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About Janyss

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    Nathalie Bretecher

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    South West France
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    Literature (French, British, US), TV shows, music.
  • Favorite series 1 episode
    A Study In Pink
  • Favourite Series 2 Episode
    The Hounds Of Baskerville
  • Favourite Series 3 Episode
    The Sign of Three
  • Favourite series 4 episode
    The Final Problem

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  1. Janyss

    Molly Hooper

    I have quite the same feelings about Molly...but that's a problem for me. I'm not sure I need to see a female character in this complete devotion just as you can see some girls (sometimes your friends...or a side of yourself if it happens) in real life. The development of Irene Adler is the other extreme of the same problem. I can't cope with any of these two characters. However, Molly becomes more interesting in HLV and TLD. I didn't really see the point of her storyline in TFP, but I have a much more nuanced opinion about our poor tech lab at the end of the series. Not to mention Louise Brealey's work on the character, which is really awesome and impressive!
  2. Janyss

    What other TV shows do you watch?

    You're right, but the story focuses more on another mastermind of the plot, Robert Catesby, who was the one who enlisted Guy Fawkes. Fawkes was the most well-known member of the troop as he was the first one caught under the British parliament with the explosive powder by Robert Cecil (the king's servant played by Mark Gatiss in a very much more frightening way than Mycroft's).
  3. Janyss

    What other TV shows do you watch?

    I've begun "Gunpowder" (with a DVD I brought back from England: no French version or subtitles, no temptation). It is really focused on historical facts, most of the characters are real ones, and as much as I understand, there are very few fictional storylines. The way the plot is explained is very clear, and the geopolitical developments of the highest interest . Some critics had been upset by a "gunpowder plot for dummies"- side, owing to the slow rhythm of the storytelling sometimes. That's perfect for viewers like me whose -very limited- studies in British history are quite far away. However, we get interesting developments about the psychology of the characters (who will choose violence in front of repression and why? Who will praise pacifism and why? What about your humanity when you are raised and have to survive in the sphere of political power?-Mycroftian question). The actors are all very impressive, and Mark Gatiss really frightened me when he was left alone with Catesby's son...The scènes of torture and exécutions are an ordeal, even if I was less shocked than I expected owing to what I read here and there. The psychological tension and the suspense moments, like in the opening scene, impressed me much more, and I thought of the repression on French resistence during the nazi occupation. The setting and its systematic dark sides are a little boring, the directors have seen too many Rembrandt's paintings IMHO. Well, of course the thing is, there is no real suspense for the outcome, but this small series remains something very interesting and I absolutely don't regret to have dedicated time to it.
  4. Janyss

    Sherlock Trivia Quiz -1

    I got 100℅ right for both. I like this kind of quizz, as much as the "which character are you" stuff.
  5. As a 158 cm woman, I'm impressed ! Thanks for the conversion. I totally agree with you about the typical elder and the typical younger. You can see it a little in ACD's books, but Moftiss (mainly Mark, I guess) developed this side of the story very much, linking the conflict between the two brothers with more general family issues and political dilemmas. That's why I like HLV and season 4 -specifically TFP- so much, I guess. To come back a little to the topic: I wouldn't change my mind and assert season 4 is my favourite, but seriously: a whole season (and a few elements of HLV and TAB also) only based upon six words of the original text ("There's an east Wind coming)... SIX. WORDS. What do Moftiss use to make 5 o'clock tea? I want some!
  6. That's the point. Sherlock has a reason to fight Magnussen when he realises that the tycoon threatens Mary and John. Keeping his promise to them, fighting for his friends, choosing his friends' safety instead of his brother and his country's security ...sounds very idealistic. On the contrary, Mycroft considers that a force of evil like Magnussen can be controlled and is useful against what he sees as worse dangerous forces. He plays a game of political alliances . Is the difference of behaviours caused by the age gap? I'm not sure Mycroft would have acted differently as a younger man, and that Sherlock would change his mind with a few years more. As for me, the difference is mainly about how every individual deals with evil: concessions, resistence...But one can hope the spirit of resistence is higher in younger people's minds. Hikari, I think Lars and Mads are two great actors. A man of "6'4'' " must be very tall, but I have no idea what it represents in my metres and centimètres system !
  7. Janyss

    Rupert Graves News

    This Swimming with men movie seems...interesting. Not only owing to...well, RG and other perfect guys, but also because of it seems like a Full Monty in another background.
  8. Janyss

    What other TV shows do you watch?

    There is a British show called "Happy valley" tonight on French TV. Looks good, I'm trying it. The storytelling is amazing, and the two leading roles (the cop and the accountant) are incredibly good, I like the mix of tragedy and comedy, but there's a little too much "pathos" for me. So British.
  9. Janyss

    Mycroft Holmes

    Sorry, I didn't know how to explain at the moment, and that's a bad translation of French. I meant the showrunners using lazy or incoherent writing.
  10. Janyss

    Mycroft Holmes

    LOL! All those "goldfish" in the room! He really couldn't stand it! Well, about sending Sherlock right into John's proposal, what better way for Mycroft to show baby brother that YES, other people's lives have followed their trails in spite of his absence? But I guess he didn't completely anticipate the good doctor's reaction :)! And about the last episodes: I tend to appreciate HLV more and more, and I go on enjoying T6T and TFP in spite of all the problems raised here and all the "white ropes" of the writers. Damn Moftiss.
  11. Janyss

    Mark Gatiss News

    Oh so good to see a man trying to deal with tight skirts and heels! Should be compulsory for all of you guys!
  12. Janyss

    Mark Gatiss News

    A man of great culture, proud of the British artists, writers... but without any "flag waving" attitude... and it looks like he loves sharing this culture...we really, REALLY need someone like him here in France...
  13. Janyss

    Mycroft Holmes

    I always thought this was the reason why Mycroft didn't want to attend the wedding party. Besides, he says something like "better for the happy couple that I stay as far as possible". The fact that Sherlock doesn't finally mind...well, he trusts Mary at the moment, and he may assume that John has some kind of resentment after knowing that Mycroft was involved in the faked death! And Mary...well, she must know a little about the lake of sharks that spying and irregular military action is. Then in T6T, Sherlock has discovered Mary's past, and of course he doesn't believe a word when Mycroft says that he doesn't know anything about it. I've also always had the feeling that in TEH, Mycroft knows that John plans to propose to Mary in the posh restaurant...and doesn't warn Sherlock about it, bad big brother him! In his defend, Sherlock seems so convinced that John can't have any life if he's not here!
  14. Janyss

    Mycroft Holmes

    Very stimulative texts and comments...I really don't know if I search for any coherence or plausible things in Sherlock's plots. Not to defend Moftiss, but about the excerpt J.P. posted: AGRA was hired by Lady Smallwood, and when Mycroft became the one in charge, he stopped hiring them. This said, I guess Mary and Mycroft know about each other, according to the phone call in the wedding episode. When watching in retrospect and with T6T, I assumed Mycroft has wanted to believe in some kind of redemption for her, and chose to shut his eyes. And THAT -shutting eyes and ears on the disasters he knew about, or he created himself- is coherent, at least with the character, and may be even with the story (I must admit I never worry much about the plots, anyway): see the way MG conveys this as an actor in TFP. All along s4, he gets stuck in his lies and in the conséquences of his choices: Moriarty visited Euros because Mycroft chose to rely on her about fighting terrorism. He chose between two kinds dangers, in fact, the ones threatening the British citizens, and the ones about baby brother.
  15. I don't know if that was really a reference Moftiss thought about...A bit unconscious in the maximum...That's something very personal as I assimilate Euros with the darkness of ignorance and totalitarian ideologies, and the character of Sherlock Holmes with some kind of enlightenment, trust in progress and scientific knowledge... However, I'm not really familiar -to say the least- to many references that were quoted, about TFP, by Moftiss themselves or by other fans. I've seen some James Bond, but I didn't think very much about them when watching, I've just heard a few things about Shutter Island and Saw...and I like TFP a lot anyway...Sign of a good job somewhere, everyone can bring in they own représentations of the world...

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