March 31, 2011

Sherlock, not again!

Everything has already been said about the new Sherlock. Everyone watched it, everyone was talking about it (wall to wall comments on Twitter, Facebook, blogs. People discuss things in places other than…?)


We agree it was clever, funny and brilliantly performed. Benedict Cumberbatch has made Holmes his own.

One thing I have found interesting is the hormonal outpouring from female viewers including me: I've seen Cumberbatch before, he was never sexy. Suddenly he is wearing a long coat and his eyes look kind of oh yes, and he's got a very funny script and a decisive don't-give-a-toss demeanor and he's clever and YES I WOULD.

He’s an updated version of a popular old classic, a mysterious, socially removed, insouciant but charming super genius. He and his prosaic sidekick solve crimes involving monstrous villains. It is not surprising that we adore them.

Any downside? Sadly yes.
M(ona) Moriarty!
Holmes' evil nemesis (Arch Enemy?) is female as befits the 21st century adaptation. But oh no, Sherlock wont have it. (Frankly, I refuse to cry because Holmes thinks I've put on weight!) This is a boys' games in a boys' world, and the women are incidental. Which is not to say that the (other) Moriarty wasn't, well o.k.


Perhaps I'm being unfair, poking holes in Holms’ego, but he should know better. So when you get the recommission, I will play MY part. Are we clear? Good.

M(ona) Moriarty



17 comments:

Karen (SAG) said...

How perfect would it have been for a modern take on Sherlock, had the show's creators/writers made Sherlock's nemesis M(ona) Moriarty. Sadly, it wasn't to be.

Alistair said...

I expect M(ona)will turn out to be the sniper.

Andrew said...

I am disappointed too, that they have unmasked Moriaty so quickly. As observed, the writing on the stationary was very feminine so I was hoping the villain would be YOU.

C and C said...

Mind you, Moriarty isn't REALLY Moriarty, but just a puppet for the real villian(ess)...

Cal Tech gaggle said...

You M(ona)can be our Moriaty anytime. LOL.

Anja said...

And there he is...
"A compulsive and unrelenting need to work-workaholic. Sherlock Holmes is the original. All that matters is the work, he tells Dr. Watson. Does he have an intimate relationship with anyone? No. Is he gay, straight, bi? Who knows? Where does he like to vacation? Who does he like to vacation with? Nowhere and no one. Strange man. Some people think he's a psycopath. Watson thinks he's just hyperactive, a live wire with a brain that works with the speed of a particle collider. The rest of us don't use our brains enough; we don't understand that life is a puzzle full of clues played for high stakes. We see the world but miss the details. We're just ordinary mortals, and he... well, he's Sherlock Holmes."
-intro to show

Ms. Edna (squared) said...

you're my woman ! thanks for the post. lol

Michael M. said...

The game M(ona) M., is on!

Holmes fan 2 said...

this sounds like 'A three patch solution' to me. You being the REAL nemesis. Love the idea.

Anonymous said...

It should never be what other people think...but I love the idea of Mona Moriaty,

frenchtoast said...

Not a bad idea Mona M. Not bad at all!

Sherlock Holmes said...

Don't tell me too much, Mona. Women are never to be trusted... even the best of them.

Charles said...

She loves an entrance Holmes, your muse...

Mona said...

You'll miss me, Sherlock.

Sherlock said...

Sadly...yes.

Mona said...

comments closed

Anonymous said...

a tease...