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
This quote, which gets passed around quite a bit (particularly following the Martin Freeman shit from last week), has become an unfortunate call to arms for all rape joke apologists and casual racists. It's reached a point where "what it really means" has become eclipsed by what it's been taken to mean -- namely that you … Continue reading Why Stephen Fry’s “Offensive” Quote is Total Bullshit
On Sunday, Caitlin Moran -- bestselling author of How to Be a Woman and longtime writer for The Times -- hosted a Q&A panel for the BFI following the screening of the newest Sherlock episode, due out New Year's Day. And people are pissed. Apparently Moran dared to ask stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman … Continue reading Caitlin Moran’s Sherlock Fanfiction Stunt Isn’t a Big Deal
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
The difficult thing about a book blog is that, unlike movies, nothing really compels me to exclusively read and review new releases. Mainly because trustworthy, unbiased and professional reviews are hard enough to find for new books -- let alone to find on a website that collects and processes them as efficiently as Rottentomatoes. So … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and the Problem of Fan Interaction
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