Saturday, January 18, 2014

This is What Happens to Single Ladies (with Internet Connection)

Hi there,

I can't sleep, again. It's almost 3am in the morning and I need to leave the house in 5 hours, with or without some sleep.

But this time I probably know why: I just finished S03E03. And I can't seem to stop thinking about the (probably insignificant) conversation between Mycroft and Lady Smallwood near the end of the episode. "Hardly merciful, Mr Holmes." What does it mean? Is she actually willing to let the case go - but Mycroft opposes that idea by saying "Regrettably, Lady Smallwood, my brother is a murderer"? Why would he do that? Isn't he supposed to be a loving brother? Or is it my English? Grah, even Inception did not make me think this hard.

Yep, that's basically what happened. I'm about to share with the rest of the world that I am indeed very, Sherlocked. An it's a serious case, apparently. I got myself checked and they found too much amount sherlove (and a tad of Benediction) in my blood, it's incurable. I did not know that the Britons has gotten very good in making these things, TV series. Right now I can confidently say that I have never seen anything better than Sherlock --- not even the ones from you know, Hollywood. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (I didn't know who they are before Sherlock, because I obviously did not grow up in the UK, but judging from the level of public's adoration for the Doctor Who thingy and stuff, I can tell that Raam Punjabi must learn from them. That's a deduction right there), okay anyway, these two brilliantly twisted-minded individuals responsible for the compact awesomeness and prolonged global heartbreaks have successfully merged legendary tale and present day British somewhat sarcastic jokes into something, sexy. Yeah, surprisingly, that's the word.

The idea of portraying a 21st century Sherlock Holmes isn't really extraordinary, don't you think? I bet many have thought about it, and by the way in 2012 Sherlock Holmes is crowned the most portrayed literary character in film & TV by Guinness World Records. What matters is - which way do you want to go, and that includes everything, your every choice. These people, seemed to go the weird way, from the main character's somehow atrocious personality, how he met JAWN and how they take bromance to another level, the witty relationships between supporting characters, how they talk to each other (referring to the impeccably written SCRIPT). But as you see, each of those, weird, choices managed to charm the whole kingdom, and ultimately the whole word. They must've surprised themselves. British invasion all over again?

It is pretty hard not to use British accent when thinking or talking about Sherlock. I am actually typing in British accent right now.

I don't usually watch TV series BTS (like come on), but for this one is too intriguing. People would want to see what's behind it, what we call the creative process, fellow troopers. Don't forget to check out how David Arnold and Michael Price made those AMAZING music too.

Oh one more thing, their choice of cast. The first time I saw Sherlock I was like...this guy? really? what's up with And this one? He's supposed to play Jude Law? Now I can't think of anyone more suitable. To the team in charge of casting - thank you for bringing that face, THOSE CHEEKBONES on my computer screen. And smartphone screen as well, on daily basis, in betweens office break. Or when I can't sleep, like right now.

To close this post, I want to share a victory:

So I can delay her bedtime too. Although for only half an hour, tops.