Okay, you two ...
... you've had your fun ...
... now let's get back to some serious Sherlocking!!!
There's so much to love about this series - the clever screenplays, the BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH humor, the great MARTIN FREEMAN actors, the little geek-y squiggles onscreen, the twisted nods to familiar bits of the Sherlock canon. It's all great.
So far, my favorite from seasons 1 and 2 is SCANDAL IN BELGRAVIA. Can the new Sherlock team ever top it? I don't think so but they're a clever bunch. My favorite scenes are:
Command Performance at Buckingham Palace
... or should that be Commando ...
Tears At The Door
in which poor innocent Father Sherlock delivers the most pitiful bunch of crap trying to get in Irene Adler's house.
They get my votes for Most Hilarious Scenes That Get Even Funnier Every Time You Watch Them. :)
To help get in gear for Sunday, last night I watched an old Holmes movie, THE SEVEN PERCENT SOLUTION. I don't think I'd seen it before but do remember how excited I was when the book came out back in the '70s.
The movie has an incredible cast. Sherlock is played by Nicol Williamson and Watson by Robert Duval.
Sorry, don't know the dog's name. Moriarty was a lovely surprise ... Sir Laurence Olivier!
As was Alan Arkin's performance as Sigmund Freud. Wunderbar.
Vanessa Redgrave and Joel Grey didn't have the big parts in this one, but it was good to see them in action again. Even with very little dialog and screen time, Joel Grey was just fabulous. He moved in a way that makes the viewer want to watch him. All that Broadway dancing experience showed here, even though he wasn't dancing. Masterful and a joy to see.
Between now and 9PM CST Sunday, I think I'll pull out some Nigel Rathbone and Jeremy Brett DVDs to tide me over. Maybe get in the spirit of things with some tea and biscuits. But Sunday ...
Sunday there will be champagne! :)
Mary and the Femmes want to know: What is your favorite Sherlock moment? Sherlock actor? Will you be celebrating the triumphant return of the new season Sunday?