Date: 2011-06-15 01:05 pm (UTC)
langwidere: sherlock holmes and dr. watson, from the recent bbc series (totally going for the kiss)
From: [personal profile] langwidere
WTF I ALWAYS WANT LONG COMMENTS! IF I WERE A HILARIOUS MOVIE INDIAN, PROBABLY MY SPIRIT NAME WOULD BE "WANTS LONG COMMENTS."

SCIENCE IS NOT THAT SLICK D: Still, I think Sherlock is a little better than some other shows at the ~*~SCIENCE~*~ (sparkles included) part. They actually turn the lights on in the lab for a start!
Well, this is a good point, actually. But I watched CSI, Bones, and several other big-budget procedurals for many years (lead in the water? I don’t know) and so I am very offended by this "magic computer programs" strategy. You would not believe the magic computer programs these shows have thought up! 3D schematics of the NYC sewage system in the 19th century! Elaborate, complete photos and profiles of everybody in Florida named "Roger"! A database of criminals’ footstep lengths! A perfectly-labelled, photographic database of all the beetle species native to Macon, Georgia! Accurate, relevant lab reports from 1914! It boggles the mind.

The problem I have with Sherlock adopting these unnecessary fantasy elements is that Sherlock himself need not have any connection to modern science whatsoever. He was a clinical methodologist by Victorian standards, but modern science would laugh him out of the room. (I HOPE.) I mean, he certainly thinks that he’s a scientific genius, but nothing could be farther from the truth — all of his "deductions" (which are not even really deductions in the first place) are predicated on assumptions, guesses, and intuition. That Sherlock is so often correct is a measure of his brilliance, not his scientific rigor. No detective today would ever rely on evidence as specious as one of Sherlock’s "clues," in the field or otherwise. The character is far closer to being psychic than a scientist.

This is why it gives me a sad that the writers and producers seem to be borrowing content from works that have actually plagiarized their source — like House and CSI and The Mentalist. I would love to see iSherlock laughing up his sleeve at modern science, thinking that it has mired itself uselessly in leaden empiricism. As a character, he doesn’t need that clinical prop anymore. He is a discipline unto himself.

My 2¢. You can keep the change :]

Of course, I could be remembering wrong, or they could be trolling us, but I shall keep the faith!
Yeah, maybe so. There is always hope.

I kinda love how so many fanfics go out of their way to explicitly state that this is not true. It's rather fun.
Well, it’s so dumb! I think I could approach it a little more stoically if they weren’t always having Sherlock blargh on about how little morality matters, and how little he cares about the victims of the crimes he’s solving. This looks so House-y to me, it makes me uncomfortable, not to mention the fact that it’s manifestly untrue. I don’t know, sometimes I think the show is just trying to add grist to the fanmill.

(n.b. I'd watch that.)
Tickets, even. I’d buy them.

I shall save your Good Omens post for when I've actually finished reading the book. I'm only half-way through so far.
It is a great modern classic. I eagerly await your verdict on it.

Gosh, I hope she's writing more fiction right this minute. I need to read more! Ohgod :D
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :[

Beautiful rainbow photos! Look at all that countryside! It's gorgeous.
Thank you!

did I ever link you to this gif?
WHY I BELIEVE HE IS POKING THAT TAPE DECK IN ITS PROSTATE.
YES, THANK YOU FOR THAT. ♥
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