… but the thing keeping me smiling is the image of Sherlock Holmes wearing nought but a high thread count Egyptian cotton sheet in a Buckingham Palace sitting room. Just because he was being stubborn, bloodyminded and petulant. That takes commitment.
A Scandal in Belgravia was wonderful. Nice work, Mr Moffat, great dialogue as usual. And brilliant performances all round. Am not a huge Gatiss fan, but he did a wonderful turn as Mycroft last night. Huzzah!
Thoughts on the Guardian piece? (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/03/sherlock-sexist-steven-moffat)
An look: I really enjoyed the episode. I didn’t find the depiction of Adler offensive, I thought her a powerful and interesting character.
I tend to agree. The ending was in many ways the classic damsel-in-distress, but arguably in the rest of the episode Adler was both sexually confident and intellectually a match for Holmes – refuting a couple of stereotypes. And I’m not sure how applicable the woman-as-emotional criticism is: after all, we’re dealing with two sociopaths (?) in denial until the very end. Whatever. I’m fucking eager for the next episode. 🙂
It’s the best thing on tv at the moment, let’s face it.