Aug. 14th, 2010 03:47 pm
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 I just saw Sherlock - bbc version, and I have to say... My GOD Steven Moffat has a sense of fan service!!! 
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he revealed he spends most of his time visiting fansites on the web. First with Doctor Who, now with Sherlock, I think  this guy follows fandoms really closely.

I mean : honestly? There isn't 10 minutes to go by in Sherlock where there isn't at least one mention of the characters being gay! I know this has crossed everyone's mind at least one time, but it was clearly made for the crazy Internet Sherlock Holmes fandom. The slash fanfictions write themselves with this show. 
And then, Mycroft. Although he's never been seen very often in the books, and he's never been that much of a central character, everyone loves him [or at least, everyone on the Internet that I know of]. The result : he's got quite an important role in Sherlock.
Same goes for Lestrade, who I love but in the book he's quite clearly an annoying little man, and a slight coward. He's the definition of awesomeness in Sherlock. 

And John Watson. He is badass. He was badass in the book, but it's really not obvious as he's supposed to write the stories himself and he's too humble to praise his badassness. In Sherlock, he is B.A.D.A.S.S., and also slightly scary. Exactly the way many fans see him. 

Sherlock Holmes is Sherlock Holmes, and that's precisely what the fandom wanted. I loved the movie, but RDJ's Sherlock wasn't quite like the book's and it was a little strange. THIS Sherlock is a sociopath! How awesome is that? The precise "disease" (it's not a disease, is it? What's the technical term?... I have no idea.) amlost all the fandom accepted as being the one he had. 
Oh, and he's particularly strange. Severed human parts in the fridge? In the microwave? Riding crop in the morgue? If I didn't know better I would say that was ideas coming straight from the kinkmeme. 

To be honest, I almost had the impression to read a fanfic, but with a really nice "sense of television". 

And it was awesome. I loved it to bits. I really don't mind Moffat fan-servicing, because he does it absolutely perfectly. 
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