Posts Tagged "Lit Musings"

Fixer Upper 0

Fixer Upper

Posted on Aug 9, 2013

There’s some fire and water damage in the upstairs bedroom, and, you know, a portal to doll hell under the stairs.  But the schools are great.     Share...

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Regarding Barbara Pym 0

Regarding Barbara Pym

Posted on Jul 24, 2013

In which I write about how very, very much I adore the books of Barbara Pym, and Barbara Pym herself. Share...

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The Importance of Being Sherlock 1

The Importance of Being Sherlock

Posted on Nov 20, 2010

I love (well, many things, but for the purposes of this post) three things: PBS, BBC programming, and murder mysteries, especially on my television on a Sunday night.  I don’t know what it is about closing down the weekend with a dead body and a wily sleuth, but I do know that my love for it started at a young age with Jessica Fletcher, aka the woman I want to be when I grow up (yes, dead bodies and all).  It continued through high school with the help of agents Mulder and Scully (I would argue that the monster-of-the-week episodes were murder mysteries crossed with creature features), and was recently revived when Masterpiece Theater Mystery! ran the BBC’s modern twist on the Sherlock Holmes stories, called, in the style of JustJack McFarland, just Sherlock. And thus the confluence of my three aforementioned loves.  This isn’t going to be a review of the miniseries, except in capsule (to wit: AWESOME.  SO BRITISH.  SO NERDY.  LOVE.), but rather, a philosophical rumination.  The new series is set in modern London—and gloriously filmed at night; add travel- to the different kinds of porn this show provides, along with whodunnit- and adorably hyperactive/skinny English dude-.  Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch, whom Dickens rose from the...

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