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 😀

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 😀 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 😉 )

The episode, being the first one ever aired, was everything a first episode should be. Intriguing, funny, witty and extremely entertaining.  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? 😉

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 😛

  😀 Sarah 😀

Book Review: Fang Girls by Helen Keeble

342 pages
Published: 2012 by HarperTeens
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Humor, Parodies/Satire, Vampires

Hello guys! I may or may not be a vampire, reappearing from the depths of my coffin (aka my desk), to bring you a fang-tastic review. Chemistry and Functions may or may not have changed me… but it’s okay because I’m back.

This book came up as a Goodreads recommendation – I was browsing shelves musing about how much I want to read and how little time I have, and this came up. I decided to burden myself even more by adding this book to my TBR list… I couldn’t help but prioritize it because look at this summary:

Summary (From the back of the book): Sure, the idea of vampires is sexy, but who actually dreams of spending eternity as a pasty, bloodthirsty fifteen-year-old? Not me.

Unfortunately, the somewhat psychotic vampire who turned me into a bloodsucker didn’t bother to ask first. Now I’m dealing with parents who want me to vamp them, a younger brother who’s convinced I’m a zombie, and a seriously ripped vampire hunter who either wants to stake me or make out with me. Not sure which. Oh and PS, none of my favorite fanfic prepared me to deal with vampire politics- which are looking pretty tricky based on the undead elder trying to hunt me down.

What’s a vampire-obsessed fangirl turned real-life fanggirl supposed to do?

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Book Review: Black Hole Sun

Black Hole Sun (Hell’s Cross #1)

By David Macinnis Gill

340 pages

Genres: Action, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Mars

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Book Summary: Meet Durango. A teenage mercenary trying to eke out a living on Mars, who’s lost his family and most of his crew. Durango’s playing the cards the he was dealt – and you don’t want to mess with him, because he’s got the scars to prove it.


Ok, I was really desperate here: the library was closing in 5 minutes and I had not picked out a book. The librarians were giving me the evil eye, so I grabbed the first YA book I saw:

I’m sorry, but this cover. NOPE. I prefer the newer cover.

…and ran.

My librarians can be pretty scary, yo.

Imagine my reaction when I finally opened the inside cover to see what the book was about… only to be greeted with a badass summary!

YAAAAAS. 😀

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