Sherlock Holmes

I was stopped in the middle of the street today by a lovely lady who wanted to introduce herself and tell me she read my blog. See, I really am famous. Tomorrow there’ll be paparazzi camping outside my front door hoping to get a photo of me tripping and flashing my knickers as I fall down the front steps. I’m sure it’ll happen. The tripping part, that is. The paparazzi thing is probably unlikely.

We’re up to Series 3 of Sherlock now and I give it 10/10. It’s one of the best tv series I’ve seen. There are a few unbelievable bits though, I will admit. Like how he breaks computer passwords because the characters have chosen silly passwords that are easy to guess. Who does that? No-one should do that and if your passwords are English words that are easy to guess then change them. Change them now. Stop reading my blog and do it.

The jumping off the building bit at the end of Series 2 was a bit unbelievable too. Apparently Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes in his short story, The Final Problem. Sherlock and Moriarty are fighting at Reichenbach Falls and both plunge to their deaths. Arthur Conan Doyle wanted to stop writing about Sherlock to focus on what he felt was more serious writing. However fans were so dismayed by Sherlock’s death that he eventually conceded and brought him back to life in The Adventure of the Empty House

Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty fighting to their deaths at Reichenbach Falls
1893 illustration by Sidney Paget

I really like Molly in the show. She’s vulnerable and a bit insecure but very likable. Here’s a funny scene with her from the first series.