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Linkmeister

Dammit, I'm gonna have to watch to see if the gun pattern is VR; everything else is contemporary, so . . .

El Jefe

Link,

Not enough rounds. This time. (And "ER" would probably take more with that middle line.) But I was wondering the same thing until I watched the scene again here.

And if this isn't the best of all possible Watsons (David Burke and Jude Law are also reasonable candidates) the look into the refrigerator was the best slow double-take since Cary Grant stared into the head at the pig ("Ensign Hornsby") in "Operation Petticoat."

Linkmeister

I'm still puzzled at Watson's inability [redacted by editors to remove spoiler] at poolside. I guess I wasn't watching closely enough to understand why that didn't take.

velevet goldmine

Watson's inability to what? I'll be glad when the redaction is retracted, because I'm not sure what Link might have meant. It was a great scene, though.

Linkmeister

Oh, oops. I'm not fully part of the time-shifting universe yet. Sorry.

actor212

I confess that I watched Sunday night in large part because of Lance's recommendation, and was very pleasantly surprised. Altho some of the updating seemed contrived...I mean, really, Sherlock Holmes needs to Google? A character who was a quick study on nearly anything he applied his mind to?...I thought the transition to modern England was clever and well-conceived and executed.

It was House without the dying patients.

Thanks, Lance, I probably would have given this a miss!

Lance Mannion

actor212: Sherlock Holmes needs to Google?

actor, actually Doyle's Holmes would've loved the google. Holmes made a point of not remembering things. He didn't want to clutter up his mind with facts and trivia that could be looked up whenever he needed them. One of the reasons the flat at Baker Street was a perpetual mess, to Mrs Hudson's despair, is that Holmes refuses to throw any papers away. He wants them at hand in case he needs to look up something. Also, he relied on Watson's memory. Essentially he assembled his own private Google.

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