Sherlock on PBS

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  1. Nov 7, 2012 #101 of 151
    pgogborn

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    Follow the money.

    Steven Moffat on why team writing is so prevalent in the U.S. "Studios need 60 shows to break even, you need to have constant writing over all those weeks". >
    http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2003/11/06/3126/america_ruined_my_sitcom

    Ben Stephenson controller, BBC drama commissioning agrees and makes a particular reference to Moffat and Sherlock:
    John Plunkett
    guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 12 October 2010 07.28 BST

    [The U.S.] make great television. But with a few exceptions they make just two types: 13-part series and 24-part series. Why? Because it's the best commercial model for them to recoup their investment."

    "Get out of the room if you want to write anything else. No Five Daughters, no Sherlock, no Dive, no The Silence, no The Song of Lunch. All of those writers would be told – make it 13 or 24 parts, or nothing. Steven Moffat would not be able to write Sherlock how he wants to. He'd be replaced by someone who could write 24 episodes."

    Stephenson argued that the UK provided a vibrant market for a writer who does not want to labour on "one idea for five years" >
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/oct/12/sky-bbc-television-drama
     
  2. Nov 7, 2012 #102 of 151
    mattack

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    Moffat needs to get back to writing more Coupling..

    (just kidding, unfortunately)
     
  3. Turtleboy

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    I just watched all 6 today on Netflix. Good show.
     
  4. dianebrat

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    hey I wouldn't complain, that's next up on my rotation of videos to watch on the elliptical at the gym, I'm just working through their earlier Men Behaving Badly
     
  5. cmontyburns

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    Aaaargh!

    Looks like it might be early 2014 before we get the next season of Sherlock here in the US!
     
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    :mad: :mad: :mad:

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  7. Dec 1, 2012 #107 of 151
    Johncv

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    Is the Netflix version the butcher PBS version?
     
  8. Dec 3, 2012 #108 of 151
    mattack

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    It's also on amazon prime free video...
    According to Amazon, S1 is 1 hr 32 mins, 1 hr 29 mins, 1 hr 34 mins..

    is that butchered?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2016 #109 of 151
    wprager

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    Sherlock holiday special (The Abominable Bride) on tonight on PBS. I didn't see this advertised anywhere (mind you, I don't usually browse PBS) but saw it in an Ausiello tweet. It's the usual gang (Cummerbatch/Freeman) but set in the late 19th century (that's so Moffat, right?)
     
  10. Jan 1, 2016 #110 of 151
    stevel

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    Yes - I have seen some promotion of this. It is the Moffat Sherlock, just set in the original stories' timeframe. Should be fun.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2016 #111 of 151
    TomK

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    Yes, this should be very good, I've been watching a lot of PBS and this has been heavily promoted. I can't wait.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2016 #112 of 151
    pgogborn

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    I have just finished watching the episode.
    Timey-wimey with brass knobs on.
     
  13. Jan 2, 2016 #113 of 151
    Win Joy Jr

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    Just finished watching it with Daughter #1 who is what I call a "Modern" Sherlock Holmes fan following the Robert Downey Jr. movies and "Sherlock" (and did not like "Elementary"). We are both in agreement...

    "Sherlock" is back...

    Not going into specifics, but it fixes a complaint from season 3 and is a must see before season 4 sometime later this year...

    Loved it...
     
  14. Jan 2, 2016 #114 of 151
    laria

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    You can go into specifics in spoiler tags? I'm wondering what the season 3 complaint is. :)

    This isn't much of a spoiler, but something that caught my eye that I didn't realize was a reference that showed up in Elementary, which I also love:

    The Diogenes Club. When that part came on, I said to SO, oh, that's Mycroft's restaurant name in Elementary! And he was like, yeah, that's a reference to this club... :)
     
  15. Jan 2, 2016 #115 of 151
    madscientist

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    This episode was hilarious, I loved it. So much fun.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2016 #116 of 151
    dianebrat

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    I'm not the poster, but too much Moriarty was my complaint, I knew eventually they would come to him, but he's better in smaller doses, in the end he was just too much in almost every way :)
     
  17. Jan 2, 2016 #117 of 151
    TonyD79

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    Haven't watched the new one yet but that was my complaint too. I read all the Sherlock stories and Moriarity is nowhere near pervasive.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2016 #118 of 151
    NorthAlabama

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    hmm, the amount of moriarty screen time hadn't even crossed my mind...

    ...but i don't believe that is the plot point being alluded to, and, i agree, this is a must watch before season 4.
     
  19. Jan 2, 2016 #119 of 151
    paracelsus

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    There's a big screen (movie theater) showing of this episode on January 5 and 6, supposedly 20 some minutes longer? I did watch the Masterpiece Mystery broadcast last night, and probably will watch the rerun January 10th, but unsure if the movie version would be story changing for me.
     
  20. Jan 2, 2016 #120 of 151
    NorthAlabama

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    do you know of a link with info on the longer version? imdb lists ep15 as 89min, but my 1.5hr recording cut off the ending last night, so i'm off to see if it's available on prime, and scheduling another recording with padding when it airs on pbs the 10th.
     

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