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New Sherlock Season The Empty Hearse-10pm EST
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Posted on 01/19/2014 4:47:57 PM PST by virgil283

"Two years after Sherlock’s “death”, Dr. John Watson has got on with his life. But, with London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about to stage his outrageous resurrection. But if he thinks everything will be just as he left it, he’s in for a very big surprise".......

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"…– The game is on! Sherlock, Series III premieres on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 10 p.m. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit,The Office UK) return as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in three new 90-minute episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic, created by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss."
1 posted on 01/19/2014 4:47:57 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Where does this series show? I don’t guess I have ever heard of it.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 4:53:00 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

PBS.

Yet another ‘different’ take on the Holmes character.

Quite well produced.


3 posted on 01/19/2014 4:54:48 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: virgil283

On tumblr, for two weeks they’ve been discussing this, posting gifs and pix, you name it. It’s hard to believe it hasn’t officially been seen in the US yet!


4 posted on 01/19/2014 4:55:23 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: virgil283

Decisions, decisions—The Mentalist or Sherlock Holmes? Which to choose?


5 posted on 01/19/2014 4:57:36 PM PST by madison10
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To: Zeppo

Darn, I don’t get PBS. I used to get it back before they went to digital. The odd thing is when I got PBS, I only got around 5 channels over the air.

Now I get over 15 but none are PBS. I really liked the Jeremy Brett series.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 4:58:10 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
Another Sherlock Holmes brought into the 20th Century. This is the third season of four episodes each, and actually they are very well done and follow the original Conan Doyle stores to a remarkable degree. I'll be the first to admit that they aren't for everyone but I suggest they're worth your time to try them out.

In the interest of full disclosure I'm a big Holmes fan - except for the two Robert Downey movies - and I think that "Elementary" is the best TV show to come along in a very long time.

7 posted on 01/19/2014 5:00:41 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: yarddog

Have you rescanned for stations lately?


8 posted on 01/19/2014 5:00:53 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: madison10

Holmes. Baker, the Aussie, not the address, is a re-run. Football’s screwing up/giving the programming morons a break, um, excuse not to do their jobs.


9 posted on 01/19/2014 5:03:43 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Kirkwood

Actually I scanned for new ones yesterday. I used to get PBS from Florida State in Tallahassee but now can’t get anything other than Panama City or Dothan, Alabama.

All the old stations changed from a single program to 4 a piece but still no PBS. I have noticed that one of my televisions will pick up more channels than the other one and they use the same outside antenna.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 5:06:05 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: virgil283
As painful as it is, I'm waiting for the DVD. Our TV isn't even hooked up to get a signal anymore.

Sherlock is one of the few shows that doesn't insult the viewer's intelligence.

It also hold a record you won't find on any award show: It's gotten me to write. I'm dyslexic, I hate writing, and I have a hard time putting things into words. I failed nearly every English class I ever took. Yet, I currently have 3 Sherlock episodes in progress, and my proofreaders say they're really good!

11 posted on 01/19/2014 5:09:55 PM PST by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: virgil283
This travesty of a "show" is the palest possible pastiche of Conan Doyle's character. Lots of money in such pastiches today, I suppose.

Apparently, people can be conned into watching virtually anything these days. Rather similar to Holmes in this particular bit of lassitude, as narrated by Conan Doyle, enjoying a regular injection of cocaine or morphine because he is otherwise bored with life (do pls read the first chapter of "The Sign of Four" before you author a disagreement with this observation).

Frankly, I'm somewhat amazed that the leftist producers of such tripe haven't seized upon the literarily correct opportunity to use Holmes as a medium for even more subversion of what used to be ordinary personal responsibility, by featuring the character's use of opiates and other chemical stimulants. Of course, this television production disdains presenting its re-creation of Holmes with any warts at all. Evidently, it escapes noticing that Holmes's assorted personal defalcations were a good bit of his charm to the reader.

12 posted on 01/19/2014 5:10:18 PM PST by SAJ
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To: Calvin Locke

That makes it easy. Also checked Twitter, Mentalist is an hour earlier tonight for some reason. Good thing I don’t have TiVo it would never catch that show with all the schedule changes.

Holmes it is!


13 posted on 01/19/2014 5:10:25 PM PST by madison10
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To: yarddog; madison10; All
"Where does this series show?"..... In the past PBS has had this show on their website {for free} on the day after its on air showing, try it.
14 posted on 01/19/2014 5:14:35 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283
...And meanwhile, Doctor Who fans hafta wait eight frippin' months before we see the first full installment of Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. I think Moffat is spreading himself a little too thin.

CC

15 posted on 01/19/2014 5:16:27 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: DoodleDawg

I liked the 3rd episode in season 3; His Last Vow. Thought that was good.


16 posted on 01/19/2014 5:17:48 PM PST by MeekMom (He is risen, no longer in the grave. Death could not hold Him. Behold Christ the risen Lord!)
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To: yarddog
"Darn, I don’t get PBS."

yes you do: PBS.org

17 posted on 01/19/2014 5:20:44 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: virgil283
Looking forward to it.

Being a lifelong fan of the original Conan Doyle stories, and hearing that this was going to be a "modernization," when the first season came on, I thought I wouldn't like it. But I did.

It turns out the creators are also big fans of the original stories, and they have made a very entertaining modern version of the stories, true to the spirit.

18 posted on 01/19/2014 5:22:52 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Sherlockian)
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To: Mad Dawgg
:"yes you do: PBS.org":... Good call MD.... they have 2 of last seasons shows available for a short time...
19 posted on 01/19/2014 5:24:08 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Thanks but I can’t use my limited download credits to watch movies etc.

I live in a rural area where high speed internet is not available except by satellite. They finally offered a plan I could afford ($39.95 a month) but it is the cheapest one. It offers enough for normal surfing and even a few short vidoes etc. but not enough for movies.

I will say it is incredibly fast compared to dial-up. I wish I could afford the really fast ones but this slowest is fine for now.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 5:27:47 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Charles Henrickson
"when the first season came on, I thought I wouldn't like it. But I did."...

Same here, I was prepared for disappointment like with Downeys movies. But It was good, I was even impressed with the opening music, and this from a big Basil Rathbone fan...

21 posted on 01/19/2014 5:28:30 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce were great. Unfortunately they had to work with some really cheap productions.

An interesting note. In one of the old movies, Dr. Watson sings “Loch Loman” with a girl. Sherlock tells him he is good enough to appear at the Royal Albert Hall and he is right. Bruce could really sing.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 5:33:32 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
Darn, I don’t get PBS.... do you have an in-line amplifier on your antenna ? That made a big improvement at my house.
23 posted on 01/19/2014 5:34:30 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Ellendra

<Sherlock is one of the few shows that doesn’t insult the viewer’s intelligence.

My sister used to swear by this show and wonder why I didn’t watch it (I have cable and she doesn’t, plus I hate PBS). Anyway, I finally gave in and watched on Netflix. You are absolutely right - it is smart, quietly funny at times, and just a pleasure to watch compared to other BS on tv these days.


24 posted on 01/19/2014 5:39:48 PM PST by radiohead
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To: virgil283

No, I haven’t tried an amplifier. I used to use one with the old analog channels. I might give it a try. My outside antenna is also an old one and is probably not tuned to get digital broadcasts. The Dothan, Alabama tower is actually in Florida and almost within sight.

The Panama City stations all have their towers well North of the city, obviously because there are not many viewers in the Gulf of Mexico. Back in the old days I could sometimes get Mobile, Alabama which is over a hundred miles away.


25 posted on 01/19/2014 5:42:04 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
"My outside antenna is also an old one and is probably not tuned to get digital broadcasts.".... good news : the old antenna will work with digital TV because the signal is still in the VHF/UHF range...I know because my OD antenna is 20 years old and it works fine...
26 posted on 01/19/2014 6:47:02 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Ellendra

Amazon has two seasons and season three is available for pre order.


27 posted on 01/19/2014 8:27:47 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: yarddog

You can stream BBC One, and if you had, you’d have seen all 3 episodes already.


28 posted on 01/19/2014 8:29:29 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SAJ
There can be only one: . .
29 posted on 01/19/2014 8:29:38 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
.....;Basil... Forevaaah + infinity
30 posted on 01/19/2014 8:40:18 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Shadowstrike

Yep. I’ve got 1 and 2, and mom preordered #3 for my birthday present, it just hasn’t gotten here yet :)


31 posted on 01/19/2014 8:41:32 PM PST by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: yarddog
Are you using an antenna? I finally got a Terk and picked up a lot of new channels....but not PBS.

Then one day, my antenna fell over on its side and lo & behold...I got PBS...which is WXXI here. And there my antenna lay!!

32 posted on 01/19/2014 8:47:54 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: virgil283

33 posted on 01/19/2014 8:49:57 PM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
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34 posted on 01/19/2014 9:24:32 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Sacajaweau

I have something which I might just be able to use to make and antenna. I have around 20 of the old steel posts they used to and still use to hold up highway signs. They are around 12 feet high each and are very heavy and probably very strong.

Each one has a series of holes formed when they were made. I think I could use them by attaching two or more together and bolting to the side of the eaves after driving the first one into the ground. The only problem is they are really heavy.

I guess I could make a ladder out of them too. It would be extremely stout but also so heavy as to be difficult to move around.


35 posted on 01/19/2014 9:26:45 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
There's got to be a better way.

Someplace on the web, I was able to get a schematic of where the best position would be for my antenna. Who knew a horizontal position would make a difference.

Anyways, the Sherlock that I missed, I can watch on Netflex.

Sure interesting characters and the show shoves your brain into overdrive.

36 posted on 01/19/2014 9:31:26 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: yarddog
Make your own UHF HDTV antenna out of coat hangers:

http://www.current.org/wp-content/themes/current/archive-site/ptv/ptv0821make.pdf

37 posted on 01/19/2014 9:48:53 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

Looks like an interesting project and not too hard to do.


38 posted on 01/19/2014 9:51:45 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Indeed. Very well put!


39 posted on 01/19/2014 11:33:20 PM PST by SAJ
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To: Ellendra

I pre-ordered Season 3 as well. I think they ship out next week! I managed to see the three episodes, but I want the DVDs so I can pause, and back up, and really study them! I love this show.


40 posted on 01/25/2014 3:36:22 PM PST by A_perfect_lady ("A liberal... declares a policy to be a moral imperative based on his emotional reaction to it.")
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To: Sacajaweau

You may have to wait awhile for Season 3 to be on Netflix.


41 posted on 01/25/2014 3:42:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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