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Arcadia last won the day on March 1

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About Arcadia

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    The Great Game
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    A Scandal In Belgravia
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    His Last Vow
  • Favourite series 4 episode
    The Lying Detective

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  1. Martin Freeman News

    Do I dare hope it fails so he'll be available to film another Sherlock instead? Does that make me a bad person? Drat. Now I feel guilty.
  2. Benedict Cumberbatch News

    Same here. I actually watched It again with the volume turned up, but nope ... no way. This should be fun!
  3. Benedict Cumberbatch News

    It's on my calendar.
  4. Episode 1.1, "A Study In Pink"

    Holee sweet .... you SHOT one of your classmates!??!!!!?! *Arcadia resolves to tread more lightly around T.o.b.y from now on....* I've always been struck by how friendly he was to John when they met at 221B the first time. Charming, as John says in his blog. And then the way he greets Mrs. H. Maybe Sherlock's problem isn't his manners, exactly, but that he "can't resist a touch of drama"; i.e., showing off. And then, as he says himself, most people just say "piss off." Maybe most people just assume he's all air and fail to see the actual brilliance? And I would say that Sally represents that category of people who disbelieves what she can't see for herself. She didn't put the clues together; therefore, no one can; therefore, Sherlock must be a fake. Whereas Lestrade sees that Sherlock gets results, and is less concerned about how. I'm still convinced that the role for Hopkins in S4 was originally intended for Sally, though. So in my head, even Sally has finally come to appreciate Sherlock. Life is good.
  5. Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    At least they're sitting close to the surface. Imagine walking across something like that. I ended up driving over a dam once. No railings. Scared the bejeezus out of me.
  6. Episode 1.1, "A Study In Pink"

    Not what I said. I said I need to feel a connection to the main character in order to find a story interesting. Or sometimes a secondary character will do, like Spock in Star Trek. I need to care what happens to him/her, or I don't see the point in watching. YMMV. And that's exactly why I've never watched the show ... I can't relate to a narcissistic meth cook, and have no interest in spending time on him. Doesn't make it a bad show, just makes it something I, personally, have no interest in. Love is blind, I guess. Sure, there's room for all kinds of assessments. Fortunately, they're not required.
  7. Episode 1.3, "The Great Game"

    Given Sherlock's age there, I'd say no .... she just conveniently didn't appear in any of the shots.
  8. Episode 1.3, "The Great Game"

    He does say that, but you're right, it could mean almost anything. Any time, I should say. My dad was a teacher, and he always was very engaged with us kids, so I don't think Mummy's teaching career (if that's what it was) need have been an issue. I'm more inclined to think that she simply is, as Father Holmes says, a complete flake. I mean, really, anyone who would think that Sherlock acts more like an adult than Mycroft does....
  9. Episode 1.1, "A Study In Pink"

    I think it's pretty common, actually, for people to empathize with the main character in a story. That's kind of the point in most stories, isn't it? For myself, I know I can't even watch/read a story unless I do ... why spend time with someone I don't feel some connection to? (It's hard enough spending time with people I DO feel a connection to! ) Would I give a person who behaved the same way in real life a pass? Don't know, actually ... if I adored him/her as much as I adore Sherlock, I might. I'm that pathetic. At any rate, it doesn't preclude me from also having sympathy for other characters. But my loyalty is to Sherlock. So if I had to choose between one or the other, or defending one over another .... yep, pretty sure I'd choose Sherlock.
  10. Episode 1.1, "A Study In Pink"

    Okay, so I made the big sacrifice and watched that scene. Guess what? We don't see John's reaction to that line at all. What we see instead is Sherlock glancing down and away with a hurt look (forever cementing his place in the hearts of his fans along the way .... ) A couple lines later John does kind of smile knowingly when Seb is making fun of Sherlock's deductive abilities, but it's not clear to me whether he's laughing at Sherlock along with Seb, or just acknowledging to himself that he recognizes the behavior. Given his later remarks about Seb being heartless (or whatever) I think it's safe to say that John is definitely NOT on Seb's side. So, we are left to wonder what might have been if the director had chosen to slavishly follow the script..... or if BC hadn't delivered such a perfect reaction shot that they couldn't resist using it....
  11. Episode 1.3, "The Great Game"

    True. I keep getting the impression that the parents weren't very engaged with the kids. The Holmes' boys don't seem to know how to form ties with other people, presumably because that's something they never learned as children. That doesn't say "ordinary parenting" to me.
  12. Episode 1.3, "The Great Game"

    Yeah, I had the same reaction to that line. Or in fact, discussing something like that with John at all. I get the impression in the early episodes that Mycroft merely tolerates John; can't see him dishing the family secrets with him.
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  14. Episode 1.1, "A Study In Pink"

    I like this idea. And I like the idea that Greg is secure enough in his own self that he can respect what Sherlock has to offer, instead of resenting it. I was reading the script for TBB at the time, and I was reacting to how many times John is one step ahead of Sherlock in that episode. And also some of the directions, for example (emphasis mine): But thinking back on it, I'm not sure that's how it ended up being played in the actual episode. Did John look quietly delighted, or was he slightly uncomfortable on Sherlock's behalf? At any rate, I think Hikari's on the right track on this matter (again, emphasis mine): Yeah, I think that's a better interpretation than mine. In the ASIP script, there's several references to John feeling "humiliation", then in TBB, we have him described as "catching on right away" (or something like that) and actually beating Sherlock to the draw a couple of times. But yeah, that's more like John just proving he's not simply a replacement for Billy the Skull, innit? I'm now reading the TGG script. This is fun! Sometimes you read pages and the episode just plays in your head, at other points you notice where the actor found a different interpretation, or the director a different staging. I've read scripts before, but never of something where I'm so familiar with the end product. It's cool.
  15. Speedy's Cafe - General Chat about anything you like!

    Hokey smoke! I pity the poor fool standing in front of it.....

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