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2012-05-17 12:52:02 PM
Take something British that is awesome.
Bring it to the US.
Get it all wrong.
Profit!

He'll be banging "Watson" by the third season and she will have the Holmes baby when they've jumped the shark in Season 4. The past-the-shark wedding will be in Season 5.
 
2012-05-17 12:56:37 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Take something British that is awesome.
Bring it to the US.
Get it all wrong.
Profit!

He'll be banging "Watson" by the third season episode and she will have the Holmes baby when they've jumped the shark in Season 2. The past-the-shark wedding will be in Season 3.



FTFY
 
2012-05-17 01:06:33 PM
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Release the Fish!
 
2012-05-17 01:16:06 PM
Haha, typical to American television - not only will we destroy a franchise, but we can't have both main actors be male because it might upset someone.
 
2012-05-17 01:23:46 PM
I'm rewatching the Jeremy Brett series on Netflix. Just got done rewatching all 6 Sherlock episodes. I wouldn't watch the CBS bastardization if you paid me.

...maybe if you paid me, but it would have to be at least $20 for a full episode.
 
2012-05-17 01:24:20 PM
What kind of cut is it

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When the picture fades to black

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and then fades into

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the new scene?

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Because I hate that cut

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It is so annoying,

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And when it is repeated

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Too often, like in this trailer

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It makes me want to shoot the director's

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children
 
2012-05-17 01:27:00 PM
Don't forget the American pilot of Red Dwarf where they made Cat a woman....

Oh yeah, and the insanely shiatty American version of Doctor Who.
 
2012-05-17 01:28:36 PM

Devilmouse: yes yes there is and it is
Really Bloody Terrible


Jesus. I survived 15 seconds. On the bright side, at least nobody tried to remake "Red Dwarf".

/Yes I know
 
2012-05-17 01:31:53 PM
I got this...

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2012-05-17 01:32:42 PM
Irish?
 
2012-05-17 01:33:04 PM

Apos: Contents Under Pressure: Take something British that is awesome.
Bring it to the US.
Get it all wrong.
Profit!

He'll be banging "Watson" by the third season episode and she will have the Holmes baby when they've jumped the shark in Season 2. The past-the-shark wedding will be in Season 3.

FTFY


Watson will be having a lesbian affair with Mrs Hudson by episode 6.
 
2012-05-17 01:39:10 PM

browneye: mekki: To be honest, I can't wait for it. I hope CBS keeps up the trend they started with Person of Interest with complex plotlines, gray characters and brutality. (Best fight scenes on TV at the moment.) I like that Sherlock is a recovering addict. Yes, I know House did it. But I want to see how this version does it. Though the way Holmes moved and acted in the clip, I bet the pilot will end revealing he is still on something.

Don't get me wrong, I love the new BBC version of Sherlock as well. In fact, I love just about every incarnation of Sherlock. He and Watson are two of my favorite pop culture characters.

What I hope for this new series is that the mysteries will be better than Sherlock. To me, that is the weakest thing about the BBC series. Love the characters and the dialog but I can guess the plotline within the first ten minutes. Which takes away the fact that Sherlock is supposed to be a genius. (Really, it never occurs to him that the password to the phone is "Sher" as is "Sherlocked" until the last act? Who didn't guess that the first time they saw the phone?)

*raises hand*.

And I would hazard a guess that you're in the minority on having figured it out before the big reveal.



I dunno, Mrs Old Man figured it out almost immediately, but she wasn't distracted by Irene Adler NSFW.


Besides, one of the main goals of Adler's "game" was to distract Sherlock enough to prevent him from guessing the password, which she did exceedingly well. As Mycroft said of Adler's game, "it was textbook."

What makes "Sherlock" excellent for me is the cast - Mycroft, for example, and the inspired choice of Martin Freeman as Watson. His light touch keeps things from getting bogged down and his comedy timing works on the running gag of them being a gay couple.

I'm not all that wild about Andrew Scott as Moriarty, but he doesn't annoy me. I thought the guy who played the taxi driver in the pilot was a lot creepier.
 
2012-05-17 01:44:16 PM

Angry Buddha: I got this...

[img845.imageshack.us image 640x640]



Will ya look at those shapely stems. Mmmm,mmmm,mmmm.
 
2012-05-17 01:51:40 PM

OldManDownDRoad: browneye: mekki: To be honest, I can't wait for it. I hope CBS keeps up the trend they started with Person of Interest with complex plotlines, gray characters and brutality. (Best fight scenes on TV at the moment.) I like that Sherlock is a recovering addict. Yes, I know House did it. But I want to see how this version does it. Though the way Holmes moved and acted in the clip, I bet the pilot will end revealing he is still on something.

Don't get me wrong, I love the new BBC version of Sherlock as well. In fact, I love just about every incarnation of Sherlock. He and Watson are two of my favorite pop culture characters.

What I hope for this new series is that the mysteries will be better than Sherlock. To me, that is the weakest thing about the BBC series. Love the characters and the dialog but I can guess the plotline within the first ten minutes. Which takes away the fact that Sherlock is supposed to be a genius. (Really, it never occurs to him that the password to the phone is "Sher" as is "Sherlocked" until the last act? Who didn't guess that the first time they saw the phone?)

*raises hand*.

And I would hazard a guess that you're in the minority on having figured it out before the big reveal.


I dunno, Mrs Old Man figured it out almost immediately, but she wasn't distracted by Irene Adler NSFW.


Besides, one of the main goals of Adler's "game" was to distract Sherlock enough to prevent him from guessing the password, which she did exceedingly well. As Mycroft said of Adler's game, "it was textbook."

What makes "Sherlock" excellent for me is the cast - Mycroft, for example, and the inspired choice of Martin Freeman as Watson. His light touch keeps things from getting bogged down and his comedy timing works on the running gag of them being a gay couple.

I'm not all that wild about Andrew Scott as Moriarty, but he doesn't annoy me. I thought the guy who played the taxi driver in the pilot was a lot creepier.


Martin Freeman was awesome in Hot Fuzz.. Even if he was only on screen for a whopping 30 seconds.
 
2012-05-17 01:54:49 PM
This looks awesome.

I'm a huge fan of all things Sherlock, so this is just another quality adaptation of the original source material as far as I'm concerned.

As long as they do their own thing and don't just copy the British series scene-by-scene, I know I'll enjoy it. I'm already intrigued by the possibilities of Lucy Liu as Watson, and by the New York setting.
 
2012-05-17 01:58:49 PM

Jonny Ninja: Apos: Contents Under Pressure: Take something British that is awesome.
Bring it to the US.
Get it all wrong.
Profit!

He'll be banging "Watson" by the third season episode and she will have the Holmes baby when they've jumped the shark in Season 2. The past-the-shark wedding will be in Season 3.

FTFY

Watson will be having a lesbian affair with Mrs Hudson by episode 6.


Hey now,this is CBS,not FOX: "Edgy" isn't their style.
 
2012-05-17 01:59:00 PM

Apos: Angry Buddha: I got this...

[img845.imageshack.us image 640x640]


Will ya look at those shapely stems. Mmmm,mmmm,mmmm.


she's so hot that I must fap with my non-dominant hand as not to burst into flames.
 
2012-05-17 02:10:50 PM

Icetech3: This show makes me yet even sadder for my country.. top gear US... eck.. coupling US OMFG WHY... everything we touch we destroy. Even when the US wanted to do a Fawlty Towers US, they wanted to remove basil fawlty!

P.S. Cumberbatch would be a great porn name:)

P.P.S. if you have never seen Coupling (the UK one) It easily has the best writing of any sitcom i have seen...


Notable exception: Shameless, the US version is infinitely better than the Brit version.
 
2012-05-17 02:16:24 PM
Icetech3: This show makes me yet even sadder for my country.. top gear US... eck.. coupling US OMFG WHY... everything we touch we destroy. Even when the US wanted to do a Fawlty Towers US, they wanted to remove basil fawlty!

P.S. Cumberbatch would be a great porn name:)

P.P.S. if you have never seen Coupling (the UK one) It easily has the best writing of any sitcom i have seen...

zunkus: Notable exception: Shameless, the US version is infinitely better than the Brit version.


Also prefer the American version of Being Human to the UK version.
 
2012-05-17 02:21:41 PM

zunkus: Icetech3: This show makes me yet even sadder for my country.. top gear US... eck.. coupling US OMFG WHY... everything we touch we destroy. Even when the US wanted to do a Fawlty Towers US, they wanted to remove basil fawlty!

P.S. Cumberbatch would be a great porn name:)

P.P.S. if you have never seen Coupling (the UK one) It easily has the best writing of any sitcom i have seen...

Notable exception: Shameless, the US version is infinitely better than the Brit version.


I tried watching an episode of the UK Shameless. I couldn't understand a damn word half the characters were saying.
 
2012-05-17 02:26:59 PM
No shiat.
 
2012-05-17 02:36:17 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Dammit.



Good Lord.
 
2012-05-17 02:41:17 PM
The only way this could possibly work is if there is a Mulder and Scully type relationship between Sherlock and Holmes. The tension is subtle, and the characters never act on it. This is CBS though so I'm sure they will be banging each other by the end of season 1.
 
2012-05-17 02:41:27 PM

johnny queso: No shiat.


I believe the expression is No sheet, Sherlock.

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2012-05-17 03:02:36 PM
Season 2 is on Netflix? I might have to restart my subscription, unless it's on Hulu also
 
2012-05-17 03:33:10 PM

Sass-O-Rev: I don't get the apparent appeal of Lucy Liu. To me, she comes across as expressionless; completely without animation, but almost life-like.


You make her sound almost androidish, like she may be some sort of artificial intelligence. A Lucy Liu-bot one could say.
 
2012-05-17 03:34:53 PM

Max Awesome: This looks awesome.

I'm a huge fan of all things Sherlock, so this is just another quality adaptation of the original source material as far as I'm concerned.

As long as they do their own thing and don't just copy the British series scene-by-scene, I know I'll enjoy it. I'm already intrigued by the possibilities of Lucy Liu as Watson, and by the New York setting.


Looks like someone at CBS has a Fark account.
 
2012-05-17 03:42:15 PM
I bet Lucy Liu has fantastic depth perception.
 
2012-05-17 03:43:48 PM
blogimages.project76.tv

Anyway, I'll give it a shot. It actually doesn't look too terrible to me. As others noted earlier, some episodes of 'Sherlock' misfired (looking at you, 'Hound'), and I'm not really a fan of what they did with Moriarty. I actually MUCH preferred Jared Harris' Moriarty from the RDJ film - the cold, calculating, professorial Moriarty.

The Moriarty from 'Sherlock' was a 'light' version of The Dark Knight's Joker. Nutty anarchist with a flair for the dramatic, etc. In fact, the resolution was the same, too - Sherlock had to trash his public image and 'die', just as Batman took the heat for offing Harvey Dent...

Only The Dark Knight did it better.
 
2012-05-17 03:45:57 PM

Suede head: I bet Lucy Liu has fantastic depth perception.




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2012-05-17 04:07:37 PM

Samwise Gamgee: I actually MUCH preferred Jared Harris' Moriarty from the RDJ film - the cold, calculating, professorial Moriarty.


Same here. That guy nailed it in my opinion.
 
2012-05-17 04:30:48 PM
I love Benedict Cumberbatch. Also, the internets have taught me he looks like an otter:

www.dangerousminds.net

/might be old news
//but it's so damn cute
 
2012-05-17 04:52:08 PM

DjangoStonereaver: minor digitization of fleeting underboob


What a wonderful Fark handle this would make.
 
2012-05-17 04:53:39 PM

Welfare Peanut Butter: I love Benedict Cumberbatch. Also, the internets have taught me he looks like an otter:

[www.dangerousminds.net image 465x919]

/might be old news
//but it's so damn cute


akcdn.okccdn.com
 
2012-05-17 05:10:02 PM
"Elementary" will be lucky to make it to the end of season 1
 
2012-05-17 05:25:02 PM

Znuh: Don't forget the American pilot of Red Dwarf where they made Cat a woman....

Oh yeah, and the insanely shiatty American version of Doctor Who.


You, I like.

/came in here half-hoping for shots from "1994 Baker Street"
//I feel like I might be the only person who remember them both
 
2012-05-17 05:25:18 PM

Bloody William: KatjaMouse: Let's see, cast Lucy Liu in the role of Watson, air it on CBS, they'll be lovers or have a sexual tension by the end of season 1. Once you take away the platonic relationship Holmes and Watson simply don't work.

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I appreciate the sentiment, but you're wrong.

/Why do they keep calling me "Bachelor?"


The updated "Sherlock" (airs on PBS "Mystery" in the States) is flat out my favorite series on TV in a long time. Cumberbatch nails the perfect blend of narcissism and genius. If you haven't seen it yet do yourself a favor.
 
2012-05-17 05:27:37 PM

Max Awesome: This looks awesome.

I'm a huge fan of all things Sherlock, so this is just another quality adaptation of the original source material as far as I'm concerned.

As long as they do their own thing and don't just copy the British series scene-by-scene, I know I'll enjoy it. I'm already intrigued by the possibilities of Lucy Liu as Watson, and by the New York setting.


Did you need to go to a seminar to become this optimistic? Or was it an audiobook?

/sorry, I actually envy your hope about this
 
2012-05-17 05:30:27 PM

bulok: Season 2 is on Netflix? I might have to restart my subscription, unless it's on Hulu also


It's on PBS.org for free, just look up the 'Masterpiece' video section, although the last episode won't be airing until Sunday night, so you'll have to wait for that one.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-17 05:34:00 PM

Welfare Peanut Butter: I love Benedict Cumberbatch. Also, the internets have taught me he looks like an otter:

[www.dangerousminds.net image 465x919]

/might be old news
//but it's so damn cute


and Martin Freeman looks like a hedgehog.

chzfandom.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-17 05:35:01 PM
*shakes tiny fist* dammit!
 
2012-05-17 05:43:05 PM

Samwise Gamgee: [blogimages.project76.tv image 362x204]

Anyway, I'll give it a shot. It actually doesn't look too terrible to me. As others noted earlier, some episodes of 'Sherlock' misfired (looking at you, 'Hound'), and I'm not really a fan of what they did with Moriarty. I actually MUCH preferred Jared Harris' Moriarty from the RDJ film - the cold, calculating, professorial Moriarty.

The Moriarty from 'Sherlock' was a 'light' version of The Dark Knight's Joker. Nutty anarchist with a flair for the dramatic, etc. In fact, the resolution was the same, too - Sherlock had to trash his public image and 'die', just as Batman took the heat for offing Harvey Dent...

Only The Dark Knight did it better.


What the fark am I reading?

** SPOILERS FOR SHERLOCK (BBC) **

How was Moriarty an anarchist? As he explains in the show, being a villain is much more lucrative than being on the same side as the government. The only person or government that he tries to topple without a cash incentive in mind is Sherlock. As for the ending, Sherlock never trashed his own public image as that was sufficiently done by Moriarty. Sherlock simply went along with the lie in front of Watson and faked his own death because that was required for the gunmen not to blast his few friends. To review, Batman fabricated a story where he took killed Dent and Dent's victims in order to preserve a symbol of hope for the city, while Sherlock completed the last step of Moriarty's plan by "offing" himself in order to save 3 of his 4 friends. Very different endings unless you go by the simplest explanations.

** END OF SPOILERS FOR SHERLOCK (BBC) **

/Won't even get into using the Dark Knight's Joker as a baseline
//Dark Knight's Joker was a "light" version of many other iterations of the Joker
///"No charge"
 
2012-05-17 05:51:25 PM

K.B.O. Winston: Max Awesome: This looks awesome.

I'm a huge fan of all things Sherlock, so this is just another quality adaptation of the original source material as far as I'm concerned.

As long as they do their own thing and don't just copy the British series scene-by-scene, I know I'll enjoy it. I'm already intrigued by the possibilities of Lucy Liu as Watson, and by the New York setting.

Did you need to go to a seminar to become this optimistic? Or was it an audiobook?


I don't know... maybe I don't spend enough time on the internet to get all jaded?

Actually, that's not true - I spend way too much time online. I've just never seen a Sherlock adaptation that I didn't like. I actually just got all caught up on the latest BBC version with Cumberbatch & Freeman in the past month by watching them through iTunes, and I adored it, so maybe I'm still flying high on my enthusiasm for a new favourite series.

But I've also just discovered the American version of Shameless, and its another fantastic show I've called in love with, and it wasn't screwed up at all according to many who saw the original British version, so there's hope for American adaptations.

Plus, I'm a fan of the lead actors in this new American Sherlock, so that helps. Plus New York is such a beautiful city and I never get to see in any of the shows I currently follow.

But then I suppose it's possible I'm a bit of a dullard and just have really low standards. Who can say?
 
2012-05-17 06:25:45 PM

Doogled: Samwise Gamgee: [blogimages.project76.tv image 362x204]
How was Moriarty an anarchist? As he explains in the show, being a villain is much more lucrative than being on the same side as the government. The only person or government that he tries to topple without a cash incentive in mind is Sherlock.


Anarchist may be the wrong word. An 'agent of chaos' might be a better descriptor. He's doing crime for crime's sake. Remember the first episode? He's paying a cabbie to kill completely random people, just to toy with Sherlock (there was no financial motivation). I don't think this iteration of Moriarty is doing anything for the money - he's just a madman getting his kicks. He also is obsessed with Sherlock, in the same way the Joker was with Batman in TDK - at first he wanted to kill Bats, then he went all 'you complete me' on him.

As for the ending, Sherlock never trashed his own public image as that was sufficiently done by Moriarty. Sherlock simply went along with the lie in front of Watson and faked his own death because that was required for the gunmen not to blast his few friends. To review, Batman fabricated a story where he took killed Dent and Dent's victims in order to preserve a symbol of hope for the city, while Sherlock completed the last step of Moriarty's plan by "offing" himself in order to save 3 of his 4 friends. Very different endings unless you go by the simplest explanations.

He also 'confessed' to Watson on the phone that he was a fraud (he really didn't have to do that - all he had to do was fake the death). Anyway, details differ, but I find them to be thematic parallels. The sacrificial hero is a timeless classic, of course, but the sacrifice of one's reputation is pretty specific to both those stories, especially when the villains are so thematically similar as well.

/Won't even get into using the Dark Knight's Joker as a baseline
//Dark Knight's Joker was a "light" version of many other iterations of the Joker


Yeah, but TDK is the movie that had the hero pose as a villain for the greater good at the end, which is why it drew the comparison.
 
2012-05-17 06:34:57 PM

Icetech3: This show makes me yet even sadder for my country.. top gear US... eck.. coupling US OMFG WHY... everything we touch we destroy. Even when the US wanted to do a Fawlty Towers US, they wanted to remove basil fawlty!

P.S. Cumberbatch would be a great porn name:)

P.P.S. if you have never seen Coupling (the UK one) It easily has the best writing of any sitcom i have seen...


I second that. Great writing, great characters and some fantastic episode structures. Like a whole episode in split screen, or an episode that shows the same ten minutes three times. Or an episode that consists of a single phone call.
Or Jeff in a gimp mask.

Plus of course, the man who wrote Coupling, Steven Moffat, is behind Sherlock. And Doctor Who.
 
2012-05-17 06:39:50 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: P.P.S. if you have never seen Coupling (the UK one) It easily has the best writing of any sitcom i have seen...

OHHHHHHH JEFFFREY!

\Apparently.
\\Happy Trotty Elf
\\\Sofa Parasites.
\\\\Have the keys to paradise.
\\Have too many legs...

I loved Jeffrey. A wonderful well-rounded gentle pervert of a character.


That reminds me, I thill need to pick a porn buddy.
 
2012-05-17 08:27:07 PM
I would watch it if Watson was a dude instead of Lucy Liu. I have always seen Dr. Watson as being a better comedy relief character, than sex symbol. I do like a post-rehab Holmes since it was depressing to read descriptions of his opium addiction.
 
2012-05-17 09:45:11 PM
In the clip he says a safe room can make the floor slope "between one and five degrees". A five degree slope in the floor of a bedroom would be huge, no way anyone would miss that. If the room was ten feet wide one end would be a whole foot lower.
 
2012-05-17 11:24:30 PM
CBS? Can you still get that with an antenna?
 
2012-05-18 01:34:24 AM
What's the point of watching the CBS show? I've already seen it on BBC.

I am curious. Has there been any shows that could be considered "good" on ABC, CBS or NBC in the last ten years?
 
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