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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. OK done! The play was great, and Mark's such an incredible actor and a nice guy! Wow. Just wow!
  2. J.P., I like your interpretation very much. SIB is far from being my favorite episode, and the scene from the morgue didn't really suggest me anything. But I'll rewatch it with what you wrote and what I learnt about Mark's family. It changes a lot, indeed, in my feelings about TFP! The three siblings, including asister disappeared from the family's storyline... his very sad family story may have been tranferred somehow here...
  3. Well, when I realised the most reachable cinéma from my home was London, and with the évent on a night in the week, I thought that it would not be so many efforts more to attend IRL lol!
  4. HI! I haven't been here for a while! I'm planning to go and see Madness of George III on the 17th of november (in the evening). Someone here for the same day? It would be nice to meet fans for the occasion. Anyway. I'm looking forward.
  5. 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!
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. I hadn't read this interview. It is always nice to learn about Moftiss' perception of the character of Sherlock Holmes both in the show and in interviews. As you know, I've always liked TFP very much. However, I think SM is very kind here regarding Mycroft's choices, and a little severe towards the governor. In this series 4 Mycroft seemed to me so much short-sighted in his bargainings with evil, even if he did it for a greater good! The governor, as a scientist, couldn't resist a minimal chat with Euros and thus somehow did his job...Well, I really can't blame SM for defending one of his main characters, who moreover happens to be my favourite one!
  9. I got 100℅ right for both. I like this kind of quizz, as much as the "which character are you" stuff.
  10. 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!
  11. 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 !
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Did I already tell you how much I love this memory scene? Mycroft is completly immersed in his memories and in the same time tells his own version of the story...
  15. 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.
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