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    That's terrible Debb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckyface View Post
    That's terrible Debb

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    I just got a kick out of his real parents playing his Sherlock parents in the last episode. They are both experienced and talented actors and it really was fun for them and for us.
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    All of the stuff with the Holmes family this season was fabulous. I loved every scene.
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    All of the stuff with the Holmes family this season was fabulous. I loved every scene.
    Oddly, my husband hasn't been thrilled with it so far. I don't really watch it (call me a purist, I love Jeremy Brett) often so I just don't know.
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    I just finished the first episode of Last Enemy. Not as enamored as others. It's interesting enough to continue watching, but some of the premises are a bit hard for me to swallow. Probably a comparison thing for me. Sherlock is so tight in it's storyline that little things in Last Enemy glare to me. For instance, I find the instantaneous love/obsession to be a little far fetched. Still, I'll stay with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libgirl2 View Post
    Oddly, my husband hasn't been thrilled with it so far. I don't really watch it (call me a purist, I love Jeremy Brett) often so I just don't know.
    I think Jeremy Brett will always be my favorite Sherlock. As a lover of the books, and a purist, I find his Holmes to be the one I read about, and I love everything he does by way of playing him. Watson is spot on as well.

    I am enjoying this series, just really trying to see it as something loosely based on Holmes.
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    I did love Jeremy Brett, but I think my favorite is the one I grew up with, Basil Rathbone. Those movies did make Watson look quite foolish, but they were fun and they were set in England and in the right time frame.

    I rarely like the modernization of classics, but there's also one exception that breaks my rule. Cumberbatch and Freeman are so good that I just enjoy them for what they are.

    I do not watch either Elementary or Sleepy Hollow, whether or not they are well-acted or well-written, because I find both of them insulting to their classic and revered authors. That's just me, though.
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    Did anyone watch "The Making of a Lady"? It looked like was good, but I had to go to bed. Is it worth my time?
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    Did anyone watch Murder on the Home Front following Downton? I really enjoyed it, the cast seemed likable and a little quirky, funny in an amusing sort of NCIS way. I was just wondering if they are considering running this as a future Masterpiece Mystery series, anyone hear or read anything?
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    Thanks to all who gave other suggestions to watch on Masterpiece Theater. I really appreciate it.
    And I was serious that these silly housewives are becoming more and more cartoon-ish and Hollywood-ized.......just not interesting anymore because they don't even show a slight resemblance to any high society women.
    I just need something more now.
    Of course, I'm going to try watching the Private Lives of Nashville Wives just to see what that's about but I have a feeling I'll be disappointed. Atho I did notice that one of the wives is married to the lead singer of The Mavericks band. I'm so in love with her husband's voice. I had never heard of them until I tracked down the song used in the Dallas finale.

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