Matthew Wrather hosts with Peter Fenzel, Josh McNeil, David Shechner, and Jordan Stokes to overthink Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
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We’re all so grateful that you guys got together and took the time to record this podcast on Christmas day. I think you guys are too hard on The Unicorn and the Wasp, though, it’s really kind of charming! Shechner’s back!
Would John Perich (OTI’s own Agatha Christie) have something interesting to say on the role of fiction-mystery writing? Should we use time machines to make ODB prevent World War I? There are a lot of questions raised by this podcast.
Personally, I fell asleep twice during SH:AGoS.
Thank you. We’re glad to do it — we’re perhaps too proud of our three year plus unbroken streak of original weekly podcasts :) — and we’re very grateful that you listen every week.
It’s like you guys are playing some kind of bizarre version of Magic: The Gathering. Wrather plays the “action set pieces” card, Stokes plays the “gay panic” card, McNeil plays the “Bond film” card, and then Fenzel kills everyone by slamming down the “AD&D Complete Paladin’s Handbook (1994)” card. Wicked awesome.
I BEG you to leave that as an iTunes comment.
By the time the movie takes place, Germany was united
I thought the Paladin supplement was the greatest thing possible until “A Star Trek solution to a Hercule Poirot problem”.
And then the tent joke just put a cherry on top.
Best. Episode. Evar.
ever? or yet?
Went and saw Sherlock Holmes today. I must say, you guys spoiled it pretty well for me – I knew what was coming, and what to watch for. Nevertheless, I feel like it was an overall positive and enjoyable film experience. Totally understand why Wrather felt it was a coat rack for action sequences, and also totally understand why he was surprised when the escape from the munitions plant turned out to not be the end. And yet, I felt like everything was in good fun – and as a framework on which to hang fun, I feel the movie was a success.
Maybe the reason I was able to find this movie fun is that I don’t have a big Sherlock Holmes background. I’ve never seen or read any other Sherlock Holmes properties (except for a version of The Hound of the Baskervilles starring Grand Moff Tarkin as the detective), so I had very little understanding of the character to compare negatively to the contemporary performances of Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. Perhaps what I mean to say is that a little naivete can enhance a pop culture experience.
I’ll second the recommendation of the BBC Sherlock series. It’s really well done, and I really liked the interpretation of Moriarty.
Fourthed. The new S2 episode is so ripe for Overthinking. It makes the Ritchie’s film look like a junior high play. I nominate Mlawski to parse the crazy ass Stephen-Moffat-has-problems-with-women elements. Not that she should always do feminism in Moffat. Just sayin’.