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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by miss denton » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:53 pm

I would have paid more attention in school if my science teacher looked like that :wink:

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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by ratgirl » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:01 am

miss denton wrote:I liked Mark's suit on Doctor Who confidential last night:
Oh, me too! I believe I squeaked something similar, albeit less articulate, when he appeared. ;)

Looking forward to seeing him on the big screen in his Psychoville role on Friday. It's come round quick!
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:35 pm

Woudn't it be ace if he were there?! *hopes*
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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by miss denton » Tue May 18, 2010 7:43 pm

I LOVED Mark as Malcolm McLaren in Worried About The Boy.

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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by ratgirl » Fri May 21, 2010 1:54 pm

Aw, bless him! I totally forgot he was in that, can't believe I had it on and then changed channel! (I did watch an interesting documentary about people being sectioned, so it wasn't all bad I suppose...)
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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:59 pm

Just run here to tell you all and PNW has beat me too it!

I want to welcome him, but as I'm called Sonoftubbs I'm a bit scared incase he thinks i'm a nut job!
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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by Beast » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:33 pm

Ooh yay! Thanks!
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:51 pm

Oh well, I tweeted him anyway!
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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by RSfan4ever » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:19 pm

Did anyone hear Mark's interview about "Sherlock" yesterday afternoon? It was very lovely!
You can find the podcast of it on the 5live website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/dailybacon
It's name is "Sherlock Holmes, 21Jul10".
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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by Beast » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:26 pm

Nice interview about Sherlock here: http://www.whatsontv.co.uk/drama/tv-new ... rlock/9875

When he's talking about Sherlock I can't help but be reminded of The Doctor. I guess they are similar in some ways.

Not seen Sherlock yet. I'll try but I never seem to have the time! Hopefully it'll be up for ages and I might get the chance.
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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by Beast » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:39 pm

Also, there will be more apparently: http://www.whatsontv.co.uk/drama/tv-new ... -more/9926

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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by SailorEarth » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:06 am

I really enjoyed this series, even though I was wary of a modern day version of it to begin with as well. But it works, and I like the chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman; they fit their roles really quite well and they’re both likeable and easy to watch.

A lot of people have said that they didn’t like the way Moriarty was portrayed. I’ve never read the original stories or seen other portrayals of him though so I have no comparison. I thought he was a little bit over the top, though, but overall I didn’t mind him. I was more interested by the fact that I recognised the actor from somewhere else but couldn’t quite put my finger on it until I could find out who he actually was to look him up on IMDB :P

But yeah… I’m really glad there’s going to be another series of this. I love my British mystery type shows and Mark’s involvement in all of this just makes it even better in my eyes (oh, and he’s great as Mycroft, it just adds to the appeal of everything for me ;) )

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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by ratgirl » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:50 pm

Moriarty never actually appears in the Holmes stories, he's just talked about (ie Watson never meets him), though there is a Paget illustration where he looks a bit like Mr Burns in the Simpsons. :D He's more an idea really, a criminal mastermind protected at the centre of his web, that Holmes is so desperate to take down that he would die to do so. This incarnation was just incredibly irritating. Maybe he was actually just a front, and the real Moriarty hasn't actually appeared. Can but hope. :P

Overall, I think the writing hasn't quite held up to the acting. Cumberbatch and Freeman were great, and the chemistry between them was really good (I could actually believe the former was Holmes, which doesn't usually happen). However, although there were some good lines in the script, the plots just weren't very good. The last one was probably the best, but it all fell apart at the end a bit. The first episode in particular irritated me because it was so obvious, and then Holmes was going round being all stupid "ooh, who can go everywhere but is never noticed..." He just wasn't clever enough - it doesn't work having stuff the reader can get but Holmes doesn't, he has to be one step ahead of you as well as Watson! Plus there were some really lame bits where they tried to crowbar stuff in. Like replacing the watch with a mobile phone - "oh, it's all scratched where they were drunk trying to plug it in to charge..." rubbish! :roll:

That said, overall I pretty much enjoyed it. I didn't realise till after episode 2 that there were only 3 episodes, though. Why so short? I was expecting to get into it later on, but there wasn't enough of it to really get into!
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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:27 pm

Just got the Sherlock DVD and whilst I have yet to watch I thought I would let you know about the special features. There is a commentary on episodes one and three with Mark with Moffat on episode 1 and Freeman and Cumberbatch on 3, there's a making of feature which is sure to have Mark on and most excitingly the unaired pilot.
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Re: Right on the Mark

Post by MrsBeasley » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:29 pm

Oooooh, I might have to purchase that!
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