It all began with an innocent browse through Tumblr. I didn’t mind it at first because I’m fiercely loyal to my affiliations, and one of the reasons why I set up a Tumblr account was so I can look at Harry Potter memes to my heart’s content. (And Doctor Who. And the occasional Lord of the Rings.)
Then there was that one time a couple of days ago… I got this sudden urge to watch Sherlock Holmes. I mean, I like the movies well enough, but I couldn’t bring myself to commit to another TV show, since I feel that with Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory and Friends, I have enough to be getting on with. I’m not really sure if it was the steady stream of Sherlock-related memes or the fact that there seemed to be a lot of them that particular day, but I found myself watching the show one night.
And guess what?
I loved it. I frickin’ loved it.
It’s fast paced. It keeps you on your toes. The plots for each episode are well-done, and that’s a given because Moffat is part of the team (in case you don’t know, he’s part of Doctor Who as well). Of course, there’s also Cumberbatch’s voice — that voice! — and Freeman’s occasionally funny Hobbit walk. Oh, and don’t forget Cumberbatch’s cheekbones… must never forget the cheekbones. *cheeky grin*