a study in cumberbatch

What’s amazing is they had Benedict for Sherlock before they figured out a Watson, and they had him read with other actors but nothing worked until Martin Freeman showed up. They said it was like magic, the chemistry immediate. They stopped looking – they found exactly what they were looking for. Benedict became a better actor, “he raised my game”. Mark Gatiss said “That’s it, that’s the show”. But that should be taken literally, not just figuratively.

This is EXACTLY the story to Sherlock. The detective was bumbling about looking for someone to complement him, for someone to raise his game. He meets John Watson and slowly lets himself love. He becomes a better person. A good man. Simply because of the immediate chemistry between Sherlock and John.

  • SHERLOCK: Romantic entanglement, while fulfilling for other people ...
  • JOHN (interrupting): ... would complete you as a human being.
  • SHERLOCK: That doesn’t even mean anything.
  • -
  • Well, that makes sense to me. John literally COMPLETES Sherlock's sentence and these are the exact words "Romantic entanglement would complete you as a human being."
  • They. Complete. Each. Other.
  • I hate this show so fucking much.

Gratuitous Sherlock GIFs

I did. Told Mike this morning that I must be a difficult man to find a flatmate for. Now here he is just after lunch with an old friend, clearly just home from military service in Afghanistan. Wasn’t that difficult a leap.