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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #260 on: June 20, 2013, 09:49:13 pm »
Friend, maybe you missed the last of the episode where she wrote in her profession as "consulting investigator".

Has the new series started yet? Some people have suggested that it has.
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #261 on: June 20, 2013, 10:23:19 pm »
I thought she was a doctor, not a cop.  ???

She was a surgeon. IIRC, she lost a patient, so she gave up surgery to become a professional "sober companion" for persons newly in recovery. That's how she got hooked up with Sherlock (his father paid her for her service as a companion). When her services as a companion were no longer required, she stayed on to become a sort-of apprentice to Sherlock.
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #262 on: June 22, 2013, 01:52:48 pm »
Ah, thanks guys.

No, I never watch the series.  All I know is she was touted at the beginning of the series as a doctor and, of course, traditionally, Dr. Watson is a doctor.

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I haven't seen her shoes, but as I recall, X-Files' FBI agent Dana Scully spent nearly a decade chasing bad guys in heels.

So much so, that when one of their parody episodes aired, where she and Mulder were portrayed in a Hollywood movie, the actress playing Scully (Tea Leoni) asked Scully to show her how she runs in high heels.

There is a hilarious scene where Mulder is talking to his alter ego actor and in the background you see the women practicing running.

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #263 on: June 22, 2013, 10:34:36 pm »
No, I never watch the series.  All I know is she was touted at the beginning of the series as a doctor and, of course, traditionally, Dr. Watson is a doctor.

Holmes usually just addresses her as "Watson." Everyone else seems to refer to her as "Ms. Watson." It would be interesting to see if she goes back to medicine, if the series lasts long enough (which would surprise me).
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Happy Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch
« Reply #264 on: July 19, 2013, 11:32:18 am »
Hey, fans! Whilst looking up something else at IMDb, I just discovered that today is your man Cumberbatch's 37th birthday.
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #265 on: July 19, 2013, 12:25:41 pm »
Happy birthday to Benedict!  8)

Here's a link from Comic-Con with BC, as well as Martin Freeman:

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #266 on: July 20, 2013, 04:42:12 pm »
37??

Wow, he still looks so young.

Happy birthday Benny!  Enjoy the wild ride you're on!

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" 3rd season trailer up!
« Reply #267 on: August 02, 2013, 11:40:37 pm »
BBC repeated the 2nd season finale Reichenbach Falls a day ago in the UK and they had the 3rd season teaser trailer at the end!!!

I'm so excited!!!

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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #268 on: August 04, 2013, 03:03:47 pm »
Ooh, Watson grew a moustache!  8)
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Re: PBS "Sherlock Holmes" Updated for the 21st century
« Reply #269 on: August 22, 2013, 08:16:42 pm »
Ooh, Watson grew a moustache!  8)

We're wondering if it's fake and if John is married.

He's not wearing a ring when we see him in this, but rumors have been circling that when the 3rd season opens John's either married to Mary or about to be and perhaps Sherlock's return throws a monkeywrench into all that.

Moffat - though you can't trust him - does say that Sherlock is surprised at how people react to his return.  Hinting that people are not always reacting positively.

After all, you can't expect a 21st century wife to allow her husband a lot of time away with his closest friend as did obedient wives in the 19th century.  :)