So things got in the way of this review and for that, I apologize. You know, nerdy things, Sherlock things. 221B Con was a big success and I am better you’ll all love the live podcast from the Con in the weeks to come. Then there were the Shorty Awards, which we didn’t win, but were honored to be nominated for. Somewhere in there, Jonny Lee Miller attempted to understand how the same teeth could co-exist in many mouths at once.
When a pair of murders show eery similarities to what police thought was a previously solved case involving bite marks on victims, the entire history gets re-examined. And it also causes Joan to do some re-examining of her own. The man who had previously confessed to the bite mark murders, Aaron Colville, ended up on Joan’s operating table while she was still working as a surgeon. In the heated moments after he was stabbed, her residing surgeon let the man die, in Joan’s assessment, which causes her to feel slightly haunted by the concept of justice. Had he been innocent after all, he died for no reason. Ah, but Joan needn’t worry, because other moral quandaries of even greater confusion are about to wrap around her.
Remember when I asked you to do me a favor and tweet on behalf of the Baker Street Babes for the Shorty Awards? Well, you lovers kicks ass because your tweets have paid off. The Baker Street Babes have been nominated for a Shorty Award in the category of Podcaster alongside This American Life, Night Vale, Radiolab, Jovem Nerd, Elon James White, and Steve Black Jr.
We have YOU TO THANK FOR THIS ACHIEVEMENT. We have YOU TO THANK, for your generosity in giving us your time and attention and support and love.
So here’s some fun news: the super awesome group of Sherlockian ladies of which I’m a part, the Baker Street Babes, are nominated for a Shorty Award. Would you be a dear and vote for us!
It’s so easy. Just go to shortyawards.com/BakerStBabes - Tweet a reason why you love the podcast or the website or the babes themselves and we’ll move up the ranks.
Pretty cool, right?
Are you nominated for a Shorty? I’d be happy to return the voting favor if you leave the link in the comments.
I don’t want to be so bold as to suggest that dinosaurs are a sure fire way to get wavering fans back into a show, BUT, dinosaurs sure did keep me interested in Elementary this week.
Joan has been revisiting some of Sherlock’s “unsolved” cases and comes across an unusual homicide where a man’s home is ransacked and he’s murdered in the back yard, but no weapon, motive or murderer ever emerges. In the case photos, Joan zeros in on an unusual stone, which a geologist named Gay helpfully points out is pre-historic. At the time of the initial investigation, Sherlock was struggling with his addiction and was unable to zero in on any helpful details which may have solved the case. With Joan’s new discovery and a few scans of this rare rock, a dinosaur fossil is uncovered and Sherlock’s passion for the case is piqued. When the thief (a man who goes by Magpie) who got his hands on the fossil turns up dead too, well as Doyle would say, The Game is On.
So Sherlock is back in the U S OF A this weekend. In case you can’t take it any more, here’s a little something the Baker Street Babes put together to get you pumped up. It’s 5 Reasons You Should (STILL) Love Sherlock.
Admittedly, we put this together before the UK premiere and we’ve all seen the new eps, but no spoilers, I promise.
While the world patiently waited for Sherlock to return, Elementary served as a worthy distraction these last 24 months. There were plenty of reasons to believe this American-dwelling Holmes would never be a worthy comparison to our BBC baby, but over time, I’ve become increasingly attached to Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu’s take on the iconic characters. As the third series of Sherlock returned, I wondered if it would taint my feelings about CBS’s efforts. In truth, with new episodes of each series airing, it’s never been more evident that these two shows are distinctly their own.
In The Diabolical Kind, it’s clear that Moriarty is back in more than one way. Sherlock is writing her letters, which are brooding and full of longing. These correspondences are dangerous, but it’s a source of comfort for Holmes. But that’s not the only way she’s returning. After a man is murdered by a trained assassin and his daughter is kidnapped, Sherlock deduces Moriarty is involved. It becomes clear she is no longer imprisoned in a traditional sense, so Holmes and Watson track her down in an abandoned warehouse where the FBI has been holding her. That seemed a little to easy, though, didn’t it?