"It's all about the adventures..."
How did we get to that?
No, seriously, did we imagine all those interviews where almost all the cast and writers talked about how; “It’s not a detective show, it’s a show about a detective?” When Martin said; “It’s a love story between these two men who need each other.”? When Amanda defended the plot of TAB by saying; “In the end it will always be about those two men and their relationship.”?
What was that? Why did we get all of that when their relationship was ripped to pieces and very poorly put together only to be pushed to the background in these last two series? This isn’t even about Johnlock. I keep reading Jeremy Brett’s post about why they didn’t have Watson marry Mary because Holmes is the true love of Watson’s life. Series 4 showed that wasn’t the case with this version. John was prepared to let Sherlock die because he was so cut up over Mary’s death and treated him like shit. I can see Brett watching S4 and shaking his head along with us.
The show was no longer about this great relationship, platonic or otherwise. Or at least it wasn’t about showing why this is apparently “the greatest friendship in literature”. Wasn’t that always supposed to be the point? What happened? Did Mofftiss just develop ACD syndrome and grew to hate these characters and didn’t care enough to give them and their relationship a decent resolution?
This will haunt me. I just want to know why.