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Posted on 2012.01.15 at 11:20
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It was actually my wife who first said, "Wow, I can't believe what a great soundtrack this has." Which is funny, because that's usually my line, and I was - just at that moment - thinking the same thing.

Having never heard of it, my wife had added it to our Netflix cue because it "looked interesting" or perhaps it was "might be good"; I was enamored nearly immediately, being blown away by the actors, their lines, and the slick modernization of the entire franchise. And yes, the music.

During one break we took midway between the lengthy pilot I sneaked into my submersible and frantically searched for the score, for surely anything on Netflix is old enough to have such a beast, no? No. The only thing I found which came close was a David Arnold piece for a mini-series. But wait! Mini-series as in BSG before-it-was-a-series mini-series? David Arnold? Really? Really.

I remember thinking of the harpsichord sound in Hans Zimmer's recent Sherlock Holmes and how I was surprised I was that this was so similar in composition. But then I remembered all I don't know about scores and music and the marvelous ability to make someone believe their somewhere else just through the magic of music alone. I was still roaming Victorian-era London, albeit in modern times. We've changed more than London has over the centuries, and David Arnold managed to bring us right to that point in time, and race our hearts as we race the streets and alleyways when the game is afoot!

The album ships on the 30th.

Eric Howton Tower of London 92


michelle1963 at 2012-01-15 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
What an awesome picture! Adorable! Oh yeah, the back drop is really cool too. ;-)
ehowton at 2012-01-16 14:03 (UTC) (Link)
Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2012-01-16 11:07 (UTC) (Link)
I love the music too. I think it is stunning and will also be buying the score when it is released later this month. In the meantime, a couple of the songs, including my most favourite "Reichenbach Theme" are available for listening on the Sherlockology site: http://www.sherlockology.com/downloads
ehowton at 2012-01-16 14:02 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, thanks for the link!
Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2012-01-16 14:04 (UTC) (Link)
No problem! I know what it is to love the music so. Did you watch "The Reichenbach Fall" already?
ehowton at 2012-01-16 14:08 (UTC) (Link)
It doesn't sound familiar. Netflix only has the first 3-episode "Season" available, and I couldn't find the next season on blu-ray at the bookstore last night :(
Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2012-01-16 14:12 (UTC) (Link)
Season 2 only aired in January, with the last episode airing last night!! I was just wondering if it had somehow already aired in the States during the past day. I've been reviewing this season so if you feel like massive spoilers (or once you've got hold of it on Netflix), you can find my reviews at http://www.addictedtomedia.net/search/label/TV%3A%20Sherlock. I still have to write about last night's episode and I have to be honest, I did not enjoy it. Which is not to say it wasn't good, I just didn't like it.
ehowton at 2012-01-16 14:19 (UTC) (Link)
GORGEOUS screencaps!! (But no, I shant spoil myself...)

Such good actors for the roles. I especially enjoy Detective Inspector Lestrade. Reminds me a little of DCI Bilborough and the relationship he had with Fitz in Cracker.
Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2012-01-16 14:23 (UTC) (Link)
Gosh, Cracker was so good, wasn't it? I really miss it.

Those aren't screencaps - they are promo stills provided by the BBC!
pcofwildthings at 2012-01-17 02:09 (UTC) (Link)
Nice photo! Will the standalone 'stache make a comeback, you think?
ehowton at 2012-01-18 08:42 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm pretty sure those days are gone. I did sculpt my facial hair for a photoshoot here a couple of years back and looked predictably ridiculous!
pcofwildthings at 2012-01-18 14:06 (UTC) (Link)
My husband has done the same, several times. I just cross my fingers he doesn't shave everything off, because then I'm scared to look at him for a day or two. It's like, who is this person? Some people just look better with facial hair.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2012-01-24 22:41 (UTC) (Link)
I would be grateful to share in this experience with you.

Thanks for posting; I've been meaning to check out this show for a while. Going to add it to my Netflix queue as soon as I'm done leaving this comment.
ehowton at 2012-01-24 22:48 (UTC) (Link)
Would you believe it arrived yesterday?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2012-01-24 22:55 (UTC) (Link)
I like me some Amazon Prime.
Elizabeth Krumbach
princessleia2 at 2012-01-27 03:49 (UTC) (Link)
Started watching it after reading this. Awesome! Thanks :)
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