The Case for Benedict Cumberbatch as the Greatest Holmes
Since I came to Sherlock relatively late (second series) and immediately got so involved in fandom and the hysteria over Reichenbach, I’m only now getting around to reading the actual press reviews that have been published about the show.
Inspired by the fact that Sherlock is the second most critically acclaimed drama series (behind Breaking Bad) according to Metacritic, I thought I’d share some of the more interesting or well-written reviews about Sherlock that I come across. (I’ll tag them “critics choice.”)
First up is from Indiewire:
The Case for Benedict Cumberbatch as the Greatest On-Screen Sherlock Holmes
Who is the greatest on-screen incarnation of Sherlock Holmes? It’s a complicated question — acting can be difficult enough to quantify even without the challenge of taking on the most frequently portrayed fictional character in the history of film and television. Each Holmes has had to compete with and be compared to the ones before him, going back to the anonymous actor who starred in the first Holmes film in 1900, a silent 30-second short from Arthur Marvin.
Breath-taking stunt: ‘Dancing’ high on slacklines
While slacklining, or highlining, can be tough for even the most adventurous, these daredevil masters were seen performing “dance” moves while balancing hundreds of meters in the air.
The performers were taking part in the Slackline Challenge show, held in the Shenxianju Scenic Spot in east China’s Zhejiang Province on Saturday, attracting thousands.
Three challengers from China, Germany and France awed onlookers by performing on two aerial lines, 88m and 53m long respectively, and set between mountain summits.
Slacklining, or highlining is distinct from tightrope walking, in that the line is not held rigidly taut, but instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a long and narrow trampoline.
Here you have Femke! Though a bit older than in Patchwork Immortal, about 100 instead of 70.
okay so just now for a second my brain just kind of. i dont know but i almost reflexively grabbed the ink bottle sitting in front of me to drink it and i dont know why
like i didnt actually DO it nor move to grab it but
just for a moment
my brain was like
“hey. hey bro. you thirsty right? drink that”
Thats horrible, you could have dyed
you are one motherfucker
ah yes the four seasons. wet, hot, halloween, and christmas
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GUYS COLORADO NEEDS SOME HELP
There is a bill about to be passed called Amendment 67 that is the ban on ALL abortions. THIS INCLUDES IF THE MOTHER WOULD DIE OR IF SHE WAS RAPED. THIS BILL ALSO CAN MAKE POLICE INSTIGATE ALL NON-LIVE BIRTHS (MISCARRIAGE/STILLBORN).
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Sherlock and John vs Benedict and Martin
Look critically at the two men; the heart and the head.
The heart: Sherlock. Selfish and undying love, adoration, extreme sacrifice, protection at all costs, can only see the man he loves as the perfect man, looks at no other, lives his life for John. His avowed…
I made this a while ago and I don’t know when I’d ever use it so I’m just gonna post it whatever man
This is the most glorious thing ever