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Sherlock Holmes

Even though she’s my dear dear beloved daughter, we are worlds apart when it comes to interests. And even though we are soul sisters & often have brainwaves, we are as different as night & day.

Ate is a brainiac. She is very smart & intelligent. She likes mysteries & solving things. Even at a young age and I can’t get past a Pokemon level in gameboy (Yes. Me.), I would give the game to her & she would solve it for me & get me to the next level. Swear. Embarrassing, isn’t it? ;)) I know I have a video of her somewhere playing with jigsaw puzzles & putting everything in the right place at less than a year of age. I’m telling you, her IQ level is like, up there.

So when she suggested I watch a particular television series, I didn’t give it much thought, really. I’m a Two & A Half Men kind, or the Modern Family kind of gal. Shows which are purely entertainment in type & don’t require heavy thinking & analogy. I’m certainly not into mysteries where I have to actually use my brain. :P

One night, as she was in front of her laptop, I found her crying. Heavily, as in a RIVER of tears with cheeks quivering & snot coming out of her nose (I kid you not)! I thought it was high school drama all over again, so naturally I rushed to her worriedly. Only to find out that she was merely crying to an episode of SHERLOCK HOLMES. MY GULAY! @_@ Hello, heart attack moment!

In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard’s detective inspector Lestrade because he’s actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active.

The world’s favourite detective has emerged from the fog…this is Sherlock for a new generation. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson.

That really got my curiosity piqued. I mean, she rarely cries. So this TV show must really BE something to keep her up at night -and for her to CRY over it! So I got right on it.. and as she has predicted. I. WAS. HOOKED. SIgh, she really knows me so well.

Here are the links to the series in case you’re interested. There’s only 3 seasons at the moment. With 3 episodes per season. I know right, FTW? But I assure you, it’s 80 minutes or more per episode, so it’s sulit. And the script? BRILLIANT, I tell you! So brilliant that I’m looking forward to the 4th season!

Season 1 Episode 1 A Study in Pink

Season 1 Episode 2  The Blind Banker
Season 1 Episode 3 The Great Game

Season 2 Episode 1 A Scandal in Belgravia

Season 2 Episode 2 The Hounds Of Baskerville

Season 2 Episode 3 The Reichenbach Fall (where she cried her eyes out. I can’t figure out WHY she cried over it though. My eyes were dry the whole episode! And I’m telling you, a senti Mcdo commercial gets me in tears.)

Season 3 Episode 1 The Empty Hearse

Season 3 Episode 2 Watson’s Wedding

Season 3 Episode 3 The Sign of Three

Why I like it:

1.) The friendship between Sherlock & Watson is really endearing. The idea of men as bffs is just too cute! ;))

2.) My gosh the script! It’s 80 minutes of guessing & clues! You never know what’s happening next. It’s so unpredictable.

3.) It’s a period movie but in modern settings in 21st century London. And the lead character, playing Sherlock, is kinda cute, in an effeminate way, and has the sexiest brooding blue eyes! :))

Well, ENJOY! ;) And do tell me if you found it highly entertaining as well. :-*

PS: And just like that, my favorite month of the year has ended. Ang bilis sobra! Time, pretty please can you just slow down a little bit? :'( Anyway, I have 4 new ebooks in case you’re interested, just leave your email address below & I’ll send then to you: We are Water by Wally Lamb, Amazement by Amy Tan, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, and The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. Sorry but those are the only ebooks I could get my hands on that are actually great reads AND free! :P

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