If you haven't caught Sherlock: Season One, do so right now, because season two is here, and you are going to love the first episode. I know, they've both been out for awhile, but since I watch movies on Netflix and don't have cable, I'm continually behind. Nevertheless, I do eventually see them, and I know there are others of you out there who are as busy as me, trying to play catch-up, and only have a limited amount of television viewing time.
But I digress. Back to Sherlock. Here is a brief description of the series, quoted from Amazon:
"... the BBC puts its own stamp on Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth--and sets him in a London filled with cell phone and laptops. In the pilot, director Paul McGuigan (a keen visual stylist) introduces Sherlock Holmes (Atonement's Benedict Cumberbatch) as a "high-functioning sociopath" and Dr. John Watson (The Office's Martin Freeman) as an army veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder. Through a mutual friend, the two become flatmates at 221B Baker Street ..."
Holmes and Watson are fabulous in this updated version of the classic. The only downside is, you may have trouble understanding the fast speech with the accents, and some parts move at a very rapid pace. You need to pay close attention, or watch some scenes several times, like I did. Three cheers for the rewind button!
The first episode in season two, (there are only three episodes in each season, boo-hoo), A Scandal in Belgravia, is deliciously sensual. Three scenes in particular stirred me. The first is when Irene Adler, a deliciously, decadent dominatrix, finishes a phone call and enters a room to tend to 'business.' She has a whip in her hand, and all we see in the room is a woman's foot, tied to a bed. Yummy!
The second scene has Ms. Adler in a robe, without her customary 'war paint', looking with admiration as Holmes solves a puzzle for her. She describes what she would like to do to him, on his desk. We can almost smell the fire burning in Holmes as he responds to her suggestion.
The third scene is sweet and tender, as Adler and Holmes gently hold hands. There is more that goes with that gesture, however, but I won't ruin it for you. Enjoy this lovely episode. I know I did.
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