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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    I do like Basil Rathbone's Holmes. More than any other actor to play Holmes, he looked and sounded almost exactly like my own mental version of the character.

    Nigel Bruce's Watson, however, is awful. He portrayed him as a bumbling moron. Not that it was Bruce's fault. It's just easier to make Holmes look brilliant, when everyone around him is an idiot.

    That's another reason why I like the BBC series. Martin Freeman's Watson is competent, down-to-earth, and dependable. (Not to mention adorable.) Even Lestrade is portrayed in a positive light... for the most part.
    I think the best Watson is the one in the movies, you know were Tony Stark is being Sherlock Holmes, I presume through some bizarre temporal displacement Holmes is in the DC universe at the time flying around in Tony's Iron Man suit.

    Lestrad and co. in the novels were just a couple of shades away from being villains themselves, I actually like that in some ways, not a fan of the PI or private detectives or anything per se or having some kind of irrational bias but I have heard so many stories of the wickedness of the original John Peels men and various incarnations there after for a long time.

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    I wonder if it'd be possible to eat nothing but soup for a month, like I wonder if it'd result in any kind of negative side effects.

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    See this updated business, what is it?

    I dont always mean my posts to get merged in a thread, the points dont all relate to a single post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadOctopus View Post
    @Obsidius Oh, I envy you! I wish I could watch the series again for the first time. Usually I'm a purist when it comes to Sherlock Holmes; I hated the vacuous, over-the-top Robert Downey Jr. movies, although I like him as an actor. I've also never seen a film version of The Hound of the Baskervilles that I thought did justice to the book. But despite its modern setting, BBC's Sherlock has done a fantastic job of recreating the spirit of the original stories.

    It should also be said that the Holmes from the stories is not as big a jerk as Cumberbatch's Sherlock. As eccentric as he is, I think deep down, he's still the quintessential Victorian gentleman.
    Yes, it is definitely an intriguing character to explore, I love how this adaption shows how he thinks, visually and through explanation, fantastic. I also felt that the Robert Downey Jr. versions were... Lacklustre in their accuracy, but still entertaining enough, not good as an adaption though.

    Yeah I did read the book ages ago, don't remember him being quite as mean-spirited as Cumberbatch, but God there is something so entertaining about his complete disregard for social convention, and I agree, he still is.
    We're a lukewarm people for all our feast days and hard work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laterlazer View Post
    Is there a reason I leave all my revision for the last minute?
    Because like many NT's, you're a master procrastinator
    We're a lukewarm people for all our feast days and hard work.
    Not much touches us, but we long to be touched. We lie awake
    at night willing the darkness to part and show us a vision. Our
    children frighten us in their intimacy, but we make sure they
    grow up like us. Lukewarm like us
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    @BadOctopus What about the Jeremy Brett version?

    It's usually considered pretty good and is one of the more faithful adaptations.
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    I need your help, son..

    I need to know that what you told Dufresne is the truth.

    Oh absolutely, definitely.

    Do you swear by the jury in the court of law & place your hand over the holy book before God?

    Just give me that chance..

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    Quite funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    @BadOctopus What about the Jeremy Brett version?

    It's usually considered pretty good and is one of the more faithful adaptations.
    Eh... I think Brett was a great actor. And the series was very faithful to the source material. But there's something about Brett's Holmes that I always found a bit creepy. Holmes is supposed to be eccentric, but Brett kind of took it over the top, with his loud inappropriate laughs and his disturbing twitchy smiles. He seemed like there was something deeply wrong with him on a fundamental level. Fans of the show usually disagree with me on this, though.

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    Does anyone else feel as if they can track the degeneration of their brain by how they interact with the world? I'm really starting to compound stupidity upon stupidity and in some areas, socially in particular, I'm setting a dangerous precedent for my slippery slope into senility and am actually worse than I was when younger.

    Oh well, at least it seems like I am getting more content as I lose cells.
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    .. all our different ways of thinking are to be considered as
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    domain in which it is clear and adequate….
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    Someone just made a counterargument that is so ludicrous it saved my otherwise thoroughly shitty day
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