The Sherlock Holmes Novels Ranked!

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Following my recent post in which I ranked my top 10 favourite Sherlock Holmes short stories, I decided it was time to tackle and discuss briefly the four novels penned by Conan Doyle. Continue reading

Sherlock: Series 5 or more Specials?

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It takes 3 months to film a single series of Sherlock. Two years of pre-production and a couple of months for editing, scoring and other post-production stages.

That’s around 3 years in total.

The main issue in doing more Sherlock, however, seems to be that 3-month period, plus an extra month or so before filming begins, for Benedict Cumberbatch’s and Martin Freeman’s schedules to meet. Continue reading

Sherlock Fan Trailer — Why We Love Sherlock

 

I created this some 2 years ago following a sudden keen desire to create my very own fan trailer after watching Series 3.

I hope you enjoy and, of course, spoilers ahead…

My Top Sherlock Holmes Short Stories

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It goes without saying that, bereft of the original stories penned by Arthur Conan Doyle, we would not have been given access to such a singular and extraordinary literary character as Sherlock Holmes.

Following last week’s post, in which I ranked the Sherlock episodes by order of preference, I’ve decided to follow along the same lines and outline my top 10 favourite short stories. Continue reading

Sherlock episodes ranked!

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With Sherlock Series 4 now behind us, I thought it would be a good exercise to try and determine what I think are my favourite episodes from the series. I’ve been thinking a lot about this during the in-between series hiatus and, as difficult as it is to do, I think I’ve cracked the case!

This is because I feel like putting most of the episodes on the same rank, side-by-side, but then again it would defeat the purpose of a “list”. With great difficulty and apprehension, therefore, I have ranked the Sherlock episodes from least favourite (note: it’s not “worst”, because no Sherlock episode is bad) to best and most re-watchable.

Naturally, spoilers ahead.

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Sherlock Series 1-4 & The Abominable Bride [Blu-ray] | 45-second unboxing

As Series 4 concludes, it’s fitting that fans of Sherlock get their hands on the complete box set, given that this may well be the last time we’ll ever see any new episodes (let’s hope not).

Enjoy the short video and expect more in the coming future, including reviews on each series and episode.

Bye!

In defence of ‘The Abominable Bride’

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I have deemed it necessary to offer some defence with regards to criticism directed against the Sherlock Christmas Special released on 1 January 2016. Not that The Abominable Bride requires any justification whatsoever, nor I am competent enough to do so. Much of the critique directed towards it is subjective, as is its praise. However, there seems to be an unusual amount of unjustified criticism that stems from viewers who do not fully understand, or appreciate, the inner workings and meanings of the episode; preferring to discredit it as “foolish” rather than accept the possibility of it being an ingenious piece of TV entertainment. In this brief statement, I hope to provide my own subjective opinions on the episode in an attempt to reach out to any fans not yet convinced by its essential inclusion in the whole series. Continue reading

Not another Sherlock Holmes blog?

Pshaw pshaw!

This is a different kind of Sherlock Holmes experience. This is my own blog.

Here’s another self-confessed Sherlockian or Holmesian attempting to spread the love and passion for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous character. Continue reading