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I have been highly anticipating the Season 3 Premier of BBC's SHERLOCK. This is one that even my husband was excited for, and he doesn't really get excited about anything TV. And, last night was THE night!! We settled down on the couch to watch, me complete with a cup of hot cocoa, barely blinking during the opening scenes. Then, out of nowhere, our stinky cable company decided to delete that channel after only minutes into the premiere. At first, my husband and I sat in shocked silence, but it then turned into panic and not-so-nice language. We quickly clicked through our channels in the hope of finding the channel somewhere else. My heart began beating way too fast; I felt the symptoms of hyperventilating coming on. And, we found the channel!! The picture was not as good as it was previously, but we could still watch our beloved show. Life was good again!
After the drama of the missing channel, we relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed the show. I loved that they showed us a number of the thirteen ways that Sherlock figured out how to fake his death. I loved that we finally got to meet Mary, the (other) love of Dr. John Watson. I loved the quirks that they inserted into the serious story line and the hints towards other short stories of Doyle's work. I am still left wondering about which way Sherlock really escaped. I am still left laughing at the comments about Watson's mustache and the questions about the relationship between Sherlock/Watson and Sherlock/Moriarty. Though I don't think that it was the best of the series thus far, I do still adore the chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. And, I appreciate the series even more after finally reading a portion of Doyle's works of Sherlock - how the series stays true to the classic.
Hands down, SHERLOCK is by far my favorite adaptation thus far, and my favorite television show right now!
Oh, and for those curious about my reading . . . I am still reading the same book I was reading this time last week -- From A Buick 8 by Stephen King. Reading was very light, but I'm hoping for better this week.
Are you a fan of SHERLOCK? What did you think of the premiere? And, if you are not a fan of my favorite show, how about you tell me about your reading instead?!?