SUBLIME FRIDAYS! ft Sherlock and John

If there is one thing I have learned in these past few weeks, it’s never ever start watching Sherlock before exams.

Because once you’re in, you can never escape.

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It’s Sarah here πŸ˜€

Basically, every Friday night, my family has a movie night, where we pick a movie, eat sunflower seeds instead of popcorn and watch!

Now, you’d think we’d look like this,

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All calm and cute, right?

but in reality, we basically fight to the death over which movie is to be played.

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Three way death brawl, people. I’m not even joking.

Unfortunately for all my siblings, we basically watched every movie worth watching during the Christmas break. So when I suggested Sherlock, my sister needed bribing, my brother rolled his eyes, and my mom didn’t care :P.

Now, going in, I had high expectations. I mean, EVERYONE online, and my BFF was going insane. The hype was intense.

I’m pleased to announce that my expectations were absolutely shattered. Destroyed. Wrecked. Sherlock raised the roof, and then some πŸ˜€ It was too good not to review, so here we are!

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Literally, every time I see these opening credits, I die internally from joy.

 

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❀ The babes ❀

Title: BBC’s Sherlock

Country: Great Britain

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, and Martin Freeman as John Watson.

Pilot: A Study in Pink

We start off with John Watson. He’s woken up out of a nightmare from a war zone, and looks extremely tired. He’s a soldier (army doctor), and an injured one at that. However, you get a sense of normalcy looking at him: his hair, sweaters and living quarters are extremely plain and ordinary. He is worried, though: living in London isn’t cheap, especially not in a bachelor pad. So when an old friend suggests a room mate, John agrees to check him out.

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Um, how did you know…?

Obviously, the potential roommate is Sherlock Holmes. He asks if John served in Afghanistan or Iraq… and the look on John’s face is life. We are then introduced to Sherlock’s genius… and his eccentricity. I won’t spoil anything else (although these were all facts given in the trailer πŸ˜‰ )

The episode, being the first one ever aired, was everything a first episode should be. Intriguing, funny, witty and extremely entertaining.Β  My sister, who was all like NO WAY, asked immediately to watch the next one, and my brother, who thought it was going to be crappily made, was all like:

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God bless quality British TV, eh? πŸ˜‰

Honestly, this episode was extremely well crafted. It gave the viewers insight into how Sherlock did his work, all the while giving us his extremely relatable foil (Dr. Watson).

Their interactions were PURE GOLD. Sherlock was the typical eccentric, weird and fascinating to watch. He also had horrible social skills, which makes him hilarious with no matter whom he’s interacting with. However, if Sherlock was awe-inspiring, then Watson was godly. You’d think that a teenage girl wouldn’t have anything in common with an old, discharged soldier, but Martin Freeman proved me wrong. His reactions to Sherlock are exactly how any normal person would react!

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All calm and cute, right?

Watson provided an amazing and sane contrast to Sherlock’s genius. He asked the questions all the viewers had, and he never really took Sherlock’s shit. And even though he didn’t get all the snazzy lines, his facial expressions were extremely telling. His sighs, frowns, laughter and denials rang true.

All the other characters added humor, and occasionally gravity to the situation. A special shout out goes to Anderson, who manages to lower the IQ of the whole street whenever he opens his mouth, as well as the drugs bust team.

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Volunteer drugs bust.

The plot (and ‘twist’) at the end was predictable to me, but other than that, the episode was perfection!

Rating: 5/5

And now for my favourite quotes!

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JW: No. SH:What? JW: You? SH: SHUT UP!

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SH: What? JW: Nothing… Welcome to London *snickers*

 

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I hope you enjoyed my fifth attempt at writing a coherent review! I’m not even joking ~ this post has had 25 revisions as of now πŸ˜›

Β  πŸ˜€ Sarah πŸ˜€

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Movie Review: The Scorch Trials (Novel by James Dashner)

I love the posters for these movies… I can smell the adventure through them before even watching it! (Click the image for more info about the movie.)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Release Date: September 18, 2015 (USA)

Director: Wes Ball

Writers:Β T.S. Nowlin (screenplay), James Dashner (novel)

Movie Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins

Motion Picture Rating: PG-13

Genre: Action,Β suspense/thriller, sci-fi, dystopian, YA


The Trailer


A Spoiler Free Movie Review

(Written by a fangirl at midnight)

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Meme Mondays: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

We’re back! And you ask, “What’s the theme for Meme Mondays this week?” This Monday we’re bringing The Chronicles of Narnia right to your front door!

(The front door to your wardrobe, we mean.)

Narnia: Prince Caspian… and well all the other Narnia movies too πŸ™‚

When you’re creeping on/hiding FROM someone you know when you coincidentally see them at the store.

Lucy the Valiant

Edmund the Just

Susan the Gentle

Peter the Magnificent

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Meme Mondays: Paper Towns by John Green

For this week’s Meme Mondays (aka Moving Images Mondays but mainly GIFs as per usual) we decided to go with a fabulous book titled…

Paper AirplanesΒ SpongyΒ TownsΒ 

“IT’s a pApEr toWn. PaPer hOuSes And PapEr pEopLe.” Right, Margo. Sorry ’bout that.

And Q is the one to help her.

The things they bought there seriously aren’t as weird as you think… it might just get WEIRDER. And greater in the revenge sense.

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Meme Mondays: The Maze Runner

We are finally back with another fresh & new Meme Mondays!

This week’s theme is… *cue the drum roll*

The Maze Runner!

Wait, what? Are we at a hospital now??

That moment when we’re all like NOOOO DON’T DO IT THOMAS…! BTW the guy at the very back is literally me. I’m too short to ever see anything in crowds.

*Goes ahead and runs into the unknown through huge closing slabs of concrete walls*

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Meme Monday: Despicable Me

Β Introducing Meme & Moving Image (GIFs) Mondays!

Sarah and Faith will be posting a bunch of themed memes and GIFs every Monday this summer, because who doesn’t need a laugh? They will mainly be for books but we may post an occasional movie or show themed Meme Monday too!

Feel free to suggest any other themes/gifs you’d like to see πŸ™‚

This week’s theme is Despicable Me! Since the movie Minions: Despicable Me 3 just released, we’re posting these adorable gifs in celebration! Oh yeaaah! (Vector style if you know what I’m talking about.) The characters in these movies just easily brighten up my day!

When you’re trying to convince your parents in buying a new cellphone… or just a phone for that matter (if you haven’t got one) or to buy you a book of course

IT’S SO FLUFFY I’M GONNA DIE!!!! (Can’t resist putting this one it)

You mean I can’t borrow your pre-ordered copy of Winter (by Marissa Meyer) even though I’ll be absolutely broke?! You’re kidding, right?

Same. (Oh Gru, don’t you look so confused. We all know that you’re hiding little chicks in your bald head – it’s just a matter of time)

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