My Photo

Welcome to Mannionville

  • Politics, art, movies, television, books, parenting, home repair, caffeine addiction---you name it, we blog it. Since 2004. Call for free estimate.

Save a Blogger From Begging...Buy Stuff


The one, the only

Sister Site

« Why I dont remember what I remember as well as I remember remembering it | Main | Elementary! Hes elementarily not my ideal Sherlock Holmes »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

PhedUp

I myself am eagerly awaiting the return of Sherlock and have seen only one episode of Elementary. It could be a perfectly fine show. I don't think it needed to be associated with Sherlock Holmes at all. Why not just another detective show?

I recently re-read the Holmes short story canon. I feel like all of these modern Holmes play him as a much more unpleasant misanthrope than he really was. Or at least a much more overt misanthrope than Holmes allowed himself to be. Watson often commented on how charming and sympathetic he could be.

One of the things I appreciated about Jeremy Brett was the somewhat obvious dramatic flair he put into Holmes. Like he enjoyed all of the play-acting he got to do being a detective.

Lance Mannion

PhedUp, I agree about the modern Holmeses being too much of a misanthrope compared to the original. But to be fair to Elementary, Miller's Holmes is nowhere near as disagreeable as Cumberbatch's. It's more as though he's having to relearn how to navigate among normal people after recovery and discovering it's not like riding a bicycle. I think Cumberbatch's Holmes is meant to be a very young man still full of himself and having to learn not be such a jerk and he's a slow learner. But Brett is still my favorite and still the best.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Data Analysis

  • Data Analysis

Movies, Music, Books, Kindles, and more

Categories

March 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            

For All Your Laundry Needs

In Case of Typepad Emergency Break Glass

Be Smart, Buy Books


Blog powered by Typepad