It’s true! We don’t all agree on things, and that’s perfectly fine. We tried to bring up as many of these points as we could, but in the end it was a run-away machine and 1AM.
SPOILERS FOR A SCANDAL IN BELGRAVIA! It’s been a year and a half since The Great Game pitted Sherlock and Jim Moriarty against one another, and we finally find out how it was resolved…
BBC Sherlock’s hotly anticipated return came in with 11million viewers on New Year’s Day, and blew our minds away with Irene Adler. Join Curly, Kafers, Taylor, Marie, and Sigita as they chatter on about the episode, what they loved, what (some) hated, and how much we love Paul McGuigan… seriously Paul, marry us.
We suspect not all of you will agree with us, hell, we don’t agree with each other (which is fine!). Please talk with us on our facebook page, tumblr site, and twitter. We’d love to continue the debate.
Towards the end we get a little silly, but we’re allowed to. So deal smiley.
And let it be known, if you want to kidnap John Watson, just send a pretty girl.
Have a listen, people! (Be warned: there’s a lot of swearing and sex, just like in the episode.)
I couldn’t be there for the recording so have a read of my thoughts on the episode if you’re interested. Taylor and I were the only people who had issues with the ending, and I’m not being self-important when I’m attaching this link, I think it’s important for y’all to know that the members of the web’s only all-female Sherlock podcast disagree with each other about this.
I love how the ladies —I mean babes—dissected so many aspects of the show, which to my mind should really be classified as a finely crafted film. Things went by so (appropriately) fast, and the BSB’s offered up so much collective insight, that I need to re-rewatch and factor in a few things I’m now grappling with, including who’s working for who (whom) and did Sherlock think it was I.A.’s corpse or not?
Having seen the “Frankenstein” simulcast from the National Theatre, I was thrilled that someone mentioned how much the drugged Sherlock reminded her of the writhing newborn monster. Surreal moment for me too, especially because watching on a big screen I was privy to facial closeups (but alas, not a totally naked bum—or beyond…).
Another questions: why was Adler in a terrorist country wearing a hijab; could she now be working for Mycroft?
Lastly, the whole silly photophone thing I’ve seen mentioned in numerous reviews. Seems like a simple way to differentiate between The Woman’s two phones. She obviously had a backup. Quite happy they addressed the feminist issue. Adler as victim or victor is not an issue—at least to me. She was both, as was Sherlock. (As we all must be as we go through life.) And afterall, Sherlock and “A Scandal in Belgravia” is a fictional story/film. Not real life.
This is an interesting, fun & respectfully irreverant podcast for serious BBC Sherlock fans. I shall look forward to next week’s discussion.