2018-06-05 04:37:27 UTC
Normally if a show sucks I wouldn’t write about it because, well, who cares? But this is a show I actually care about. I think Lucy Liu is terrific and Sherlock is just fine and I even like Marcus, the police detective. They’re good characters. I like the people. I want to see them in good stories. But as I pointed out to somebody this evening, as the show was just beginning, I said, “you see those two people sitting there? One of them is the killer. Could be both of them, but probably just one.” And how did I know this? Because they were characters who appeared predictably at just the right moment in the show. It’s always early. It’s always a character you wouldn’t think could possibly be involved in the murder, but guess what? Right at the very end Sherlock will pull a rabbit out of a hat and it will turn out that that person who appeared early in the show and couldn’t possibly be connected to the crime, was the killer all along. “Contrived” is a term that hardly does this show’s plots justice. “Formulaic,” certainly. “Insulting to intelligence” also comes to mind. And I hate this, because I do so want to like the show. But I can’t, really, because it is entirely too stupid. Still I keep watching. I don’t know, I just don’t know. It’s Lucy Lou, most likely.
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