Bye-bye Newsroom. Your melodrama caught up with you. It's nice it's getting a "final season sendoff" at least, not many shows get the "curtosy season", but it sounds like Aaron Sorkin has other stuff. I actually think Americans should take more cues from British TV as well and have shorter seasons. This show was "entertaining", you tune in, and it's not very good, but it does the job well enough. Ah well, maybe we'll see it on netflix.
So! Sherlock! Season 3!
I'm cheating a bit, I have the last half of the third episode to watch. But the boyfriend had to go.
Unlike Seasons 1 and 2, I found the "weakest link" in this season to be the first episode (The Blind Banker
and Hounds of Baskerville
aren't "bad", just not the best). I started rolling my eyes with the constant Reichenbach Fall references: Two years this, two years that, and even in-show fan theories filled some time. And of course, lots of John being pissed (as he should be). I found this episode almost less about its case since it had other ground to fill. But that's not a bad thing at all, it was definitely
necessary (and appreciated), but the case
just wasn't that interesting. The characters were
Episode 2 I loved. I know its got some mixed reactions from the Interwebz, but I loved the overall "busyness" and effect shots (the way Sherlock episodes love to do). Not sure how much I found the villain and murder attempt believable... But I was enjoying everything else in the meanwhile. I also started "predicting" it a lot. Y'know when mystery/suspense movies show a brief glimpse of some random object or person? There was a few moments, and generally the show tries to get the viewer to dismiss it, but usually it comes back as something relevant.
Hmmm, so... I guess what I'm trying to say is the characters this time around were just great to watch, their performances were damn near perfect too.
That point gets taken home with Episodes 3's villain. I love him (so far). The suspense and surprise is great, and the "accident" scene (about half way through) was just damn perfect entertainment.