Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
8:52 pm - One Other Thing...  
I was disappointed about one thing in "A Scandal in Belgravia," but I forgot to mention it in the previous post because I got distracted...

...by timing issues. It was the main thing I noticed the first time I watched.

In "A Scandal in Bohemia" Irene Adler bests Holmes. That's why he held her in such regard. I was disappointed that Sherlock came out on top in Belgravia. Not only that, she apparently needed help from Jimmy to get as far as she did. Very disappointing. How can she be "The Woman" if she can't best Holmes. The whole point about Bohemia is that Holmes is not infallible.

Apparently, I'm not the only one who noticed.

I had the same reaction the the first Robert Downey, Jr., Holmes movie, wherein Adler is similarly Moriarty's errand girl*.

* Watson's new ex-girl friend was played by Oona Chaplin, granddaughter of Charlie, who was portrayed on screen by Downey. Coincidence?
 
 
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DebetEsse: The Doctordebetesse on January 5th, 2012 - 04:40 pm
I am right there with you, on both counts. (For the love of everything holy, do not read the comments on that Guardian article). I've seen a couple of fix-it fics, some of which were not horrible (and do not contradict canon, so bits of that are becoming my head-canon, although even that doesn't fix all of it).

All of which is to say, "Dammit, Moffat."

On your footnote, I think I'm going with "yeah, probably."
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DXMachina: Opusdxmachina on January 5th, 2012 - 10:20 pm
I looked at just enough of the comments to realize that it wasn't a good idea.

The footnote had an implied "I think not," even though I think it's a total coincidence, too. :)
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