I’m also amused because it feels like elementary keeps fucking BBC sherlock’s canon—idk if it’s intentional or not, but the opening of 1x02 for BBC sherlock had sherlock being a prescriptivist asshole about a guy’s speech (and, no surprise, his speech is characteristic of people of a lower class than sherlock) and being truly insufferable
meanwhile e!sherlock talks about our evolving mother tongue and about language change and doesn’t judge joan’s lack of fluency in mandarin and he’s just totally cool with the diversity of language use
I mean I know sherlock and elementary don’t exist as responses to each other, but all the same I feel like elementary makes an active effort to be sensitive to issues that bbc sherlock just totally glosses over or plays for laughs
Sergeant Sally Donovan will: defend her bisexuality, become a cop, punch people, move house, get a promotion, save Sherlock Holmes, throw a party, buy a cat, play the harmonica, go on bad dates, attend a wedding, attend a funeral, meet Irene Adler, get laid, and get shit done. Like a boss.
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Warnings for: Canon-typical violence, drug overdose, explicit f/f sex, original characters, swearing, bisexual erasure, mild ableism.
“not everything is deducible ISN’T SOMETHING SHERLOCK HOLMES WOULD SAY!!!”
you know, in the pilot of bbc sherlock, john was like “HARRY STANDS FOR HARRIET”
and then sherlock says something like,
“there’s always something”
implying there is always something he gets wrong??
like fine, he deduced the phone was from his relative, but he didn’t deduce it was from his sister
because not everything is deducible???
This originally started off as a compilation for Lee who asked about the Sherlock cast, but then it just sprouted legs and took off into this. And oh look, now Matt’s here—I guess it’s not about just Sherlock anymore. Probably going to be under construction for the rest of my life, jfc.
Giving it a nifty read more because wow, this got long.
Benedict Cumberbatch on the 2011 London riots:
“I’m a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I’m all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong road,” he says. “But those eejits saying they’re doing it for socio-political reasons? Fuck off, no you’re not, you’re on a jolly and you’re getting away with it. It makes me want to belt them, make them lame for a bit so they’re dependent on other people’s mercy…
“It’s very hard for me to talk about it,” he continues, “because I came from an incredibly privileged bubble so the minute I open my mouth I can sense the comeback of, ‘What the fuck do you know?’ And that’s fair. But my sympathy is with the people who do know what they’re talking about, who have been brought up on estates and live morally decent, contributing lives and who have seen opportunists destroying all their work.” - [x]
Benedict Cumberbatch on Edwardian social hierarchy:
Part of the appeal, he says, is that “there was a social structure that had to be adhered to”, from aristocrat to tenant and so on. But if that makes the former Harrow pupil sound like a raging right-winger, he’s having none of it.
“Everyone was held in their place, but what was honourable about it was that there was a duty of care from the top down. That shouldn’t be tied in with any sort of fat-faced, flatulent Cameron effort at what Toryism—horribly—is now.” - [x]