Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Don't make people into heroes, John. Heroes don't exist and if they did I wouldn't be one of them

I was reading a blog update when I found this picture: a clip from the BBC production Sherlock, the joint work of Moffat, master of nightmares, and Mark Gatiss, both career fanboys.
I'm currently finishing up season two, episode one of the show. There are currently two seasons out, each consisting of three-90 minute episodes. As for content, it's definately a show intended for an older, mature audience, and "A Scandal in Belgravia" has several moments of nudity and mentions of machoist practices. (At least I think that's what they call it. I am not googling it).Anyway, it's rather odd...and Sherlock is definately not a hero...picture Eleven's thought process crossed with Nine or Six's attitude towards humanity in general. Further updates after more episodes.


  1. I haven't gotten a chance to watch Season 2 yet, but when I do I'm planning only to watch Hounds of the Baskerville and the finale. (My excuses for not having seen them yet is that megavideo has a time limit and I want it all at once and that I don't know my way around dailymotion. These would not be quite so insurmountable if I weren't also watching Merlin and Once Upon a Time when I have time.)

  2. Oh, sorry, if I'd known I was going to get you into Sherlock I would've warned you about A Scandal in Belgravia! (I spent most of the episode in another tab, blissfully ignoring content. =P Frustrating.)

    Hound of Baskerville and The Reichenbach Fall are decidedly brilliant, though... :D

    Sherlock definitely has Doctor-elements in his character - he thinks as quickly as Eleven, definitely. But he's never as emotional as any of the Doctors. (Even Nine is mostly raw hurt, and not this brick wall that Sherlock believes he can hide behind.)

  3. It's okay, I tried to do the same for Belgravia. Suppose they didn't think the original would fly in today's photoshop world...but Reichenbach Fall made me think so much of the God Complex...there's a plot bunny there.

  4. Yeah... I can see a number of both plot and character things they were doing with the idea, but I don't think they had to go the direction they did with it. =P

    In what way? (Reichenbach Fall & The God Complex) The way that Sherlock pushed John away at the end, similar to how the Doctor pushed away Amy: to save his friend's life?

    (I see so many similarities between Sherlock series 2 and DW series 6. Hehe. For example, both the Doctor and Sherlock faked their deaths rather spectacularly.)

  5. Yeah, the breaking-a-friend's heart to save them element. Especially since both of them were like "I'm not a hero...I'm just a madman with a box/a fraud..."

  6. Well, writers do tend to have the same things on the mind over a specific period of time... I know I have trouble writing more than one subject at a time.

    Interesting to see how the two characters handle it differently, of course!