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Review: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sherlock Holmes as a woman working under a man’s name. It’s brilliant in this quiet, understated way, and I loved it. It has none of the flash of recent, tv Sherlock adaptations, but feels perfect set in the original time period. Also, one of the things I loved in this (and had always disliked in tv versions) is that the police were allowed to do their job. They weren’t props to make Holmes look brilliant.

She is brilliant, but she isn’t a one woman police force, showing up Scotland Yard as incompetent despite their years of investigative experience. I love it, did I mention? =D And so, what happens when a smart mind is brought up in a woman’s body, in a family of upper class respectability? (more…)

Sherlock – the unaired pilot

Gah, I love Sherlock. I complain and crib about the plot-holes and over-dramatic cinematography that pays less attention to the actual mysteries, but I still love Sherlock.

So when I found this un-aired pilot on youtube, I was flipping in glee. The acting is understated, I like John Watson’s character participation better and I like the equality apparent in their relationship here far more. I even liked the way Sherlock confronted the killer here better. It made sense in a way the actual pilot didn’t.

So I’ve collected them here, for anyone who wants to revisit the story but mostly for people like me who love Sherlock but wish the production people would pay a little more attention to the plots. (more…)