Sherlock (TV series)

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So it is set in modern times then? Makes script writing a bit bloody easy, surely.

 

"My word Holmes, simply brilliant, how on earth did you know that?"

 

"Elemetary my dear Watson, I have the wiki app on my iphone "

 

 

 

There was an abundance of Googling and smartphone referring going on. It did kind of cheapen the whole 'detective' aspect.

 

That and the killer came to his house and confessed. Didn't really leave him much to do, to be honest.

 

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Yeah it was, wasn't it.

 

There you go, I really hope I haven't upset anyone!

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Just watched the first episode today.

 

"It's a drugs bust, Mrs Hudson." ... "This is a three-patch problem."

 

Absolutely BRILLIANT. I'm a total purist Sherlock Holmes nerd but I think this is great, really impressed.

 

Also I liked that the flat at 221B is apparently the same set that Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke used, just redecorated.

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I enjoyed the gay jokes/references. Something strangely absent from the original works :lol:

 

Oh, and, "I'm your landlady, not your housekeeper!"

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Sherlock, Season 3 has been announced. The first episode will be aired in the UK on New Year's Day.

 

How does one watch it online here in DE?

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Anyone recognize John Watson as the male half of the porn stand-in pair from Love Actually, also played by Martin Freeman?

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Well that was a mildly stimulating wedding with a twist :-)

 

The turn in the speech was great. I pull my hat to the writers who think this up.

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Mm ... I don't know. I really liked series 1 and 2, but the first two episodes of the new series put too much emphasis on the relationship angle, IMO. Too much "soap opera" and too little actual crime-solving.

 

Minor rant:

What really annoyed me, though, was the thing with the jury in Hamburg. First, the idea that a jury would be involved in a German murder trial at all is odd. Okay. BUT: is it really so difficult to hire a couple of German native speakers? Some of them were native speakers, but the others very obviously weren't, even though they had to say only two words ("nicht schuldig"). Don't get me wrong, an English accent can be charming, but this forced me to pretend that a.) Germany had a jury system and b.) half of the jurors had been flown in from the UK for some reason. Talk about suspension of disbelief ...

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Anyone recognize John Watson as the male half of the porn stand-in pair from Love Actually, also played by Martin Freeman?

 

I've been familiar with Martin Freeman's oeuvre since he was in The Office, back in 2001. If you like him, you'll probably like that! He's also the star of the Hobbit, among other things ...

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First, the idea that a jury would be involved in a German murder trial at all is odd. Okay.

As it happens back in the days of the original Sherlock Holmes Germany did have a jury system with a jury of twelve jurors. This system was abolished in 1924 and today we still have so called Schwurkammern, but they consist of three professional and two lay judges (Schöffen).

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Yes, I'd seen the tweet. But I'd love to know what "highly unusual circumstances" would induce a country to change its legal system for an individual trial. To me, it just looks like a rather weak attempt at explaining away one of the many inconsistencies in the script. Also, the series is set in the present, not in the late 19th century.

 

But as I said, what really annoyed me were the accents. And it happens all the time - people in British and American TV series pretending to be German native speakers, but as soon as they open their mouths, you know that they aren't. Sometimes, their German is so bad that you wouldn't be able to understand what they're saying if it weren't for the subtitles.

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But as I said, what really annoyed me were the accents. And it happens all the time - people in British and American TV series pretending to be German native speakers, but as soon as they open their mouths, you know that they aren't. Sometimes, their German is so bad that you wouldn't be able to understand what they're saying if it weren't for the subtitles.

 

Too be fair, we non-native German/Austrian speakers have had to try to understand Arnie's accent for years... ;)

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