The Blind Banker (Sherlock TV 2010)

This second episode of the modern remake of Sherlock Holmes introduces us to Watson’s future wife. It also gives us a view of the international sense of crime that Sherlock is fighting against. We also get some hints about a mysterious Master of Crime.

I thought how Sherlock kept interfering between John and Sarah, whether consciously or not, really showed that he did value John’s friendship and was so unaccustomed to friendship that he didn’t know how to share.

Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. The chemistry between Freeman and Cumberbatch is so perfect that you would think they WERE Watson and Holmes. John and Sarah had pretty good screen chemistry too. They were believable as an odd and uncomfortable couple. The stereotypical English couple.

And I’m still struggling for words. I don’t know why this is going so hard but I feel like I am grasping for every single word I type. Sorry folks, this is all you get.

Here’s to hoping Dave has more to say than me!

27 thoughts on “The Blind Banker (Sherlock TV 2010)

      1. The circus stuff and killing people with the sand-bag and arrow contraption. Plus all the graffiti clues that were just there for Holmes to figure out. And what was going on with that fight Sherlock was having in his apartment at the beginning?

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        1. I just considered all of that atmosphere, much like the sets.
          I have no idea about the fight but I’m guessing it was just to show that Sherlock wasn’t only a headcase but had a muscle or two in his body? Analogous to the story in the books where he straightens out the poker after someone else bends it.

          How’s your blogging break treating you? Ok I hope?

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          1. So relaxing. I may never go back! Just waking up in a different bed every morning . . .

            I was thinking for a moment that the fight wasn’t even real but was just something Sherlock was imagining. A way of finding some excitement in a fantasy life to get out of being so bored all the time. But it just sort of happens and then it doesn’t get mentioned again.

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    1. See, I thought that was part of the charm of this episode. We get to see (in my mind) how Sherlock views the world….and it turns out he’s a kid having an adventure. (I have a vague memory of him sword-fighting some random ninja in the stinger of this episode?)
      My problem comes when the show abandons this angle and starts trying to take itself seriously as a Serious Crime Drama About Intelligent People (as written by an incredibly dumb person).

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      1. I definitely got that “kid having fun” vibe here. I’ve only watched the first season though (which isn’t really a “season” since it’s only three episodes!). I’ll have to see how things play out. Sounds like I should be on my guard for a change in approach.

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      1. Think i might complete the series, but will do so in my own time. I did have fun with it knowing i was not alone in finding out how difficult it is to write these “reviews”.

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      1. It really went downhill from season 3 on, so don’t worry about it too much (the creators just tried to be way too clever and showy, it wasn’t all that good anymore). They also quite jazzed up Mary’s part, making her Very capable and distracting from Sherlock and Watson.

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  1. Strange how indeed words come easy when we’re reviewing books, but not so much when reviewing movies or TV series: I guess that the imposed pace of watching, which is the opposite of the leisurely pace of reading, must have something to do with it…

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    1. There is definitely something different about seeing things on a screen vs the words on a page. Familiarity with the one makes reviewing it that much easier.
      But even still, I didn’t have this problem with the muppet stuff I’ve done. I feel like there’s a spark missing or something.

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