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12 October 2011 @ 10:16 pm
Sherlock Series 2: It's Getting Closer!  
dancy_dreamer has kindly directed our attention toward a few promo photos now up on the Internets for the 2nd series of Sherlock. You can see the post the links for the photos HERE.
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katarzi on October 13th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
Part of me is really anxious about how they are going to handle Adler. Like extremely, extremely anxious. I am upsettingly attached to the way the Granada series dealt with it (ie once, and in a decidedly non-romantic sort of way).
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
I'm sort of resigned to the idea that Adler will be handled TERRIBLY. She's one of the most misused, misinterpreted female characters around and Moffat of all people is doing her episode so...yeah, no hopes.
aelfgyfu_mead: Sherlockaelfgyfu_mead on October 13th, 2011 11:47 am (UTC)
Photo squee! They don't actually show anything terribly interesting, except that the actors look the same (why wouldn't they?) and are wearing the same coats (again, why wouldn't they?), and yet I am filled with SQUEE!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
I'm sort of exactly in line with you. There's really no reason why I should be so giddy over this as it doesn't really add more information but seriously SQUEE!
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Sherlock shockawanderingbard on October 13th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
I am not entirely fond of Sherlock's new haircut. I like it a bit longer and more messy.

But I will happily accept any haircut if it means MOAR Sherlock. Yay Series 2!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Is it really a haircut or is that the hair department is actually styling it more? It looks almost curled via curling iron than the somewhat "we washed it and let it do its thing" method of series 1.

I see Martin Freeman got his wish and got shortish hair for John in series 2.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Watson giggleawanderingbard on October 14th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, maybe you're right. It does sort of look like they're trying to make it do something rather than let it do what it wanted. I don't know if Sherlock would bother with his hair. He's obviously a clothes horse but I can't picture him actively making his hair look nice. I just don't think he would care.

I was wondering if they were going to let Martin have his military cut back. I thought maybe he'd need it longer for the Hobbit wig/extensions to cling to.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 14th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
I'm curious exactly WHY Sherlock is a clothes horse. It seems somewhat out of line with how he's portrayed in this particular version. In the Jeremy Brett version, they kept the canon description that Sherlock is overall big on looking neat and tidy. (Despite his rooms being a disaster area)
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Watson's cute noseawanderingbard on October 15th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's left over from his boarding school/Oxbridge days? I think you're expected to look pretty well groomed in those sorts of schools and maybe he's just never got out of the habit. Or expects that's how everyone should dress.

I could see him wearing whatever his mum got him for Christmas or birthdays, too. That's basically what my brother does, mostly because he can't afford clothes on his own. ^_^

It's one of the many things the series has decided not to tell us. Three episode series' are not enough to make a canon out of.

Exactly how posh a background Sherlock comes from is something I'm waffling on my for my Christmas fic. I can't decide whether he's very posh or just somewhat posh. It doesn't help that the Britsh class system baffles me.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 15th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
It doesn't help that the Britsh class system baffles me.

I swear it sometimes baffles the Brits themselves.

It's an interesting system wherein you can have people who are posh via birth (long line of dukes, earls, etc.) and either rich or completely penniless. Or you can have people who are posh because their parents made money the "non-genteel" way by being merchants.

I thought about this a bit when I was watching Poirot's After the Funeral. Richard Abernathie (the elderly dead man) was shown in flashbacks to have a completely non-posh accent and others made the comment that he made all his vast wealth through selling flour or something like that. Whereas all his younger family members (George, Susanna) had incredibly posh accents thanks to Richard's money buying them the best schooling around.

Err...anyway, getting back to the actual topic. My guess is that Sherlock comes from a fairly posh family who probably did not start out as posh but are now about three generations into their posh-ness. I'm still keeping it in my head the original canon that he's part French via his grandmother who was related to Vernet.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Sherlock shockawanderingbard on October 16th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh good, that jives with my thoughts too. I always like it when at least one other person thinks the same as me. Makes me feel less crazy. I appreciate you humouring my musings. :-)

I didn't picture Sherlock coming from titles or anything (or maybe many generation back on his mother's side or something), but more of a nouveau riche, self-made background. Both he and Mycroft seem to have too great a work ethic to be raised by people used to getting everything they wanted, if that makes sense.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 16th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
I didn't picture Sherlock coming from titles or anything (or maybe many generation back on his mother's side or something), but more of a nouveau riche, self-made background.

I think this is in keeping with the original canon where Holmes mentions that his ancestors were mainly country squires and lived life accordingly.