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I'm definitely falling in love with Jonny Lee Miller...



Although nothing will ever make me watch Trainspotting. Strangely enough (in light of my interest in both House and JLM's Holmes) drug addiction is a major squick of mine, especially IV drug use. Not crazy about puking either.

Child Predator skirted another one of my least favorite things, which is any kind of child abuse, especially of a sexual nature. I was pretty happy they managed to avoid going the full SVU on the main story or an ODOR-type of bullshit child abuse back-story for Holmes. I did like the homoerotic aspects of the story he told the kid (fodder for my Holmes/Gregson slash ship) and the fact that Watson raised the possibility that it was all a crock.

I did find it highly amusing to have Watson attempting to get Holmes to go jogging, while he's sitting there half-naked with his 26.2 tattoo showing.

I REALLY loved The Rat Race. Even though I shouldn't. The writing was sort of Meh! and I was screaming in annoyed disbelief when the secretary from hell didn't notice Holmes ostentatiously picking the lock right in front of her face. Nothing about the actual mystery was remotely plausible or intriguing...BUT I loved the background stuff, especially the idea that Holmes' approach to world is rubbing off on Watson, rather than just having her stand around in awe. That IS different from BBC Sherlock or House. Wilson gives House
blow-jobs epiphanies, but it took like six seasons before he tried to emulate House and he did it so badly we never saw it happen again.

BBC John is slightly more bad-ass in the gun department, but in the end, he's stuck admiring Holmes and being a sounding board and being condescended too.

I loved THIS Holmes' admiration and nurturing of Watson's incipient gift for deduction. Also his sense that his genius does make him lonely and genuine regret for that fact. Also a division from either House or BBC Sherlock, who both make a fetish out of their smug superiority.

The scene with Gregson was beautifully acted by both JLM and Aidan Quinn, but the acting was so much better than the actual writing of the scene. Was there ever a doubt that Gregson didn't know? And yet it worked. It's sort of interesting to see a Holmes who is genuinely disgusted by the weakness of his addictiveness as opposed to either the House or BBC Sherlock approaches.

Another example...the thing about the smell of the cooked heroin. The writing was nothing special, but JLM really made it sting.

P.S.-Lucy Liu is a fucking goddess. End of story.

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aeron_lanart
Oct. 31st, 2012 05:19 am (UTC)
I shall join you in your elementary love. Good to know I am not alone!

I never twigged onto the significance of the 26.2 tatt - you can tell running ain't my thing. It must be good for Jonny not to have to cover up his tatts for a change.

I really need to get me an icon.
karaokegal
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:51 am (UTC)
Please let me know if you get that Icon, since I need one myself. Maybe something with the tats?

For the time being I like that this fandom's conflicts (such as they are) tend to be external (Elementary vs BBC Sherlock) rather than internal ship-war stuff.
babykid528
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
I haven't gotten around to watching Elementary yet since I just got around to watching Revenge (I am caught up now though, so I should start on Elementary soon), but JLM is all kinds of perfection. It still weirds me out to think he was married to Angie Jolie at one point, but I loved him in Trainspotting, I ADORED him in the 2009 BBC Adaptation of Emma, and I fell hopelessly in love with him in Eli Stone. :-)
karaokegal
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)
That woman has quite the romantic history...was she done with JLM before she got together with Billy Bob? Because talk about going for a change in scenery? Anyway, I never did see Eli Stone, even though I knew that Victor Garber was in it and I was still mourning Alias and loving Spy-Daddy at the time.

I honestly can't say Elementary is GREAT, but it's immensely likeable and the JLM, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn combo is a pretty good starting line-up.
daasgrrl
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
I have no idea what 26.2 is. And yeah, the scene with Gregson kind of sold me on the character, as opposed to JLM (who needs no selling). Also, yes she is.
karaokegal
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:36 am (UTC)
26.2 is marathon distance. :)

abbysiuta
Oct. 31st, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
I agree with all of this! You read my mind... :)
karaokegal
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)
*HIGH FIVE* It's nice to be going into a new fandom with friends around me.
joanne_c
Oct. 31st, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
I so agree with you on Trainspotting. I've wanted to, because that cast... but I can't.

I can rec the other things I've seen him in! If you like Jane Austen adaptations, I quite liked the Mansfield Park he was in (I don't think it's a terribly faithful adaptation, though) and he's gorgeous in it, definite period eyecandy.

I also enjoyed the movie Afterglow, with Julie Christie, someone I can't remember and Lara Flynn Boyle (kind of redeemed her from Twin Peaks for me, actually, acting wise), it was one of those relationship dramas that didn't turn into overdone angst and seemed to say some things about the characters.

Also yes to the P.S. Always.
karaokegal
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
Julie Christie...speaking of Goddesses. These days I put her in a category with Charlotte Rampling of great sexy older women who still have it.

I'll look these all up. Because it's just so wrong that the ONLY thing I can say for a fact that I've actually seen him in is that horrible Dark Shadows movie. (And was that an unholy waste of source material or what?)
joanne_c
Nov. 3rd, 2012 07:29 am (UTC)
Someone I can't remember was Nick Nolte (and he was very good in it, too). Oh yes, I completely agree with you on Julie. Cybill Shepherd's on my list, and Meryl Streep too.

I haven't seen Dark Shadows yet, and I'm not sure I want to (plus it's a waste of a great cast as well).

I forgot the other things I'd seen him in as well - Plunkett & McLean (might spell McLean a little differently) which has him, Robert Carlyle and Liv Tyler having adventures and he and Robert are highwaymen and there's an almost canonical threesome (no slash teasing, just fun subtext), and I also did like the movie Aeon Flux, he and Martin Csokas were rather good and subtexty as brothers, not Petrelli level (but few are).
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