I love the new PBS series Sherlock. What I love is the combination of Mark Gatiss’ humorous writing and Benedict Cumberbatch’s rendition of that humor.
They tackle some heavy topics among all the glitzy special effects on screen, and the high lighting of Ben’s extraordinary eyes.
While Ben has his “Cumberbitches” fan club, I have lately seen real interesting things coming from Mark Gatiss as the older and powerful brother, Mycroft.
The Xmas day scene was especially funny, with Mycroft bitching about how long Xmas day seemed.
The shocking ending of Season Three showed the concern that the writers have with government sanctioned murder. We have many instances of this going on, not only in the United Kingdom but here in the U.S.
Most of our modern day thrillers deal with the same subject, and most try to have the villains get due justice.
The shocking things that I see on Facebook about the “proper” way to deal with terrorists’ show that the average member of the American public (who can read) have the same idea- and that is if a person has been declared undesirable by our government , then it is o.k. to just murder him.
Send in the B2 bombers, send in the drones! Never mind due process, or proof of guilt. Tag’em and bag ’em!