Interest - Sherlock Holmes

Originally created by P Lash
5 years ago.

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timtoborne 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic ENTP 512 186C
Instead of rambling on about how unheroic Sherlock Holmes is and how good his TV show is, why not just say that he's the biggest genius, most bad ass crime solver ever?
<EDIT: haha! sorry if I annoyed or offended anyone, I'm an asshole!>

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Ribbit 26 Germany MelancholicCholeric ISTJ 1127C
You are wrong. Sir Samuel Vimes, the commander of the city watch of Ankh-Morpork is the most bad ass crime solver ever. He once arrested two armies for example. And he knows that if somebody has a tattoo and tanned muscular upper arms, it is not the only possible deduction that he's a sailor. He could very well simply be a mason who was once 17 and drunk.

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I think Sherlock is an interesting character. When not solving crimes he's busy using opium for recreational purposes and would not necessarily be considered a fantastical heroic protagonist, all chivalrous and never doing anything that isn't hedonistic. I like that sort of gritty hero. However in the books I feel that his character seems aloof. He doesn't appear to express his emotions most of the time, and when he does, it's usually inquisitive and related to the case at hand.

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I think Sherlock Holmes is probably my favourite fictional character ever, which is saying quite a lot. However, I don't really like the original books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle all that much. I prefer the newer ones. Not necessarily the new TV show that is set in modern times (although that is by far my favourite one), I just prefer the newer style of writing that people tend to have. I enjoy the "Young Sherlock" books quite a lot, although they don't really have as much deduction and all that crazy stuff in it that I like.

The modern TV series is really good to watch, although it focuses on the thinking and deducing and how much of a show-off he is, these probably being my favourite parts of him. I love the way they make references to the older series, for example, one of the latest episodes was called "The Hounds of Baskerville". Although I do still like the films with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law (I think) that were set in the original times of Sherlock. They do focus a lot more on the action and crime fighting, which I guess is more appropriate in a film really.

So there, no idea why I just said that, but at least you know whether you should see the film or the series depending on what you like most, even though I'd recommend seeing them both anyway.