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Bbc Sherlock Series 1 Episode 1 108

I loved this episode as well. The scene(s) at the rocks had me crying, screaming NO! and feeling sympathy for them both. Love the additions to what we have always imagined. I look at it as enriching or enhancing the books. I look forward to your recap after every episode and will miss reading them until April.

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Sorry Karen, this is the first time I don't feel the same as you about this episode. I mean the bits with Frank I can appreciate the creative license Ron Moore took to make the show a little unpredictable for book followers. However, you can't have the hero burst in to the rescue and call it a cliff-hanger. They should have just omit that part and let everyone speculate about Claire's fate during the break.

So well done, Karen. Only people who know the books well should attempt to compare the televised episode with the books in these recaps sprouting up on the Internet. I caught General Patton's death on the radio, but not the date. I'll listen better next watch-through. My husband, who hasn't read the books, but apparently absorbs everything I tell him (and sometimes I let coming events slip out), thought it was a foreshadowing of Frank's eventual death. Because I hadn't caught the date, I wondered why the stones seemed so active. I, too, thought Hugh Monro was perfect. They are all such fine actors - I keep forgetting it's an American production, and not a BBC series.

Karen - a wonderful summary peppered with intelligent insight. I enjoyed the back and forth in this episode - it was well done and kept me riveted to the TV. I liked the back story of Frank - I often wondered how he fared when I read the books. I thought the attempted rape scene with the two redcoats was spot on. SO disappointed with the 6 month hiatus - I thought late January would have ben better for the fans.

You always put things in perspective. I was very disappointed that they abandoned the "Claire's POV" philosophy in this one, and that they seem to be re-writing the book. But, as you point out, they did it well. I'll listen to Ron's podcast and see what he has to say about it. I hope this is not a fore-telling of how they intend to re-write things in future episodes.

I felt this episode totally left out any bonding for Claire and Jamie - the 4 days they had together after the wedding. Why would she want to stay in 1743 when there are only bad things happening. They leave out too many things Jamie says.

I agree with anonymous. I really missed the bonding part between Claire and Jaime. I think it is needed to understand why/how could Claire pick Jamie over frank esp when life is so miserable in 1743. You see how many people post about being team frank. That would be because they don't know what Jamie brings to the table and the kind of man Jamie is and the kind of man frank can't ever be. And we don't really see why Jamie would bother with Claire. She's actually a liability for the clan and Jamie. This episode left me meh... After being on pins and needles for weeks. I thought it was a big miss and I have loved every minute so far and been eagerly awaiting this to come to film for years. Just horrible way to do mid season.

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Sherlock is a British mystery crime drama television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Thirteen episodes have been produced, with four three-part series airing from 2010 to 2017 and a special episode that aired on 1 January 2016. The series is set in the present day, while the one-off special features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories. Sherlock is produced by the British network BBC, along with Hartswood Films, with Moffat, Gatiss, Sue Vertue and Rebecca Eaton serving as executive producers. The series is supported by the American station WGBH-TV Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series on PBS, where it also airs in the United States.[2][3][4] The series is primarily filmed in Cardiff, Wales, with North Gower Street in London used for exterior shots of Holmes and Watson's 221B Baker Street residence.

Sherlock has been praised for the quality of its writing, acting, and directing. It has been nominated for numerous awards including Emmys, BAFTAs and a Golden Globe, winning several awards across a variety of categories. The show won in three categories at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Cumberbatch, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Freeman and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Moffat. Two years later, it won Outstanding Television Movie. In addition, the show was also honoured with a Peabody Award in 2011.[5] The third series became the UK's most watched drama series since 2001.[6] Sherlock has been sold to 180 territories.[7]

All of the series have been released on DVD and Blu-ray, alongside tie-in editions of selected original Conan Doyle stories and an original soundtrack composed by David Arnold and Michael Price. In January 2014, the show launched its official mobile app called Sherlock: The Network.[8][9]

Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes's conflict with his archenemy Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) is a recurring feature. Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey), a pathologist at St. Bart's Hospital, occasionally assists Holmes in his cases. Other recurring roles include Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Holmes and Watson's landlady, and series co-creator Mark Gatiss as Holmes's elder brother Mycroft.

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock Holmes fans with experience of adapting or using Victorian literature for television, devised the concept of the series.[10][11] Moffat had previously adapted the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the 2007 series Jekyll,[12] while Gatiss had written the Dickensian Doctor Who episode "The Unquiet Dead".[13] Moffat and Gatiss, both Doctor Who writers, discussed plans for a Holmes adaptation during their numerous train journeys to Cardiff where Doctor Who production is based.[14] While they were in Monte Carlo for an awards ceremony, producer Sue Vertue, who is married to Moffat, encouraged Moffat and Gatiss to develop the project themselves before another creative team had the same idea.[15] Moffat and Gatiss invited Stephen Thompson to write for the series in September 2008.[16]

Gatiss has criticised recent television adaptations of the Conan Doyle stories as "too reverential and too slow", aiming instead to be as irreverent to the canon as the 1930s and 1940s films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, which were mostly set in the then-contemporary interwar era.[10] Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock uses modern technology, such as texting, the internet and GPS to solve crimes.[10] Paul McGuigan, who directed two episodes of Sherlock, says that this is in keeping with Conan Doyle's character, pointing out that "[i]n the books he would use any device possible and he was always in the lab doing experiments. It's just a modern day version of it. He will use the tools that are available to him today in order to find things out."[17]

Andrew Scott made his first appearance as Jim Moriarty in "The Great Game". Moffat said, "We knew what we wanted to do with Moriarty from the very beginning. Moriarty is usually a rather dull, rather posh villain so we thought someone who was genuinely properly frightening. Someone who's an absolute psycho."[27] Moffat and Gatiss were originally not going to put a confrontation between Moriarty and Holmes into these three episodes, but after seeing Scott's audition[31] they realised that they "just had to do a confrontation scene. We had to do a version of the scene in 'The Final Problem' in which the two archenemies meet each other."[32]

Amanda Abbington, Freeman's then-real life partner, plays Mary Morstan, Watson's girlfriend and eventual wife. In series three, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton, Cumberbatch's actual parents, are introduced as Sherlock and Mycroft's parents.

Guest appearances included Phil Davis as Jefferson Hope,[35] Paul Chequer as DI Dimmock,[36] Zoe Telford as Sarah,[36] Gemma Chan as Soo Lin Yao,[36] John Sessions as Kenny Prince,[37] Haydn Gwynne as Miss Wenceslas,[37] Deborah Moore[32] as one of Moriarty's victims and Peter Davison as the voice-over in the planetarium.[32] Series two's "A Scandal in Belgravia" featured Lara Pulver as Irene Adler,[38] while "The Hounds of Baskerville" featured Russell Tovey as Henry Knight.[39] In the final episode of series two, the role of Rufus Bruhl was played by Edward Holtom, while Katherine Parkinson played journalist Kitty Riley. The first episode of series three featured Derren Brown.

The show was produced by Hartswood Films for BBC Wales, while BBC Worldwide also provided co-production funding.[11][40] Production was also co-produced by PBS, a network of public-service broadcasters in the United States, for WGBH-TV's Masterpiece Mystery! strand.[41][42] Filming of the pilot episode, written by Moffat and directed by Coky Giedroyc, commenced in January 2009.[43] The first set of three episodes entered production 12 months later, in January 2010. Paul McGuigan directed the first and third episodes and Euros Lyn directed the second.[44][45] The three episodes were filmed in reverse order of their broadcast.[32]

The writers say that they did not want to force modernity onto the story.[15] There were some creative challenges, such as the decision to include the sign "221B" on Holmes's front door. Gatiss and Moffat reflect that in the modern world the door would only display the number of the house, and there would be doorbells for each flat. The full house number is so iconic that they felt unable to change it.[15] The writers also decided that the lead characters would address each other by their first names, rather than the traditional Holmes and Watson.[15] This was also reflected in the title of the series. Director Paul McGuigan came up with the idea of putting text messages on the screen instead of having cut-away shots of a hand holding the phone.[15] 350c69d7ab


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