I was thinking about favorites and, of course, Series 3 (because everything ends up being about Series 3) and realized that many of my favorite bits of the series are in HLV. In many ways, that’s my favorite episode of the three. TEH was fresh and exciting and TSoT was funny, melancholy and touching, but HLV was unforgettable, intense, full of reversals, villainy and question marks— and passionate, epic love. This doesn’t mean it’s easy— or that I’m in a hurry to rewatch it— but nevertheless, I think it’s my favorite, the episode that was the most up my alley in terms of themes, angst-level, romanticism, and mood.
Of course, it’s also got some of the scenes I hated most in all of BBC Sherlock. My feelings about HLV were very intense in both directions, but my issues were all due to the misdirections and the emotional wallop is quite intentional, I think. It fades with time, though, but the fondness remains, at least for me. And so, I thought that given that this episode won more than one Emmy (woo-hoo!), it deserved some celebration.
So, why not: I thought I’d try to see what my favorite 10 scenes are. Or maybe just indulge in some gratuitous screen-capping, ‘cause that’s always fun, too.
Sherlock looks so ridiculously, epically attractive in John’s dreams, doesn’t he? And I find it so cute that he’s dreaming about this: their beginning, Sherlock looking fabulous and untouchable as he literally hovers over John’s pillow, telling John he needed him, and he was going to show him the world. Ella would have a field day. And John’s breathing ‘oh god yes’, as if Sherlock had just propositioned him. I suppose he had.
Well, John’s not going to wait around for Sherlock to come and show him a good time. BAMF!John can take care of his own needs, quite literally. One of my favorite John scenes ever. He’s the BAMFiest, and the rampant dry sarcasm makes me giggle. I also think it’s quite important that this is clearly a side of John that’s dying to come out, and logically, he’s had to have consciously repressed it recently (and that can’t last). This is the man who misses the war, and who didn’t want his wife here to see this— he wanted Sherlock. But nothing really goes John’s way in HLV, does it.
This is a totally awesome timeline of London from 1805 to 2018. You can move the little triangle under the line to a point and then press play. You may have to move it back a few times to read it all.
OMG, my favorite kind of porn: city porn!
Reblog if you like Doctor Who for more than just the hot young Doctors and thus don’t automatically hate Peter Capaldi
I’m hoping this goes for a lot of people, but I’m afraid it won’t…
I don’t give a fuck about “young hot Doctor” - Peter Capaldi is hotter, he is elegant and I loooooove the way he moves around the TARDIS. And did I mention the accent?
Also, the show is great :D