Actually, I don’t think Doyle hated the character of Sherlock Holmes so much as the fact that the series’ success completely eclipsed everything else he had done.
And as for Sherlock himself, I think that cold and uncaring is a pretty shallow analysis of the character and his development over the series. Have you watched the entire thing? (Last time we spoke you hadn’t.) I dare you to tell me at the end of the Reichenbach Fall that Sherlock Holmes is cold and uncaring.
I haven’t gotten that far yet. I’m only three episodes in (but to be fair, that is still big ol’ chunk of time where Sherlock could have won me over). I must admit, after enjoying Elementary (and knowing how awful some of Sherlock’s fans are), I’m not really liking Sherlock a lot. It’s well written, sure, but I guess I’m just tired of the brilliant asshole character type? I mean, I stopped watching House quite quickly after I realized that he would never actually change (and neither would the people around him). If I have to wait two seasons/series* to see Sherlock emote, I don’t know if I’m ready for that kind of slog. I’m willing to keep watching, maybe I’ll be proven incorrect and Bummington Cucumberbritches’ Sherlock will be more like I envisioned the character: eccentric, but not purposefully rude and hurtful.
“100% Middle Schooler”(100%ちゅ～学生 Hyakku Pāsento Chu~ Gakusei) - Yuru Yuri♪♪ Ending
I am ready for YuruYuri Season Three. So very ready.
I hereby apologize to Bendersnitch Cumberbund for mocking his name. Truly, it is a beautiful name worth preserving among the other great British Names of our time like Lord Percival Benningbottom and Sir Walter Snufflepants.
what is that a kind of jam
No, no. Isn’t it a way of serving eggs? Like with hollandaise sauce and stuff.
People seem to forget that Sherlock Holmes is described by the man who created him as dispassionate and cold…..Not caring.
And the man who created him hated the character of Sherlock. So exactly why would I prefer a cold, uncaring asshole like Bumberbum Bumberbatch’s Sherlock who has no motivations beyond his own selfish need to wag his intellectual penis in the face of everyone he encounters when I have a deliciously realistic and caring Sherlock as played by Johnny Lee Miller at my disposal (and in a show that has shown time and time again that it has fabulous writing with magnificent supporting characters and the goddamn high queen bee herself, Lucy Liu as Watson)? You can take your so-called canon Sherlock; I have Elementary.
Anybody else spend almost the entirety of the Elementary season finale sobbing?
First, we had to deal with the heart-wrenching story of Irene’s abduction and Sherlock’s guilt. And then it morphs into this twisted affair and your heart is just completely broken over the pain Sherlock must be experiencing. The defeat, the death, the descent into complete destruction. Seeing Joan rise above the burning inferno was truly spectacular. A moment’s happiness in an otherwise intensely emotional episode. And even in the final scene, as Sherlock shows his love for Joan in the most Sherlockian way possible and Joan accepts his strange gesture not out of obligation, but out of true sense of interest, you could still see how tired and sad Sherlock was.
We are not done dealing with the aftermath of Irene.
Not by a long shot.