Good idea for a thread. And, no, I am not okay with it ending like this. (I am not okay with ending it at all, but that is just selfish me).
Why? Because for me there too many inconsistencies, too many open questions, too many things that do not make sense. And, most of all, much of it did not feel like Sherlock to me, especially in TFP. As you said, we had lots of Silence of the Lambs, The Ring, Saw, Bond and other film quotes but I feel what we did not have was (or did not have enough of) was BBC Sherlock. I do not understand the writers' need for quoting all these other films when they have been so immensely successful in creating their own style. TV shows in many countries today are copying the show, are using visual and textual elements that have been created by Mofftiss and their team. They were the pioneers, the ones that showed others how to give the audience something new and unique. So why TFP? I am at a loss as to an answer, and the creators have not really answered the question themselves.
To me, TFP does not feel like Sherlock nor like Sherlock Holmes. Not at all. There are some brilliant moments, no doubt, but in the end I am not happy with it.
This may have been their dream but I would have hoped for a different ending - if this should be the ending. And the reactions of many viewers and critics alike showed that they were not happy with it. So if Mofftiss fulfilled their dream, fine. I wonder if they are satisfied. The silence by about everyone associated with the show including the BBC might be a hint.
Last edited by SusiGo (March 23, 2017 11:45 am)