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Old 10-24-10, 07:30 PM
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I've already seen these, but they are definitely some good stuff. I recommend anybody with a slight interest to check them out. Hopefully they build on the success and tweak some of the weak points for Series 2.
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Old 10-25-10, 12:18 AM
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Thanks for the heads up, N2DVD. I never would have known about this otherwise.

Great "origin" episode. Pretty much perfect casting, and an excellent updating of Sherlock Holmes. I hope they produce more beyond these three episodes.
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Old 10-25-10, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
Great "origin" episode. Pretty much perfect casting, and an excellent updating of Sherlock Holmes. I hope they produce more beyond these three episodes.
Martin Freeman just got the role of Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit, so he's likely to be tied up for the next few years.

Not like multi-year gaps between seasons (series) is that odd in the UK.
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Old 10-25-10, 07:11 PM
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Martin Freeman just got the role of Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit, so he's likely to be tied up for the next few years.

Not like multi-year gaps between seasons (series) is that odd in the UK.
Pretty sure I read somewhere that Jackson said he would work around the Sherlock shooting schedule for Season 2 as he believes Freeman was "born to play the role"
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Old 10-25-10, 07:15 PM
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Yeah, it seemed like Freeman wasn't going to be able to be in the Hobbit because of his commitments to Sherlock, but timelines were moved so he could do it.
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Old 10-25-10, 07:27 PM
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Looks interesting. It's not on until 2:30 AM over here, but I'll record it and check it out.
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Old 10-25-10, 08:57 PM
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I didn't care much at all for the recent Guy Ritchie big screen version, but this BBC series, well, this BBC series - at least based on this first episode - was a marvelous piece of entertainment; I loved it.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes is just a stroke of genius from the casting department; he was simply perfect as Holmes. Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson is solid too, and the pair share solid chemistry. The makers did a fine job in giving the show a contemporary setting combined with a fresh, modern feel yet still managing to retain a strong classic feel as well. The writers too deserve great credit for the solid scripting and wonderful dialogue...just so entertaining to listen to. The mystery storyline too was interesting, especially the climactic scene.

I'm just stunned by how good this BBC episode was...and I think even less of the recent big screen version than I had before.

Obviously I missed the earlier BBC airing of this show. As to this airing on PBS I must say it was disappointing. Early on it seemed to me that the framing was just too tight at 1.33:1. Though I didn't expect that PBS would do such a thing, I grew concerned with regard to a cropped presentation. Well, a quick check reveals that the original aspect ratio is 1.78:1...so a major thumbs down to PBS for the cropped presentation. That being the case, I'm going to bypass the upcoming PBS broadcasts and simply purchase the DVD upon its coming release.
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Old 10-25-10, 09:03 PM
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As to this airing on PBS I must say it was disappointing. Early on it seemed to me that the framing was just too tight at 1.33:1. Though I didn't expect that PBS would do such a thing, I grew concerned with regard to a cropped presentation. Well, a quick check reveals that the original aspect ratio is 1.78:1...so a major thumbs down to PBS for the cropped presentation. That being the case, I'm going to bypass the upcoming PBS broadcasts and simply purchase the DVD upon its coming release.
I went back and forth between the SD PBS and the HD PBS. The SD was a full screen presentation, but it appeared the HD was in its correct ratio.
I haven't watched the show yet, but I just wanted to make sure I was getting the proper HD version, so I only saw the opening while I was doing the comparisons.
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Old 10-25-10, 09:23 PM
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Dan G, good to know about the proper HD broadcast. I did indeed watch the show via the SD broadcast.
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Old 10-25-10, 10:22 PM
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I'm loving the little twists/reversals in this. Treating the modern day landlord like a housekeeper, the rache/Rachel thing being reversed from the book.
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Old 10-25-10, 10:50 PM
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I liked how they showed the texts on screen
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Old 10-25-10, 10:55 PM
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Thanks for the recommendation - set to record tonight's repeat and next Sunday's broadcast.
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Old 10-26-10, 08:03 AM
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FYI - This was written by Stephen Moffat (current show-runner for Doctor who and creator of Jeckyll and Coupling). I meant to program this after seeing an excellent review in EW a few weeks ago. Hope I can catch an HD re-broadcast!
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Old 10-26-10, 08:36 AM
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It'll be on DVD and BR in a few weeks if anybody misses it.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/She...Season-1/14330
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Old 10-26-10, 08:58 AM
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I don't know why, but my PBS station has always "done it's own thing". Sherlock wasn't aired on Sunday and isn't anywhere in the next 2 weeks of my guide.
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Old 10-26-10, 09:28 AM
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Missed it, added to Netflix.
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Old 10-26-10, 10:53 AM
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I don't know why, but my PBS station has always "done it's own thing". Sherlock wasn't aired on Sunday and isn't anywhere in the next 2 weeks of my guide.
Did you double-check to look under the title MASTERPIECE MYSTERY, not SHERLOCK?

Anyway, the complete first episode does seem to be available for immediate viewing right now at the pbs.org website.
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Old 10-26-10, 01:23 PM
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Re: Sherlock (BBC) begins tonight on PBS...

Loved it. Just stumbled onto it while looking for something to watch.

It seems most PBS SD stations show widescreen material by just cutting off the sides now. They used to be letterboxed.
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Old 10-26-10, 01:55 PM
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It seems most PBS SD stations show widescreen material by just cutting off the sides now. They used to be letterboxed.
Maybe it's because OTA is all digital now, so if someone wants to watch it letterboxed on their SD set, they can just tune into the HD channel.
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Old 10-26-10, 05:13 PM
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Loved this! Fantastic episode. Everything was great from the acting to the dialogue to the "modernization" of A Study in Scarlet. The ending confrontation scene was great and I really liked the twist at the very end.

Definitely can't wait to watch the other two episodes. Any word if there's going to be a 2nd season?
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Old 10-26-10, 05:46 PM
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FYI - This was written by Stephen Moffat (current show-runner for Doctor who and creator of Jeckyll and Coupling). I meant to program this after seeing an excellent review in EW a few weeks ago. Hope I can catch an HD re-broadcast!
He's also co-writer on Spielberg's Adventures of Tintin.
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Old 10-26-10, 07:43 PM
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Any word if there's going to be a 2nd season?
In late August there was an announcement that there will be a 2nd season of SHERLOCK consisting again of 3 movies...a bit of a wait though as we shouldn't expect them until Fall 2011.
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Old 10-26-10, 08:19 PM
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Damn missed this! Are they going to rerun this?

And I cant believe thats the dude from Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy (the brit office too right?) He looks really thin, almost sick.
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Old 10-26-10, 08:30 PM
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Damn missed this! Are they going to rerun this?
You can watch it at the pbs.org website.
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Old 10-26-10, 08:34 PM
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Wife and I caught it last night, thought it was fantastic. Really looking forward to the next two.
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