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    03-09-2014, 11:21 AM
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Yearling
Sherlock

Anyone out there watching the wonderful modern BBC adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman?

And / or have you enjoyed the Robert Downey Junior / Jude Law movies interpreting these characters?

Diametrically opposite, but I love both adaptations for different reasons.
     
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    03-09-2014, 11:30 AM
  #2
Trained
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Originally Posted by SueC    
Anyone out there watching the wonderful modern BBC adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman?

And / or have you enjoyed the Robert Downey Junior / Jude Law movies interpreting these characters?

Diametrically opposite, but I love both adaptations for different reasons.
We just finished our season this year and we're anxiously awaiting the new one for Sherlock & Downton Abbey. We're totally addicted to both shows. I also like the CBS version, Elementary, with Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Very different portrayals but I find them all entertaining.

Johnny Lee Miller's version is more the addict Holmes and Cumberbatch's is more the Sociopath Holmes. Both are fun to watch.

I saw Jude Law and Robert Downey and loved those versions as well. Oh heck, I'm just a Sherlock Holmes fan!
     
    03-09-2014, 11:47 AM
  #3
Yearling
I like Jude Law/RDJ in their version because I feel it's more..... comedical and traditional and a nice take on the original novels in the orgininal setting.

I LOVE the BBC Cumberbatch/Freeman version because it's the best modern take on Sherlock Holmes that's been done imo. Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Sherlock exactly how I imagined him when I read the books..... kinda scary actually.

I'm with Dreamcatcher, I just love Sherlock
     
    03-09-2014, 11:49 AM
  #4
Yearling
Hey Dreamcatcher, I'll have to keep my eye out for Elementary.

If you like that sort of thing, did you manage to catch the original UK version of Life on Mars? (Way better than the US copy, sorry, but then the US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was outstanding and in our view beat the very good Scandinavian mini-series...)

The horse in your avatar looks like a working Arabian. Do your horses do endurance etc?
     
    03-09-2014, 11:56 AM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Incitatus32    
I like Jude Law/RDJ in their version because I feel it's more..... comedical and traditional and a nice take on the original novels in the orgininal setting.
I always have to laugh so much when I re-watch these.


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I LOVE the BBC Cumberbatch/Freeman version because it's the best modern take on Sherlock Holmes that's been done imo. Benedict Cumberbatch portrays Sherlock exactly how I imagined him when I read the books..... kinda scary actually.
I didn't read the Sherlock books; possibly the absence of a Y chromosome had something to do with it, or too busy riding or something. But it's a super portrayal - so Aspergian. It's amazing how sympathetic a character he is to us considering how obnoxious he can be to other people. And I always love the "thinking clues" they put in text around a crime scene/person to let us know how much processing is going on in that brain...
     
    03-09-2014, 12:12 PM
  #6
Trained
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Originally Posted by SueC    
Hey Dreamcatcher, I'll have to keep my eye out for Elementary.

If you like that sort of thing, did you manage to catch the original UK version of Life on Mars? (Way better than the US copy, sorry, but then the US version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was outstanding and in our view beat the very good Scandinavian mini-series...)

The horse in your avatar looks like a working Arabian. Do your horses do endurance etc?
I haven't seen Life on Mars, but I haven't looked for it either. I'll have to see if I can find it on somewhere.

LOL! The horse in my avatar is a cremello Quarter Horse stallion. And he complains when it's time to go to work, very slow legged and lazy. I say he's like driving a Yugo with busted springs and bad steering compared to my Maserati Arabians. I love him any way. I've actually been selling my Arabs, down to 2 left, and getting out of the business. When we were active we showed a lot and did trail rides. I don't do endurance....sounds great if I were about 25 years younger. Now? It's too much work.





Because I AM an Arabian lover, when I bought this guy I did so in part because the Skipper W horses are known to have "babydoll" heads. While he looks like he's got a pretty big head (compared to my Arab gelding), it's actually pretty refined for a QH.



Here is my gelding who was my stallion until I quit breeding Arabs. Since he'll never be for sale, I gelded him.

LOL! Sorry for the hijack......back on topic!
     
    03-09-2014, 12:31 PM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
I haven't seen Life on Mars, but I haven't looked for it either. I'll have to see if I can find it on somewhere.
It's kind of a time travelling satire on a cop show, but very deep and very well done, and loads of laughs if you were around in the 70s - the costumes and attitudes are a scream.


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LOL! The horse in my avatar is a cremello Quarter Horse stallion.
Hhmm, I really must get my eyes checked, plus work on the assumption software in my skull. I see "Arabians" in the name tag, see that the animal doesn't have an overdished head or dining table back, and go, "Hooray, there are still people who like to WORK with Arabians!" I have a 32yo Crabbet / Polish mare who did endurance riding, and lots of other things, with me in the past and I have a pet hate about what the showring style of breeding (and in-breeding) is doing to that noble horse breed... (/end soapbox).

I am glad you were amused. Love all your horse pics by the way... and hey, you do have a working Arabian after all!
     
    03-09-2014, 12:48 PM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by SueC    

Hhmm, I really must get my eyes checked, plus work on the assumption software in my skull. I see "Arabians" in the name tag, see that the animal doesn't have an overdished head or dining table back, and go, "Hooray, there are still people who like to WORK with Arabians!" I have a 32yo Crabbet / Polish mare who did endurance riding, and lots of other things, with me in the past and I have a pet hate about what the showring style of breeding (and in-breeding) is doing to that noble horse breed... (/end soapbox).

I am glad you were amused. Love all your horse pics by the way... and hey, you do have a working Arabian after all!
I always insisted that my horses be athletic AND pretty but not extreme. If they can't DO then there's no point in having them, yard art that doesn't eat is a lot easier to maintain than a pretty horse that can't get out of its own way. Cloney (the chestnut) is called that because he's the spit & image of his grand sire Padron, and he's all about get up and GO. He does hunt seat and western pleasure and probably would be real good at dressage but I have no interest there.

I origianally bought Skippy, the cremello, to cross on Arab mares for pretty 1/2 Arab dilutes. Then I decided to quit breeding, figures don't it?
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    03-09-2014, 03:36 PM
  #9
Weanling
I love Sherlock, and along with Dreamcatcher Arabians, am anxiously awaiting the new season.
     
    03-10-2014, 01:29 PM
  #10
Green Broke
I have been a Sherlock Holmes fan since I was little and love BBC Sherlock!! I have seen the film too and that was great!
     

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