube.  I’ve only just discovered that they were there last week and have only watched A Scandal in Bohemia.  My mind was a little bit blown.  I understand that Benedict Cumberbatch must have studied previous versions of Sherlock Holmes, but it’s a little scary just how similar his mannerisms and facial expressions sometimes mirror Jeremy Brett’s.  And the detail from just that first episode that went into bringing the story to life in the original Victorian setting was amazing.  Give them a shot, I think you’re going to enjoy these Adventures immensely!

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There are so many iterations of Conan Doyle’s characters, you won’t run out of material to watch for at least the next 11 days.  Just soak up all that Holmes and Watson goodness like a parched Sherlockian sponge and let it sustain you until you can take your fill of more BBC Sherlock – and stay tuned for tomorrow’s 15 Days of Sherlock spoiler-free advice!  Oh god, we actually are sponges aren’t we?  Slurping up Sherlock wherever we can, keeping us going, always thirsty for more…

“Excellent!” I cried.  “Elementary,” said he. “It is one of those instances where the reasoner can produce an effect which seems remarkable to his neighbour, because the latter has missed the one little point which is the basis of the deduction.” – The Crooked Man

Thanks for reading, cheers!  Until then…

Mischief managed

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  1. Love the quotes!! 🙂

    • Aren’t they great? 😀

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