Tag Archives: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes: An assortment of games…

This article will post just before Christmas so it might not be surprising that some of you could be interested in a Sherlock Holmes gift or two.  Perhaps a Christmas Goose, maybe with a special present in its “crop”?  Or … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet

As I come to the end of the year, we’ve exhausted Jeremy Brett’s run as the great detective and somewhere in the future, I will come back to other greats who have played Holmes but for now, I want to … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Cardboard Box

It’s the last episode of the great Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.  Overall, even with a handful of duds, I still say, there is no man who has done such justice to Sherlock Holmes.  There are others that warrant some … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Mazarin Stone

How do you ruin a Sherlock Holmes story?  That’s a loaded question which deserves a loaded answer.  For one, you take out the main character.  Brett was ill at the time of filming and has less than 30 seconds on … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Red Circle

I couldn’t recall what The Red Circle was about until I’d started the episode.  Then it came flooding back.  Could this have a stronger impact than the written version?  The answer is yes!   Opening with a murder on the doorstep … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Golden Pince-Nez

I typically like everyone.  My wife often makes fun of me for that.  It’s like I’m a golden retriever who is just happy to talk to people.  But when I started watching The Golden Pince-Nez, I couldn’t stand The Professor.  … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Dying Detective

I am delighted to say that after a very weak start to Season 4 of Sherlock Holmes, the second episode was a major triumph.  It spends over half the episode getting us ready for the pièce de résistance, but when … Continue reading

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Shadows Over Baker Street

I couldn’t let the days before Halloween go without one more side-step into the alternate realms of Sherlock Holmes.  This is, simply put, a work of genius and one of the best collection of pastiches I’ve ever had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Was Not

Anyone who frequents this site should know by now that we love Halloween.  In preparation of that wonderful holiday, I’m postponing our regularly scheduled reviews of the Jeremy Brett episodes for a brief detour… Have you ever looked back on … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Three Gables

I remember the first time I’d watched Brett’s episodes of Sherlock Holmes.  I loved these stories but had noticed a steady decline in them.  When I’d started The Three Gables, I could see Brett’s health had begun to deteriorate and … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Eligible Bachelor

Good Lord, what happened??  Did they really run out of steam by this point?  Who thought this story needed to be made into an hour and 40 minutes?!  I remember the story of the woman with the scarred face, and … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Crossovers and Pastiches – Vampire Edition

After last week’s review of The Last Vampyre, I thought I’d take a quick diversion into more undead encounters.  I am a big fan of the various worlds that Sherlock Holmes inhabits.  I say various because he can fit into … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Last Vampyre

A few weeks ago, we looked at the pastiche.  For those who do not know, those are the stories written by other writers that imagine Holmes in a different sort of story.  Many are incredibly enjoyable, and they often defy … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer

I think everyone knows who Professor Moriarty is.  Perhaps a handful remember Colonel Sebastian Moran.  But I wonder how many remember the other big villains.  Dr. Roylott of Stoke Moran, Baron Gruner… there are a lot of good villains in … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Crossovers and Pastiches

Last week I mentioned that The Creeping Man felt like a crossover between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Jekyll.  As we come to the end of the Granada television series with season 4 approaching and only 6 episodes, we have time … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Creeping Man

I often wonder if The Creeping Man could be considered one of the earliest crossovers of literature.  There’s a distinct sense of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde about it.  Considering that was written in 1886 and … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Illustrious Client

I don’t remember reading this story!  I know I read all of them, but could not reproduce anything from memory while watching it.  And yet, it’s very good!  Maybe the written version of Baron Gruner on paper didn’t match the … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery

I find it weird that The Boscombe Valley Mystery follows Shoscombe Old Place.  I think the “…scombe” ending of the two places jars me.  Still, I suppose that has no bearing on the quality of the story.  In fact, I … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place

Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes has undoubtedly seen the recent Robert Downey Jr. movies costarring Jude Law as Watson.  He’s a good Watson but color me a surprised shade of that famously studied scarlet: I had no idea he was … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Problem of Thor Bridge

I love it when an episode is unintentionally funny.  This episode opens up with a woman dressed in a pinkish-red dress standing ominously among flowers.  She looks like she’s playing a particularly daunting game of Where’s Waldo (Wally, to you … Continue reading

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