W is for Watson. Dr. John Watson in the BBC series Sherlock specifically because this post is about my Fangirl love for the show, the writers and the cast. πŸ™‚

Warning, this post may contain spoilers if you have not had the fortune of watching this show, you may want to read with caution. I will try to note when I have a spoiler.

My sister, who is currently on a plane taking my mom to London (and to Paris), told me about this show. While I am not fortunate enough to make it on this trip with them, I took a little mini trip around London with Sherlock. Not a bad way to go, even if it’s just through the magic of television and not in real life. πŸ™‚

Before I gave in and gave the series a try though, I was kinda just ‘meh’ about watching it. It looked okay, but I already enjoyed the Robert Downey Jr./ Jude Law movies by Guy Richie. What would I really like about a TV show?

It took one episode and I was hooked. Part of the reason is Martin Freeman’s John Watson. But of course Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock is great fun. While I enjoyed Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes & Watson in the movies quite a lot, there is just something about Cumberbatch and Freeman that feels … just … perfect.

Part of that may be the world that creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss created. I like the modern day setting and the way they come to and work through their cases. I like that Watson is a veteran and that he writes a blog about their exploits. I like how they incorporated the celebrity and fandom culture into the show. I like the way the writers have developed this deep connection between Sherlock and Holmes that many confuse for (or hope for to be) more than just friendship. All seem such a modern day take on good solid source material.

I should say here that I have a total writer crush on Moffat and Gatiss and I love that Gatiss plays Sherlock’s brother Mycroft. Theirs, too, is a fascinating relationship to watch develop. And some of the more hilarious scenes, too.

But it is ultimately the interplay between Watson and Holmes that makes the show so enjoyable. I have literally laughed out loud at this show and their interaction more often than in most true comedies. And I find it is almost without fail something said between the two of them that had me cracking up. (Spoiler Alert) I believe my favorite episode is Season 3 Episode 1 The Empty Hearse and a large part of that love is watching John deal with the realization that Sherlock is alive and not killing him for it. Sherlock being so clueless that John would be so upset was funny. John repeatedly losing his sh*t and trying to beat on Sherlock for doing that to him is just priceless. The moustache! The restaurant scene! The Kiss! All and all just a great episode. (Written by Gatiss)

Of course the internet has exploded with love for this show and for Cumberbatch especially, so Fangirl
that I am, I pin or tweet Sherlock stuff all the time. There’s so
much love for Cumberbatch, which is
well deserved, but I really do enjoy the entire cast. I love Una Stubb’s Mrs Hudson. Rupert Graves’ Detective Lestrade is fun and wonderful as well. And I gotta admit to finding Andrew Scott’s Moriarty attractive and am starting to wonder what I have about the bad guys. πŸ˜‰ I guess it really is #GoodtoBeBad

It’s very easy and very fun to Fangirl about this show. Just beware of time spent scrolling through pictures, it can be addictive. πŸ˜‰

Below are some of my favorite quotes. But you really do need to watch it, for the first time or again. πŸ™‚


I’m not a psychopath, Anderson. I am a high functioning sociopath. Do your research.
– Sherlock


I’m in shock. Look I’ve got a blanket.
– Sherlock


Shut up everybody, shut up. I’ve got to think. Don’t move. Don’t speak. Don’t breathe. I’m trying to think. Anderson, face the other way, you’re putting me off.”


You, being all mysterious with your cheekbones and turning your coat collar up so you look cool.”

(Hello! Those cheekbones are pretty spectacular! And the coat does look cool! πŸ™‚ )

“Every fairy tale needs a good old-fashioned villian.”
– Moriarty


“Anderson, don’t talk
out loud, you lower the IQ of the entire street.”


“Brainy is the new sexy”
– Irene Adler

(Can I get an Amen?!? πŸ™‚ )