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Don’t Get Too Excited, Oh Who’re We Kidding

Sherlock Season 4 is filming! I know, I know.  You’ve seen Setlock pictures online.  You’ve seen Gatiss teasing us. (Did you expect him to resist?)

Now, I don’t have cable anymore, BBC doesn’t have a streaming service, and I’m not willing to wait until long after the internet has spoiled all the good stuff before I watch it.  I must discover a way to watch it as soon as it is released.  Fortunately, I have some time to figure this one out.  Fortunately?  Who am I kidding.  The Christmas Special just whetted or appetites.  I need more Sherlock!

‘Til next time,

Jessica

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Missed Me?

Moriarty? No?

Sorry, not actually Moriarty, but with with announcement that the Christmas(ish) special of Sherlock will be released in cinemas worldwide, I couldn’t resist.  Of course, we’ve missed Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman!  I’m not even going to mention the rest of the cast, because it would just take to long.  However, you have not been forgotten (as all the weird stuff posted on the internet will let you know), your loyal audience has missed you!

When will we get to see the dynamic duo in action in the 1890’s no less? (not that dynamic duo, the other one)  We’ve no idea.  They’re keeping that close to the vest, but lets face it, when don’t they?  Gatiss and Moffatt love their secrets like they love…well, Sherlock.

As for me, hopefully, I won’t give you quite as much of a chance to miss me from here on out. Maybe it took the impending long-awaited Christmas-y special to bring me out of my cave, but here I am.  I can’t have you thinking of me as the bad guy now, can I?

‘Til next time,

Jessica


Any Idea When We’ll See Sherlock’s Season 4?

I got all excited about a headline I saw today.  Sherlock Season 4 “Closer”!  Did they really mean closer to release?  Did I miss something? Nope, but Mark Gatiss tells Radio Times that they’re closer to getting a date to start filming.

This is the problem with a show with fantastically talented and popular creators and actors.  Between Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss working on Doctor Who, Gatiss’s own acting commitments, and Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch’s television and film projects, well to say that scheduling is “challenging” is a vast understatement.  Personally, I’m just glad I’m not responsible for figuring out how to get all these awesome people together…wait.  Who am I kidding?  I would love to be responsible for getting all these people together (Bonus points if I can be there when they all are in the same place together).

We need Sherlock Season 4

This is how I know it is too late.

Normally, I would say “be patient”.  However, I know it is already too late.  The fandom went mad before 1900, and it doesn’t show signs of changing.    Truthfully, we wouldn’t have it any other way (Okay, we’d take more Sherlock.  I thought that was a given though.) Scarily, I nearly scrolled by this one with out noticing anything had been changed.

‘Til next time,

Jessica


HERE BE SPOILERS! Narrow it Down: Sherlock Video by Grable424

I love the video.  I’ve already watched it twice, but seriously, if you haven’t seen the Series 3 episodes, don’t watch.


Sherlock: The Network…Something to Tide Us Over Until Season 4

Want to help Sherlock and John solve cases?  The creators of Sherlock are releasing a mobile game (January 20th UK, January 27th US) allowing you to become part of Sherlock’s Homeless Network.  We’re all going to need something to tide us over until Season 4 comes along, right?  (Wow, that sounded a bit like a commercial, but no matter what I write it ends up sounding like a commercial. This is not an advertisement!)  I just keep finding new fans of the BBC’s Sherlock, so I have a need to share stuff.  (Sorry…not sorry enough to stop though.) 

Sherlockology has a piece describing the game.  When I read about it last week, I was intrigued.  I’m not a big gamer, but it sounded fun.  There’s exclusive video of John Watson (Martin Freeman) and Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch), voice mails, and 10 new cases for players to solve.  Now instead of mourning the time between Season 3 and Season 4 of this highly addicting show, we can become part of the adventure. Sherlock: The Network will be released for iPhone and iPad. (There will be an Android release also, but they don’t have a date set yet.)  What sold the app for me was the video below.

Now, as interesting as the game sounds, I’m not much of a gamer. (I like playing, but I kind of forget about it.  There always seems to be a book waiting or a good movie I haven’t seen…my nephew makes fun of me a lot for my lack of skill, and I don’t like to do things I’m not at least halfway good at.)  However, this morning I came across this YouTube video preview of the game…

Now, I’m hooked.  Maybe I just needed to see how it would come together first.  What do you think?  Sherlockology released a review of the game here. (let’s face it, if you waited for me to play all the way through the game to write a review, you’d be here a while.)

If you haven’t checked out Sherlockology before, I highly recommend it.  They have great reviews, monthly anagram puzzles, Sherlockabilia, and lots of other stuff.  They won a Shorty Award for best fan site in 2013 and they’re up for another this year.  We can all use a little more of the Baker Street Boys in our lives.
‘Til next time,

Jessica

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Sherlock, Many Happy Returns

So, I know yesterday was a bit of a rant about the delayed viewing of Sherlock’s Season 3 for American fans.  After meditating on a quote from the Dalai Lama.

Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.

Fine, it wasn’t about meditating as much as really hoping I could make it true, I decided to breathe deep and watch the mini-episode released Christmas Day…again.  Have you seen it?

 

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Wait, are we going to end up actually liking Anderson?  Hmmm….

‘Til next time,

Jessica


Sherlock Season 3…

Sherlock (TV series)

Sherlock (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was holding out hope that BBC America would show Sherlock on January 1, 2013.  That hope has indeed been crushed.  Fortunately, I hadn’t planned an elaborate watch party or anything…okay, fine, I hadn’t bought anything for the elaborate watch party.

It wasn’t going to be quite as elaborate as my Doctor Who 50th Anniversary party, but it was going to be pretty stinking cool.  A traditional English tea was planned, I was even busting out a tea set my Grandmother gave me for the occasion.  Tea, cucumber sandwiches, maybe some ham sandwiches if anyone just disliked cucumber, cupcakes…maybe sausage rolls were to be consumed.  There may have been a bit of decorating planned too…wax pencil on the windows reading “Get Sherlock”, Moriarty was Real and I Believe in Sherlock posters were to be printed (from my home printer), and I was even thinking of crowns for the Moriarty fans…I may reschedule, but maybe not.  Sunday, January 19th isn’t exactly convenient for many of my Sherlock addicted friends.

So what happened?  Yesterday, I decided to go on to my DVR to schedule Sherlock to record on January 1st…just in case I forgot. (Yeah, because that was likely.)  I already knew the American release date was January 19th, but BBC America has been so wonderful about simulcasting Doctor Who…Why not do the same with Sherlock?  (No, that’s an actual question…BBC, please feel free to answer.)  For all of two minutes, I considered boycotting all BBC programming…well, except Doctor Who and Sherlock.  Then I realized that wasn’t going to work.

  1. They wouldn’t notice anyway
  2. I watch too much BBC programming

Seriously though, I feel like I’m being punished for being an American fan.  I’m disappointed in the network and anyone else who had a say in this decision.  Do they not realize that the internet has made this a global community?  The actors and creators know this, because they’ve commented on the fanfiction, fandom, popularity, etc…Do I blame Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat?  Did they have a say in this decision?  Then yes, if not, no.  Frankly, after watching the below video, I believe they’re so looking forward to the fans watching this play out for themselves that I doubt they got a say in this debacle…yes, debacle.

I know there are ways to get around this with streaming video and downloads, but why should I have to buck the system to watch a television show on the same day it gets aired in Britain?  I searched the guide for “Sherlock” (you know using the little magnifying glass thing) and my show didn’t come up as a listing…at all.  My heart started beating a bit faster, and maybe my palms got a little damp, because how could it not be on at all?  A heavily anticipated return after what felt like a hiatus that lasted a century?  How could the airwaves not be filled with promotional material for this?  Now, I am not a PBS watcher, typically, so the fluttering, panicky feeling didn’t abate until I looked at Masterpiece Mystery and found “Sherlock II: A Scandal in Belgravia” listed.  No picture of Sherlock or John, no listing of the actors, just the title and a nondescript description.  If they could have revealed less about the show or episode in a description…actually, I’m not sure how they would manage it.  I set it to record, because I need to be absolutely certain that this is my Sherlock before January 19th.

BBC, do you not want to grow your fan base?  Do you not want us spending our money on licensed merchandise, etc?  Messing with one of the most dedicated fandoms out there is not the best way to go about this.  We’re creative…and possibly vindictive.

What do you think?  Also, about those alternatives…I have today and tomorrow to search the internet for solutions, because, so help me, if someone tells me, writes to me, posts a spoilery thing hidden in an innocuous…something before I get to see this all unfold for myself, I will not be held responsible for my actions.  Therefore, I will be scheduling some pre-written blog posts and banning myself from social media until I can be sure that I won’t have to take adverse action against anyone. Since the internet was safe today, I did check it out, I’m not the only one to feel this way.

‘Til next time,
Jessica


On the First Day of the New Year the BBC Gave to Me….Sherlock!

So, in anticipation of Sherlock’s season 3 finally airing on New Year’s Day, I went hunting for something to tide me over…Okay, so I watched all the other episodes and then tried to find more stuff online…here are some highlights from the Nerd HQ panel.

‘Til Next Time,

Jessica


#SherlockLives, It’s Christmas!

Thanksgiving has officially ended.  Now I am perfectly prepared to begin looking toward Christmas…bring on the carols, decorations, shopping mall Santas, and, of course, the BBC Christmas lineup. (Okay, so maybe not the shopping mall Santas.  They can be a little creepy.)  This year, other than the usual festivities, there are a couple of long awaited television episodes airing.

The BBC finally announced last week that Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, will return over the Christmas holiday.  January 1, 2014 to be exact.  (So, I don’t get to yell “It’s Christmas!” Well, I do but it will be New Year’s…right, stopping now.)  Are you as excited as I am?  That’s definitely one way to ring in the new year.  I would say it comes close to Sherlock’s elation over a locked room murder!  A new trailer preceded the announcement by the BBC.  It features….the mustache.

Okay, so the mustache isn’t the only thing in the trailer, but it does make a rather impressive appearance, as does a bearded Anderson.  (It took me a while to figure out who was sporting all the facial hair.) Finally, the reunion fans have been looking forward to since a tragic John Watson stood at his best friend’s grave!  Sherlockians have waited a very long time to see the affect the reemergence of the world’s only consulting detective would have on the army doctor who watched him fall.  I’m looking forward to the reunion more than I am the answers Moftiss promised us. Don’t get me wrong…I’ve developed/read a few dozen theories on how Sherlock survives.  (The internet can be a black hole sometimes.)  The reunion is what fascinates me though.  How mad is John really going to be?  How soon will Sherlock be forgiven?  What’s with the ‘stash?!?

 

The trailer also features #SherlockLives.  After Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary broke 400,000 Tweets with #SaveTheDay, #DoctorWho, #TheDayoftheDoctor, etc.,  Radio Times  announced that it had taken over their top spot, previously held by the Broadchurch season finale with 260,709 tweets.  Can #SherlockLives bring in equally impressive numbers? The new trailer aired just after The Day of the Doctor, 50th Anniversary episode, and Sherlockians immediately took to social media.  #SherlockLives was trending.

The Sherlock trailer wasn’t the only thing sending WhoLock fans into the stratosphere.  The teaser for the Christmas episode of Doctor Who, The Time of the Doctor, also gave us a glimpse of things to come.

Have you ever seen so many villains in one trailer?  The Day of the Doctor wasn’t quite the emotional ringer I feared.  Apparently they’re saving that for the Whovian’s Christmas present when the Doctor regenerates.  Well, it is Christmas at the BBC…and although this will be my first experience with the holiday season with the network, I have heard stories.  Lots of stories, sometimes accompanied by tears.  Break out the tissues and your shock blanket.  I have a feeling we’re going to need them before all is said and done.

Laters,

Jessica


Oh My, A LEGO Sherlock.

Oh My, A LEGO Sherlock.

LEGOs and the BBC’s Sherlock…these are a few of my favorite things.  This definitely needs to happen!