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16 January 2017 @ 10:05 pm
Sixth post - reactions  
May I just say that I don't normally drink on a weeknight, but I've just finished watching Sherlock - The Final Problem and went straight into the kitchen and poured myself a glass of wine. With wine rocks, because I didn't have any wine already chilled. That's how badly I needed it.

I actually felt shaky while watching it, and wanting to pause it so I could catch my breath. I found it disturbing and confrontational and just so not the kind of story I enjoy.

But that's my problem, not Moftiss, who after all owes me nothing. And I just want to smack all of the entitled fanbrats who are carrying on about the story that we saw. Not sure if you're familiar with the TJLC-ers - members of The JohnLock Conspiracy - who were all certain that this season was leading up to John and Sherlock getting together as a couple, and if it didn't happen THERE WOULD BE HELL TO PAY. I have seen some astoundingly awful posts on tumblr leading up to today, written by TJLC-ers who are going to vent at Moffatt and Gatiss if the show didn't end up the way they wanted. To which I say - these men owe you nothing. They brought the concept to life, and they told the story they wanted to tell. And if, in the end, it's not the story you wanted to see - go watch Bambi. Or read/ write fixit fanfic. But to threaten the show creators with hate mail just smacks of immaturity and a gigantic sense of entitlement. It's okay to not like the plot, it's okay to feel disappointed that you didn't get what you want, but to carry on like pork chops because your show didn't go the way you hoped?
Not on.

On a sadder note, it really did feel like the final episode ever, and I do hope that's not true.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
byslantedlight: Magic-OldPentagram (forgotmakersorry)byslantedlight on January 16th, 2017 12:34 pm (UTC)
CUT!!! Cut, cut, cut please! I've not watched it yet, and words and things jump out at me when I scroll past posts!
Thank you!
*trying not to look*
miwahni: Sherlock Sanctity of your brainmiwahni on January 16th, 2017 08:25 pm (UTC)
Relax - those words that are jumping out at you are from my venting against fanbrats. There are absolutely no spoilers in the post. However I will add a cut, for peace of mind :-)
byslantedlightbyslantedlight on January 16th, 2017 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oh phew! I thought my flist was usually pretty good about non-spoiling, but without reading you can't tell, and then you're spoiled if it all goes wrong! If I can get work finished, I'll try and watch later.
snailsnailbones on January 16th, 2017 04:10 pm (UTC)

I actually enjoyed it - with my mouth hanging open, admittedly, and probably for all the wrong reasons *g*

It did feel like the end-end, didn't it? I hope not.

miwahni: Sherlock horror facemiwahni on January 16th, 2017 08:29 pm (UTC)
There was a lot I enjoyed, but the psychological-thriller aspect of it disturbed me. Still glad I saw it, though, and still planning on ordering the DVD this weekend, so it's all good!
ali15son: pic#125626098ali15son on January 16th, 2017 06:25 pm (UTC)
I do not watch Sherlock but judging by your statement it sounds very dramatic. Benedict Cumberbatch was speaking today on the radio and he said in that interview Never say Never and there is always hope for another series .
miwahni: Sherlock Don't be deadmiwahni on January 16th, 2017 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, although it's hard for them to reassemble the cast now that BC and MF are both in such demand. Still both actors have said they're happy to do more so there is hope. I haven't heard whether the BBC has commissioned another series yet, though. In previous years the announcement has been made within a few days of the eps airing, so I shall be waiting with bated breath.
(and you really should watch - but start at S1 and work your way through them, because there is an overarching story arc).
ali15son: pic#123027844ali15son on January 17th, 2017 06:20 am (UTC)
Ha ha...I have tried to watch it but I just can't get in to it . It's not my kind of thing but I'm glad that you enjoy it so much.
miwahni: Sherlock Sanctity of your brainmiwahni on January 18th, 2017 10:44 am (UTC)
Thank you - I fell hard for this in just the first episode, and still haven't come up for air.
Calise: John&Sherlockcali_se on January 17th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
I quite enjoyed it, although there are many things that niggled me about this whole series and the last (HLV). I distanced myself from it emotionally in some ways, therefore allowng myself to watch with no expectations, no need for the story to go my way, no investment. I have found myself feeling cross quite often: with Mary, with John. There wasn't enough Greg this series, and I feel that Molly has become a shadow of her former self. All that said, I still love Ben's Sherlock and the show can still make me smile and punch the air like no other show. And I did like the ending - that made me feel warm inside.

Bit frustrating really!
miwahni: Sherlock Trafalgar Squaremiwahni on January 18th, 2017 10:47 am (UTC)
I had no expectations, other than to be shocked, because they're both (Mofftiss) good at the rug-pull. I agree that Greg was underutilised (and tweeted to Rupert to tell him so!) and as for Molly - well that's a subject for another rant, coming soon.

I did love the ending, too, although I feel the final part of her little speech would have worked better as a voiceover from John; after all, we're usually seeing events through his eyes, via his blog posts.

I just wish the ending hadn't seemed so final.
byslantedlight: WineEternal (Iconomicon)byslantedlight on January 17th, 2017 09:31 pm (UTC)
Finally watched it, and gosh! To be honest even your I-really-need-a-glass-of-wine was a bit spoiler-y, cos I knew it had to be something traumatic, but blimey... I need a glass of wine! And it's Tuesday!

I can well imagine what fanbrats are saying - shades of Torchwood really, and definitely not the sort of thing that "Sherlock Holmes" leads you to expect. Except that as you say, this isn't Conan Doyle, this is Moffat and Gatiss playing, and they can do whatever they want. And it was a cracking episode, even if it was seriously disturbed and disturbing! I'll be over here with something fluffy on the box for a bit now. And wine. Definitely wine!
miwahni: Sherlock Keep calm and trust sherlockmiwahni on January 18th, 2017 10:57 am (UTC)
Ah well the series finale is usually a bit of a shock, isn't it? They've made something of a habit of that. But isn't it nice to have someone to blame for our drinking habit? *clinks glass to yours* *g*

There was so much rage going on, I actually had to stay away from tumblr for most of last week because of all the "If they don't make it happen I'll..." posts, which only got worse on Monday after the show aired. If I were Mark G I'd be getting off twitter around now, same with the director who apparently has been copping a caning - not sure why anyone would take it out on the director, but these people are hardly operating from a logical space.

It was a good episode overall. I'm not good with the psych thriller genre and this was sailing into those waters (ever seen Dead Calm? That sort of thing really freaks me) but there were so many bits to love! Looking forward to putting together an overall review of S4 soon, spoilers and all.