He [Holmes] loved to lie in the very centre of five millions of people, with his filaments stretching out and running through them, responsive to every little rumor or suspicion of unsolved crime. -The Resident Patient
Person who watches the show but isn't in fandom:
So, what'd you think of the latest season?
[thinking] Don't tell him about the fall solution being fake—you'll just ruin it for him if he didn't notice on his own. He hasn't read the books, so your Lord Moran and Mary theories won't be anything you can explain to him in less than 2 hours. And nobody who's not in fandom wants to hear about ship wars or the past year plus of fandom squabbles that have inescapably colored your overall impression of the series. [/thinking]
It was... definitely a show that was on television. [backs out of room]