History YMMV / SherlockHolmes

13th Dec '17 7:16:21 AM ZarbiNerada
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* "The Greek Interpreter" gives us four. In addition to the interpreter and the brother and sister (all hideously treated), we have the old soldier from the people-watching scene, recently widowed with multiple children.
6th Dec '17 9:40:16 AM ClintEastwood
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* FightSceneFailure: In the fight scene in "The Solitary Cyclist" between Holmes and a drunken ruffian, the opening backhand obviously misses and slightly later one of Holmes' punches is obviously aimed below the chin. However, the fight is otherwise competently staged.
* HarsherInHindsight: "The Dying Detective" takes on a whole new significance when you know that Creator/JeremyBrett died the year after it was filmed. (Also of note: The A&E Biography of Sherlock Holmes - featuring David Burke - aired the same day Brett died.)
* HilariousInHindsight: "Shoscombe Old Place" features a very, ''very'' young Creator/JudeLaw as a stable boy. ([[ItMakesSenseInContext In drag, no less]].) Fast-forward to [[Film/SherlockHolmes 2009]]... [[HilariousInHindsight and who's playing Watson]]?
6th Dec '17 9:28:09 AM ClintEastwood
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* NightmareFuel: Now with [[NightmareFuel/SherlockHolmes its very own page, again!]]



** [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Colonel Dietrich]] is the King of Bohemia.

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** [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade Colonel Dietrich]] is the King of Bohemia.



* TearJerker: The ending of "The Adventure of the Crooked Man". [[spoiler: While Nancy and Henry are cleared of any wrongdoing in the Colonel's death, it's hinted that Henry is dying...so even though the former lovers are now free to be together, Henry's holding the locket with their silhouettes with a saddened expression implies that they won't be together..]]
** Much like the original version, the adaptation of "The Cardboard Box" is hard to get through. [[{{Creator/CiaranHinds}} Ciaran Hinds']] performance is a major reason for this.

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The ending of "The Adventure of the Crooked Man". [[spoiler: While Nancy and Henry are cleared of any wrongdoing in the Colonel's death, it's hinted that Henry is dying...so even though the former lovers are now free to be together, Henry's holding the locket with their silhouettes with a saddened expression implies that they won't be together..]]
** Much like the original version, the adaptation of "The Cardboard Box" is hard to get through. [[{{Creator/CiaranHinds}} Ciaran Hinds']] Creator/CiaranHinds' performance is a major reason for this.
13th Oct '17 11:06:49 AM ClintEastwood
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* SavedByTheFans: Doyle ''tried'' to kill off Holmes when he got tired of the character. People didn't take it well, so he was brought back. Although [[MoneyDearBoy it wasn't the complaints that led him to bring Holmes back]]...
13th Oct '17 11:04:55 AM ClintEastwood
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* SavedByTheFans: Doyle ''tried'' to kill off Holmes when he got tired of the character. People didn't take it well, so he was brought back. Although [[MoneyDearBoy it wasn't the complaints that led him to bring Holmes back]]...
* TorchTheFranchiseAndRun: The reason for the downer ending in ''The Final Problem''. Doyle had simply got tired of writing Sherlock Holmes stories and wanted to move on to do historical novels. He managed to ignore the backlash for a decade before going back to writing Sherlock Holmes stories when it became clear that his historical novels just aren't selling, but not before producing the classic that is ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'' two years before returning to writing ''Sherlock Holmes'' stories full time.
12th Oct '17 10:41:59 PM RaineyH
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** Much like the original version, the adaptation of "The Cardboard Box" is hard to get through. [[{{Creator/CiaranHinds}} Ciaran Hinds']] performance is a major reason for this.
24th Sep '17 9:25:13 PM TechPriest90
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** One sailor is prepared to accept that Holmes is really being honest with him... because he's white.



** One sailor is prepared to accept that Holmes is really being honest with him... because he's white.
24th Sep '17 9:24:22 PM TechPriest90
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* ValuesResonance: The last few paragraphs of "The Yellow Face". To clarify, Effie Munro [[spoiler: had married a black man in America and had a child with him before he died of disease]]. [[TheGayNineties Considering the time period]], this is quite remarkable. Then her husband (Grant Munro) quietly tells her that she could have just confided in him from the start, [[spoiler: picks up the girl and kisses her affectionately]] and tells his wife [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming that he would find a way to make it work out for all if them.]]
--> "I am not a very good man, Effie, but I think I am a better one than you have given me credit for being."
** Watson himself lampshades it by saying that the moment was one that he loves to remember.
** Especially poignant when one considers the prejudice towards non-whites during the time.
8th Sep '17 6:47:57 PM benda
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* HarsherInHindsight: It's much harder to enjoy "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman" after Auschwitz...
16th Feb '17 9:04:59 AM SwampAdder
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* GenrePopularizer: Arguably the character that jumpstarted the detective story.
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