This should go without saying, but I so loved the surprise ending of this episode that I'm going to say it anyway just in case: there are major spoilers for the third season finale of Sherlock in here. If you haven't seen His Last Vow yet, I beg you not to read further. Now that … Continue reading His Last Vow: Moffat Does Everything I Normally Hate and Yet I Loved It
I sat on this review for a few days, hoping that I could stir up more thoughtful commentary. Instead, I'm left with a late review filled entirely with the thoughts I had as soon as the credits rolled on Sunday night: that The Sign of Three was a hilarious, adorable and completely endearing waste of … Continue reading Why is Sherlock’s Third Season Treading So Much Water?
When Sherlock busted through a glass window on Wednesday night, said window might as well have been laser etched with the words "THE FOURTH WALL!" written in comic sans. Because folks: that was some bullshit. Let me put all of my cards on the table here before I really get into it: I hate on-screen, … Continue reading The Empty Hearse: Equal Parts Love Letter and Restraining Order
I caught the sneak preview of the first episode of CBS's modern Sherlock show, Elementary, and... I didn't hate it. Given that I was very much predisposed to hate it, that's higher praise than you'd think. I'm a huge fan of the Mark Gatiss/Steven Moffat version and there was a long and ugly saga surrounding … Continue reading Miller and Liu Make Elementary Work — Barely
Contemporary English lit contains two genres that are threatening to bore me to death. The first is the shocking, brand-new concept that divorce and dysfunction exist in the suburbs. For examples, see Little Children, Revolutionary Road, Mildred Pierce and The Ice Storm. American Beauty, while not a novel, also fits the bill. The second is … Continue reading David Nicholls Has Mastered the Art of Writing Books You’ve Already Read
I picked up Kim Newman's Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles with a certain amount of trepidation, as I tend to avoid anything that comes off as professional fan fiction. Likely because other than The Wide Saragasso Sea, the majority of authors who "take up the thread" long after a book has been published … Continue reading Moriarty Seeks to Cash in on Sherlock Fever