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Throwback Thursday: Finishing ‘Sherlock’: A ThrillIng Ride from Beginning to End

I think Benedict Cumberbatch is my favorite actor now and it’s because of this show.

My first introduction to Cumberbatch was via Star Trek: Into Darkness where he played the villain, Khan. I remember seeing him for the first time in the trailer and thinking, “Wow, he looks cool.” My father took my sister and me to see it and while I pretty much don’t remember anything about the movie or Cumberbatch in the film his impact in the trailer, alone, struck me.

The second movie I saw that featured Cumberbatch was The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug where he voiced Smaug who, by the way, I feel is the greatest onscreen dragon of all time.

His voice rumbled through my very soul as I watched the film for the first time at an IMAX midnight showing with my family. He was, in short, amazing! He brought such a grandiosity, a sense of menace and real threat to Bilbo and the dwarves that he was one of the reasons why I still happen to enjoy The Desolation of Smaug whenever I get far enough to see the dragon.

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Finishing ‘Sherlock’: A ThrillIng Ride from Beginning to End

I think Benedict Cumberbatch is now my favorite actor and it’s because of this show.

My first introduction to Cumberbatch was via Star Trek: Into Darkness where he played the villain, Khan. I remember seeing him for the first time in the trailer and thinking, “Wow, he looks cool.” My father took my sister and me to see it and while I pretty much don’t remember anything about the movie or Cumberbatch in the film his impact in the trailer, alone, struck me.

The second movie I saw that featured Cumberbatch was The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug where he voiced Smaug who, by the way, I feel is the greatest onscreen dragon of all time.

His voice rumbled through my very soul as I watched the film for the first time at an IMAX midnight showing with my family. He was, in short, amazing! He brought such a grandiosity, a sense of menace and real threat to Bilbo and the dwarves that he was one of the reasons why I still happen to enjoy The Desolation of Smaug whenever I get far enough to see the dragon.

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Finishing ‘Sherlock’: Season One

Oh my goodness, I’m three and a half episodes in and I already love this show. Sherlock Holmes, played by the charismatic Benedict Cumberbatch, is on the level of Jack Sparrow-greatness with his quirky attitude and his odd ways that continuously make me laugh. Martin Freeman’s Dr. John Watson is a different version of Jude Law’s interpretation in the Sherlock Holmes movies. He’s more of an everyman sort of individual with no sense of flamboyance or pompousness (Sherlock has enough snobbiness for the both of them.)

Each episode, spanning about an hour and a half, feels like a small movie. The plots are filled with twists and turns that lead Sherlock on fascinating mysteries after mysteries and thankfully, I still have three seasons to enjoy!

I’ve just started Season 2 and I’m already loving it! How will this story end and how will the relationship between Sherlock and Watson evolve? I can’t wait to get back to the second season’s erotic first episode. Is Sherlock, for the first time, in love? Oh my goodness, it’s fascinating!

Ranking the first season I’m definitely going to give it 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was brilliantly written, the episodes were really fun and kept me on my toes, and the season’s finale was even more fun to watch.

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I Have a New Best Friend: His Name is ‘Sherlock’

I’ve been looking for a new series to binge-watch like I binge-watched Star Wars: Rebels and it just so happens that this particular series is the seven-year-long running BBC mystery, Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role and Martin Freeman as his trusty right-hand man, Dr. Watson.

I’m one episode in from the first season and I’m already in love with this show. The modern take on Sherlock Holmes is marvelous, Cumberbatch is so much better at playing this character than Robert Downey Jr. (sorry Downey Jr.), and I’m just really loving the entire vibe of the show.

The cinematography, the witty screenplay, the suspense and strange crimes. This seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun to watch over the next few weeks and as I complete each season I will share my thoughts on the season and what I’m excited to see next.

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Will Everett Ross Make a Cameo Appearance in ‘Captain Marvel’?

A couple of days ago I watched one of my favorite superhero films, Black Panther, and one of the characters I really enjoy in the movie is Deputy Task Force Commander Everett Ross. He debuted in Captain America: Civil War with a menial role that didn’t mean much but ended up playing a major role in Black Panther which is so cool. Here was this character that I didn’t really think about and it turns out he kind of ended up being really important.

One of the moments in the movie that stuck out to me while recently viewing the film was when Shuri relays that he is an Air Force pilot. Now, I already knew this of course, but with Captain Marvel becoming the next film to look forward to, the Air Force has suddenly become a lot more important.

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Captain Marvel is set in the 90s’ so does that mean we may potentially see a younger version of Everett Ross as an Air Force pilot? Wouldn’t that be awesome?

I think it would be a fantastic cameo and would really shine an even greater light on this somewhat important character.

What do you think? Should Everett Ross have a surprise cameo appearance in Captain Marvel? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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