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Discussion in 'Personal' started by coffeekid, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I was looking for the Christmas TV thread but I think it must have slipped off even page 2.
    Anyway - did you watch? I thought it was really good. I loved the parallel world aspect even though I was initially dismayed when the storyline split from the Victorian scenario.
    I'm glad it didn't disappoint, as it's the only piece of Christmas tv I've watched this year. Oh, and there was a teaser for a new series - yuss!
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  2. Penguinitis

    Penguinitis Occasional commenter

    I really enjoyed it, several laughs, a bit of terror and some oohs. Grauniad readers are very dismissive of it this morning but IMHO it was quality tv. Am really looking forward to War and Peace too ...
  3. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Have recorded it - crossing fingers, it's good. :)
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Absolute crock of proverbial.

    Was looking forward to it.

    That and Dickensian? Appalling.
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  5. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Whoops, hope I didn't post too many spoilers there. Don't read anymore!
  6. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    @Penguinitis - yeah, well, they're Guardian readers. ;- )
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  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    @grumpydogwoman - I thought Dickensian was rubbish, but Sherlock was fun.
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I'm a Guardian reader so, as predicted, I hated it.

    But I'm a Digital Spy reader too and they usually worship the ground Moffatt walks upon. Not this time.
  9. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    More rubbish from Messrs Moffat & Gatiss.
  10. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    The only interesting thing in the entire ninety minutes is the hint that Mary Watson is not all she appears to be.
  11. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I think I enjoyed it. There were a couple of things that I thought were trying too hard to be clever but they were fleeting. My eldest daughter loved it.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'd recommend 'And then there were none'. It'll be on BBC IPlayer... wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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  13. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Agree with this.
    @lanokia - I think we've recorded that.
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  14. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Anyone who saw the last episode of the third series of Sherlock and the penultimate episode of the most recent Doctor Who series will recognise the same expanded time motif. I wonder if Moffat cares that anyone notices his lazy writing.
  15. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I really dislike Dr Who.
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  16. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Not a bad effort I thought, with more than a few nods to the excellent Jeremy Brett series. Worth watching. Certainly the most original thing I've seen on TV this holiday period.
  17. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I would have much preferred it if it had stayed all Victorian. The last part was just irritating, is it real? Is he dead, ooh, Sherlock's off his head on drugs - cooool! No it's not real, yes it is, maybe. Very disappointing I was enjoying it up to then.
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  18. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I felt like that initially, Mangle, but then I just went with it.
  19. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I can't be doing with Doctor Who/Sherlock or any of that ilk. I've tried Sherlock n the past and apart from th fact that I didn't like the programme, I also dislike Bennydick Cummerbund so there's not much to recommend it for me.

    The Jeremy Brett one was better, although not on my must see list.
  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I think I'm kind of the opposite... I only watch Sherlock for Cumberbatch and Freeman... also quite like Gatiss.

    But the plotting/writing is ... well it doesn't excite me.

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