Sherlock Finale: It Wasn’t That Bad

The season 4 finale of Sherlock aired on Sunday night and it wasn’t exactly a resounding success. Firstly, Russian hackers leaked the episode online before its release resulting in the smallest audience in the show’s seven-year history. Secondly, a large number of people were already feeling let down by this season and didn’t embrace the latest instalment with quite as much gusto as usual. Finally, the finale wasn’t that great an episode.

It hurts me to say it – I adore the show – but the finale simply wasn’t of the quality that I have come to expect of Sherlock. However, it wasn’t that bad.

If you haven’t seen the episode yet, I suggest that you close this page now because the following will contain spoilers.

Previous seasons of Sherlock have always had a big, bad villain at the end. Somebody that tests Sherlock and really allows him to stretch those clever, brain muscles. Normally, the entire season would be leading up to that but the writers called an audible this year and changed up the structure.

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Unfortunately, people don’t tend to embrace change.

The first episode served to clear up some of the plot holes from the previous season and then they killed off John’s wife. I loved the second episode – it felt very old-school Sherlock and included Toby Jones’ villain that had been marketed as the season’s big nemesis. However, it turned out that a previously unknown Holmes sibling was to be Sherlock’s final foe.

A lot of unbelievable things happen in Sherlock but by virtue of excellent writing, you find yourself completely believing it. At the end of the second episode I was completely ready to believe that Sherlock had a secret sister but the third episode simply did not lay out a convincing argument for it at all.

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The sister herself wasn’t a particularly good villain, either. A mixture of casual cruelty and a campness that paled in the wake of Moriarty, made her seem like a throwaway villain. The question of how she escaped her island prison and wreaked havoc in the Holmes boys’ lives was never really answered, and it turned out that she only ever really wanted a friend.

It wasn’t a normal episode of Sherlock. However, I don’t think that it was supposed to be. Everything about this episode seemed like the closing of a book to me. The creators, Moffat and Gatiss, have reported that they have a fifth season plotted but have not yet decided whether or not to produce it.

My opinion? Don’t. As a strange, final episode, The Final Problem works. John and Sherlock are raising a baby; Sherlock is more human than ever; all is well at 221B. Euros Holmes felt like the show was grasping and I don’t think that there needs to be a further four and half hours of Sherlock made it that manner.

What did you think about the final episode of the season? Should they continues to produce episodes of Sherlock? Let me know in the comments.

Wait, What Happened? || Geek News

Happy Sunday! This week has been insanely full of fantastic things. From trailers, to premiere dates to castings – there was a lot to keep up with. In fact, you may find yourself asking: wait, what happened? If that’s the case, I’ve got you covered.

How To Train Your Dragon 3 Moves To 2019

Image result for how to train your dragon hiccupI had no idea that there was even going to be a third How To Train Your Dragon movie so I can’t say that I was that disappointed to hear that it was delayed from a 2018 release to a 2019 release. I love these films and I’m just excited that the series is continuing. The third film is reported to focus on Toothless finding a mate and Hiccup dealing with the responsibilities of being village chief. This delay may be the result of Universal’s acquisition of Dreamworks which has also seen The Croods 2 removed from the release schedule.

Shameless’ Emmy Rossum Demans Equal Pay

Image result for emmy rossumEmmy Rossum, one of the stars of Shameless, is now demanding equal pay to her co-star, William H. Macy. The show is moving into its eighth season so Rossum has been paid less than her male co-star for years. At this stage, I have no idea why this is even an argument. Admittedly, when the show first began Macy was a much more famous face and added more value to the show in that respect. However, the show is now well-established and they both play equally vital roles to the story. Equal pay for equal work.

Sherlock Season 4 Teaser

The new season of Sherlock is so close! In the new year, season 4 of Sherlock will be arriving on our screens and I, for one, cannot wait. The teaser was uploaded yesterday and… it was okay. I wish that it was incredibly exciting and that I loved it a lot more but it just didn’t have the same effect as anything Sherlock normally has on me. Maybe you’ll like it more than I did. You can watch it below:

Are you a fan of How To Train Your Dragon? Do you believe that female actors should make as much as their co-stars? How much are you looking forward to Sherlock? Let me know in the comments.

My Top 5 Accidental Watches

I don’t know if it’s because I don’t have a TV anymore or that I’m just set in my ways but I have stopped discovering new shows. Everything that I watch; I plan to watch. That doesn’t mean that I never see new shows: right now, I’m watching Pitch and Westworld, but I’ve made a conscious decision to sit down and view these shows (most likely with some information as to what it’s about).

Recently I’ve been feeling nostalgic about the times when I would just turn on the TV and get sucked into some random show that I had never heard of: in some ways, I feel like that’s a better experience because it’s so spontaneous and when you fall in love with the show, it’s so unexpected that the feeling is a hundred times better. With that said, I wanted to share my top five accidental watches:

(5) La Femme Nikita

Image result for la femme nikitaThis is an oldie that I adored when I was little. They showed reruns at 7am and I would watch them before school with my mum. I can’t attest to how good it is because I don’t remember it that well but they rebooted it 2010 with Maggie Q and obviously I had to watch that and I can say that that version is great.

(4) Ugly Betty

Image result for ugly bettyYou probably know about Ugly Betty: it became a surprise hit at some point in its first season, but I found it a quarter of the way into its second episode. My brother was watching a horror movie in the living room and despite my protests (I still can’t do horror movies) they wouldn’t change it. To avoid being emotionally scarred I went upstairs and turned on the TV where I found this strangely colourful,fast-paced show about fashion and Latin culture. It was love at first sight. It was also the first show that I watched from beginning to end.

(3) Hustle

Image result for hustle tv bbcThe story behind my finding Hustle is a little embarrassing but I still re-watch the show so I can’t complain. In school there was a certain student that I had a strange infatuation with and they posted a Facebook status about what they were doing that evening: chinese food and Hustle. Naturally I had to find out what this show was and then I was hooked. I don’t give the BBC enough credit but they have amazing series (as shown by the last two shows on this list).

(2) Merlin

Image result for merlin bbcAnother testament to the BBC: I literally don’t have a clue how I ended up watching Merlin. I’ve re-watched it a few times so I know that I started watching it during it’s second or third episode but other than that I have no recollection. All I know is that I would tell people that I was busy on Saturday because Merlin was a iron-clad part of my evening.

(1) Sherlock

Image result for sherlock bbcIt’s strange to think that Sherlock began so long ago and when I was watching that first episode I had no idea how huge it was going to become. Everybody in my house had gone out for the night and my young, unsupervised self found this show about Sherlock Holmes. I remember wondering if it was a movie because it was so long and then being bitterly disappointed when I tuned in for the fourth week in a row to discover that the series was finished. After three episodes! Regardless, it became my favourite show despite only supplying four and half hours of footage every two years.

So those are my accidental watches. I get really happy thinking about these shows: they feel like a part of me becoming an adult (that’s weird, right? I should probably go outside more…). Anyway:

What shows have you discovered by accident? Do you have any fun stories? Let me know in the comments.

Wait, What Happened? || Geek News

The news cycle at the moment is pretty much all Presidential Debate coverage but if you don’t live in the US or maybe you just don’t need the events of the debate repeated to you over and over again, I have some other news!

Luke Cage Trailer

Netflix just dropped another trailer for Luke Cage yesterday. Honestly, it felt like when Beyonce dropped her album – super casual, but it had me freaking out. The show premieres on Friday morning and I can’t wait. I was excited but this trailer has taken it to a whole new level. The Marvel Netflix series just keep getting better and they seem to have perfected the art of the villain. If you want to be as excited as I am, you can watch the trailer below:

Sherlock Season 4 Episode Titles

Image result for sherlock season 4The BBC revealed the titles for the season 4 episodes of Sherlock. They are: The Six Thatchers, The Lying Detective, and… well, the last one is still a mystery. That’s most likely because it would act as a spoiler for where this season is heading. Nonetheless, more dedicated fans than myself have taken the two titles we know and all sorts of fan theories are sprouting – peruse those at your own risk.

First Look At Superman In Action

There are a couple of Supermen floating around our screens at the moment but I am talking about the one played by Tyler Hoechlin in Supergirl. A clip from the first episode of the upcoming season was released and it just makes me happy. Supergirl has this very bright, optimistic aesthetic and I’m glad to see that their move from CBS to The CW hasn’t changed that. I wasn’t completely sold on the casting of Tyler Hoechlin but he definitely looks the part in this clip. You can watch that below:

That’s all for today but I’m always here with different content and I’ll be back soon with more news. Until then:

Are you psyched for Luke Cage? What do you make of the Sherlock titles? Is Supergirl to sugary-sweet for you? Let me know in the comments.

Weekly Round-Up || Geek News

Happy Sunday everybody, it’s been an interesting week so far: teasers, trailers, casting news. There’s a lot to talk about so let’s just get into it.

Best Piece Of News

This week we got the first trailer for the second season of Mr. Robot. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: nowhere near enough people have watched the first season of this show. It’s intelligent, intense and entirely brilliant so if you haven’t watched it, give it a try. If you have watched it, I hope that this season 2 trailer looks just as amazing to you as it does to me.

Worst Piece Of News

For once we didn’t get any terrible news this week so I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel here. Toby Jones has been cast as a villain in Season 4 of Sherlock. Toby Jones is fantastic, Sherlock is fantastic, so what’s the cloud to this gleaming silver lining? We still have no air date for the season. The BBC are being typically tight-lipped about the whole affair and simply saying that it will hit screens in 2017. Just some time in 2017…

Most Bizarre Piece Of News

X-Men: Apocalypse released another featurette this week to promote their movie but it was very different to what you normally see. We see the character Jubilee lead the most 80’s advert for Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters and it’s brilliant.

And Everything Else…

  • New The BFG Trailer
  • Petition To Move Agent Carter
  • Description Of Powerless
  • Star Trek Teaser
  • Star Trek Trailer
  • Thor 3 Casting
  • Cap Hits $1 Billion

If those headlines weren’t quite the informative nuggets that you were looking for then you can find out more about all of those stories right here but until next time:

Have you seen Mr. Robot season 1? When do you think Sherlock will air? Will you be calling up Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Let me know in the comments.

What’s New? || Geek News

Happy Tuesday, I hope the week hasn’t worn you down yet but if it has… maybe this will make you feel a little bit better.

New The BFG Trailer

After the first full trailer for The BFG came out, I was feeling a bit lukewarm about the whole film. This new trailer has raised the level of anticipation and it’s looking like a movie worthy of Steven Spielberg. We get to see a bit more of the giants and get more of a feel for the tone of the film. Check it out below:

Toby Jones To Star As Sherlock Villain

Filming for season 4 of BBC’s Sherlock is well under way and it has been revealed that Toby Jones (Captain America, The Hunger Games) will be appearing as a villain in the second episode of the show. I can’t tell you much more than that because… it’s Sherlock – they’re even more secretive than Marvel but the season is due to hit screens sometime in 2017 (hopefully early).

Petition To Move Agent Carter To Netflix

Sadly, Agent Carter was cancelled last week but that hasn’t deterred the fans of the show. A petition was started to move the show to Netflix and currently has almost 60, 000 signatures. Will this have any impact on the future of the Agent Carter? Who knows, but it’s great to see fans unite like this. If you wanted to help out, you can sign the petition right here.

Mr Robot Season 2 Trailer

Nowhere near enough people watched the first season of Mr. Robot but that hasn’t stopped them from making what looks like an amazing follow-up. This trailer is intense and fantastic – if you haven’t watched the show then go do that, watch all of the episodes, and then come back here and you can freak about this awesome trailer.

Official Description of Powerless

The DC comics show, Powerless, was picked up this week and now NBC have released an official description of the show:

In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens (“Grease Live,” “High School Musical”) plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. It’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right … even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky co-workers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers.

The cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk.

Ben Queen serves as writer and executive producer. Director Michael Patrick Jann (pilot) also executive produces. “Powerless” is produced by Warner Bros. Television and based on the characters from DC Comics.

That’s everything today but as usual, there will be more news on Thursday. Until then:

Are you interested in The BFG? Did you watch the first season of Mr. Robot? Powerless: yay or nay? Let me know in the comments.