Sherlock Series 1-4: Limited Edition Steelbooks [Why?!]

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I have something of a compulsive obsession for order and symmetry when it comes to collecting books or TV series and films. Just a slight misplacement of wording along the spine of a DVD slipcase, which does not equate to the rest of the others in the same collection, will send me into a fit of despair. Continue reading “Sherlock Series 1-4: Limited Edition Steelbooks [Why?!]”

Sherlock: The Two Final Problems

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A TV series, unlike a film, is an ever-evolving narrative that transforms from episode to episode. It is not a stationary story-line. Elements are constantly changing, and what you experience (or think you experience) in a particular episode, might suddenly shift completely in another successive season. Continue reading “Sherlock: The Two Final Problems”

4 May, 1891 – Remembering the Reichenbach Falls

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The 4th of May is not just Star Wars day.

Today is the day Sherlock Holmes faces his most formidable opponent at the edge of the treacherous falls of the Reichenbach. Continue reading “4 May, 1891 – Remembering the Reichenbach Falls”

*Review* Sherlock: Many Happy Returns

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I decided to start with this mini-episode as the first post in a series of reviews on TV series and film adaptations of Sherlock Holmes.

Many Happy Returns, released a few weeks before the launch of the third series of Sherlock, is a little masterpiece that is, quite often, overlooked. Continue reading “*Review* Sherlock: Many Happy Returns”

6 reasons why Sherlock Holmes stories are awesome!

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I come back to this question often. Every time the answer seems straightforward. Yet, it is also tough trying to delve deep into what truly attracts a reader to Conan Doyle’s stories of the London detective.

Without too much elaboration, I’ve whittled down my thoughts to a simple list. A list which I’m sure many other Holmes readers have already identified on their own as to the main criteria of why they are haunted by this literary figure.

Continue reading “6 reasons why Sherlock Holmes stories are awesome!”

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 “The Sherlock Holmes Novels Ranked!”

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: Series 5 or more Specials?”