ahem, BTW since no one in the thread had said it at the time, i can't let it be missed that Batman, is, and has always been a detective first and foremost. people just get distracted by the flashy depictions. even Ra's Al Ghul always called him "detective".
"The reason an author needs to know the rules of grammar isn't so he or she never breaks them, but so the author knows how to break them."
Y'know, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned L, the brilliant detective from Death Note.
I'm posting a couple of clips from Death Note. The first is to show L's prowess in tricking Light Yagami, aka supernatural killer Kira, into betraying his rough location and the fact that he can kill from a distance (this clip has loud sound, so turn the volume down)...
And another clip from later in the show, showing L (in person) discussing his intent to stop Kira with the police willing to work with him.
"What have you been doing since you stole that antique TARDIS of yours, since you first landed on Skaro? Shouting 'Look at me!!! I'm not fighting a war!', while you battle the Daleks all the way through space and time."
Astonishing write-up of S2 of Sherlock, by Michael Ausiello.
I spent the weekend devouring all three episodes of Season 2 (which premieres stateside on May 6) and I’m still basking in the afterglow.
The Steven Moffat-penned, Paul McGuigan-directed opener, titled “A Scandal in Belgravia,” is nothing short of a masterpiece. It picks up right where the Season 1 cliffhanger left off and marks the introduction of True Blood‘s Lara Pulver as Irene Adler, a dominatrix who may be hot for but is definitely bothered by the iconic sleuth.
Their “relationship” takes so many twists and turns throughout the 90 minutes that you literally don’t know where they stand with each other until the jaw-dropping final scene. Their first encounter is also pretty memorable (hint: one of them is completely naked).
Episodes 2 and 3 are also stellar, but the premiere is an absolute work of art. I can’t say enough good things about it. PBS and the BBC should consider giving it a limited, Oscar-qualifying run in theaters.
Presumably, theaters means cinemas?
Wow. High praise indeed.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
1: Sherlock Holmes 2: Sam Spade (duh) 3: Phillip Marlowe 4: Harry Callaghan ...oh and just one more thing before I go, I almost forgot. You know I'm terrrible like that, my wife, she says I'd forget my head if it wasn't screwed on. She's a big fan of your's you know, well sure she's got all your (books/records/movies) she keeps trying to get me to (read/listen/watch) but well, you know how it is, what with the... oh, yes, sorry, I know, you're a busy man and all it's just one more thing that's bothering me... 5: Colombo
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ~~ Oddball