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theunknownknight
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re: Sherlock - Has there been a more perfect show created?


Whitney > Sherlock





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White Shadeaux
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re: Sherlock - Has there been a more perfect show created?


Thanks.





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TigerRad
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re: Sherlock - Has there been a more perfect show created?


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Name one show that does not strain credibility



All of the great ones (though none are perfect - Breaking Bad lost me a bit with the train heist this year, and the physics of the electromagnet really do not add up either).

The very unlikely can be presented in a way to make it seem believable in the larger context of the fictional universe created by the show.

If I said "British ad exec gets run over by a lawnmower at an office party and blood sprays everywhere'", you might say that lacks credibility. But in the context of Mad Men, it was totally believable (and will never be forgotten by any who saw it).

Sherlock Holmes sneaking into a terrorist cell dressed up in a burka, and wielding a scimitar to behead a woman smelled like complete bullshite, even in the "Sherlock" universe (where a lot of amazing things happen). Good writing can make the improbable happen. That episode just had one too many twists.

LOVE the show overall, though.






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LoveThatMoney
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re: Sherlock - Has there been a more perfect show created?


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and the physics of the electromagnet really do not add up either).


They actually did that on the show. They had a post-show interview about it.






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tigerfan in bamaland
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re: Sherlock - Has there been a more perfect show created?


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Sherlock


have not seen, will watch.






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Freauxzen
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Sherlock - Has there been a more perfect show created?


Very very close to perfection. Just a great mix of, well, everything. Casting. Writing. Direction. Hell the cinematography works.






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TigerRad
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re: Sherlock - Has there been a more perfect show created?


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and the physics of the electromagnet really do not add up either).


They actually did that on the show. They had a post-show interview about it.





I am relatively sure I know more about this than anyone that wrote or directed that show, including any possible consultants.

It was not realistic.

Still greatest show ever IMO (besides The Wire, of course)






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LoveThatMoney
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I am relatively sure I know more about this than anyone that wrote or directed that show, including any possible consultants.

It was not realistic.



The whole thing about the harddrive being wiped? Yeah you're right LINK /

But, the scene where the laptop flies out of Jesse's hands? I think they could do that.

Are you a magnet physicist?






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TigerRad
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yeah I was referring to the plan to wipe the drive

The flying laptop is theoretically possible, but most laptops aren't made of stuff that will do that.

I cant name my job, but I have a lot of training and experience with powerful magnets and physics education






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LoveThatMoney
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I cant name my job, but I have a lot of training and experience with powerful magnets and physics education


Damn! They allow you on TigerDroppings at Area-51!?






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tigermeat
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Moriarty? Probably the greatest portrayal of Moriarty I can think of.


Exactly. Andrew Scott is so badass that it's ridiculous. He'll deliver a line in that playful, whiny voice of his, and then turn pure evil in the next instant. Very convincing adversary for Holmes. Great performance.






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CCT
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I love Sherlock. But I think another show that had great writing and acting that was just so well done is Foyle's War. Pulls you right in, for a period show. The show is low-key and nowhere near as intense as Sherlock, Spooks, or Luther, but the acting, dialogue, and writing is superb.





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