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Sherlock S3

January 1st 2014 was not just a New Year for the BBC Sherlock fandom. It marked the end of the 2-year nail-biting, hair-pulling, brain-wrecking wait for Season 3. After the world’s  only consulting detective’s leap to death in 2012, all theories on how he survived the fall were put to rest (did it?) when “The Empty Hearse” finally aired with a bang of 9 million plus viewers just in the UK (Also worth mentioning are the illegal downloads in other regions who cannot wait for the US airing date of January 19th). Reviews so far are mixed, but it’s pretty clear though no matter how good or bad Holmes’s waiter disguise (and not to mention his French accent) was, everyone is glad that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back in Baker Street. (Yes, even Anderson was glad.)

Sherlock Season 3

The second episode “The Sign of Three” aired with 8.8 million viewers and was one of the most tweeted show on that particular airing date. Holmes may have delivered one of the strangest best man speech ever (and unconsciously solving an actual case on the spot), SH still managed to impress even the bewildered groom himself for the heart-warming honesty on certain points … while it lasted.

Courtesy of jawkwardlol.com

Courtesy of jawkwardlol.com

Dr. Watson’s blog attests to it.

http://www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk/blog/11august

But then again, it was SH himself who actually made the post. (Nice one.)

Impending doom awaits fans once more, as the final episode for this season “His Final Vow,” will be airing on January 12th and hence another wait will once again begin. (Hopefully, it wouldn’t be another 2 years!!). A new nemesis under the name Charles Augustus Magnussen, the king of blackmail, will be crossing Sherlock’s path and (as per rumours) will kill off someone significant to Holmes or Watson this coming Sunday.

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At least we’re assured it won’t be Holmes himself (because killing him is just so two years ago).

So while Mark Gatiss et al will leave us (again) to reruns and to guesswork as to what will happen to Sherlock Holmes in Season 4, it would be fun to wonder how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would find this version of his character if he is alive to watch it.

(Personally speaking, I’m sure he’d love this version’s Irene Adler.)

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Posted by on January 10, 2014 in BBC Sherlock, TV

 

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Fall TV Watch List

It’s that time of the year when I channel my inner couch potato. October is a fantastic month for those who like to veg out in front of the tube and just get zombified. I am one of the guilty ones.

Series like The Walking Dead will be returning on October 13th and new shows such as CW’s Tomorrow People will premiere on October 9th. Enough to keep my eyes glued to the TV.

NCIS Season 11 (whew!) already premiered and I will not give spoilers about the TIVA situation for the benefit of those who haven’t watched it. The show kicks off where it left everybody – either de-badged or in a quandary. All I can say is that if you love this show, this is not the time to bail out.

Anthony DiNozzo and Ziva David

Anthony DiNozzo and Ziva David


Supernatural Season 9
 The CW veteran returns on October 8th, moving to a Tuesday slot. Season 8th left Dean Winchester in a pickle with the premise that Sam Winchester is going to die. Then there’s the King of Hell, Crowley, almost “cured” when Dean interrupts Sam in finishing the trials. Castiel, tricked by Metatron, inadvertently helped the scribe of God to banish all the angels from heaven. Season 8 not just left a lot of questions on what will happen next but what IS next for the series. There has been rumors of a spin-off and I’m betting money Episode 18 Freaks and Geeks of Season 8 was the start of it. There is also persistent rumors (since Season 5) that the series will end (hopefully not). If there would be a wishlist for me for Season 9 it would include the resurrection of several characters, particularly Sebastian Roche’s Balthazar and Richard Spreight’s Gabriel because if there are two smart angels out there who’s going to help Castiel in saving Paradise, either one would be it. I’d also like to see Mark Pellegrino’s Lucifer back to shake things up a bit (not that Crowley isn’t doing a good job of being a real pain to the brothers), but if there’s somebody who’s going to raise up hell it’s going to be the big man (or fallen angel) himself. And it would be nice to know who (or where) God is. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to what’s going to happen next in the Winchester saga.

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Arrow Season 2 After the EPIC Season 1 ending, there is no doubt Season 2 will be big. If you follow any of the production and cast’s Twitter accounts you already know that a lot of things will be happening in Starling City. A lot of super villains and heroes will be coming in. Worth mentioning would be the 1st Black Canary (which is not Laurel Lance) and The Flash.  There are indications that the Oliver-Laurel romance is on hold with the demise of Tommy Merlin last season (which gives the Olicity fans out there hope for their girl to have a lot of quality time with Mr. Queen). There are also surprising additions to the cast, Summer Glau being one of them. And if you’re a fan of The Killing, Bex Taylor-Klaus will grace one of the episodes. Meanwhile, the followers of Red Arrow will see Roy Harper go through an “island-like” phase, which Oliver went through before he became the vigilante that he is. Season 9 promises a lot to the fans. I want several things though:

1. Island scenes explaining all the graffiti in Oliver Queen’s body.

2. John Diggle versus Dead Shot (finally).

3. More China White. She has to have a much deeper story, not just being an assassin for the Chinese Triad.

Arrow returns on October 9th. I can’t wait.

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Sherlock Season 3  If there is one show that is the mother of all my waiting, this is it. For those who don’t know, Sherlock only has 3 episodes per season. Season 2 ended with Sherlock “dead” to the world and the finale aired January 2012. It’s been more than a year since Reichenbach Fall, which made a lot wonder if that was really the end of it. All episodes were brilliantly adapted from the classic Sherlock Holmes we know. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, you’ll be seeing these two again in December in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (another item in my waiting list). My expectations are beyond the roof as we know that Moriarty is also dead (Unless …. that is not the real Moriarty. Who knows?! Let’s see.).  And there’s the enigma on how Sherlock survived at all (well, I assume Molly Hooper has got something to do with it). These questions broiling in my head for more than a year now will hopefully be answered soon. Holmes and Watson will be back – they say on the October 31st. If you’re a die-hard of the show (like yours truly) visit the link below as they seem to have better news of the show.

http://www.sherlockology.com/

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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in TV

 

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