[1/2]Hi Steph. I absolutely love your blog. You're always so kind to everyone, I think Moftiss should learn a thing or two from you. So anyway, before I start ranting about them, I'll get to the point. I am a big Game of Thrones fan and I love watching reactions and discussions on YT. So recently, I discovered that one of the channels I am watching also did Sherlock reactions. I started with their TFP reaction because I decided I wouldn't watch any of their other reactions if they'd liked TFP.
[2/2]Now I maybe wrong, but I think, when it comes to Sherlock, these guys are casuals. Anyway, the first thing that they said that hit me like a train was why didn’t they hype TFP up more. The way it seems like a series finale and the way they hyped up the entire S4, one would expect them to hype up the last episode to high heavens. But they didn’t. What do you think? P.S.They disliked TFP and the whole Eurus being sadistic because no one hugged her and thought The Hug was very intimate XD
Firstly, thank you for your kind words about my blog! They always mean so much to me and I’m glad I provide a place where people can come to be happy! Secondly, aww, well, I’m definitely not screen-writer material, but I just write about what I and others see and interpret it and if it turns out better than what we got, so be it. Thirdly, it’s always interesting to me to hear what casuals / the general audience say about the series post-S4.
The fact that they never really hyped up TFP as the finale also twigged at me too – if it was indeed the final episode, why did they not promote it as such? People think it’s the last episode because of the finale-feel of the end of TFP, because it is the first E3 to end without a cliffhanger. To be fair though, the episode DID leak and no one noticed it until SUE HERSELF brought attention to it, followed up by a BBC NEWS REPORT ON IT, meanwhile a cease and desist was put out for ONE promo photo that spoiled NOTHING (seemingly…) when it leaked only a few weeks before. So. *shrugs* I’m not sure what to make of that except “something’s fucky”.
Anyway, yeah, I understand the point you’re making, and it’s one of the reasons I don’t think the series is done, along with the fact that there is evidence of BBC already having commissioned S5 even before S4 was filmed, so there’s that. It’s the exact same song and dance that Mofftiss do EVERY hiatus, toy with people by saying “maybe / maybe not” when there is clearly evidence to the contrary, so honestly right now I’m taking Moffat’s flip-floppiness with a grain of salt. Plus, they would have SAID it was the last episode, I feel as well: they would have wanted maximum viewership for their final episode, so why not advertise it. They promoted the hell out of a LEAKED EPISODE more than they promoted the effing episode itself. It all seems fishy to me.
The question is, though, will Ben and Martin want to do S5? Martin seemed genuinely troubled by what they had done for S4 if reading his body language in interviews is anything to go by, plus with how badly they destroyed his character. I think it’s safe to say that if Martin doesn’t do it, I don’t think Ben will be on board. But, I’m no expert, and I don’t know what goes on in anyone’s mind. *shrugs*
That said, if it was really the end, I think, like you and a hundred thousand other people, they would have promoted it as a finale. But that’s just me.
Anyway, would you be able to share with us who reviewed the season? I’m sure there are some of my followers who are curious now :)