A few weeks ago, I attempted to re-watch the final episode of Season 4 of the BBC's Sherlock. I just couldn't stick with it: there were too many gaping plot holes, too many moments where I thought, "No! I cannot accept that!" Sherlock and Watson surviving an explosion, as well as a jump out of a second story window, Sherlock's inability to tell that Eurus was not behind glass after all, and many more ridiculous bits.
So I absolutely have to agree with the position taken in this article from The Guardian: How Sherlock Went from Super Sleuth to the Baker Street Men Behaving Badly. (Yes, it's an unwieldy title for a short article, and the author kind of ends it without an adequate wrap-up, but I agree with the opinion.) It's a shame, too, because when Sherlock first came out, I loved it. Actually, it's one of the main things that induced me to start this blog! But it just kind of went downhill from there. Maybe it would have been better if Sherlock had literally jumped a shark, just like Fonzie from Happy Days! Or maybe not...
In my recent exploration of Sherlock Holmes chronologies, I stumbled across another Sherlockian blog called The Norwood Builder. His (is it sexist of me to assume the blogger is male?) blog is quite different from mine: he seems to focus mostly on sharing interesting Holmes quotes and pictures, whereas mine is more focused on sharing my thoughts on various areas of the Sherlockian world. Anyway, I thought this photo montage that showed up there was quite interesting: it seems to come from another Tumblr blog entitled Cloudydayaway. I don't often share posts like this, but I found it so visually interesting, I thought it deserved to be shared. Enjoy!
I'm a stay-at-home dad, and Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. And a longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes.