Bit late on the uptake, but better late than never

So, all fans of Benedict Cumberbatch probably already know this, but I thought I’d go ahead and write about it any way.

Benedict Cumberbatch got engaged to Sophie Hunter. The engagement was announced the good old fashioned way with an announcement in the local newspaper, and he asked the blessing of her parents before proposing.

Now, just reading through the blurbs brought up by a search on Google with the words ‘Benedict Cumberbatch engaged’ has got me shaking my head.

“We didn’t know he was actually from the past!”

“Benedict Cumberbatch wants a “private wedding”.” glamourmagazine

Now . . . this just boggles me. It shouldn’t, but it does.

Why shouldn’t the couple have a quiet wedding? Why do they need to tell the whole world they’re engaged. This sort of goes along with the whole thing I saw on Robert Downey Jr.’s facebook page this afternoon. “Actor carries receipt in mouth while carrying three bags”.

I carry pens, pencils, papers, phones, earphones, money (even though I probably really shouldn’t) socks (again with the probably shouldn’t) and even kleenex in my mouth and nobody’s making an article announcement of it complete with photos.
I use my drawers as shelves, my kleenexes twice, eat erratically, sleep erratically, and still don’t know how to drive but nobody’s oohing and ahing over me.

I guess that just goes to show how America really does have classes. In some cases you could argue we have a caste system. I mean, famous people can’t name their kids Sunday Rose or North without getting laughed at or called stupid.

It makes me think of Weird Al’s song “TMZ” – you should listen to it, find it on youtube if you’ve never heard it. It is truly terrifying how obsessed we are with people just because they happen to portray fictional characters that we love.

I’ll admit. I obsess. Grant Gustin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dylan O’Brien, Logan Lerman, Garret Hedlund, Jensen Ackles . . . and a slew of others that I have forgotten about. I don’t obsess about all these at the same time but at one point or another I knew a ton of random facts about them and I still have folders of photos of them. Mostly when they were in character though.
And that’s a distinction I think our society is losing – the character, and the actor. They aren’t the same person. Sure, the actor portrays the character. Sherlock is really good at solving crimes. Doesn’t mean Robert Downey Jr. or Benedict Cumberbatch are.
They are acting. Pretending. Playing a part that may or may not reflect elements of their own personality.
Doesn’t mean they are actually like that in real life.
Doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a life of their own, out of the spot light.

I respect Benedict Cumberbatch. Actually . . . this has restored some of my respect of Benedict Cumberbatch. I think it’s great that he’s going the old fashioned way, the traditional way.

Because you know what?

Tradition is what guides us – it’s a tether, a compass, a standard that we can follow or abandon. I think we’ve been abandoning far to much far to flippantly and that is why I respect Mr. Cumberbatch’s choices, and I respect their privacy, and this is really random, but I haven’t been sleeping well and I’m tired of typing, so . . .

I’m not proofreading this, don’t kill me, hope you like it . . . feel free to comment/agree/argue. Just mind the rules 😀

Connected – Sherlock BBC to Star Trek Into Darkness

SPOILER ALERT – For both the BBC Sherlock show and the movie Star Trek Into Darkness

So after the dreadnaught class ship bearing Khan AKA John Harrison crashes into future London, we are shown Spock on the Enterprise bridge ordering Sulu to scan the ship for life.
Sulu says – Sir, no one could have survived that!
Spock replies – He could.

In the Reichenbach Fall, the third episode of the second series of BBC Sherlock, Sherlock is on the roof of Saint Bart’s conversing with John over the phone.
Sherlock says – No body could be that clever – and John’s response?
‘You could.’

Connected – Sherlock Holmes; Game of Shadows to Arrow

So, I just got done watching Sherlock Holmes; Game of Shadows tonight and one line I caught that I have never paid attention to before was the line when Dr. Watson (played by Jude Law [and if you don’t want spoilers for this movie or the TV show Arrow I suggest you stop reading right not]) takes the dart out of Rene’s leg after Colonel Moran shot him, he test it to see what poison it was and says ‘Curare’.

In the TV show Arrow, starring Stephen Amell, Dead Shot AKA Floyd Laughton, uses Curare to lace his bullets to his targets always die.

That just blew my mind right away. Wow.

Did you know?

Did you know, in The Empty Hearse, the first episode of the third series, Sherlock and Mycroft’s parents were played by Benedict Cumberbatch’s real mother and father, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton respectively.

Amanda Abbington, who’s playing Mary Morstan in the third series, is Martin’s partner in reality. They have two children together.


Did you know?

Did you know, in The Resident Patient by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle one of the Worthingdon bank gang was named Moffat? And now the books are being made into a modernized TV series by Steven Moffat.

There are two stories narrated by Holmes himself. They are The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane and The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier.

Greetings Travelers


Hello, and welcome to my blog. This is a new thing for me, as I have never blogged before, however I have been toying with the idea for about a month now.

Basically, this is my space for all my random thoughts concerning Sherlock Holmes, the great detective. I have read all the stories, and I have watched all the episodes of BBC Sherlock, so most musings will focus on these. I have not seen Elementary however, but I am not going to attack any version of Sherlock Holmes, even if I don’t entirely agree with it.

I will most likely talk about other subjects as well, mainly TV shows, Books, Movies, and Actors.


I would like to take a moment and explain where I got my username from, just to prevent any misunderstandings from occurring.
sherfreakimwatlocked is a reflection of how much I love Sherlock Holmes. My mother has mentioned that I am a ‘Sherlock freak’ on several occasions, so I shortened it to ‘sherfreak’ for the first part of my name.
‘im’ is, obviously, ‘I’m’, referring to me.
‘watlocked’ is, and this is the one thing I want to clear up, NOT a reference to a slash pairing. It is my way of saying I adore Watson because he is the one I relate to the most. I got ‘watlocked’ from the BBC Sherlock episode ‘A Scandal in Belgravia’ when The Woman’s password is ‘I am Sher-locked’.

I’m not trying to get anybody’s hackles up, but this is my blog, so there are some rules I’d like to lay out.

1) I do not agree with the use of excessive bad language, or any bad language for that matter.

2) I do not agree with pairings that consist of a woman with a woman or a man with a man. This is a personal belief, and I realize that, so I am not going to attack anyone who disagrees with that – I just ask that you don’t attack me for my view.

That’s all the rules I can think of right now, and probably the only two I’ll have.