Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I know, it's about time, right? The 2nd season of Sherlock only just recently was put on Netflix, and I managed to miss the last episode when it was airing on PBS. I think I enjoyed this season even more than the first. Brief thoughts on each of the episodes:
A Scandal in Belgravia
Scandal indeed. The BBC show's take on Irene Adler is a bit more risque than I would have preferred, and I found this episode to be rather oversexed. However, I will say that I really enjoyed the way Sherlock and Irene Adler interacted. I think it is always more precious when a boy or man who isn't that into dating takes notice of a girl or woman for the first time -- in this case, "The Woman," and that was enjoyable, minus the sighing text messages (if you've watched this episode, you know what I mean).
The Hound of Baskerville
I loved this one -- I loved the concept, the chill factor, everything. I know that I read this book a long time ago (when I was eleven), but I don't remember much of anything about it, so I'm not sure how everything ties in with the original story, but I thought this episode was incredibly well done.
The Reichenbach Fall
This is definitely the episode freshest in my memory, as I watched it so recently. It is also a story with which I am somewhat more familiar. First of all, I loved all the elaborate hoaxes Moriarty constructs to baffle those around Sherlock and lead them to betray him (and by loved, I mean they were fascinating twists to the story). I originally struggled with the BBC's adaptation of Moriarty, associating him more with the bearded, silently sinister man portrayed in the Robert Downey Jr. adaptations, but the more I watch of Sherlock, the more I prefer the crazed, slightly frenzied, but always calculating version they present. I also loved how Sherlock's fall was orchestrated -- I am dying to see how it all works out in the next season.
Overall, a great season! I can't wait for Season 3.