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CSIBakerStreet last won the day on October 13 2013

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    Serial killers, cases that are worth my time, playing the violin, Edgar Allen Poe, baritsu; the Japanese form of wrestling, coffee; black; two sugars, playing chess, shooting at that bloody wall, a good murder. Oh, and don't believe the "favorite episodes". They are all my favorite. How dare they ask such an absurd question?!
  • Favorite series 1 episode
    A Study In Pink
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    The Hounds Of Baskerville
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Empty Hearse

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  1. [Oh my goodness, yes! That one I just watched for the very first time not too long ago and absolutely yes! He captured all the aspects of both the things one might look for in a younger Sherlock and the different varieties in the older Sherlocks we've seen. In fact, looking at him just now it's occurred to me how much he in that role is rather like Benedict's Sherlock ^.^ The hair, the bright; colorful eyes that are equal parts emotive and still/passive; the vocal tone and intonation; the nose; the curve of his lips; the facial structure; overall presence in his acting... ]
  2. [He most certainly did. *dreamy sighs* Ooh, I definitely recommend watching the full if you like comedies.] Yup, apparently the same Matt Frewer who played Max Headroom (I loved him in that show). Good thing there are different types of movies for us different types of viewers -- Without a Clue sounds like exactly my kinda thing! Thanks for these tips, CSI -- I'd heard of some, but have as yet not actually seen any. [You're welcome, Carol. I'm glad to see you and the others interested in these!]
  3. You're talking about the real Perry Mason -- Raymond Burr in the old black-and-white shows? He was pretty cool, but my heart belonged to his investigator, Paul Drake! Thanks for your recommendations -- your top favorites sound intriguing. I've been thinking of checking out Wallander anyhow, so now I'm a notch closer. Just to verify, you're talking about the British series with Kenneth Branagh (rather than the original Swedish series)? I'd love to see Branagh as some character other than the deliciously over-the-top Gilderoy Lockhart. [indeed I am. I have quite a thing for classic films and series. You're welcome! Ah, yes, Wallander is a great series. Darker and deeper than most of the BBC crime dramas I've seen, but very excellent. And yeah, not the original. I might get to those someday. Branagh is top notch. Absolutely brilliant. And bonus, Tom Hiddleston is in the first two seasons of the series <3333]
  4. [Most people don't know about Frewer which is tragic. The Irene of his Scandal is my personal favorite. (Dunnow what Max Headroom is but looking it up, yes.) Ah, yes, Rupert <3 I love the man anyway but his performance as Holmes is top notch. Wonder if anyone will get the tiny joke... Oh, the Doyle one is definitely a worthwhile watch. I picked it up at my library one day, wondering what it was. It caught my interest and I decided to borrow it. So glad I did. Heh, yes. A Scottish Watson was certainly unexpected but an interesting difference to the others. It was kind of like Doyle was on screen, the similarities between them. The actor in question is Bill Paterson, you might recognize him from the Doctor Who episode Victory of The Daleks. Aww... You're very welcome! Hope you enjoy them. ]
  5. [ /Definitely/ Morse and Wallander. Watching the Endeavour series has made me so emotional because of exactly how much it is like the Morse series. Shaun Evans is incredible. I'd totally marry Endeavour if I could, he's my kind of man. Like Sherlock, he is the only one to be like he is. Individual in his intelligence. But unlike Sherlock, he's not arrogant about it at all. In fact, he's the exact opposite. Very emotionally complex, he has a way of both hiding his emotions and showing them when certain events impact him. He's a complete gentleman, very sweet and levelly innocent. His love of records, opera, poetry, and crossword puzzles; the excellent taste in vehicle; his deep and vivid character; and being a vintage man (the show takes place in the 60's) has me head over heels. And also he's reeeeeeally gorgeous. Sorry. I'm getting a little too fangirly. Ahem. Wallander is equal parts rough and soft. He's not afraid to take risks or action in his line of work or crack down on anyone when things get serious. But every case is personal for him which is both difficult and enables him to work harder to solve it. And he's very, very emotional. Somebody be that man's personal hugger for life, please. So many of the things in his life, though, it's understandable why he is. Poor guy. However, he is brave. Resourceful. Clever. Relentless. Knows how to relate to people involved in the cases and knows how to talk to them. Overall, he's amazing. I also like Monk, Miss Marple, Poirot, Lynley, Jackson Brodie (Case Histories), Lewis, Father Brown, Perry Mason (my mom got me onto that...), and Inspector Gadget. The cartoon one. Used to love Nancy Drew, I had so many of the books. Heh. Sorry for talking so much, wowsers. ] You're not allowed to talk that much, I told you. Go away. The other favorite detectives are... Me. Me. Me. And did I mention me?
  6. [Amidst my delving, I have found several films which are absolutely amazing but that no one else ever seems to mention or recognize. This is a very sad and unfortunate thing, for they should be better known for their excellent quality. So. I have compiled of list of such films and recommend that, if you have not seen them, to go watch them immediately. They're a part of the Holmesian world you don't want to miss out on. 1. The Matt Frewer and Kenneth Welsh versions of Sherlock: A Royal Scandal The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire The Hound of the Baskervilles The Sign of Four It's so sad that there are only four of these but I love them dearly. Frewer was my first Sherlock and he'll always be one whose performance I cherish and enjoy for ages. He holds a lot of similarities to Benedict's Holmes and I find myself wondering if Gatiss and Moffat used a bit of these for the series. He's very animated and his back and forths with Welsh's Watson give you an exact view of how well matched they are. 2. Sherlock Holmes and The Baker Street Irregulars with Jonathan Pryce The timeless great Pryce does not disappoint here as Holmes. An excellent story, allowing us a closer look at the discreet little network helping the detective. A tiny peek into their lives and just how much they really mean to Holmes. Employing one similar storyline as in A Royal Scandal, we also get a worthy match for Pryce's Sherlock in Anna Chancellor's Irene Adler. And, as far as I know, it's the first instance in which Watson is Scottish. Full on Scottish. 3. Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Silk Stocking with Rupert Everett This one is /fantastic/. Utterly superb. I don't know how anyone could miss it because it is just so completely wonderful. Everett has captured everything we loved about Brett, you look at his Holmes and it's almost as if Brett is brought to life again. His broodings, his expressions, the tone of voice. Everything about his performance rings memories and yet has it's own originality to it that makes it stand out amongst others. And Ian Hart's Watson is incomparable. You may also recognize the truly brilliant villain, a performance that stays with you so well you could almost call it... magnetic. 4. Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle Now here is something truly unique and spectacular. It's a film about Conan Doyle himself and the man he drew the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes from. It is a fiction film but there's quite a lot of details that are kept and played out truthfully. Having just killed off his most famous character, Doyle finds himself going back through the past that lead him to this point. Robin Laing is charismatic, lively, and truly remarkable as the young scholar destined to write one of the greatest characters in history. In Ian Richardson's Bell, we see precisely how Sherlock came to be. The two are absolute facsimiles of one another. 5. Without A Clue I know this is purely a parody, but... you can't miss out on it. That's simply it. Heralding Watson as the true detective and author of what the world knows to be 'Sherlock Holmes' along with a drunken buffoon of an actor playing the famed genius, you get an unexpectedly wonderful story with comedy to spare. The team of Watson as the great Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine as the charading Sherlock, Reginald Kincaid, is one of a truly delightful nature and one that you won't soon forget. That's about it so far for the list I have. Again, very underrated films and ones that really deserve better recognition. If anyone else has any to add, please feel free to. I'm always eager to dig further into the Sherlock world.]
  7. [Ah ahehviw hello you pleaselemmesayitback Sherlock...] Hello there. Yes. You did. You... did? Oh. Um. Right. Good. I don't mean 'good' as in... No. Shut up. Er. I... missed you... too.
  8. I'd like to distract your attention from... whatever you were discussing to properly say, I've come back from the dead. Yes. Really. Saying hello is so tedious, so I'm not doing that. But I can confirm that more than likely, I am here and shan't die again. Or disappear. I'm not a ghost, after all. Though a certain doctor would disagree... He'll get over it. Anyhow. Um. I... what? Did I miss being here? ... Maybe. [He has.] Oh, do shut up. [ignore him. I hope you all are doing good! And I'm really hoping I can get back on here, full basis!] Yes. Well. Catch. You. Later.
  9. Ugh. So broody. Broody. Morose. Deeply sunk. And my brain will not give me a moment's peace. How in the world do people deal with this sort of thing? How do they turn off their brains? Forget 'mind palace', now it seems more like 'mind palace ripping itself apart'. It's not boredom, that's just not it. And I don't know how to get rid of it. Closed. Quiet. How could I talk to anyone about it, they wouldn't understand anyway. Not really. Not to be insulting. But... this is what one defines as life, I suppose. There are the ups. And then the downs. In this case, mine seeming to be an extreme down. On the up side, there seems to be quite a lot of hype on John's blog and this... television series. More so than before. But who on Earth is Benedict Cumberbatch? No no no no, John. Stop trying to explain it to me. I'm forgetting. Trivial. Oh well.
  10. OH DEAR LORD. Have you all been exposed to H. O. U. N. D. or something? I daresay there's any other explanation for THIS amount of people HERE. Well. Never the less. I suppose this would call for a celebration. Cheers.
  11. I've got ANOTHER one. Bit more like one of those complex math problems you'd get in school. And I'd like some help from the rest of you. If you wouldn't mind. This is to do with The Great Game, as John is prone to titling it on his blog. The first case, I am given 12 hours to solve it or the victim would be blown up. I solve it in 9. This means that I solve it 3 hours after receiving it. Lestrade mentioned that the victim lived in Cornwall. It takes 5 hours to get from London to Cornwall. It's highly unlikely that the masked men who attacked the victim would have asked her to drive 5 hours to a London car park. And remember, she gave me her location when I solved the case. Which I then gave to Lestrade, who then gave it to the whole of Scotland Yard. This means that they would have been the ones who had to go 5 hours to the car park in Cornwall, leaving the victim inside the car for 4 hours. UNLESS she worked in London and lived in Cornwall, but I doubt that very likely. Driving 5 hours back and forth would be rather tedious. If there's anything you think I've got wrong, don't hesitate to tell me and I'm also slightly wondering where exactly the logic is in this, if one of you can figure that out, I will be exceedingly grateful. Thank you. All this brainwork has taxed me tremendously. I apologize in advance, John.
  12. And of course you say nothing of the fact that I just defended you when you know I hardly say any such things aloud. So either you find yourself extremely surprised, which you shouldn't. Do you really imagine that I have no respect for your medical abilities? Or you're simply choosing to ignore the fact that I've said anything, which is perfectly fine by me. Why should I care if you choose to acknowledge that I, Sherlock Holmes of all people, have defended you and complimented you in several aspects as well as told you exactly what you are to me? I won't be at the flat. Good night.
  13. Excuse ME, he's not simply a medical doctor. He's a highly trained army doctor and a Captain, formerly of the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers. He has many years of excellent training. If he does not and I am in error, which I highly doubt that I am, I shall not withdraw my statement but however I will make attempts to correct myself on the small fact. But to make short of this, do NOT EVER question John Hamish Watson. He is my best friend and my devoted blogger and therefore find anything anyone says that puts him in question as a personal offense. Don't allow it to occur again. And I do not require a smoke, thank you very much, Miss Mae. My dear friend, in fact, has been keeping me off. I would say that if anyone requires one, it would be you, but clearly you've already been smoking a lot. Ah, what? Oh apparently that was rather rude...
  14. Oh good Lord. Another fan. Might be inclined to ask why the particular alias, though aliases are preferable, but John would probably say I should be polite. So, therefore. Hello and welcome, you don't seem as dull as ordinary people. Though no one on the site is. And I did not just say that, no I did not.
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