Sunday, 17 November 2013

'Sherlock' series review

Before I had borrowed the series from my friend it would have been multiple times that I had asked him that is it worth watching. Trust me would be the only reply that he would give me. 


After watching the movie, I was totally fascinated on how the character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was constructed and not the mention the performance by Robert Downey Jr and Jude law. I knew that I would not be able to tolerate if the character created for the series could not live up to the mark but once I began watching the series...here are the list of words that I could think of which would explain my state of mind to the closest....knocked out flat....dumb struck....jaw dropping....paralyzed.....glued to my seat.....mesmerized.....watched the entire two seasons at a stretch.

The first thing that caught my attention was, I never could have imagined that the character could existed in the modern world. In addition, the performance by Benedict and Martin we beyond description.


Who would have thought that Sherlock would be using the up to date technology to solve crimes. Benedict had done a beautiful art by playing the character and he had done it so exceptionally well that no one would be able to imagine anyone else playing the character than him. he might have even surpassed Downey, but still, they both have their way of acting and must not be compared. Still, Benedict has made sure that the entire series is about him by his charismatic performance.
Each and every episode were artistic and were very well framed to give about an epic conclusion which the series so very well deserves. Having the passion of becoming a film maker I could only wish that I could direct a series as such, where each and every scene would make the audience think. 

The theme music of the series is also a fabulous one which when one hears would make him enjoy the moments of Sherlock.

The way Love has been portrayed between Sherlock and Irene is a superb blend of profession and human feelings.A scandal in Belgravia had become my favorite episode that is until I saw the Reichenbach Fall of course. There is also no words to describe the character of Moriarty. Only when there a strong negative force does there exists a reason to believe in the positive one. The battle of wits between Sherlock and Moriarty is in no way less than the clash of the titans. Moriarty is what that makes Sherlock bring out the best in him and the character played by him is so cool that he might just become my favorite villian of all times but still behind the Joker of the Dark Knight who tops the list.

There are no flaws in the series though the ancient man had been brought to the modern world and it's a must watch for anyone who wishes for an edge of the seat experience and I can only do is wait for the third season.

In my opinion I could give a 10/10 for the series.

Below are my top three episode in the entire series.
1. The Reichenbach Fall
2. A Scandal In Belgravia
3. A study in Pink.

Friday, 15 November 2013

A Wanted Man - book review

As it turned out when I read A Wanted Man, I got a picture that Jack Reacher had become more of a bad ass than the other books. It's like he is maintaining an undefeated streak. whatever you through at him, he is just going to swallow it as a whole.

In a nutshell, I shall say that the book had been a page turner but it does not have the wow moment in the climax as it had in the Killing floor but in the ways of how Reacher thinks and reacts all I can say is that he is just getting better and better.


It's Lee Child that we are talking about here and whatever he does will be liked by all and I am no exception.

A Wanted ManThe most admiring part in the entire novel was the twists that the plot held and it is what that captivated the readers to keep going on. At this moment of time with all the books and even a film, Reacher had become almost a brand name because of which the readers would want to know more about him but in this book I don't suppose that there is anything new to be known about him and that is the sour part in the book.

Now to talk about the part which I did not like is the thing that the second half of the novel did not contain the charisma that the first half had and also Goodman did not needed to die considering his character and the description given about him. In addition, the book had too many good guys compared to the usual predicament where Reacher finds himself in. If there are more good people in the story then all of them must be given a chance to show that they are smart but that was not the case as Reacher towers over them in every aspect.


Overall, I can say that I enjoyed reading the book but too me the books seemed to be a let down as in the final stage where all the pieces fall into place the ending does not live up to the expectation but still it was a joyful ride nonetheless.