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Sherlock. Series 2, Episode 1: "A Scandal in Belgravia"

The best way to start the new year is, of course, Benedict Cumberbatch. Y'all don't know how long I've waited for this. I even had to wait longer than the British audience, since the Philippines crosses the date line eight hours before England. Thank God I read the entire Holmes canon by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle during the holidays, mainly to keep me occupied, but also because I wanted to identify each and every allusion they throw at me this time.

"Oh, you can throw the canon out the window."

Thank you, Messrs. Moffat and Gatiss, for giving us something even better than the first series. A lot of folks on Tumblr would also be extremely grateful for giving them loads of shipping materials that would last them until 2013 (and when I say "shipping", I don't mean the one that goes in the water). It's probably become quite clear now that John Watson (Martin Freeman) is not gay, since he's gone through a string of lovers already, the latest being the lovely Ms. Oona Chaplin, but I don't think she'll be back for the next episode. Too bad also for Sarah, who was Watson's squeeze in the first season. I liked her.

"Wait, who said I'm gay?"

But Sherlock's sexual preference still leaves a cloud of doubt. Is he gay? The fact that he's never had any romantic relationship isn't really conclusive proof of that. And the fact that he went out of his way to save "The Woman" isn't conclusive proof of the contrary, either. Too bad, though. I just loved all their scenes together, with sexual tension so thick you could cut it with a butter knife. Too bad Irene Adler makes only one appearance in the canon, which means that Lara Pulver would also probably make only one appearance in the series.

One appearance that was totally worth it.

So, is Sherlock gay? Is Mycroft married, because he has a ring on his finger? Is Irene Adler alive? Frankly, I don't know, and I don't really care.

This applies to everyone who loves this show.



Sherlock (Series 2). UK. 2012.



Eight and a half out of ten.



*some info from IMDb
GIFs by Sue Denim




You may also want to check out the review of Sherlock Series 1.

5 comments :

Ganda ng GIFs. Hahaha. ;P

Good job haha.

DUDE. SPOILERS!!! Hide the GIFs muna.

The best clue we have re: Holmes-Watson relationship:

Watson: I'm not gay.
Adler: But I am. And look at us.

Implying that they were both in love with Sherlock, despite their preferences. Nakakaloka lang siya.

Onga, 'yung last GIF, spoiler. Hehe.

Ang lalim ng basa mo sa implication ng statement ni Irene Adler a. Haha.

Nice review of the episode.

For a different look at this episode, check out my review .

Cheers!

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