Happy (Belated) Sherlock Holmes Day!

  Happy belated Sherlock Holmes Day! (Ok, I had no idea that there was a SH day until yesterday. Now it’s my third favorite holiday, after Halloween and Free Comic Book Day. Hey, it tops Star Wars Day.)

 Let’s talk about our favorite, underappreciated Sherlock  Holmes stories. My all-time favorite SH story is The Speckled Band. It starts with a young girl hiring Sherlock and Watson to find out what happened to her sister, who died terrible agony. “The band! The speckled band!” Were her last words. It’s awesome, but has not been turned in a full length episode. In the BBCbatch version, it is mentioned as “The Speckled Blonde” but spares the details.

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 I deduce it’s one of Gatiss’ favorites, but was shot down by Moffat.

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 Will I be shot down for admitting I prefer Charles Augustus Magnesun/Milverton to Moriarty? He’s better, creeper, and more love-to-hate than Moriarty. Even when Sherlock says his name, he sounds better. Moriarty exists just to kill Sherlock. CAM exists to blackmail everyone. Moriarty is the what-if of Sherlock: Sherly reversed. CAM has his own disgusting personality and could exists without Sherlock.

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9 thoughts on “Happy (Belated) Sherlock Holmes Day!

  1. I didn’t know this day existed either.. What a hopeless fan I am…
    It’s not my favorite but The Speckled Band was th first Sherlock story I ever read and there was no turning back 😍😍

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  2. I love the Speckled Band story! I read an abridged version of it when I was very small and remained fascinated by it until I finally read the original version. There is so much Sherlock Holmes material and with only three episodes per series, the BBC Sherlock has no chance of getting to it all.
    Ugh, CAM is so creepy. I think he has a stronger “stage presence” as it were, than Moriarty. He comes across is truly sinister, whereas Moriarty kind of comes across as wanting to be sinister, but despite his total depravity he’s just not. It’s like he’s trying too hard to be the most clever villain ever, and CAM just IS that evil.

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