BBC One has released a new Sherlock Season 3 Teaser trailer and it’s lovely (I especially like the pained and anxious look on Sherlock’s face after we see John in the restaurant. Personally, I think it’s the mustache. Really, I’m certain it’s the mustache. I certainly found it painful as I had 70’s flashbacks…)
I mustache you to forgive me, but I was about to make my own commentary regarding the John’s appearance when the YouTube comment copied below beat me to it.
And, of course, BBC releases the trailer while I’m traveling through the wilds of British Columbia and don’t have internet for two days…
There’s also a new interview in The Guardian with Steven Moffat that’s quite interesting. I have no idea why writers keep asking Moffat how Sherlock survived The Fall since obviously he isn’t going to tell them. And why do people keep asking IF Sherlock survived? We saw him alive and well watching John Watson in the cemetery at the end of the episode! I’m in complete agreement with Moffat in this quote from the interview:
“They are very clever shows, but they also fetishise cleverness. Cleverness is the superpower. So I get irritated when people say on Twitter: ‘It’s too complicated. I’m not following it.’ Well, you could try putting your phone down and watching it.”
I’m assuming these are the people who are asking dumb questions like “Does Sherlock survive? If Moriarty still alive?” (the answer to the latter is NO! He blew out his brains with a massive caliber gun! You really, really, really don’t survive that. Stop playing Halo and interact with reality!). And I rather thought his comments on “adult” series apt (although I’m now tempted to try and track down those early “adult” series he wrote based on his own experiences…):
Doesn’t Moffat want to write grown-up stuff for two hours later? “Not really. Writing for adults often means just increasing the swearing – but find an alternative to swearing and you’ve probably got a better line.” He says he did write grown-up stuff – Joking Apart in the 90s and Coupling in the 00s, sitcoms that riffed on his own sexual history. “You could say they were adult. Or maybe they were more childish than what I’m writing now.”
And finally, the part that will send all of the slash/Johnlock (did you see what I did there? *snigger*) fans aiming for their dartboards is this comment on Sherlock’s sexuality:
But how did Moffat and Gatiss solve the most vexing mystery, Sherlock’s sex life? “There’s no indication in the original stories that he was asexual or gay. He actually says he declines the attention of women because he doesn’t want the distraction. What does that tell you about him? Straightforward deduction. He wouldn’t be living with a man if he thought men were interesting.”
There some interesting discussion of the accusations tossed at Moffat about his being a misogynist as well. It’s really an extensive interview with some nice backstory and covers some of the questions that frequently arise in commentary about Steven Moffat and his work. Well worth a read I think.
Must go. There’s kabobs on the barbie…