Day 13. 35 pages, 15,538 words.
A little while ago, the third season (for “season”, read “three stinkin’ episodes, but at least they’re an hour and a half long each, what the fuck BBC, get your shit together”) of the Benedict Cumberbatch / Martin Freeman Sherlock came to Netflix.
There are so many jokes about the main actor’s first name and surname each having three syllables, I decided to put a picture of some pengwings instead.
So, some spoilers here, but this is pretty old by now so I’m not going to mark it up. Plus, the shows follow the books in an amusing sort of way, or at least reference them – so it shouldn’t really be a surprise.
A while ago we watched the last episode of season two, where Sherlock ‘dies’ and Moriarty shoots himself in the head – apparently entirely fatally – in order to destroy Holmes.
I wasn’t sure if that was a really powerful and extremely cool move – I mean come on, how often will a nutty bad guy go that far? – or if it was just way over the top and unbelievable. And I’m still not entirely sure, so I’d welcome some suggestions on different aspects of the plot point I ought to consider.
But then the end of season three came around, and added the new plot twist of Moriarty maybe-sorta-kinda being back.
At least in gif-with-sound form.
It was predictable enough, since one thing I was sure of was that Moriarty’s ‘death’ had come too suddenly and his defeat was too unsatisfying, but then – it was always a bit like that in the books, too. Conan Doyle desperately wanted to get rid of his characters, but his readers just wouldn’t let him!
So now, far from just being uncertain how I feel about Moriarty’s bullet-eating in season two, now I am uncertain how I feel about his return in season four.
Oh, so confusing.
In other news, we’ve started watching Defiance, and it’s awesome. And oh my God I just realised that’s Wayne from Blue Heelers.
Defiance is really excellent (so far). For obvious reasons, I really enjoy this look at post-alien-contact, post-Earth-calamity human civilisation, and the different issues they tackle. Really interesting and inspiring stuff.
Here’s to hoping this is one Syfy show that goes the distance. Gives us something to watch while we wait for the next seasons of basically everything.