- doctor who: Oh, Sherlock, you're so dapper and heterosexual.
- sherlock: Oh, Doctor, you're so handsome and cool.
- doctor who: Let's have babies and name them Wholock.
- sherlock: Or Sherwho.
- doctor who: Or Doclock!
- BBC: Guys, I've just come in here to check on how you're --- OH GOD! I thought this was a budget meeting!
“The BBC is guilty - and it's frequently accused of this - of being too self-critical. Not the worst quality. Imagine if that light went out. Once the BBC goes, if it ever does, there will be nothing else like it ever again. There will just be Murdochs, and people like Murdoch. It will be horrible. How self-critical do we imagine Rupert Murdoch is? Or David Cameron, for that matter? Or Jeremy Hunt? As self-critical as Mark Thompson [the BBC Director-General] and his BBC is, all they're doing is trying to hold themselves to an unreasonably high standard. They try to make amends at every turn. That's an incredible heart for a nation to have. You might think that's foolish, you might think it's unwise, but do you think it's bad? Do you want rid of it? We all criticise the BBC in the way that we all criticise someone we've lived with for a very long while. It's not the first date anymore. It's not even the first decade. It's a long term relationship, and some of the romantic flush has gone... but we would all be weaker and smaller without it. 'Doctor Who' might just be the "most BBC show" that the BBC has ever made. It looks ridiculous, and yet it's genius. The character of the Doctor seems like a madman, and yet he's brilliant. The Doctor is what a madman looks like to an idiot, just as the BBC looks like a ramshackle, insane organisation, if you're a twit. If you're not, it looks like the most extraordinary place, the most extraordinary opportunity... Nobody smirks when I say that the BBC might just be the soul of the nation, more so than any other institution, more so than parliament, more so than church. We place more faith in the BBC. It is magnificent. It holds everybody else to a higher standard just because it's there - and I don't think we'd know how to be British without it.”—
- Steven Moffat
"John, it's for a case"
also known as the time John was certain there was no case
also also known as Al needs to stop listening to Single Ladies while the only thing she has for entertainment is a pencil and paper
is it sad that I was surprised this hasn’t been done before?
Almost added Moriarty as the third Single Lady, but in the end I thought this was already plenty horrible and changed my mind :’D
I wish I had Beyonce’s legs :’c
So, The Hour has been axed by the BBC.
DO YOU REALISE HOW FUCKED UP THIS IS. For goodness sake, they left this enormous cliff-hanger at the end of series 2, along with giving us a nice sliver of hope that Bel and Freddie would, yes, finally have their happy ending. Now we’ll never know. Sure, we can write pages and pages of fanfiction, but what’s the fun in that?
They axed it because they need to bring in more new shows. Why?
For goodness damn fucking sake, you don’t just keep axing shows because you want to bring in new ones. That would suck. You need to continue other shows. And frankly, the series were only six episodes long. Only six. It’s not like it’s a show with about 12 for every series. Six, one hour shows, filmed in London with London-based actors who are more than willing to take part.
And don’t you dare point out any low viewer ratings, because you didn’t publicise the damn show enough! Shows like Sherlock got all the publicity, didn’t they? Big shows with people like Steven Moffat behind them. But, you might have though that after taking the Hour to BBC America, the show would continue. Otherwise, what’s the point? Airing a good show that will never have a proper conclusion? No point, whatsoever.
Even after we started that petition and got over 4000 signitures. Did you listen? Obviously not.
I love the BBC, I really, really do. You’ve produced wonderful, awesome shows, radio plays, brought young actors out into the limelight… but this, this really is ridiculous. Ridiculous, un-called for, and unnecessarily callous. Why didn’t you just give us one more series and then axe it, after giving a sufficient conclusion? That would have pleased everyone.
So. A good playwright writes an interesting, gripping, sophisticated show. You like it, and get a cast of wonderful talented actors, including such treasures as Anna Chancellor, and young thespians such as the wonderful Ben Whishaw. The filming goes well; the set and costume design is perfect, and although the first series doesn’t get enormous viewing figures (because you decide, unwisely, not to publicise it much). Then you commission a series two. Fair enough, it’s a good show with good actors. Now the characters have been established, you can give them the chance to grow and develop. Series two is a rollar-coaster of storylines, and more people start watching. The show is gaining more popularity. It ends on a cliff-hanger. People want more, and the BBC even decides to broadcast series one and two in America. Brilliant! Then, like a gardener who has been tending to his prize rosebush, watering it, making it more beautiful than ever until it become a strong, flourishing plant, in it’s prime you grab it by the roots and rip it out, leaving red, broken flower heads scattered across the soil.
To weep is to make less the depth of grief.