I’m glad that most reviews from Comic Con are positive. The best thing so far is that it seems Joan Watson will have a lot of work to do. She’s actively involved in solving the mystery and she’s not here just to babysit Holmes. Me likes this.
What I don’t like is that the plots are apparently not based on ACD stories at all. I guess it’s understandable: with more than 20 episodes per season, they’d be out of canon stories to tell pretty quickly. Still, this is supposed to be a Sherlock Holmes adaptation, and so far I’m not seeing any definite canon elements. The time period is changed, and so is country. The characters are also changed (not because Watson is a WOC), and so is their dynamics. Now I hear plots won’t be inspired by ACD stories at all.
So what’s left of the canon, save for the characters’ names?
I do hope I’m wrong about this.
I’ll always do Sherlock — it’s something I’m not going to give up on. I love it too much. It’s hard work, but it’s so rewarding and such a lovely bunch of people who do it. We love our fans and we love what it’s created. It’s an incredible thing to be part of; it doesn’t happen that often.
Don’t worry; it’s not going to disappear. I’d like to see [Sherlock] getting older. We’re starting quite young. It’s rare to see Holmes and Watson at the beginning of their relationship; we usually join them in their mid-to-late 40s or 50s. I’ve got a way to go. I mean, I’m only 35.
There’s no reason for us to stop if it’s still being adored and we still enjoy doing it. We only do three [episodes] at a time, so I think the normal fear of over-stretching the mark and just doing too many [doesn’t apply]. It’s good to leave people wanting more.
The Baker Street Babes Birthday Giveaway: Watson Version
The Baker Street Babes put our out first podcast one year ago today. Least to say we’ve come a very long way and it wouldn’t have been possible without all of you. So, the past few months we’ve been gathering prizes and goodies for a MASSIVE giveaway… and here it is!
In this version of the give away you win EVERYTHING below. Yes. EVERYTHING!
- Sherlock Series 1 & 2 Original Soundtracks signed by Michael Price & David Arnold. MAJOR thanks to both of them for singing them for us!
- John Art Nouveau print (donated by Daunt)
- Sherlock Tea by Cara McGee (donated by Adagio)
- SaraWen perfume pack, 2ml vials of the Sherlock scents: Logical Deduction, Logical Delusion, Scandal In London, and Tea With Watson (donated by SaraWen)
- Full CD set of BigFinish’s Sherlock Holmes starring Nick Briggs. (Donated by BigFinish)
- Dust and Shadow, signed by author Lyndsay Faye. (Donated by Lyndsay Faye)
- The Secret Journal of Doctor Watson by Phil Growick. (Donated by MXPublishing)
- My Love Affair With Sherlock magazine by Caitlin Moran.
- Baker Street Journal Spring Issue featuring an interview with Baker Street Babe Curly/Kristina. (Donated by The Baker Street Journal)
- BBC Bundle, t-shirt, Sherlock & John paper dolls, and Elementary My Dear Watson book. (Donated by Unicorn Empire)
- Holmes & Watson print, “He stood there by the fire.”
- I Fight John Watson’s War & I Believe In Sherlock Holmes stainless steel dogtags. (Donated by Belaurient Arts)
- Sherlock Holmes pin
- Sherlock Holmes 221B keychain
- Sherlock’s Home, The Empty House compiled by Sherlockology. (Donated by MXPublishing & Sherlockology)
- Greg Lestrade & Moriarty bookmarks by mystradedoodles.
So? How do you win?
- You may reblog each version ONCE per DAY. The giveaway will run until June 10th.
- Likes DO NOT COUNT.
- The winners will be chosen by a random number generator. They will have 24 hours to confirm with their address. The first number wins the Holmes Version, the second number wins the Watson Version.
- We will ship anywhere in the world. (NOTE: Because this version has tea in it, we know certain countries won’t allow it being shipped in. If that is the case for the winner, it will be replaced with something else)
- You cannot win both versions of the giveaway.
- You do not have to be following us, however, this is a present to our followers and listeners, so it’s appreciated. Plus we do really cool things like interview Sherlock cast and authors and chat about Sherlock Holmes all the time!
- If you are following us and win, you’ll get an extra special gift on top of all of this!
- Any questions, naturally just ask. We’d prefer if you’d send an ask not anonymously so we can reply privately and not clog up people’s dashes.
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It’s like this still is from an alternate universe where Sherlock is the sweet one and Molly is the pain in the ass.
CAN THIS BE A THING
I think it needs to be.
Sherlock: Dim, this is Molly Hooper.
Dimmock: Hi. So, you’re Molly Hooper. Sherlock’s told me all about you. You doing one of your post-mortems?
Sherlock: Dim works in detecting, at the Yard. That’s how we met. Office romance.
Molly: [glances at Dimmock] Straight.
Sherlock: Sorry, what?
Molly: Nothing. Um, “wait” while I get my hand out of this man’s chest cavity.
Steven Moffat, you troll.
I do believe it was real. It’s the only thing that make sense, after the whole series of humanizing him and bringing out his emotions. It was real; it makes no sense that it wasn’t.
I believe Moffat was trolling here.
On the other hand, if tears weren’t real, I want him to have a good explanation for this, and the explanation better not be: “because he’s Sherlock and he would never get this emotional”. Or else you’d throw all of the show under the bus.
But again, I don’t think it’s the case.