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It's grumpy old git syndrome for me, Barbel, I find I have less patience in watching TV and movies nowadays, if they don't strike a chord in me quickly then I just give up.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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The problem is an old one ....... Too much personal growth
Stories. Our hero has to learn an emotional lesson, many
TV shows and films suffer from it.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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As I said before...I've really enjoyed these last two episodes...I wonder if expectations were artificially raised as it's been a year since the last episodes...and you know tv programmes seldom live up to the hype ?

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I too have enjoyed them the last one I thought was
Really good, although I'm watching with a little sadness
As I think this is the end of the show.

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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I would be interested to know if the viewing figures are up, down or stable compared to previous series. Most of the people I have spoken to have lost interest in it now.

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CoolHandBond wrote:

I would be interested to know if the viewing figures are up, down or stable compared to previous series. Most of the people I have spoken to have lost interest in it now.

The viewing figures are down as to when the show goes out 'live'...I don't believe 'catch-up' figures are in yet...
I think this is the first time I've watched the series as it's transmitted, I normally record them and then watch them over a couple of days...

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My complaint about the entire Sherlock program is that every episode seems to be about 15-30 minutes too long: once it looks like something is over they keep adding on and adding on.  Of course, there was a great "reveal" at the end of the last episode, but I still feel that 20 minutes could have been cut out.  My "grumpy old git" addition to this conversation.

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Excellent music in this weeks episode, Dave Arnold getting very close to TWINE and CR with some bits  ajb007/smile

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ajb007/lol  Yes, some familiar cues  ajb007/wink  I thought the Island sets looked very Bond too  ajb007/martini

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I thought the whole bit about Sherlock being in the boot of an Aston Martin was a nod to QOS.

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The Final Problem- first episode this series that I've really enjoyed, and am looking forward to re-watching.

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Barbel wrote:

The Final Problem- first episode this series that I've really enjoyed, and am looking forward to re-watching.

Really ?  ajb007/amazed

I thought it was pretentious twaddle... ajb007/rolleyes

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I liked it--the first episode in a while to really justify the 90-minute length, and it had some enjoyable twists and turns.  Solidarity, Brother Barbel!

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Totally, HB!  ajb007/cheers
Sir Miles, it's odd that you liked the first two of this series and disliked the third, while I felt the opposite. (Of course, "dislike" is relative- any episode of the series is worth watching IMHO)

I thought "Problem" brought everything together nicely and set us up for a stand-alone adventure that doesn't dig into anyone's past and bring up unnecessary longlost siblings, something which I'd really enjoy. You know, just like the end of "Skyfall".  ajb007/lol

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Barbel wrote:

Totally, HB!  ajb007/cheers
Sir Miles, it's odd that you liked the first two of this series and disliked the third, while I felt the opposite. (Of course, "dislike" is relative- any episode of the series is worth watching IMHO)

I thought "Problem" brought everything together nicely and set us up for a stand-alone adventure that doesn't dig into anyone's past and bring up unnecessary longlost siblings, something which I'd really enjoy. You know, just like the end of "Skyfall".  ajb007/lol

I thought that was odd as well - well, not odd - but I did enjoy the first two FAR more...I thought this was SO far removed from Holmes that it made little sense...it smacked too much of "look how CLEVER we are" that it forgot to actually include any narrative...it's not totally without charm or interest, I just found it 'meh'...at least Gatiss got to play out all his Bond fantasies  ajb007/lol
A massive let down in an otherwise excellent series...such a pity they had to end on that...

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Anyone else notice the Dr No similarities in the island cells and the tasks?

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IanT wrote:

Anyone else notice the Dr No similarities in the island cells and the tasks?

I had that very discussion with someone last night  ajb007/martini

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IanT wrote:

Anyone else notice the Dr No similarities in the island cells and the tasks?

I thought it was more like that lousy Scorsese film where Leo DeCaprio goes to the Island of Lunatics.  But this was better.

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Where is that island anyway? In real life obvs...

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A bit of a let down after the excellent Toby Jones/Jimmy Saville-like episode the week before, but still enjoyable nonetheless. Andrew Scott was great as usual despite his limited screen time.

Loads of Bond references and strikes me that Gatiss and Moffatt are going all out for the Bond gig...

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Could they pen a Bond script?   Hmmmmmmmm

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I think they could- as long as it's a stand-alone adventure, without digging into Bond's past! (Oh, please.)

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Watching some of the special features on series four. The production designer says
His  prison island  set was indeed an homage to Ken Adam and the Bond sets.  ajb007/smile

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Got round to seeing The Final Problem last night, and like the rest of series four I found it quite enjoyable but not as good what has come before. If I had to choose one of the last three episodes as a favourite, it could well be The Final Problem. I really liked the Dr No feel as well, especially the ceiling of the cell on the island. Very much like the room in which Prof Dent gets the tarantula from Dr No. Decent ending to the series, and it follows the previous trend of the final episode from each series being my favourite.

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Barbel wrote:

I think they could- as long as it's a stand-alone adventure, without digging into Bond's past! (Oh, please.)

I agree, certainly like to think they couldn't do any worse than the last third of Spectre...

Ok some of their writing on Who and Sherlock can get a little self indulgent and complicated but that is a common problem when writing for TV. I think that some of the writing on Sherlock has been superb over the years, and I know in particular that Mark Gatiss is especially knowledgeable about Bond- yes I'd give them a shot at it...

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