Friday, August 6, 2010

Oh, It's ON...

I think Sorsha and I are going to have an epic throwdown over the superior Sherlock Holmes portrayer: Jeremy Brett or Basil Rathbone. Watch this space for VICTORIAN THUNDERDOME. (I should have Six the Laptop back from my computer-fixer-guy next week!)

Chime in, Dear Readers...who's your favorite Holmes? You know I LOVE Robert Downey Jr. but he's my #2 Holmes. BRETT ALL THE WAY. HE IS THE DEFINITIVE HOLMES.

I can't speak to the quality of the new guy in the BBC series Sherlock (Because it doesn't air in the U.S. until FREAKIN' OCTOBER), but he does have the gay porniest name in all the land: Benedict Cumberbatch. Yeah.

5 comments:

Sorsha Ni said...

Basil LOOKS like the classic Holmes in any portrait. Really! I've been a Holmsian since I was 12and read The Redheaded League b/c I thought I could join. Joke was on this ginger snap! Anyway, I don't hate Jeremy B. He's just not Holmes to me. Sorry. He did his best and it wasn't bad. It would be like someone else playing Hercule Poirot other than David Suchet. It would be wrong and it is in this case too. My gmoms, who are older and wiser (one of them gone now), think Basil was it for Holmes. My mom does too! So there.

EGT said...

Benedict Cumberbatch has the awesomest name AND is an awesome Holmes. I preferred Brett to Rathbone when I was younger.

Sorsha Ni said...

This has NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS POST...but I just wanted to thank you, Bea, for telling me JGL has a blog weeks ago and last night for texting me that he was singing Gaga's Bad Romance @ SitC. I swooned, signed and clutched my pearls so many times I was in heaven. You so totally rock the casbah!:>)

Bea said...

@EGT: Yes. I am now on Team Cumberbatch. HE IS THE HOTTEST EVER. Even if I can't tell you what color his eyes are. I'd hit it.

@Sorsha: You are SO very welcome, my most amiable friend! And it was totally EGT that told me about JGL's blog!

Sorsha Ni said...

EGT, I love you for telling Bea about the JGL blog, thus telling me in turn and I am intrigued about the magical fairy & enchantment theory you have on the new Holmes. :>)