I can't take any more Moffat. I can't *hysterical giggle*. I feel like two of my favorite characters, Sherlock and also, Doctor Who let's not forget, have been abducted and tortured by the cretinous love child of Professor Moriarty and The Master (though I do hold out some hope for my beloved Time Lord, at present.)
Vairë wrote:...There are plenty of great tales of Sherlock and Watson by Conan Doyle. I don't see why they couldn't work their way through them all, modernizing them as they go if they need to. I enjoyed watching them deduce things in the old-time frame without the use of technology we have today and think it would be a hoot if they swapped back and forth a bit with the stories, depending on the topic...
There are, and it's been shown that they are brilliant at doing just that. Thing is, they didn't have to have Mary, let alone homicidal Eurus - this is a retelling, an alternative universe, you can go wherever you want. Why would you want to torment them so? Especially John *sigh*. Of all the Watson portrayals I've seen over my life, Martin Freeman's has been the most difficult to watch. Not because he's not good - God forbid! I don't think that at all! - but because he has been so taken for granted. Nearly killed, in most of the episodes. It reminds me of the first season of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. where David McCallum played Frodo to Robert Vaughn's Sam. It only stopped when McCallum put his foot down and said either his Kuryakin was no victim and equal to Vaughn's Solo, or he was out of there.
I'm so sorry. I wanted so much for this to be good.