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2013-01-03 05:11:55 PM
I would think one would first need cocaine
 
2013-01-03 05:13:10 PM
What does Lucy Liu have to do with focusing my mind like Holmes? Is there something I've missed?
 
2013-01-03 05:14:44 PM
I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock, but after watching Elementary, it's kinda growing on me.

Still doesn't come close to Sherlock, but its a perfect hour long relationship story to watch every week.

I think that's why anyone watches these shows, to see the goings-on between Sherlock and Watson.
 
2013-01-03 05:25:15 PM
She's got weird eyes.
 
2013-01-03 05:32:33 PM

RexTalionis: She's got weird eyes.


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2013-01-03 05:51:24 PM

RexTalionis: She's got weird eyes.


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"Waicist."
 
2013-01-03 05:52:39 PM
I had no trouble not observing Lucy Liu when I watched "The Man With The Iron Fists," but that's because I had no trouble paying no attention to the rest of the movie, either.
 
2013-01-03 06:29:54 PM
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2013-01-03 06:59:35 PM
Do. Not. Want.
 
2013-01-03 07:44:22 PM
I can't watch Elementary because the dude in it banged Angelina Jolie back when she was hot and bisexual and didn't have 12 kids and still wasn't yet defiled by Billy Bob Thorton. Bastard.
 
2013-01-03 07:54:51 PM

gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock


AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!
 
2013-01-03 08:07:29 PM
Yes please. The freckles thing does it for me.

The show's a tepid procedural the same as all of the other crap of the same bent, it's not magically better for buying the Holmes license.
 
2013-01-03 08:08:21 PM

jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!


Blame everyone but Moffat. Those guys are Hollywood A listers now.
 
2013-01-03 08:11:20 PM

President Merkin Muffley: jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!

Blame everyone but Moffat. Those guys are Hollywood A listers now.


No kidding. Bilbo and Kahn? How do you get them back to do a TV show?
 
2013-01-03 08:11:55 PM
Dammit... Khan.

/stupid fingers
 
2013-01-03 08:12:17 PM

kroonermanblack: Yes please. The freckles thing does it for me.

The show's a tepid procedural the same as all of the other crap of the same bent, it's not magically better for buying the Holmes license.


There's actually no license. Holmes is public domain.
 
2013-01-03 08:12:57 PM
"How to focus your mind like Sherlock Holmes. Step 1. Quit spending so much time observing Lucy Liu"

Guess I'm gonna have to live with not having a mind like Sherlock Holmes then. Can you blame me?

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2013-01-03 08:18:13 PM

Mugato: I can't watch Elementary because the dude in it banged Angelina Jolie back when she was hot and bisexual and didn't have 12 kids and still wasn't yet defiled by Billy Bob Thorton. Bastard.


I didn't realize Elementary stars James Haven.

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/always pay their debts
 
2013-01-03 08:32:19 PM

Mugato: I can't watch Elementary because the dude in it banged Angelina Jolie back when she was hot and bisexual and didn't have 12 kids and still wasn't yet defiled by Billy Bob Thorton. Bastard.


Hey, let's turn this into a Billy Bob thread!

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"Mmmm-hmm..."
 
2013-01-03 08:33:24 PM

WhackingDay: President Merkin Muffley: jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!

Blame everyone but Moffat. Those guys are Hollywood A listers now.

No kidding. Bilbo and Kahn? How do you get them back to do a TV show?


Kahn, Smaug/Necromancer, Julian Assange... I'm sure the BBC doesn't have a whole lot of influence on Cumberbatch's time these days. Shame though.
 
2013-01-03 08:44:23 PM

President Merkin Muffley: jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!

Blame everyone but Moffat. Those guys are Hollywood A listers now.


Screw Sherlock, I want season 4 of cabin pressure.
 
2013-01-03 08:47:42 PM

RexTalionis: She's got weird eyes.




They were able to uncross Kristen Bell's eyes, can't they give Lucy the same surgery?
 
2013-01-03 08:48:55 PM

jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!


Meh, he told Watson exactly where to stand so he couldn't actually see the moment of impact. He talked to the coroner beforehand. Any number of ways given those two facts. At least, that's my bet.

On the other hand, it was really weird watching him as Bilbo so soon after finishing Series 2.
 
2013-01-03 08:55:57 PM
How to focus your mind like Sherlock Holmes. Step 1. Quit spending so much time observing Lucy Liu Lara Pulver
 
2013-01-03 08:56:51 PM

jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!


And is Moriarty dead? (I hope not, that guy is one of the best villains I've seen in any show/movie.)
 
2013-01-03 09:51:28 PM
I do it all the time...I see things that others don't see...see patterns, make connections.

The key is being aware.

And don't assume.
 
2013-01-03 09:59:18 PM
Whats funny is that the classic Trek villain Cumberbatch is playing in Into Darkness is escaped holodeck Moriarty.

/it was either that or something about smaug/bilbo or something
 
2013-01-03 10:31:39 PM
Okay, quick question. I'm a big Sherlockian - read every story and novel by Doyle and several pastiches/tributes by others. I have a man-crush on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. I can spout Sherlock trivia pretty well.

If I watch Elementary, will I die a little inside or just burst into flame immediately?
 
2013-01-03 10:33:01 PM

unlikely: What does Lucy Liu have to do with focusing my mind like Holmes? Is there something I've missed?


What does it have to do with that? Well it's as obvious to me as the fact that you shared a cab this morning and went to a Turkish bath.
 
2013-01-03 10:42:53 PM

MrEricSir: jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!

And is Moriarty dead? (I hope not, that guy is one of the best villains I've seen in any show/movie.)


I don't know...he swallowed a bullet right in front of Holmes...don't know how you'd fake that.
 
2013-01-03 10:50:36 PM

Lord Dimwit: Okay, quick question. I'm a big Sherlockian - read every story and novel by Doyle and several pastiches/tributes by others. I have a man-crush on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. I can spout Sherlock trivia pretty well.

If I watch Elementary, will I die a little inside or just burst into flame immediately?


Nah, just ignore the fact that it's Holmes (or just realize that it's only a re-visualization of the character) and go with it. Jonny Lee Miller is a good actor, and fun to watch.
 
2013-01-03 10:54:18 PM

MrEricSir: jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!

And is Moriarty dead? (I hope not, that guy is one of the best villains I've seen in any show/movie.)


If they are following the original Holmes stories as it appears they are then Moriarty is gone. Holmes pushed him over the Reichenbach falls.

Next up. Colonel Sebastian Moran
 
2013-01-03 10:57:46 PM
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2013-01-03 10:59:47 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: MrEricSir: jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!

And is Moriarty dead? (I hope not, that guy is one of the best villains I've seen in any show/movie.)

I don't know...he swallowed a bullet right in front of Holmes...don't know how you'd fake that.


That's what I thought the first time I watched it. But after watching it a second time, I'm not so sure. You hear the gun fire, but you don't see anything. Moriarty falls to the ground, but Holmes never examines the body (pretty unusual for him.)
 
2013-01-03 11:14:43 PM
There is an annoying lack of Lucy Liu in this god damn thread.
 
2013-01-03 11:19:55 PM

FastJeff: There is an annoying lack of Lucy Liu in this god damn thread.


I did my part, but sadly it failed to catch on. Gorram folks wanting to actually conversate about the shows in question instead of posting delicious eye candy.
 
2013-01-03 11:23:20 PM

FastJeff: There is an annoying lack of Lucy Liu in this god damn thread.


You may call her Lucy Liu, but to me she is always "The Woman".
 
2013-01-03 11:31:07 PM
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2013-01-03 11:37:55 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Lord Dimwit: Okay, quick question. I'm a big Sherlockian - read every story and novel by Doyle and several pastiches/tributes by others. I have a man-crush on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. I can spout Sherlock trivia pretty well.

If I watch Elementary, will I die a little inside or just burst into flame immediately?

Nah, just ignore the fact that it's Holmes (or just realize that it's only a re-visualization of the character) and go with it. Jonny Lee Miller is a good actor, and fun to watch.



My wife's a huge Holmes fan (can recite the case file from the books from memory) and she loves Elementary. She finds it a very good interpretation. She was worried at first that having a female Watson would create a lame romance subplot but was happy to see that nothing of the sort appears. That and she likes that the mysteries are written in such a way that she can't figure them out in the first 15 minutes.
 
2013-01-03 11:40:33 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: MrEricSir: jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!

And is Moriarty dead? (I hope not, that guy is one of the best villains I've seen in any show/movie.)

I don't know...he swallowed a bullet right in front of Holmes...don't know how you'd fake that.


How do you know that was Moriarty?
 
2013-01-04 12:22:07 AM

WhackingDay: Dammit... Khan.

/stupid fingers


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2013-01-04 12:48:02 AM

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That was one of my favorite parts of that special.
 
2013-01-04 12:57:15 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Lord Dimwit: Okay, quick question. I'm a big Sherlockian - read every story and novel by Doyle and several pastiches/tributes by others. I have a man-crush on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. I can spout Sherlock trivia pretty well.

If I watch Elementary, will I die a little inside or just burst into flame immediately?

Nah, just ignore the fact that it's Holmes (or just realize that it's only a re-visualization of the character) and go with it. Jonny Lee Miller is a good actor, and fun to watch.


The thing that made me laugh, and it was in the freaking trailer, was Holmes saying a panic room can cause the floor of a bedroom to slope by "between one and five degrees"

If your bedroom floor sloped five degrees you would notice it. That is a huge slope, in a twenty foot wide room one end would be a foot lower than the other. No way would that happen.
 
2013-01-04 01:23:09 AM

MrEricSir: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: MrEricSir: jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!

And is Moriarty dead? (I hope not, that guy is one of the best villains I've seen in any show/movie.)

I don't know...he swallowed a bullet right in front of Holmes...don't know how you'd fake that.

That's what I thought the first time I watched it. But after watching it a second time, I'm not so sure. You hear the gun fire, but you don't see anything. Moriarty falls to the ground, but Holmes never examines the body (pretty unusual for him.)


SpoilersYou do see bits of brain in the blood leaking from Moriarty's head, and Sherlock did see him do it right in front of him.  He pulled the gun, put into mouth, and Sherlock pull back in horror.  And you see blood pooled around Sherlock's head after the fall.  But then, you also see Watson knocked to the ground and smacking his head - this was highlighted in the slo-mo action of it.  Maybe dramatic concussive memory lapse, identifying the wrong person (Moriarty, the "actor", or someone else) as Sherlock?
 
2013-01-04 02:16:19 AM
ArkAngel

I would think one would first need cocaine

Doyle allowed for the indulgence in E.Coca during down-time depressions between cases - a little something to keep the juices flowing.

Jeremy Brett's portrayal (prior to the BBC's `thinking of the Children!) was as definitive interpretation as there'll probably be.
 
2013-01-04 02:22:51 AM
Why would someone want to think like an imaginary character who's thought patterns as written are unrealistic, inconsistent and often outright stupid? Just because the writer SAYS he figured something brilliant out doesn't make it so.
 
2013-01-04 02:54:24 AM

RexTalionis: She's got weird eyes.


Great depth-perception, though.
 
2013-01-04 03:09:15 AM

Dingleberry Dickwad: FastJeff: There is an annoying lack of Lucy Liu in this god damn thread.

I did my part, but sadly it failed to catch on. Gorram folks wanting to actually conversate about the shows in question instead of posting delicious eye candy.


I didn't post Lucy Liu but I did post about 10 yellow fever pictures.  They got deleted and I got an hour timeout for threadjacking.

/Fark, you've changed
 
2013-01-04 05:04:16 AM
The usual Hollywood treatment in action - take a good yarn and fark it up til it's unrecognisable.


Also, the new Avengers suck
 
2013-01-04 07:19:06 AM

Rev.K: Do. Not. Want.


something something, gay.
 
2013-01-04 07:32:09 AM

abhorrent1: Rev.K: Do. Not. Want.

something something, gay.


Why yes, yes she is. And I'd watch that all day long.
 
2013-01-04 08:32:11 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Lord Dimwit: Okay, quick question. I'm a big Sherlockian - read every story and novel by Doyle and several pastiches/tributes by others. I have a man-crush on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. I can spout Sherlock trivia pretty well.

If I watch Elementary, will I die a little inside or just burst into flame immediately?

Nah, just ignore the fact that it's Holmes (or just realize that it's only a re-visualization of the character) and go with it. Jonny Lee Miller is a good actor, and fun to watch.


Everyone is focussing on ELEMENTARY as a rip-off of Sherlock Holmes.

It isn't.

Its actually a rip-off of PSYCH, which means that this is the second time that CBS has done it (the first
was THE MENTALIST, which is a much more naked pilfering).

I don't watch either, and the new season of PSYCH starts February 27th.

/Whaaat?
 
2013-01-04 08:59:05 AM

DjangoStonereaver: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Lord Dimwit: Okay, quick question. I'm a big Sherlockian - read every story and novel by Doyle and several pastiches/tributes by others. I have a man-crush on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. I can spout Sherlock trivia pretty well.

If I watch Elementary, will I die a little inside or just burst into flame immediately?

Nah, just ignore the fact that it's Holmes (or just realize that it's only a re-visualization of the character) and go with it. Jonny Lee Miller is a good actor, and fun to watch.

Everyone is focussing on ELEMENTARY as a rip-off of Sherlock Holmes.

It isn't.

Its actually a rip-off of PSYCH, which means that this is the second time that CBS has done it (the first
was THE MENTALIST, which is a much more naked pilfering).

I don't watch either, and the new season of PSYCH starts February 27th.

/Whaaat?


I've heard it both ways.

/Obligatory
 
2013-01-04 10:58:00 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Lord Dimwit: Okay, quick question. I'm a big Sherlockian - read every story and novel by Doyle and several pastiches/tributes by others. I have a man-crush on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. I can spout Sherlock trivia pretty well.

If I watch Elementary, will I die a little inside or just burst into flame immediately?

Nah, just ignore the fact that it's Holmes (or just realize that it's only a re-visualization of the character) and go with it. Jonny Lee Miller is a good actor, and fun to watch.


Agreed. It's fun to watch, he's great and Lucy Liu is always easy to look at. It's not faithful to the Doyle stories but I don't watch it for that. They're all good on their own.

/Always liked Jeremy Brett
 
2013-01-04 01:23:57 PM

MrEricSir: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: MrEricSir: jayhawk88: gopher321: I was going to say Stop watching suck-ass Elementary and start watching the BBC series Sherlock

AHHHHH HOW DID HE SURVIVE THAT FALL? Damn you Steven Moffat get Series 3 out already!

And is Moriarty dead? (I hope not, that guy is one of the best villains I've seen in any show/movie.)

I don't know...he swallowed a bullet right in front of Holmes...don't know how you'd fake that.

That's what I thought the first time I watched it. But after watching it a second time, I'm not so sure. You hear the gun fire, but you don't see anything. Moriarty falls to the ground, but Holmes never examines the body (pretty unusual for him.)


I just assumed he tossed Moriarty's body off the roof to be mistaken for his own.
 
2013-01-05 02:42:05 PM
Ugh, Lucy Liu. Even as someone with an asian girl fetish that's one I'd pass over.

/her voice acting is even worse than her usual "acting"
//Sleeping Dogs is a good game but mute it when the cutscenes start
 
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