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Sherlock - Series 2 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock - Series 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure joy!, 29 Jan 2012
I just love the modern Sherlock, clever, funny and well acted. I think Series 2 might even be better than Series 1.
I can't get over the level of ignorant nit-picking that goes on in some of these reviews, though. A lot of people clearly are not familar with Conan Doyle. Certain things have to happen the way they do because that's how he wrote them, eg the 'shock' ending of the Reichenbach Fall (can't be bothered being hassled about spoilers, hardly consider it a secret/surprise when the story has been in print for more than a century!) I'm watching the stories more to see how things happen than what happens, and it is obvious that Gatiss and Moffat, as the total fans they clearly… Read more
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Hardy
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Classy but confusing, 29 Jan 2012
I've just seen this film, not having read the book or seen the tv series, and found it very difficult to follow. I don't mind a more mentally challenging storyline, but it shouldn't be this hard to follow a movie!
I really wanted to like it, and it has plenty of good qualities, but despite the slow pacing, someone without prior knowledge is going to struggle to keep up.

Great casting, great acting, lovely cinematography and a nice constrast between the slowness and the sudden moments of graphic violence.

However, I'm now going to have to read the book to figure out what exactly happened, and while I love a good read, I do think a film should stand on it's own… Read more
Torchwood - Miracle Day (Series 4) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Eve Myles
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
What a waste! One of the great things that British tv has over American shows is a more flexible format, by which I mean that you have the number of episodes per series you need to tell the story and no more; and more importantly you quit while you're ahead! Many great shows have finished leaving fans wanting more, but this is infinitely preferable to watching a favourite show lose its way, shedding much-loved characters and boring once avid fans until they no longer care what happens, which is often the American way.
I've been watching Doctor Who since childhood and have loved the new version and Torchwood. The charm of both these shows is that they retain the slightly homemade… Read more

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