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Oh. My. God. That. I.

I went back and forth between squeaky noises and breathless silence so many times I have vocal whiplash. Damn. Just... just... yeah. I can forgive them the hiatus now. More coherent thoughts later, maybe, but not yet. I have to go watch it again. Right now.

My god, this show.


If there are comments here, though, maybe assume they have spoilers, yeah?

Date: 2012-01-03 05:50 am (UTC)
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Hmmm, just finished ... err... not illegally acquiring it. In fact, forget that sentence and just focus on the fact that it will miraculously be my viewing this evening.

*frowns* I am not sure I am going to be happy with Irene losing. Oh and this does make me spoilered beyond belief.

Date: 2012-01-03 07:38 am (UTC)
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Just got done with the second watch, and I'm still ridiculously incoherent with it all.

Yep, Irene ultimately loses, but... Well, it's mostly that she loses because she's too much like Sherlock. The reason that he gives for her losing is basically the same reason he lost the round immediately preceding that last one (there are many rounds of winning and losing for each of them here), which he is not at all willing to admit. Which is, really, the same bullshit that Moriarty called him on at the end of TGG, although Irene lets him slide on it. And then he pretty much proves that he is aware that it's bullshit, too, at the very end. SO MANY LAYERS. Eee.

So, yeah. This series may, in fact, kill me dead. *g*

Date: 2012-01-07 02:04 am (UTC)
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Now I have actually seen it... :P

I am still just a little stuck on how it is that the 19th century version can be so less misogynistic in terms of 'independent woman' did not even remotely translate as (and putting aside discussions of whether or not the role of dominatrix reflects liberty or playing into the patriarchy) the courtesan - gaining power through sex and the bedroom rather than direct means. Nevermind that I actually really liked Lara Pulver and what she did with it.

That and the whole point of him losing in the first place is to show just the same thing ... much like the penultimate round of losing in the episode, but without then turning around and having her entirely undermined by something she appears to have known ... and what? Makes the mistake of wanting to mimic him? Yeh, it loses its sting. In the original yeh, she makes the mistake with revealing what she cares for and, well then makes good and gets the hell out of dodge without needing to rely on half the british goverment or Sherlock. It is in fact, the rub and makes me want to flail around .. gyah.

So much good and yet so much damn bad. *beats head on desk*

Don't worry, I have this reaction to most things :P Apparently I can contain multitudes.

Date: 2012-01-03 06:25 am (UTC)
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Date: 2012-01-03 07:41 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Second watch completed and STILL WITH THE FLAILING. OMG. This is totally going to be like the first series, which I can still rewatch and catch something new in every single time. There is just SO MUCH. Oh, how I adore this show. *sigh*

Date: 2012-01-03 10:33 pm (UTC)
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ALL THE LOVE. Just, all of it. <3

Date: 2012-01-03 02:31 pm (UTC)
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IT WAS SO GREAT I CAN'T EVEN. I want to have thinky conversations about it but I can't be coherent enough. Totally agree with your assessment of the layers, though! And of how damn awesome it was.

Date: 2012-01-03 10:43 pm (UTC)
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I'm doubly excited that I've now seen it and can stop avoiding all the thinky conversations! It's always so cool, finding out what things I missed that other people picked up on, or the ways somebody else read a scene completely differently. Or, you know, just getting to go, "I KNOW, RIGHT?" with like minds. *g*

The layers! EEE. There is just so much going on, and so much to pay attention to, and it's all the best kind of brain candy. *happy sigh*

Date: 2012-01-03 04:40 pm (UTC)
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I LOVED IT SO MUCH. Sooooooo much. I was making squeaky noises of glee all throughout.

Date: 2012-01-03 10:47 pm (UTC)
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YES! Squeaky noises for all! Peppered with the occasional, "No, no, they totally would not... OMG THEY DID. THIS IS AWESOME!"

It's... probably for the best that I live in a stand-alone house these days. I could really quickly gain a reputation in the next few weeks as the weird neighbor girl who makes funny sounds late at night. O_o

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