So I’ve been thinking of making a meta on the unaired pilot. I generally focus on specific scenes, but I’m thinking of doing a meta breaking down the whole episode. It will probably be long.
Idk, should I do it?
they’re giving us a special AND a full 3-ep series, like we’re getting extra sherlock becaUSE THEY LOVE US
this is happy
We can confirm that #Sherlock will return to BBC One for a Special, followed by a series of three new episodes.
After the briefest of exiles, Sherlock comes back only to face one of his biggest mysteries yet. Why is Moriarty’s face being broadcast on every television in the land?
Shooting on the special will begin in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year.
The Game is on - again!
I mean like everyone realizes that Sherlock could have removed the bomb vest without getting on his knees right? And that they didn’t have to film it from this angle and Martin Freeman didn’t have to make that getting-a-blowjob face? I mean he’s really quite a good actor, like if he doesn’t want to look like he’s getting a bj he can make AT LEAST three other faces, he has awards and everything~
When I first saw it, I did a double-take, haha. And the thing is, this doesn’t ‘just happen’, I think, even in ‘queer-baiting’ shows, as far as I know. Like, what people talk about when they talk about subtext (usually), and this: they are actually two different things, I think. And yes, partly it’s the fact there are simply so many of these moments. But the show is near-constantly trying to prime the viewers to have gay sex, love and attraction on their minds. This isn’t about what’s ‘really’ going on in this scene, exactly: it’s about getting us, the viewers, to think a certain way, to read into it. In a way, it’s actually almost the opposite of queer coding, which I’ve talked about in the context of Sherlock before: this isn’t precisely meant to fly under regular viewers’ radar, is it? Quite the opposite, in fact.
They’re actually apparently trying to make ordinary viewers look at this life-or-death situation and see sex. And it’s not even subtle, really. Because there’s actually no great reason for Martin Freeman to make that ‘blowjob face’, where he looks something to the side of simply ‘relieved’. There’s actually lots of shots like this in TSoT in particular, where there’s no reason for Sherlock to stare at the off-duty soldiers, and no reason for his ‘vomit’ to look like come, and so on. I guess I’m saying this isn’t even particularly subliminal: this is direct visual coding of romantic desire. This pose isn’t super subtle, or meant to be missed; dismissed, yes. Missed, no.
It’s actually about as embarrassingly obvious as a middle-school sex joke, really.
Come on UK Sherlock fandom. You’re needed right now!Help! Delicious, the film starring Loo Brealey that was produced by Sherlock composer Michael Price (who also did the soundtrack) is on the front page of iTunes UK and they need reviews, star ratings and downloads to stay there.
This is an INDEPENDENT film directed and written by a woman, Tammy Riley-Smith, starring a woman (Loo). It is so very, very rare to have a film by and about women out there. They need our help to make this thing a success. Distributors told Michael that nobody would watch it because it’s a “woman’s film” that isn’t a romcom. They’re counting on Sherlock fans to prove the jerks wrong.
UK fans, PLEASE download, and/or write a review TODAY (July 1) to keep the movie on the front of iTunes UK so it has a shot at getting the audience it deserves!
They only have one review and no star ratings— Let’s do this thing.
Please signal boost!
I don’t use iTunes, and it annoys me no end when products are distributed on only one platform, even if it IS one I use. That said, in this case, I am going to get it.
Update: Not available in US. Why?
Update II: Apparently it is available on Amazon Prime, also only in UK at this time. Rumor is it will be released in US in mid-July, hopefully also on both platforms. Why they only promote the iTunes version, perhaps some marketing deal with Apple? Anyway, please support as you can, when you can, where you can.
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