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I've finally rewatched "The lying Detective"...

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... I'll raise my previous rating to 8.5/10

Doesn't mean that I'm not still deeply upset... And yet, even if I'm no longer quite comfortable with John and Sherlock (and I mean the friendship), I still love Sherlock to bits.
brabbel123: (Puss in Boots)
Well, interesting episode though I'm not sure yet whether I actually liked it. But let's start from the beginning.

Spoilers )

So, there is much to like but one major No-Go as well. Regardless, the twist and the teaser certainly whetted my appetite for "The Final Problem". Just hope it won't end on a cliffhanger. 7/10
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Rewatched “The Six Thatchers” yesterday, and I have to say I really like this episode. Yes, its timeline is questionable, yes, there are apparent plotholes, yes, there are duplicate scenes... but that’s the fun of it, being practically invited to speculate. And I have to say, the greatest fun wasn’t watching the episode but interacting here or in other social media.

So, in addition to what I’ve written before:

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So there're quite a few questions left for the remaining 2 episodes of this season.

But I thought that TST was for the main part a return to the Sherlock of the 2nd season, it was fast-paced, at least somewhat based on a mystery (even if that one was Mary's past which I don't particularly care for)... and in a way it mirrored TRF in structure, pressure on a character, sacrificing yourself for someone else, grief/devastation, a rift between John and Sherlock (apparently), Ella (apparently). Maybe through the mirror we'll finally learn what happened to Sherlock during the hiatus. Have we seen the last of Mary? I doubt it.

I upgrade my rating to 8/10.
brabbel123: (Puss in Boots)
Just finished watching it. Beware of Spoilers!

Spoilers!!! )

Have to watch it again, of course, but it's an auspicious beginning to this season, even if it's not perfect by far. 7/10
brabbel123: (Puss in Boots)
Well, I have had a bit of time and rewatched TAB...

Spoilers!! )

I think TAB works better if you know what's coming. So I'll upgrade my verdict to 8/10... at least for now. Could change again with the next rewatch, of course.
brabbel123: (Puss in Boots)
And it's finally here, the next Sherlock episode... is it worth all the hype?

SPOILER ALERT!!! You have been warned! )

So, for now I'll give it a 6.5-7/10.
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... Sherlock gets some recognition in the actors categories as both Cumberbatch and Freeman take away the awards. I'm really happy about that!

It's just a shame that Peter Dinklage didn't get one for his work on Game of Thrones this year. He was simply amazing.

FWIW, I think that one or 2 awards should be enough for long-running series - longer running series are nominated every year and take away the possibility of shorter running ones getting nominated. Think Mad Men, all the Comedy-nominees... even Breaking Bad. That's a bit annoying because there are tons of other series that don't get any recognition because the nomination-slots are filled up with those top dogs, even if they decline in later seasons. But at least this was the final year for Breaking Bad, so that opens up one slot (perhaps for Hannibal?!?).
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Today I had the opportunity to rewatch what is argueably Sherlock's best episode so far.

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Just a little fodder for thought... see userpic. ;)

brabbel123: (Puss in Boots)
Watching TV is a hobby of mine. I like being entertained by funny, complex, suspenseful stories that don't take up much more than 45 minutes (or 90 in one case *g*). I enjoy character development/interaction and seeing characters evolve throughout a show's run. Having said that, let's get to it.

My Top 10 all time favourite TV-shows - and honorable mentions )

I guess, next up will be a list of TV-series which I'm currently watching. I also plan to make up a list of Top 10 episodes for programmes such as Star Trek, Stargate. Maybe even include a list of favourite fanfiction. Let's see. *g*
brabbel123: (Puss in Boots)

... Yes, I am talking about Sherlock's "His last vow" which I just finished watching for the second time.

It's a great episode. There's much to love about it. I am still not a fan of the ending because it's too simple, not worthy of a man of Sherlock's abilities, I guess. However, I think that there has to be a punchline coming. No way that everything is as it appears. So I am going to raise my grading up, to sort of reflect the 'in dubio pro reo'-mindset I am in right now. Still not up to par with Scandal or Reichenbach, I am afraid, but a 8.5/10 rating is something most other programmes never achieve...


But I have to admit - I still have major issues with "People like Magnussen should be killed, that's why there are people like me"... Who gives the right to judge who may live and who may die?

brabbel123: (Puss in Boots)
For the first time I actually don't know how to react to a new Sherlock episode. I'm oscillating between awesome and WTF, unfortunately right now more leaning towards the latter.

So, what to start with - the good, the bad... or the really ugly?

SPOILER ALERT!! )

I was going for a 8.5-9/10 - then the final 10 minutes happened. So, right now, HLV gets 6.5/10.
brabbel123: (Puss in Boots)
So... was the curse of the middle episode broken?

SPOILER ALERT!!! )

Final verdict: so far the best of the middle episodes - but by far not perfect. 7.5/10
brabbel123: (Puss in Boots)
Finally. After 2 years of waiting, of learning all the episodes... well, not all of them, after all, the middle episodes of both seasons were rather weak... by heart, new material to salivate over has arrived.

SPOILER ALERT

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Now it remains to be seen if 3.02 can break the curse of the middle episodes.

8/10

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Well, one season ending, the other resuming - and both offered good TV.

Checkmate )

Sherlock )

All in all, a satisfying evening of TV...
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While waiting for "White Collar" to resume (just 2 more days!!), I reluctantly found out that you can rewatch episodes just so often before you're overfed (even on gorgeous Matt Bomer...). And I definitely don't want that to happen with White Collar.

So, I went on to other pastures to discover and rediscover shows that I actually enjoy in their own merit, not only as distraction from my withdrawal.

Sherlock )

Suits )

Homeland )

Game of Thrones )

And recently, I watched "Ides of March" in the cinema.

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That's it for a round-up. And now, if Tuesday were already here... *sighs
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