BBC is no stranger to quality television and crime solving dramas. Apparently they are no stranger to creative editing either.
With both Sherlock and Luther set for limited return in the coming weeks, and The Fall coming back sometime in 2016, the BBC put out a new promo featuring their three most popular detectives. Check it out below.
Now simply one episode shy of completing my latest watch through of BBC’s Sherlock series, we are gifted with some promo shots from the upcoming Victorian era Christmas special, which is set to premiere on January 1, 2016. These shots give us a look at some of our favorite characters in their more classical garb, as well as a look at what appears to be the title character – The Abominable Bride.
Arguably the smartest, most well-written show in the world, BBC’s Sherlock is coming back – way back. The upcoming Christmas special (no premiere date yet) will take place in the 19th century, and will provide us with the first new episode of the show since January of 2014, and only the tenth since the show began in summer of 2010. For the math wizards out there, than an average of about one episode every six months. I point that out only to illustrate how well versed the Sherlock fan base is at waiting.
What could be better than a spot of tea and a little 221b on the telly this holiday season? Not having to wait a year for it, for a start! That’s right, Cumberphiles, while the rumors of a Sherlock special are indeed true, you’re going to have to do what Sherlock fans do best; wait. Continue reading All We Want For Christmas Is A Sherlock Special!→
Almost exactly a year since the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the follow-up is set to debut. Once again directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug picks up immediately after its predecessor, continuing the journey of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, who reluctantly teams up with a group of Dwarves and the great wizard Gandalf to retrieve their gold from the vicious dragon Smaug.
The majority of the cast from the first film returns, Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Ian McKellen (X-Men), and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) to name a few, but the more exciting news is the additions to the cast that include Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, Sherlock), returning LOTR’s star Orlando Bloom, and Fast & Furious 6 villain Luke Evans. The trailer’s a bit long, coming in around 3 minutes, but it does a pretty stellar job of showcasing the scale of this film. While I wasn’t that excited before, this trailer’s finally convinced me. Check it out:
This trailer is pretty awesome, but what scares me is the trailer for the first Hobbit was pretty damn good too. Going into that knowing this series was set up for a trilogy, I found I was able to simply enjoy it and have fun, without looking for an actually fulfilling story. That worked cause it was simply setting up the characters, but at the same time, it led on that it’d be this epic journey, when in actuality it was a small adventure. This again looks to be an epic journey, and hopefully it can skip the exposition of teaching us the characters, and move past seceding the story to preserve for the third film. Also, the addition of Cumberbatch is always welcomed. Even in voice alone, he is a force to reckon with, and makes me that much more excited for the film.
Lastly, it’ll be interesting to see the ticket sales this time around for the HFR (48 Frames per a second) because last year people were selecting to see it that way to check out this “new form of cinema”, but this time they most likely have an opinion on it (and most likely negative). To me, I didn’t mind it too much, I thought the scenes of character’s faces and of the landscape were beautiful, but the special effects stood out like a sour thumb, and the majority of people I’ve talked to really disliked it.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is due out December 13th.
You want to see the ultimate difference between fans of American shows and fans of British shows? Look at the Sherlock fandom. There have only been two seasons composed of a paltry three episodes (granted they are each 80+ minutes) each, yet Sherlock fans are rabid. They discuss and dissect every aspect from those six episodes as if they are a lifeblood. They pledge allegiance to the show’s stars, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as if they were demi-gods.
Need further proof? ‘The Reichenbach Fall’ aired in the US on May 20th. 2012. That’s right, it has been over a year since the last episode aired and you would never guess judging by the amount of buzz surrounding the show to this day.
However, today all of our patience is paid off, even if just the tiniest bit. That’s right, it’s a Sherlock season three teaser trailer!
This feeling can not be put into words so I offer this humble gif in hopes that it conveys the emotions currently felt.
Take solace in this little tidbit Sherlock fans, for we have yet awhile to wait. Season three premieres on PBS in “early 2014”. Hopefully there will be more trailers forthcoming to tide us over.