• Sherlock Holmes

    Elementary vs. Sherlock, Or, Why I Disagree With Most of the Internet

    by  • July 7, 2014 • Sherlock Holmes, TV, You are probably sorry you asked • 2 Comments

    (tl;dr — because I am contrary!) CBS’s Elementary and the BBC’s Sherlock are the most well known current television updates of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Both follow the adventures of the Great Detective and his bff, Watson, transposed into the 21st century, with a healthy helping of original plot and characters. Judging by relative prevalence of mentions...

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    Only the Good Guys Die Young: Why I Loved Allegiant

    by  • January 27, 2014 • Books, Harry Potter, Narnia, Sherlock Holmes • 4 Comments

    (WARNING: Spoilers for Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia, C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, the original Star Trek and Star Trek: the Next Generation movies, and various Sherlock Holmes stories and adaptations.) I w a r n e d y o u t h e r e d...

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    Sherlock Is My Holmesboy; Or, What I Love About Holmes and Watson

    by  • November 11, 2013 • Sherlock Holmes, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    (I promise that title is the worst and only pun in this blog entry.) Sherlock Holmes is one of the world’s most popular and iconic characters. He is re-imagined for every generation and niche. He’s a child; he’s an old man; he’s a she. Sherlock Holmes is a delusional drug addict; a functional alcoholic;...

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    Why Irene Adler Is THE Most Annoying Character in Every Update of Sherlock Holmes, Ever

    by  • June 10, 2013 • House, M. D., Sherlock Holmes, TV, You are probably sorry you asked • 10 Comments

    (Even you, Elementary. Though I admit your circumstances are slightly different. BUT I WILL *NOT* SPOIL THEM, SO READ ON WITHOUT FEAR!) I love updates of Sherlock Holmes, but I have not yet encountered a single version of Irene Adler who does not make me want to punch the character in the face. For those...

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