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Neil

I hated the England episode --- Mycroft is a fixed point in the SH universe, with some minimal requirements. The episode violated all of those requirements. Still, I enjoyed the episode, at the same time as hating it, as a bog-standard US mystery, which is how I have continued to regard the show.

Tonight set another new low. As a math professor, someone who knows something about the P=NP problem the episode is based around, I was cringing every other minute. I love the fact that a TV show chooses to focus on math (as indeed the show Numb3rs used to do) --- I just hate it when they get things very very wrong (as this episode did, and as did many episodes of Numb3rs).

Overall, I think that there is huge benefit to the math community that shows focus this way (even with their mistakes). But my goodness, it is hard to support a lie!

Lance Mannion

Neil, I couldn't believe what they left out about Mycroft either, but he's supposed to be coming back as a semi-regular so maybe they're saving it up. The show has a better appreciation for Conan Doyle's Holmes stories than I first gave it credit for. The producers like to deliver things in spoonfuls.

I haven't watched the last couple of episodes yet. I was surprised they had a math plot so soon after introducing their Moriarty, who is not a mathematics professor by any means.

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