Sherlock Holmes

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.

11 responses to “Sherlock Holmes”

  1. So brilliantly done isn’t it? And atmospheric and with a lovely sense of humour. Isabel enjoyed going to the Sherlock Museum in Baker Street at Xmas two years ago. We followed Tripadvisor advice and browsed the shop instead of going right inside the museum and that’s a satisfying experience in itself.
    Glad you are famous. You deserve to be.

  2. You might be a liberal and trust your fellow man too much. The most common passwords in 2015.


    Using the top 10 passwords, a hacker could, on average, guess 16 out of 1,000 passwords.

    • I’m not surprised to see that. I work in IT support and will occasionally have users send me their login details so I can fix something for them and I’ve seen users choose something like this for the combination:
      username: Scott
      password: Scott
      And their name is Scott 🙂

  3. I was once called out about my blog – while sitting at a dinner table in street cafe on the other side of the world – a guy sat down opposite me, and said “so… I’ve been reading your blog”… I nearly fell off my chair 🙂

      • I was also really surprised, because I am in Aberdeen for only four days and what would be the chance to see you. And what I really wanted to tell you, that I really like your blog, but couldn’t because of fangirl nervousness ;).

  4. Don’t bother with the episode/ christmas special one that came out a year or two ago, it was pointless fan wank. The earlier series, although I didn’t watch them all, were quite good, in the way they updated things and took advantage of modern history.

    • Don’t bother with the episode/ christmas special one that came out a year or two ago, it was pointless fan wank.

      Ok, but I’ll probably be unable to resist and watch it anyway.

      • My friends and I, who had watched previous specials and episodes and generally enjoyed them, didn’t really have anything to say about it, it was that self referential, inward facing and basically like a writer writing to make themselves look amazing, to show off what they could do, and fuck the audience.

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