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[Television] Quick thoughts on Sherlock Series 2…

A quick review about Sherlock Series 2 that just finished airing on BBC and should appearing on PBS Masterpiece in May 2012.
Series 1 re-airs the 15, 22, 29 of this month in case anyone missed it.
I enjoyed Series 2 a bit more than Series 1 because the drop off of Moffat written episodes was not as bad as Series 1. The zingers between the two leads really drove this Series home and the introduction of Irene Adler and the continuing Moriarty plot helped broaden the world without it make the stories too far fetched.
The finale was different in the fact it was small while the movie and the original series adapted from Doyle’s books the television series covered different ground between Moriarty and Holmes. The finale was aptly named and unlike the movie does not go anywhere near Switzerland except in a brief cameo of the painting. The Deer Stalker Cap can be called a Death Frisbee and Sherlock is slowly learning to filter what he says, sort of.
I liked the idea of what happens when a Consulting Criminal such as Moriarty gets bored or what happens when a Consulting Detective looks to be creating his own cases. It has a certain which came first quality: Batman or the criminals in Arkham.
The nice thing about it all was the final episode did not top the previous episodes and used the core cast without introducing too many new guests.
I wonder if the hour and half format would make Doctor Who better or worse. I enjoy the extra half hour, personally. It doesn’t feel like they’re rushing to finish the story.
Gonna be a long wait between series…

[Viral Video] Save Greendale

Community has been one of the better new shows on NBC in the last few years.
I’d be shaking my fist at CBS for moving Big Bang Theory to Thursday Nights if I actually watched Big Bang Theory but the characters drive me up a wall. Instead I’m shaking my fist at the eroding ratings due to both shows going to head to head with each other since NBC hasn’t canceled Whitney and instead gave it a full season.
So, with the mid season here, NBC said Community be returning it sometime in 2012 here’s a lovely video to tide us over until sometime in 2012.

[Doctor Who Review] Let's Kill Hitler!


Thank you, I think you just saved my life.”
Looks like Irene ate my post, so let’s try this again.
Episode 8 of the split season picks up with the Doctor and Co on the continued task to track down baby Melinda after she was abducted as a child at the end of Episode Seven and trained as we find out later to kill the doctor.
Unfortunately, instead of spreading this idea out over the entire rest of the season with the Doctor using several people as information gatherers, scouts and overall bad asses, Moffat decides to introduce Melody Pond as subtle fart in Church.
You must take the good with the bad, I suppose. Thankfully, this episode is nowhere near as bad as Torchwood’s run on Starz has been.

[Television] The television landscape

With TNT Falling Skies ending on a high note, not to mention getting picked up for a second season, I was going to post something about how it looked like science fiction shows were doing pretty good this season until SyFy announced last night that instead of picking up Eureka for 6 episodes for a 6th season, the upcoming 13 episode run would be it’s final season.
The Twitter Warehouse/Eureka/Stargate List served itself well even if I heard 8 hours later what happened.