Why didn't you like the season finale of Elementary?
At the risk of anyone who hasnt seen the finale seeing this and screaming at me and I have yet to master the whole see more thing cause I have been gone for 5 months from real tumblr,
DO NOT READ BEYOND THIS POINT BECAUSE SPOILERSSSSSSSS
I can handle Irene Adler being alive. I can handle Moriarty being a women; I saw that one coming from the beginning of the episode. What I cannot handle is the two being the same person! It is a generic overused plot device of the protagonist being in love with the antagonist. It was one twist too many. I understand that Elementary is trying to be different than Sherlock but sometimes going M Night Shamayalan on a plot does not mean that you are going to have quality from it.
I would have been fine if both Irene and Moriarty were women. I, however, did not enjoy the fact that they took one of the most defining people of his character and merged her with another, more significant character because Irene Adler helps Sherlock grow so that when he faces Moriarty, who sees this weakness and fully intent on torturing it, he has a heart there to be taken. It can be said that this makes Moriarty and more intense villain but in my opinion it just demeans her character.
On the whole, I liked the episode. I was very pleased with how he captured her and how instrumental Watson became. That restaurant scene between Moriarty and Watson was by far one of my favorite scenes from the entirety of the series. So it isn’t that I didn’t like the season finale. I just didn’t like their whole Irene, love of Sherlock’s life Enough so that he nearly falls to the ground in despair and uncertainty when he sees her, is Moriarty bit.
I have come to the startling conclusion that Benedict Cumberbatch looks weird/creepy when he actually smiles and/or is not wearing a scarf.
“What’s Wrong With Stephen Moffat?” Rebloggable by request
To all my followers who like Moffat’s Who, I’m sorry. But this just so perfectly sums up my feelings on this run of Who that I have to reblog it and keep it somewhere close to me.
All of this. All of it and then some. Moffat is a terrible, terrible writer. I miss loving Doctor Who. Hell, I miss liking it.
“You have to hand it to the Doctor for dumping a slightly needy girlfriend by palming her off on a copy of himself. He tried leaving her in a parallel universe, and that didn’t work.”
OH MY GOD, fuck Moffat, REALLY. Way to minimize everything Rose did, because she was needy and had to be dumped in a different universe. Ugh.
I love Doctor Who. But the past few series have been painful for me for all of those reasons above. I quite frequrntly find myself telling the TV “no, that can’t happen”. And Amy was truly awful. And River… Don’t even get me started. That said, I don’t wholeheartedly agree, because sometimes I live Moffat’s Who in equal measures. And I try not to associate the bad parts of him as a human with the TV shows he is a part of. Because plot holes and crappy companions aside, we’ve got some good Who and Sherlock from him. Let’s not forget that too ehh?
As evident by Sherlock, Moffat can be a GOOD writer, but not with Doctor Who. With Who, I feel like Moffat assumes he has all this power and acceptance from the public. These last few seasons have felt like crap. I no longer feel comfortable showing my parents the new episodes because I’m embarrassed.
He treats his females so poorly. They start out wonderful, and then he leaves them for shit in a dust storm.
Don’t get me started on his attachment to his characters (I mean, keeping Rory and Amy around for so long? Really?).
I don’t agree with everything said (some of it is just plain biased) but on the whole, Moffat has demonstrated that he is only capable of writing oneshots or short stories. The long haul has proven to dismember his ideas greatly and the fans are suffering for it; Matt Smith is suffering for it. A man who is such the opposite of the beloved Tenth, who brought a whimsical relief to the dark twisted depths that Ten sunk to. He now stands in a fairy tail where no matter what everything ends happy and there is no climax of triumph or fall of terror.
i agree with the point of Doctor Who no longer being scifi. It has turned to fantasy and unlike the realism of scifi, the fans are hard pressed to connect with the worlds that the Doctor visits, the plots he finds himself in or the people he befriends.
With Sherlock, I fear that he is going to thrust romance in because he thinks it would be fun. Not for the effect on a character or the advancement of plot but because he thinks it is fun and will get a bigger kick from the audience.
He forget that these are no longer his characters. They are alive and the fandom claims them too with just as much vigor as he attains to fight us.
You know how John just kind of keeled over when he got Sherlock’s body? I understand this feeling. I understand it very well.
The fandom does realize that the first ten minutes of the first episode of season 3 are going to be the most heart wrenching minutes ever, right?