Sherlock (The Six Thatchers) : Not a review more of a rant

***Spoilers ahead***

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The fandom while we wait

After 3 years of waiting, the Sherlock fandom finally got their most ardent wish, another season.  I have been a fan of Sherlock for only two years but I am just as excited and terrified at the same time.  Season 3 ended on a cliffhanger, with Sherlock being sent off to a deadly mission in Eastern Europe only to be summoned back by the government because of Moriarty’s threat.  The Abominable Bride last year gave fans a glimpse of what happened after the almost exile ending with Sherlock being so confident on what Moriarty’s next move would be.   So fans expected an episode about Moriarty or at least his “Did you miss me” video but the episode left us clueless on how they will solve the whole Moriarty mystery.

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Did I miss Moriarty?  Yup! He’s probably the one super villain I can’t hate lol

Needless to say the entire episode was about something else, Mary’s past and how awesome she is. The episode started on a lighter note and treated the fans with fluff, in the person of baby Watson.  Rosamund Mary Watson or Rosie is John and Mary’s baby girl.  She is so cute!!!  We got a glimpse of domestic life of the Watson’s and how they are as parents.

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Isn’t she lovely?

And then there is Molly Hooper. The amazing, beautiful, awesome Molly Hooper.  My favorite scene was during Rosie’s baptism, when Molly was scolding Sherlock about using the phone during the christening.  Molly gave Sherlock a stern look and uttered “phone” and he obediently followed.  The Sherlolly shipper in me was ecstatic over the fact that Sherlock listens to Molly. I wish there was more scene with Molly though.  I would love to see Molly joining the boys on their case in her own way like working in the lab or deducing the heck out of a cadaver lol.  I would to see Molly and Mary’s friendship blossom.  I just want more of my dear Molly.

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My lovely Molly.  I just love her.

Look at my babies

aren’t they cute?

We were lulled into false sense of security then slowly the story went dark and it never stopped until we were left befuddled and grieving (or at least those who loved Mary Morstan Watson). I love watching the camaraderie among Sherlock, John and Mary.  They work well together, instead of ruining the chemistry between Sherlock and Sherlock (as most fans feared), Mary only made the duo better and helped Sherlock (more than John could ever do if I dare say it out loud) solve crimes.   Mary brought something new to the show, a new flavor, excitement and adventures.  She was able to mislead Sherlock, she has a mysterious past, and she is super smart and able to keep up with Sherlock.  Instead of being threatened when Sherlock returned from the dead, she actually liked him and never got in the way of the duo’s relationship and escapades.  She is even more attune to Sherlock’s temperament and knows when is lying.  She is perfection. How can I not love her? Yeah, she shot Sherlock but it was  Sherlock’s fault in the first place.  If Sherlock didn’t intervene with her plans and ended up in Magnussen’s office, Mary would have been able to neutralize the blackmailer and none would be the wiser.  They could go on their merry ways.  But no Sherlock has to be the dragon slayer, the hero that saves the world and ruin Mary’s plan.  I just hate the double standard in the show that appears from time to time.  John had no qualms killing the cabbie in the A Study of Pink but got mad at Mary for trying to do the same to Magnussen.  Sherlock goes around insulting people, thwarting plans of villains and shoot them if he can’t and still get to live a “normal life” while Mary left her dark past behind and lives her life always looking behind her back and living with the knowledge that her happiness will never last.

 

Mofftiss killed Mary off because they want to stay loyal to ACD canon, where Mary was barely mentioned, and because the show is and will always be about these two men gallivanting around solving crimes and Mary just can’t stay and remain a third wheel anymore.  They can do what they want, it’s their show after all but it doesn’t mean I have to like it.  They could have kept Mary and still let these two have their quests but then again it’s their show and they can do as they please.  So here I am still grieving over a death of a fictional character.  They let us see how bad ass Mary is, make us love her more than take her away from us right away.  I have to say that despite my disappointments, The Six Thatchers is all about Mary.

The many faces of Mary Morstan Watson

Mary is the first fully developed female character in the show.  Irene Adler was a awesome but in the end she lost to Sherlock because of sentiment aka falling for Sherlock.  I have to admit it kind of ruin the episode for me.  In the ACD canon, Adlersimply bested Holmes and got away with her plans, leaving Holmes with such strong impression that he called her “The Woman”.  In Sherlock, Adler was the villain that Holmes eventually vanquished.  Molly Hooper has been around since the first episode but she was first introduced as simply a person who is so into Holmes but was totally ignored, a plot device to show the audience that Sherlock is not normal like us and no time for sentiments.  Mofftiss kept Molly around but still relegated to limited scenes (that didn’t stop fans from loving her though and shipping her with Sherlock) and while they can argue that Molly has grown so much from being the lovesick puppy that Sherlock manipulates easily to a friend that has grown a backbone, sees through his facade and doesn’t hesitate to tell Sherlock off, all of those so called character development are in relation to her interaction with Sherlock.  We want to know more about the person that “mattered the most” to Sherlock Holmes.

It’s such a shame that one of my absolute favorite TV shows barely pass the Bechdel test or didn’t if you asked me.  It’s so disappointing that Mofftiss has to go and kill off Mary.  The only female character in the show that was able to keep with the Holmes brothers (even fool one of them) and has shown both her “normal” and bad ass side.  It’s as if Mofftiss are resolved to make the women in Sherlock meek or turn them into villains.  Mary’s video message to Sherlock after she died “explained” why she has to die, like an explanation from the creators as to why they have to kill Mary.  Mary’s dark past will never allow her to live a normal life permanently.  She enjoyed the danger but she can’t outrun it forever and she expect it to catch up with her soon.  It’s like telling us that Mary does not deserve to be happy.

I hate John Watson now.   I cannot believe he cheated on Mary.  How could he cheated on someone as awesome as Mary?  I bet Mary knew about the other woman, might be another reason why she felt it was okay to die for Sherlock.  John got the nerve to get mad at Sherlock when he should be mad at himself.  John’s infidelity is such a huge surprise, he seemed to be the good guy in the show, the normal one, Sherlock’s moral compass then he just went and had an affair with a random woman he met on the bus.  He’s got a wonderful wife and a beautiful daughter!  How could he?   I am sure the next episodes will shed more light to this boggling turn of events.

I really hate you right now.  Yes Sherlock made a vow and so did you.  You cheated on my dear Mary!!!

Like anyone who have lost a loved one, I need someone to blame and in this case it’s Sherlock Holmes.  I blame Sherlock for Mary’s death because if he never intervened with Mary’s plan she would have got away with it.  But no Sherlock the dragon slayer has to save the damsel in distress.  Not a good idea when the damsel in question is capable of taking care of herself.  If only Sherlock let Mary do her thing, she might have been able to talk to AJ and explain herself and clear things up between them.  If only Sherlock didn’t convinced Mary to return to London because he can protect her better in his “turf”.  If only he didn’t love the drama so much and capture Norbury right away instead of staging an elaborate arrest scene.  If only he didn’t provoked Norbury she might not shot him.  If only he move right away when she shot him, he has good reflexes right?  (As they say if a person has enough time to move in front of someone, then that someone has enough time to move as well).  Yes, in my book it was Sherlock’s fault but John doesn’t have the right to blame him.  John now has to live with his guilt his entire life. Serves him right.

Some fan theorizes that Mary’s death is just a ruse, to keep her family safe.  There’s a small chance that it might be true but I don’t want to get my hopes up.  My heart’s already broken, no need to turn it into tiny splinters.  Mary’s death really shook me.  While it was expected for Mary to die because Mary died in the original ACD story I was hoping that Mofftiss will keep her around longer since she made the story more interesting.  It just so disappointing to see a kick ass female character go in a show that is predominantly male.

I am still reeling from the all that happened in the show.  Can’t wait for the next one but also terrified.  I hope no one on the “good side” dies, to see more of Molly Hooper and Moriarty’s mystery solved.   I am also sad because it is possible that this season will be the last one or it could be years again before they produce another season.  I don’t know if I should be happy that I stumbled upon this show and got so into it, ship Sherlolly and read tons of fan fictions or hoped that I never bothered to watch the first episode and save myself the trouble and heartaches.  Oh wait, I know.  If I have to go back in time I would still watch the show because the awesome characters and brilliant story is worth all the heartaches.  It’s like falling in love lol.  You know you’ll get hurt at some point but you still want to give it a try.

Then next week, I would watch the next episode, get my heart broken, rant about it and then beg Mofftiss for more.

As I was about to post this, I came across an article about Martin Freeman and Amanda Abbington’s split in the later part of last year.  I was like, how come I didn’t know about this?  I am so devastated.  My poor heart got broken again.

So what’s the glory in livin’
Doesn’t anybody ever stay together anymore
And if love never lasts forever
Tell me, what’s forever for

Moriarty’s back or is he

Sherlock is so taking over my life. I recently jumped on the bandwagon and joined the Sherlock fandom and just so happy I did.  Sherlock is all that I watch on weekends, all I read when commuting to and from work (both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s and Sherlolly fanfictions).  I am shipping Sherlolly so hard and so besotted with Sherlock Holmes/Benedict Cumberbatch.  I love everything about the show and the actors.  Like the rest of the fandom, I am anxiously waiting for Season 4 which unfortunately will air next year (that’s the hope,Cumberbatch is so busy and so is Freeman).  There would be a Christmas special episode though and I hope that would be enough to tide me over until the next season (cause seriously the wait is killing me!).

I have seen the all episodes for three seasons and of course season 3 ended with a cliffhanger.  Moriarty’s back or is he? In the last few scenes of the last episode, Sherlock took off in a private plane when suddenly all televisions in London showed Moriarty’s face saying “Did you miss me” in all of his maniacal glory.  Mycroft received a call and in turn called Sherlock and let him know that he is needed.

All of the fans know that Moriarty died, he shot himself in front of Sherlock. He sure did looked dead to me, no one can fake such death.  So how come he’s back and seemed to be wreaking havoc in England again?

My theories are:

1. Richard Brook died, not Moriarty.   Richard Brook was hired to play the consulting criminal while the real Moriarty watches on the sideline (how creepy).  Another questions came into mind, if this theory is true, who is Moriarty? I hope he’s not any of regular characters (that would just break my heart).

2. Moriarty is really dead and will not come back ever.  Mycroft made it appear like Moriarty’s back so that Sherlock doesn’t have to go the exile/suicide mission. How will Mycroft pull it off without anyone knowing? I don’t know but Mycroft is one bad ass who can almost do anything he wants, he is that powerful (at least for me).

3.  The man who met Sherlock in the St. Bart’s rooftop is not Moriarty.  That guy is just someone who put on a very believable mask and was hired to meet Sherlock and off himself (Why would he do that? Moriarty is blackmailing him, using his loved ones against him and threatened to kill  said loved ones if he foiled Moriarty’s plan). Again, if  this is true, who is the real Moriarty?

I ran out of theories, anyways, what matters is that Sherlock is back and the game is on

I am Sherlocked

For the past couple of years, I have been so into TV series, Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Vikings, New Girl and the list could go on and on.   Before this era, I just used to read on almost all my free time.  I read before I sleep, on weekends I read before getting out of bed, I read on my commute (still do) and basically live my life around books (could have been a great thing if only I don’t read too much romance novels).  But recently a new era in my life has started, I got hooked on TV series and needless to say I don’t read as much as I used to and it kinda make me feel bad (probably because those books written by my favorite authors seemed to be glaring at me and say “I am meant to be read, not to be displayed nor to gather dust” every time I see them.  Still I got on with my not so good habit and I am quite happy about it, it’s not only books now that makes me excited for the weekend, but also my favorite shows. Is it pathetic that I can’t wait for the weekend just so I can return to my TV marathon?  Is it weird that a new season of a favorite show got me so giddy? Like I am about to see a guy I really like that I haven’t seen for a long time.  Is it alarming that I got so emotionally invested with the characters and their misfortune bothers me a lot? Probably. It’s not enough that I spent so much time watching my beloved TV series, I have added a new show to the list and I have to say, this show is one of the best!  The whole show is just freaking awesome, from the writers to the actors, simply magnificent.  I am talking about BBC’s Sherlock.  This show has been around since 2010 and I only started paying attention to this great TV show last month.  I was not into it that much until I saw the Scandal in Belgravia episode, that was an epic one. From then on I can’t wait to watch all the episodes and re-watch now that I am done.  Re-watching all those episodes made me realized just how awesome the show is. I could go all day just talking about this amazing TV show and I would just spout off non sense things so I might as well list down the things I love the most about this thing called “SHERLOCK” Things that I love so much in Sherlock

1.  Sherlock Holmes (of course).  Thanks to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for coming up with this awesome character, without him, there would be no Sherlock Holmes.  Sherlock is a high-functioning sociopath (according to him), he is a consulting detective with Scotland Yard.  He is a genius,arrogant, rude, incapable of (almost) any feelings, lives in his own world, does not conform to social norm and brutally honest. benedict cumberbatch I’ve seen other actors played Sherlock Holmes and they all did good but Benedict Cumberbatch is the bomb! He made Sherlock brainy, sexy, dangerous, fragile, funny, annoying but also endearing and looked so hot doing it.  I confessed I am a bit in love with the man. Another fictional boyfriend. sherlock faces

2. John Watson.  He is not just Sherlock’s best friend and assistant but also a man of his own identity.  He is a war veteran and a doctor.  He is so patient with Sherlock but also honest with him, letting Sherlock know that he could be an asshole sometimes.  As Sherlock said during the his best man speech, he will solve your murder but John Watson will save your life.  He has a sense of humor too, something you need to have whenever you are near Sherlock or you’ll end up hurting him. He is Sherlock’s moral compass.  Martin Freeman plays his character very well.  I love how we can express his thoughts and emotions without even saying a word.

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3. Sherlolly.    I know it sounds awful and just so silly but I ship them so hard!  I just love the idea of them being together. My OTP.  I know Sherlock seemed to be incapable of having feelings and that makes him so interesting and special but I can’t help it.  Some fans think that Molly can’t handle Sherlock but recent episodes proved them wrong.  Every scene between this two is a celebration for me.

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That slap in the face and Sherlock’s reaction? I don’t think he would let anyone else do that to him.

And that kiss, even though it was just an imagined one, it’s was divine!  I wish it was real but then again so there goes the anticipation of waiting whether the whole Sherlock Molly thing would actually happen. The show runners probably just want to keep the fans begging for more.

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that kiss!! speaks volume (I know it was only imagined)

5. Molly Hooper I adore Molly Hooper.  She’s so effortlessly beautiful.  She appears to be fragile but she is strong and proved to be a good friend even to one such as Sherlock.  I find her attempts at getting Sherlock’s attention so cute.  Her character is supposed to a one-off but the fantastic Louise Brealey made the producers changed their mind, thank God for that.  Molly could appear shy and timid but there is strength that lies beneath that delicate exterior.

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I adore her. She is the only regular cast who didn’t appear in any of Doyle’s book.

6. Sherlock and John’s Bromance There friendship is one that stood the test of time.  The more trouble and danger they got into, they stronger their bond gets.  Lots of fans ship Johnlock ( obviously I am Sherlolly shipper but even I won’t deny that these two are really so cute together) and I can’t blame them.  Even in the TV series several people assumed that they are a couple ( Mrs. Hudson & Irene Adler). Their love and loyalty to each other is so strong, each is willing to sacrifice himself for the other.

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The dynamic duo. The bromance to end all bromance.

The balance each other, one is mercurial the other is steady. I love their chemistry and adore these two so much.

7.  Mycroft Holmes One of the most powerful people in England. He seemed to be more clever than Sherlock, I could be wrong, but he is always at the top of his game.  I could imagine when he and Sherlock are still kids, that would have been a riot.  Like Sherlock he is odd, another high-functioning sociopath and also uses that to help people.  He is more cunning though and colder.  He has this look of that says “I am not human, I got flesh and bones but that’s it”. He may appear cold and distant but its obvious that he cares about his brother. That umbrella of his is worth mentioning too.

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I felt like I could totally write an entire post for each main characters but that would take time. The actors/characters are in their A game. 8. London. I have this sudden need to visit London (not that I have the money).  I realized that despite the modern technology and all the changes that the world went through, London was able to keep its charm intact.  There’s still an old world feel to it.  I can totally see myself walking down the streets and frequenting cafes.

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I can’t keep calm!! I want season 4 now!!!

I am so into this show and…. i am sherlocked