And it is at home, in Baker Street, that one likes best to think of them, alone and puttering with their secret satisfactions. Little vignettes of perfect happiness, wreathed in tobacco smoke and London fog.
Vincent Starrett on Holmes and Watson, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Things other than the actual content of the show that make no sense outside of tjlc
• Mark and Steven saying that TPLoSH is both their favorite movie and that it’s one of their biggest inspirations for BBC Sherlock.
• Mark and Steven being as excited as they were for the waterfall scene.
• The fact that Mark and Steven have explicitly said they lie about major plot points, when all they’ve really talked about is not doing johnlock and the baby.
• The LGB surveys BBC put out right before making Sherlock.
• Everyone on the show and the commissioners really, really liked the pilot, and only remade it so it would be longer and more polished.
• The writers going on and on about LGBT representation, proving that queerbaiting is not an option for this show.
• Amanda accidentally saying that they’re bringing a “hus- wife for sher- john” (damn she did that)
• Arwel posting elephants nonstop when they clearly know that we know what the elephants mean, so either they’re queerbaiting (which they aren’t) or they’re planning to address the elephant in the room
• “love conquers all”
The fact is, Watson too preferred the silences or the friendly arguments of Baker Street to any attraction London had to offer - a circumstance in which he is at one with his adoring readers. Each man preferred the company of the other and was glad enough, no doubt, even to see a client leave the premises.
FromThe Private Life of Sherlock Holmesby Vincent Starrett.
How could one single show be about Sherlock Holmes, quote Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde, say it’s based on The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, be written by Mark Gatiss, and then...