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.
I deduce it’s one of Gatiss’ favorites, but was shot down by Moffat.
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.
- Some of my past Sherlock posts:
- The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, Pt.1
- “Sherlock.Sherlock. Sherlock.”
- Help, Sherlock Has Me Hostage
- Dear Moffat (of Sherlock)
And posts from around the blogsphere:
- Sherlock Holmes Museum , by Holly
- Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, by Cup Of Tea With That Book Please
- What Would Sherlock Holmes Make Of the Skripals? , Off-Guardian