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*dolphin noises* OMG! Still at least five and half months away, but I'm literally making dolphin noises here. Whenever I think this show has let me go, I'm reeled back in like a fish on a hook!
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Well, that was a mind trip O.o Quite an interesting meta and a great explanation for Moriarty's return.

One thing, though: many people on Tumblr are using this special as a proof of Canon!Johnlock. Hm. Personally, I love Johnlock fanfics, but I don't think that John and Sherlock are or ever will be a couple on the show, not the way Malec or Coliver or Nagron are couples. I don't doubt that Sherlock is queer; whether he's homosexual, bisexual, asexual or whateversexual, I don't know, but he's definitely not straight. And I'm glad that his sexuality remains nebulous because Tumblr with its obsession with labels makes it sometimes seem like it's critical to put yourself in a certain ---sexual box. I mean, seriously, people are listing their sexual orientation in their bio - why? Just... WHY?

So, I'm glad that it's been made obvious that Sherlock's sexuality is a confusing thing and that he has SOME feelings for John. What the nature of his feelings is, is another mystery, but John's definitely not just a friend for him. At the same time, as I said, I really don't think that Johnlock is an actual thing, definitely not the way Hannigram became a thing at the very end.

To sum it up, I think people are reading way too much into the special's nuances, taking the episode as some sort of a confirmation of their fantasies. It's interesting to read, those metas, that's true, but some of them just make me want to shake my head...
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This has me so excited! January 1st! Gimme! Sherlock: The Abominable Bride... YUSS! And it will air in selected cinemas, too. Well, not here, of course, but still... Glad to see it getting more exposure. Nice.
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I love that they know how to show the TONE of the thing but at the same time, they don't tell you anything about it. At all. What's the case? Why? How? What...?!

Also, what I adore about Sherlock is that there's no outside reason for why both he and Mycroft are the way they are. No childhood trauma, no abuse, no... whatever. They have loving parents, smart parents, they are just too intelligent for their own good and that's why they get bored easily which leads to their escapades. I love that this series shows that you are the way you are and if the people around you can't deal with that, well, that's bloody well their own problem.

I love that both Mycroft and Sherlock are so unapologetically... them. But I also love that John makes Sherlock want to be a better person - well, maybe not for the sake of the general public, the general public can go and screw itself, but for John and to John. The character development Sherlock has gone through between 101 and 303 is amazing. I doubt very much that the 101 Sherlock would willingly sacrifice his own freedom for John, but the 303 Sherlock did it, without hesitation, because for the first time, he considered someone as more important than himself. And that's wonderful.
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From SDCC! And apparently, the special is going get a theatrical release a la The Day of the Doctor. Nice, folks!
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*sigh* Steven Moffat and Amanda Abbington confirmed that Sherlock S4 won't start filming till spring 2016. Which means, it will air around Xmas 2016 or January 2017. Source. Well. I adore the show, I really do. But 4 years between seasons that last 3 movies? I think that's too much.
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I really like the sound of that!

The first series was all about the beginning of their friendship. Second about the formative stages, the love and fear and loss and all that. The third was good days, me and my pal and my pal’s wife. Those are golden days. The missing element in a lot of Sherlock Holmes adaptations is allowing it to be funny. There’s a lot of humor in Sherlock Holmes, and it’s ignored in a lot of adaptations. [Season 4] is going to be… I suppose you’d say… consequences. It’s consequences. Chickens come to roost. It’s dark in some ways—obviously it’s great fun and a Sherlock Holmes romp and all that—but there’s a sense of… things… coming back to bite you. It’s not a safe, sensible way to live. It’s hilarious and exhilarating some days, but some days it’s going to be bloody frightening.

[It's probably more serialized]. A lot of serialization is latent, isn’t it? It’s hidden. Series 3 doesn’t look very serialized, but you look back at how much we’re setting up Mary [Amanda Abbington] to be who she turns out to be. It will be three stand-alone films, 90 minutes each, and an ongoing mystery, as there sort of always is.

[Fans will be] desperate for series 5. We’re certainly going to put them through the mill. It’s going to be more of an emotional upheaval. Hopefully enjoyable and fun, all the things Sherlock must always be. It will be tough at times. Maybe that’s the word? A tougher series.

Source

I love Mary, I adore her. But at the same time, I can't wait to see how they will off her! Quite a schizophrenic thinking, isn't it? But knowing Moffat, it'll be a huge tearjerker, deeply emotional and fantastically done! And I can't wait to have my heart broken, regardless of how crazy that sounds!
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That wasn't creepy at all! *shudders* No wonder Sherlock hated Magnussen with every fiber of his being!
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I just love how good friends they are - and also excellent actors, that they can jump from this banter immediately into their characters. Well, when Benedict's not LOL'ing, that is.
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What he said at the Emmys:

“We have a plan to top [the season 3 finale] — and actually I do think our plan is devastating,” he said in comments shared by the Hollywood Reporter. “We practically reduced our cast to tears by telling them the plan. Honestly, Mark [Gatiss] and myself are so excited with what we’ve got coming up, probably more excited than we’ve ever been about Sherlock."

Source

I bet they plan to kill off Mary. And possibly their child, too? Or maybe John will leave his daughter with the Holmeses? I mean, that's the only way how they will ever get a grandchild, after all. But I do think Mary is goner. I don't want to lose her, I fell in love with her so hard - on the other hand, I bet it'll be AMAZING! \o/
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Amanda Abbington talks a tiny bit about Sherlock's Mary Watson in this vid, around 1:20...



Apparently, they will start filming in January, the Xmas special and three episodes again.

What she talks about in the vid... )
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After speculation earlier this year, the BBC has confirmed that hit mystery series "Sherlock" will film three new episodes and a special in 2015. Filming is scheduled to begin with said special in January, followed by the three episodes.

(...)

About the upcoming slate, Moffat stated, "A special, plus a new series of three episodes - it's a record-breaking run! Of course, it's far too early to say what's coming, but we're reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John, is the very last thing you'd expect..."

While no official air dates here or across the pond have been announced for the season, Martin Freeman indicated that the special could air Christmas 2015. That, presumably, means the full season would follow in 2016.

Source

So looking forward to this! \o/
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Oh, wow... Just... wow! Your loss would break my heart, indeed! )

Fantastic! Season 3 was simply fantastic! Yes, I hate the fact that there are only 3 episodes every two years, on the other hand, the quality is outstanding because of that and they can afford to do huge game changers, unlike series with 20+ eps every year. Both thumbs up from me, still hugely in love with it!
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Some people were lucky and got to see Sherlock's His Last Vow just now. You can read the non-spoilery tweets here: link.

My favorite bits?

Moffat fooled us all. I thought I knew what was going on. Nope.

Lars is horrific. He's so scary. So nasty. He's perfect. He'll make your skin crawl.

The plot is just so amazing and it will shock you and take you by surprise. This show is so freaking clever.

His Last Vow is, [without] a doubt, the BEST episode of #Sherlock ever. My jaw dropped. I gasped. I screamed. I cried.

And other tweets that made me happy:

Moffat confirms another series. For those who still don't believe it.

They're working on days to start filming. Don't know when that'll be.

"We've plotted out series four and five." - Steven Moffat

302 spoiler: When spoiler ) Sherlock calls John his "thing", it was because Benedict forgot his line. They kept it.

Awesome! I LOL'd at the last bit. I now cannot wait to see 303 even more! I love, really, really love Moffat's writing. He always finds a way to surprise me and keep me guessing. Few writers can do that.

Sherlock S4

Jan. 6th, 2014 11:20 pm
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Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat revealed at a screening of The Sign of Three, the second episode of the third series of Sherlock, that they had already mapped out the adventures of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman’s Dr John Watson.

The writing duo found themselves hatching their plans for the fourth series on a train journey.

“We always seem to work best on trains,” joked Gatiss.

“It was a very strange day... and we mapped out the whole thing in one exciting journey.”

“Accidentally,” added Moffat. “We hadn’t meant to at all. It’s some of the best stuff we’ve ever come up with.”

(...)

“Don’t ever trust us,” said Moffat. “What would you think if we said after this everything would be the same?

“That would be boring, wouldn’t it?”

Source

So... see ya in 2016, huh? :P I mean, come on, does ANYONE think it will return any sooner? Ha!
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I made a new entry because I wanted to speculate and not mix my thoughts with my review to spare people who stay completely spoiler-free to the point where they don't even watch previews. What do YOU think will happen? I know no spoilers, only what's in the trailer itself, so...

My speculations and wishes... )

What do you think?
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Gosh, I loved this episode. I mean, not as much as The Empty Hearse, but out of all the middle episodes so far, I liked The Sign of Three best. It was funny, hilariously so in some places, but the case was so intriguing, everything was so connected, the twists so unexpected. And can I say just how much I love Mary and the whole Sherlock-John-Mary interplay? It's lovely, so, so lovely... And, seriously, if someone dares to tell me now that Sherlock does not love John Watson, I will literally smack them over the head with this episode!

Vatican cameos! )

Both thumbs up from me! \o/
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You forgot to put your collar up... )

Both thumbs up from me. I've seen it 4 times already! And the next ep is this Sunday!
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So, I got my hands on the Unlocking Sherlock documentary and it's fantastic. You learn what inspired Moffat and Gatiss and thanks to that, so many things make sense now. Awesome. It also made me want to watch all the other versions of Sherlock Holmes out there. If you get the chance to see it - it should air on Jan. 12 but it's already out there if you know where to look - do watch it. It's so good.

My favorite non-spoilery bits, Moffat on Sherlock and John and their relationship:

A posh young man with an outrageous sense of entitlement, solving crimes with his adrenaline junkie mate.

Sherlock Holmes doesn't need another brain, he needs the most reliable, competent, dependable human being in the world and in the judgment of a genius, that's what Dr. Watson is.

Doctor Watson is, of all the people Sherlock Holmes ever met, this is the one he chose to rely on.

And this! This was hilarious. Moffat on the ending of The Reichenbach Fall:

We did not quite know what that was going to do to the British and American viewing public! The response has been astonishing! I mean, breathtaking!

I love Moffat's writing, be it on Doctor Who or Sherlock, and I love his acerbic sense of humor. And if you don't, quell your need to tell me, please, I'm so not interested in your bashing.

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