It’s official. I’ve charged it. I’m going to London in September. Woop. Woop. Woop. Woop. That’s why I’m thankful for:
1. Making Plans.
I have been trying to figure out when I was going to be able to go back to the United Kingdom for 5 years. I’ve taken the first official step this week: I bought some event tickets.
I’ve talked before about my love of travel, but going abroad is always special to me. I can’t wait.
2. Constructive discourse.
I have received a lot of messages in the last 24 hours from other Sherlock Holmes fans who disagreed or had a different point of view on Elementary than me. I appreciate the smart notes and thought I’d share a few here:
Re: Sherlock being violent, I think it needs to be considered that the Sherlock they’re going for here is one at the very beginning of his story (he’s only just met Watson) so he’s still sort of becoming ‘The Great Sherlock Holmes’ character. At least that’s how I see it and that is because so much of Elementary is about Sherlock improving himself. From drugs and by learning from other mistakes - the violence is a part of that. Before he did real harm, he realised he was in the wrong.
You are within your right to not like a show, but I have to argue because you seemed to have missed the point a bit. The “doing the same thing every episode” is a hallmark of a procedural, which is what this is. If you don’t like those that’s fine, but it’s weird to say it’s the shows fault. It’s the format. That being said, I think all of the character development has been really strong. Sherlock isn’t a simple person - he has a broken heart, an anger at having a loved one robbed from him.
What do you think? Have I got it all wrong? Either way, it’s fun to hear what other people see in the story or their perspective on Holmes.
3. Jennifer Lawrence’s Golden Globes Acceptance speech.
What can I say? She’s a gem.
4. My cousin Aaron.
It’s his birthday today. And he’s freaking adorable and has the best dance moves of any dude I know. It would be weird to say I have a favorite cousin, but Aaron is always in the running.
Happy Birthday, Aaron!
This week, I scribed these pieces for Apartment Therapy. Go read ‘em!