The Sherlock Victorian-era New Years’ Day special delivered on multiple fronts…it was good as a standalone, it moved the plot forward slightly from the end of Series 3, and it addressed some things Sherlock had not yet addressed about the famed detective, most notably his drug issues. There was a brief reference to Nicotine patch abuse in season 1 and various smoking references, but nothing hardcore. In this special, the hardcore was addressed and used as a clever way to justify the delving back in time to a case that had been cold for over a century but mirrored the events at the end of the third series, when Moriarty returns from the dead.
Something else interesting that the creators did was use the flashback to chronicle the overlap of the publication of Dr. John Watson’s stories about Sherlock Holmes in The Strand with the effects this then had on the “real lives” of the characters. Mrs. Hudson doesn’t like being the silent caregiver and Mary Watson doesn’t like being left out of either scenario. [Read more…]
— Ashley Mott (@msashleymott) November 2, 2015
Some days it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.
This is almost as bad as the smarmy Airbnb ads that San Francisco rebelled against, but on a different level because Airbnb wasn’t trying to turn around a presidential campaign with a slogan best shouted by 4-year-old children in between “Holas” a la Dora the Explorer.
I don’t even dislike Jeb Bush. I actually think he is probably the most sane Republican running for president by a long shot. In fact, “Most Sane Option” probably would have been a better slogan than “Jeb Can Fix It.” At least then the memes would have been moving in the same direction as Jeb Bush. For now, and possibly for the rest of this campaign, he is going to be swimming against the current.
And speaking of “Jeb Can Fix It…” I need my five second Photoshop job touched up to incorporate a more Bob the Builder esque logo. Gracias.
For the past several years, I have actually watched the new seasons of Downton Abbey while they aired in the U.K., but this year I have fallen down on that front and may end up holding out until the new year at this point and getting my period drama jam on with LPB.
Luckily, I have found a program to fill the gap between now and them, the Spanish language program The Time in Between.
The Time in Between has it all: the use of the word atelier, an actual atelier (dressmaker’s studio), glorious period fashion, chapeaus (wrong language, but fitting) and a bit of intrigue. [Read more…]