Television Sherlock

I watched the documentary Unlocking Sherlock today and decided to review my current notes on the series. Of course, what I found interesting was that the notes below didn't mention any previous viewing. However, I recall having seen the first episode of the first series once prior, possibly twice, and I may have seen the second episode of the first series once before.

Series 1 Episode 1: A Study in Pink [loosely botn A Study in Scarlet]
Plot Points:
1: Starts off with Watson. Introduces his backstory a bit: John Watson, military, depressed, unadjusted to civilian life
1: Then mystery
1: Then we move to Sherlock who is shown to be observant.
1: Then a common friend of Sherlock and Watson have them meet. We further see Sherlock's keen observation and skills of deduction.
1: At one point John ditches his cane. He, however, doesn't even realize it until returning to the home.

Instant Comments:
1: lol wrong. Seems like something House would do. [20170502: I'm not sure I knew then that HOUSE, M.D. is based on Sherlock Holmes]
1: "I was able to help out." "You stopped her husband from being executed?" "Oh, no, I ensured it."
1: "Who cares Mrs. Hudson. The game, Mrs. Hudson, is on!"
1: "Dear God! What must it be like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring!"
1: Her warning to Watson would be useful to most people, but at the same time, Watson, due to his condition, benefits from Holmes's craziness.
1: Eventually a characters makes this clear: "You're not haunted by the war, Dr. Watson, you miss it. Welcome back. Time to choose a side Dr. Watson."
1: Hahaha. "It's a three-patch problem."
1: "Oh. Which one?"
1: Hahahaha. "Pity, we could have split the fee. Think it through next time."
1: "And I said 'dangerous' and here you are."
1: Ha. That internal road choice deduction was ridiculously cool.
1: "Because Sherlock Holmes is a great man! And some day, if I'm very very lucky, he'll even be a good one."
1: "Oh I see. So you're a proper genius too."
1: Why wouldn't both be poison?
1: Either way to Holmes, it's not a game, because it's just a 50-50 choice.

Series 1 Episode 2: The Blind Banker
Plot Points:
1: A museum worker is frightened by something she sees and immediately stops coming to work.
1: Then Sherlock goes to see about some graffiti at a bank.
1: His old friend hires him to figure out how the person got in and out bypassing the security.
1: Sherlock picks up a name from the bank and follows it finding the person has been murdered.
1: Later there is another murder with a similar pattern. The deduction is the murderer is able to scale the building.
1: The pair are looking to decipher the graffiti, which at the least they figure is some sort of code. Furthermore, all the numbers come in pairs which suggests its a word cipher, using a book.
1: Eventually the investigation leads to the museum worker we saw at the beginning.
1: She explains she used to be part of a smuggling ring when she was back in China but she since fled and came to London. Hoping to have been forgotten, she was recently contacted and the ring requested information from her. She refused to help and now they're after her. The pair try to keep her safe, but fail and she is murdered.
1: Omitting how the specific mystery resolves, the episode as a whole ends with a mysterious correspondent going by the name of M, Moriarty. He kills the local Chinese woman who was in charge.

Instant Comments:
1: Haha. Watson got in a fight with the register while Sherlock got in a fight with a man.
1: HAHAHAHAHA. I laughed so hard. Sherlock was spinning Watson around trying to make sure Watson's visual memory wouldn't disappear.
1: That's a dedicated scholar. To come in to take care of her teapots.
1: I don't understand why they just didn't stay with the girl.
1: LOL. "While I'm trying to get off with Sarah."

Series 1 Episode 3: The Great Game

Instant Comments:
1a: Lol. A man is begging Holmes to help him and Sherlock keeps correcting the man to the very end. "Hanged, yes."
1a: "Bored!"
1a: "A study in pink." References the real title of the episode.
1a: Lol. Sherlock didn't know or possibly remember that the Earth revolves around the sun. But Sherlock takes the approach of not filling his head with frivolous details. There's some truth in Holmes philosophy.
1a: I never thought about how Sherlock's puzzle-solving ability creates the problems.
1a: "Gay." Aww.
1b: Resumed the show at 28 minutes.
1b: I love that, "You see, but you don't observe!"
1b: Ah, clever portrayal of Moriarty.
1a=20130804, 1b=20130810

Series 2 Episode 1: A Scandal in Belgravia [loosely botn A Scandal in Bohemia]

Instant Comments:
1a: Wow, the ending of the last episode was just too big a cliffhanger not to watch the first episode of the next series.
1a: But after watching the first couple minutes. I happily paused it.
1b: Ha! "I think my husbands having an affair." "Yes."
1b: "All live end. All hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage, Sherlock."
1b: Meh. That's what Mycroft gets for not giving his brother all the information.
1a=20130810, 1b=20130811

Series 2 Episode 2: The Hounds of Baskerville [botnotsn]

Instant Comments:
1: "Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!"
1: Ha. He's observant, but unaware of his own habits.
1: A couple. Crash landed here in the '60s. We call them Abbott and Costello.
1: I didn't quite follow why John hallucinated if it wasn't the sugar. After some searching, it seems that there might have been pipes leaking the gas.

Series 2 Episode 3: The Reichenbach Fall [inspired by tn The Final Problem]