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Without spoilers - any thoughts on this first episode?
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John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and son of the 14th-century King Edward III of England. Gaunt is Cumberbatch’s 17th great-grandfather and Doyle’s 15th great-grandfather. Living between 1340 and 1399, he became a patron and close friend of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales.
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I just watched it.

It feels to me that they are still losing their way. Too much emphasis on character development and not enough on the case.
Too much about Sherlock's emotions, and this whole John and Mary plus baby thing just feels weird to me.

Though, having read the original stories, I might be a little jaded.
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I was hoping the writers would spend more time in the story rather than in the tense silioques with string accompaniment explaining the evidence we did not have a chance to see or to watch sherlock see as a solution. I'd rather be shown than told.
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Sherlock lost the plot a long time ago. The writers are so far up their own arses they are working in the dark. It's a shame. it could have been great.
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Sherlock lost the plot a long time ago. The writers are so far up their own arses they are working in the dark. It's a shame. it could have been great.
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The first two seasons were great imo.

The problem is Conan Doyle locked the characters in so tightly that adding to the lore just seems wrong.
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Just watched last night. There were a few times when Holmes, Watson, and Mary were rapidly bantering back and forth that I thought I was watching an episode of The Gilmore Girls. Would very much like to see future episodes focusing on cases and not caught up in spies and the boogeyman they're making Moriarity to be.
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I'm afraid I'm a purist when it comes to Sherlock Holmes, and I just couldn't ever imagine myself watching these updated stories set in modern times with cell phones and the like.
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On Jan 15, 2017, arthur stead wrote:
I'm afraid I'm a purist when it comes to Sherlock Holmes, and I just couldn't ever imagine myself watching these updated stories set in modern times with cell phones and the like.

I felt exactly the same way until I actually watched the first few episodes, and then I was blown away. Sir Conan Doyle's characters are timeless, and it's ingenious how the writers were able to adapt them to a contemporary setting. Great production values, great actors, it's one of the BBC's finest exports.
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In my own personal reality, I'm living completely gadget-free, No cell phone, no twitter, no facebook, no ipad, no snapchat or whatever else. So I'm perfectly happy with my non-techno Sherlock.

By the way, a fantastic movie to see is Mr. Holmes. Well worth watching if you're a Holmes fan.
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Hmm, I don’t know about the film Mr. Holmes. I’m afraid I’m a purist when it comes to Sherlock Holmes, and I can’t really imagine myself watching him as some doddering old fool who can’t remember where he left his house keys….haha, just kidding, it’s been on my list to watch. I just needed a Holmes fan to prod me to watch it…
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Haha! Merenkov, you have a good sense of humor! Mr. Holmes is brilliant ... intriguing story, superbly written, filmed and acted. One off those rare gems of a movie that comes along once in a blue moon.

Years ago when I was on tour in Europe, I had a day off in London, and got to see Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwick (famous for their 1984 - 1994 Sherlock Holmes TV series) in a theatrical adaptation of The Secret of Sherlock Holmes at the Wyndham’s Theatre. It was fabulous!
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I read the Holmes stories, then the annotated version early and don't recall feeling that the stories were so much about impressing the reader with the writer's ability to be clever as they were adventures with some plot twists and then later some exposition. I just remember them as adventures.
Sherlock brings me closer to film school and screenwriting. So I feel impressed by the acting and directing and writing...but distant from the adventure.
The TV updated stories are probably fun reads as scripts... Recalling Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman's comic books where the scripts were published.
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