Sherlock

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  1. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill Active Member Top Poster

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    Has anyone seen this modern take on Holmes and Watson on PBS? It has been airing on Masterpiece Mystery and comes out on DVD/Blu-ray this Tuesday.

    I saw the first episode Friday night, and it was very entertaining.

    Watson is played by Martin Freeman, who will be playing Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Hobbit movies.
     
  2. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Only episode I've seen is the one where they were battling a ASIAN crime gang.
    The gang wanted to get back a stolen Hair Pin.

    It was 'ok'...I don't really watch TV. It appears to be a decent Modern update.

    Guests were over & so they started fliping thru channels to see HDTV on the PJ & Big Screen.
     
  3. Steve Tannehill

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    I've only seen the one episode. It was about serial suicides. On its strength, I ordered the blu-ray.
     
  4. Hayes Preston

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    I finally watched this, I DVR'ed all three and have watched the first two episodes. From What I have seen so far, it's great, love the faithfulness to the storylines in the books with the modern twist. THey are a great team, Freeman and Cumberbatch, looking forward to watching the last ep and to series 2!

    Also, Freeman is going to be an excellent Bilbo.
     
  5. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill Active Member Top Poster

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    I watched all three episodes on blu-ray, the first one with the commentary track. Then I showed the first episode to my Friday Night crowd, and they loved it. So we will probably watch the rest of the series on subsequent Friday nights.
     
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    Steve, I assume you watched the first episode without commentary prior to watching with commentary?? Who did the commentary and was it worthwhile?
     
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    Yes, friends showed me the first episode recorded off of Masterpiece, and I was hooked, then I bought the blu-ray from Amazon the week it went on sale. The commentary featured writer Steven Moffat and his wife, producer Sue Vertue (the Steve and Sue that Coupling was based on) and series co-creator/co-writer Mark Gattiss. It was interesting enough to fill the full 90 minutes. The third episode has commentary by Cumberbatch, Freeman, and Gatiss. I have yet to listen to that.
     
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    I am very happy that Freeman was able to keep his obligations to Sherlock, and do the Hobbit. I might have to pick up these on Blu, the commentaries sound interesting.
     
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    Series 2 of Sherlock started tonight on Masterpiece Mystery. The blu-ray has been available for some time in the UK, where I ordered it because it is compatible with my Oppo blu-ray player. The US blu-ray will be released on 5/22.
     
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    Been waiting for 2 for quite some time. Looking forward to watching it soon.
     
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    It's available with the free PBS iPad App too, if anyone rolls that way.
     
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    I can't wait for the 3rd season...too bad we have to wait so long between seasons but it will be worth it. What a show.
     
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    I do! Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Huh, I'll have check this out. It might be something the wife and I would both like. I don't have an AppleTV, but it's pretty easy to plug the iPad into my receiver for watching content.
     
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    Looks like I am going to watch S2E1 again tonight with some friends. We all watched it Sunday night, but want to see it as a group!
     
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    I started watching this a couple of days ago. Really enjoying it. Netflix streaming only shows 3 episodes from season 1. What's the story behind that? Are there more? And the other seasons are available on disc?
     
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    Saurav - The 3 episodes are it. Think if it as more of a mini-series.

    BTW - The 2nd season is fantastic. I ended up buying it off iTunes and it was well worth it.
     
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    There are three shows per season but they're really almost movies given their length...bloody brilliant :)
     
  20. Saurav

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    Yeah, they are pretty much standalone movies. OK, so I'll have to get the subsequent seasons on disc, I think, since it looks like only the first season is available for streaming.
     

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