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    Hi guys, Merry Christmas . I am a fan of Sherlock series obviously, but I must say I have been puzzled by inconsistency in Sherlock deducing process . I would say they are of two types : 1) very slow hypotheses switching . My example is the moment where S.H. get puzzled by the fact the lost luggage in " a study in pink" is in the neighbourhood. I get the fact that the taxi slow appearance in the game is somehow theatrical, but it bothered me in the sense that S.H looks quite not as smart and quick as expected at this moment. 2) inconsistent hypothesis . My example is the suggestion by S.H. in "The Hounds of Baskerville" that the poison could have been spilled into the cup of coffee. I do no see how Henri could have been drugged in this manner before . Have you other examples ( I have other , but I probably need to rewatch to remind ) , or are you disagreeing with my recriminations ? Caroline
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    Welcome, Caroline! A new member to play with, yay! I think even highly intelligent people get stuck on a certain way of thinking; it's just human nature. And I suspect that the real problem here is that the writers are not as smart as the character they are writing! (They've said so themselves.) But I also think they are trying to show that Sherlock is not as superhuman as he would like to be, or believes himself to be. I think the story is more about Sherlock learning to accept his own limitations than it is about how smart he can be. Everyone makes mistakes, but it's how we deal with them that's important. Or something like that. It sounds a bit preachy!
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    Thanks for welcoming me Yes I agree with the " Sherlock has a bad habit of getting stuck on a particular hypothesis, and will do his best to stick with it even if evidence starts pointing in a different direction." I must say it sort of disappointed me , in the sense that it is the proper of highly intelligent people in every field ( like science for example )to contemplate a priori all kinds of hypotheses , including the exotic ones , compared to more mundane minds which are proner to dwelve into one theory . And then maybe correct it when facing other elements . I guess that it is more related to a storytelling constraints than failing to grasp Sherlock personality , since the whole hypotheses disply is very well used when Sherlock locally uses his talents to uncover a person 's personality or intentions, because he can explains it very succintly to the world by the bias of interaction with Watson for example . I did not know there was a shorter version of " A study in pink " , that makes sense now, but to me it looked it should have been introduced in a less obvious plot twist than " a taxi is here " and "the luggage is here " . I agree also with your explanation of the poison plot, but that hypothesis raises a lot of questions about its realizability , and it is kind of weird that S.H. seems to be very quick to raise these kind of questions in psychology mining stuff and questioning police investigation techniques but less adamant to do it when faced with a real plot movement. I have to rewatch to find other elements, and good, it is holidays
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    The ages of the three main actors would have eventually caused problems should they have continued with the series; as Brett certainly wanted to complete the Canon. As they first appeared their ages were Brett 51, Burke 50 and Hardwick 54. The series does require a ‘suspension of belief’ however when it came to ages. Chronologists like Baring-Gould places The Speckled Band, for example, in 1883 which would give us Holmes at 29 and Watson at 31. Not remotely believable ages for Brett and Burke. More ‘suspension of belief’ would have been required should they have elected to film A Study In Scarlet (the story where Holmes and Watson first met.) Baring-Gould places this in 1881 with Holmes 27 and Watson 29. They did film The Musgrave Ritual (with Watson in tow) despite the fact that, in The Canon, this tale was told by Holmes himself as it had actually occurred in 1879 (when he was 25) and before he’d met the then 27 year old Watson. Finally of course there’s The Gloria Scott. Holmes first case and the reason that he became a Consulting Detective in the first place. This occurred in 1874 not long after Holmes had left university so he would have been 20 (too much to hope for a Brett who was 62 for the final recorded episode.) I suppose that the series makers could have given it the ‘Musgrave’ treatment and re-written it later in his career and with the good doctor at his side. Or maybe they could have done a Holmes/Dr Who crossover episode? A TARDIS would certainly have come in handy.👍
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    Once Granada chose Brett to play Holmes, they just about had to cast another middle-aged actor (or two) as Watson, thereby setting the show in the later years of the books, and requiring modifications in adaptations of some early stories such as Sign. While I too am very fond of the romantic elements in the book, I will grudgingly admit that the episode works reasonably well without them.
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    The video tributes to Jeremy on YouTube are devoted, but sadly cheesy, most of them. Here's our Sherlock singing "She Moved Through the Faire" Mark Gatiss and Benedict Cumberbatch, among others, ring in on JB's iconic Holmes
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    Well reminded Hikari. I have a list of Holmes related births and deaths but hadn’t checked it for a while. No apologies for this short clip of The Master at work. Best Holmes ever.......no doubt👍
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    Yesterday was the anniversary of a terrible day . . the day we lost Jeremy Brett. (September 12, 1995) Forever missed . . .forever Sherlock Holmes. "I've done 33 Sherlock Holmes stories and bits of them are all right. But the definitive Sherlock Holmes is really in everyone's head. No actor can fit into that category because every reader has his own ideal." ~ Jeremy Brett *************** "Trying to be Sherlock Holmes is like trying to catch an arrow in mid-flight." ~ Jeremy Brett
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    It might be mentioned already so sorry for repeating: but I've come upon this picture at Tumblr and I realized that he looks a lot like our Sherlock. It never occured to me because Brett's face is much more angular and he has a different profile, but…
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    He was on Sherlock once, the indignant old gent in the Diogenes Club. (Just in case anyone didn't know that.)
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    Hello Douglas, I couldn’t agree more. Four other names come to mind who were all considered great actors in their time. Nicol Williamson and Robert Stephens who both only played Holmes once. And then, on radio we had Sir John Gielgud and Orson Welles. Stephens and Brett were best friends. For me, and many more, Brett stands alone as Holmes👍
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    And not to mention, of course: that not only was Jeremy Brett, in my opinion, the best Sherlock Holmes; but he was probably one of the best actors to ever portray Sherlock Holmes! In fact, he was one of the best actors: period!
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