Jamaica Inn

Finally got round to watching Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier (2014).

The BBC three-part series was

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Jessica Brown Findlay as Mary Yellan

written by Emma Frost and is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel of the same name.

The acting was all great. Jessica Brown Findlay did a fine job as Mary Yellen as did Matthew McNulty as Jem Merlyn. 

It was a dark and muddy production, just like the horrendous crimes committed  at the heart of this tale.

I think Jamaica Inn portrays that of many compromised characters. Mary Yellen quite sure of what is wrong and right, forced into taking part in the plunder and killing of innocent seaman.

The only character who is not compromised  and appears to know exactly what he is doing is the one at the centre of it all, the more than evil Parson.

The most compromised of all,

Joss Merlyn was played by Sean Harris superbly. He is ensnared in something extremely nasty indeed. His attempt to drag the heroin into the evil cesspool he inhabits was really a first class piece of drama, interesting to watch and yet really a sad story.

However with over 2,000 complaints being received by the end of the series about the ‘mumbling’ by some actors.

I have to say that Matthew McNulty who played Jem Merlyn is mean’t to have a mumbly voice, this clearly works on paper but not if you are trying to listen to him and there were some instances where it was difficult to understand what he was saying.

Apart from that I enjoyed it, quite a good plot and steller acting..

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Sherlock

Loved this image of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, a pastiche of the Jeremy Brett era of Holmes and of course the Victorian era in which Holmes was set.
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Sherlock is great although I am not too keen on Moriarty, just doesn’t seem to have the presence he should have. However, a great series and should run for a good long time.

Dynamic detective duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson return. The BBC released the first image from its upcoming “Sherlock” special, and the lads look downright Victorian.

The image, tweeted with the hashtags #221back #Sherlock #notkidding, treats fans to an unusual reveal of the detectives that makes us wonder if a time warp will be in effect when filming for season 4 starts in January.

Wearing vintage clothing including a top hat for Sherlock and a bowler for Watson, the pair’s look harkens back to the earlier “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” TV adaptation made by Granada Television from 1984 to 1994, starring Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, and David Burke and later Edward Hardwicke as Watson. Coincidentally, Brett was a family friend of Cumberbatch’s parents.

“Sherlock” producer Sue Vertue also tweeted a photo of the cover page for the read-through draft of the script entitled “Sherlock Special” written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.

“This is what we’ve been doing today! Later on a pic of Sherlock and John as they’ll appear in the Special #221back,” Vertue tweeted.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting any news of the upcoming special since it was first announced in July. The popular series will return with a special and three new episodes for season 4. Shooting is set to begin in January.

“Of course, it’s far too early to say what’s coming, but we’re reasonably confident that the very next thing to happen to Sherlock and John is the very last thing you’d expect,” co-creator, writer, and executive producer Moffat said in a press release.

Season 4 will take Sherlock and Watson into “deeper and darker water than ever before… The Game is on — again!” co-creator, writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss said in the release.

From Cnet