New Year, New Addiction

Hello to my first post for the year.

Despite meeting the new year with a lot of stress-filled worries, and getting this and that illness along the way (for the past week), there is something I have been looking forward to for the past few days. I’ve recently encountered SHERLOCK, this amazing new BBC series that came out in 2010. With 3 episodes in the first season, and seemingly 3 episodes (with 2 episodes out so far) for this second season, it has gained some notice on my twitter feed for the past few days.

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous (and infamous) fictional character, Sherlock (the TV series) brings Sherlock Holmes to a modern setting. Think of it like CSI or NCIS or Bones, but instead of fancy gadgets and teams cooperating with one another to solve a crime, you have Sherlock with his wits and his friend colleague John Watson. Of course, Sherlock doesn’t just take on any case, he takes on the weirdest and most challenging ones. He’s calls himself a consultant detective, someone the police ask for help when cases are beyond the police’s ability. With a quick look around his surroundings, his deductions and cancelling out those that are not possibilities, he comes to his conclusion which is perfect more often than not.  He’s kind of like a British Sheldon Cooper, because he tends to think in a practical manner and does away with his feelings. He’s also very blunt and honest, in a manner that oftentimes insults other people. He has very little friends, though he is more well respected in his field than Sheldon is. Alike, yes. But not the same.

Moving on. Do you know who Sherlock’s character – Benedict Cumberbatch looks like? The main character from Merlin – Colin Morgan, who of course plays Merlin. The first time I saw the episode, I thought it was a grown up Colin Morgan, or one of those digitally enhanced age-adding effects where they make Colin look older.

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Uncanny similarity right?! I thought it was just me imagining things, but apparently it’s quite well-known on the internet. And oh, another amazing thing, Benedict Cumberbatch sort of sounds like Alan Rickman. I thought it was another thing that I imagined in my head, with me being such a Merlin fan and sort of fancying Alan Rickman, but apparently it’s not just in my head! Listen to the video below.

So yes. It’s not all in my head. And if you think this is the end of my new addiction and discovery, wait till you listen to the voice playing on the youtube video below this paragraph. It’s heavenly. It’s an ideal choice for the voice you’d hear when listening to an audio book.

The only bad thing about finding myself addicted to this new series? Waiting for the next episode to come. It doesn’t help that there are only 3 episodes per season, and the last season before this came a year and a half ago. It’s as frustrating as waiting for the new season of Merlin to come out. 9-10months of waiting for the new season, not really a short wait, is it?

I cannot wait for Episode 3 of Season 2 to come out. But at the same time, I wish it wouldn’t come, so I wouldn’t have to wait so long for the next season. Even with an hour and half of viewing time per episode, it’s really not enough. I’ll have to satisfy myself with countless episodes of CSI, Bones, NCIS, and other similar shows till the next season arrives. Of course, there’s still Sherlock Holmes 2 which I haven’t gotten to watching yet.


2 comments on “New Year, New Addiction

  1. OMG!! The resemblance is uncanny!! I LOVE colin morgan and the merlin series! XD He doesn’t look like Colin Morgan in the video though but his impression of Alan Rickman was so funny =)) I thought he was gonna do something from harry potter!!

    • Very much so! It’s like the Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel hype. 🙂 Can’t wait for the Merlin series to come back in another 6 months time! Haha.
      His impression is really scarily accurate. Cover your eyes and you can almost imagine Alan Rickman doing it himself~ He (Cumberbatch) should totally do the voice for the ebooks! Would listen to him all night long 😀

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