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When I was a kid and there were only 4 networks on TV, I remember a PBS theatrical broadcast of A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Diana Rigg (who I had a supreme crush on due to 'The Avengers'), which featured some wood-nymph full-frontal nudity. Seriously. Boobies (not Mrs. Peel's, unfortunately). On TV!! I was enthralled.

And yet, somehow, I made it to adulthood without permanent psychological damage from seeing them. Ah, the good ol' days.
And don't forget the series, "I, Claudius," which had a significant amount of nudity, foul language, and even featured one Claudius's wives having a competition with a whore to see how many men they could "satisfy" in an afternoon.

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I missed I, Claudius the when it aired. Now I'm interested.
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When I was a kid and there were only 4 networks on TV, I remember a PBS theatrical broadcast of A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Diana Rigg (who I had a supreme crush on due to 'The Avengers'), which featured some wood-nymph full-frontal nudity. Seriously. Boobies (not Mrs. Peel's, unfortunately). On TV!! I was enthralled.

And yet, somehow, I made it to adulthood without permanent psychological damage from seeing them. Ah, the good ol' days.
Thanks for confirming I wasn't imagining things because I recall seeing full frontal too back in the "good ol' days." Except I wasn't a kid then.

I didn't notice any censoring but then I was watching it streaming via the PBS app on my TV. PQ was excellent.
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I didn't hate the first episode... but agree this week's episode was better. I also usually see things coming... but I have to admit... they got me with the ending.
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I didn't hate the first episode... but agree this week's episode was better. I also usually see things coming... but I have to admit... they got me with the ending.

Having read "The Dying Detective" and also having figured out what Mary meant by go to hell, Sherlock, I figured it out pretty quickly. It didn't detract from my enjoyment of the show at all though. Sherlock in the boot was a laugh out loud moment in the show!


Like you, the ending which was the lead in for the next episode was a total surprise. It was hinted at by Mycroft at least twice, but I still didn't see THAT happening. You would think the time they spent with Sherlock and Mycroft's parents would have had a slip about it, but I guess Gatiss and Moffat hadn't thought of it yet.

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Thanks for confirming I wasn't imagining things because I recall seeing full frontal too back in the "good ol' days." Except I wasn't a kid then.

I didn't notice any censoring but then I was watching it streaming via the PBS app on my TV. PQ was excellent.
I had severe problems with my PBS app again, so much so as to make it unwatchable halfway through. So I ended up connecting a laptop to my TV to watch the second half a couple of nights later. PQ was excellent, though I got a few split-second freezes (which were several seconds long and much more frequent on the app). However, I did get the dialogue censoring on the same stream I assume I would've been watching on the app (when I switched from the app to the PC browser version, it remembered my place).

With all my difficulties with the app, I wish I had waited until it comes to Netflix, assuming NF doesn't drop this show as it has so much other content recently (I was reluctant to take a chance). Instead, I'll probably watch the finale OTA, thanks in part to the earlier start time.
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Does anyone else find it kind of "cheap" to be introducing a new Holmes at this point? With there being zero reference to an additional family member, her introduction just seems forced to me.
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And don't forget the series, "I, Claudius," which had a significant amount of nudity, foul language, and even featured one Claudius's wives having a competition with a whore to see how many men they could "satisfy" in an afternoon.

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the "hidden Holmes",, just part of the need to keep various threads coming and going to keep your attention for the fund drive . . . meh.

for me a major WTF moment: Mary as the stewardess pushing the stewardess dressed up in Mary's former traveling old lady get up.
that qualifies for one of those youtube segments: everything that's wrong with.

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I missed I, Claudius the when it aired. Now I'm interested.
Damn, I remember the series. I'm not sure if I taped it or not. Most of my tapes are in special shelf plastic storage boxes and the labels on the side of many of the boxes has fallen off. I'd have to pull the tapes to see if I managed to record it on VHS.

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Excellent end to the series. I watched the BBC One version, including the drama promos before and after the episode. Helps to have a friend in the U.K.

Sucks that we going to have to wait another year before we, hopefully, get three more episodes.

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theres alot of hate for the new series on the internet. but i enjoyed it.
i do think this will be the end of the show.
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Excellent end to the series. I watched the BBC One version, including the drama promos before and after the episode. Helps to have a friend in the U.K.

Sucks that we going to have to wait another year before we, hopefully, get three more episodes.
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theres alot of hate for the new series on the internet. but i enjoyed it.
i do think this will be the end of the show.
I agree that the season finale supports the inference it could have been the show's finale. My daughter loved it, my son in law hated it, and I was somewhere in the middle. Some of the stuff that went on in Eurus's prison struck me as dark to the point of ugly, but the explanation of the meaning of the little girl as the lone conscious person on an airliner was very effective, I thought. Bottom line, there has never been a bad Sherlock.

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I found myself checking the clock a lot in the second half of this episode. Its not like you don't already know the heroes will survive. Super smart all-powerful villain, yeah we get that. Heroes in peril, yeah we've been there. The show was supposed to be about solving mysteries.
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I found myself checking the clock a lot in the second half of this episode. Its not like you don't already know the heroes will survive. Super smart all-powerful villain, yeah we get that. Heroes in peril, yeah we've been there. The show was supposed to be about solving mysteries.
while I dug the character of the sister with her great powers of perception, her unblinking gaze, and the meet up with baby brother Sherlock, the whole set-up, wind up of you shoot guy A, so that wife B and girl C lives, was tiresome and drawn out and I hit the FF button just to move the artificial tension along.
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This whole season was overboard with camera effects and being cute.

The Euris plotline suffered from no real weight and

Spoiler!
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Damn, I remember the series. I'm not sure if I taped it or not. Most of my tapes are in special shelf plastic storage boxes and the labels on the side of many of the boxes has fallen off. I'd have to pull the tapes to see if I managed to record it on VHS.

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I'll just leave this here : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Claudius-Co...rds=i+claudius :-)

5 disc set for less than a tenner.
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This whole season was overboard with camera effects and being cute.

The Euris plotline suffered from no real weight and

Spoiler!
Good point about the sister. Ha, Ha!
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Thanks. I didn't even know it was still available. $14.25 delivered to the U.S.

Yes, it is "PAL", but I have the equipment to play 720x576 25fps DVDs, even if region coded. I actually prefer the original frame rate and resolution.

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I'm surprised that no else else has noticed the major mistake at the end, when they were cleaning up Sherlock's flat.

The floor was still intact. They went thru that whole scene about the bomb going thru the floor, and yet it didn't.
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Well, I didn't know that this last episode was also the season finale. From some things I have been reading, it could also be the series finale as well.


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As others have alluded the final five or so minutes had series ender written all over it. Of course time will tell, but I have a feeling that neither of the leads need the money to make ends meet.
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The violin duet at the end should have been this tune....
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The violin duet at the end should have been this tune..
That was good but I was thinking it would have been way cool if they had played the Sherlock theme music - especially if this does turn out to be the finale...

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I was a bit disappointed in this season (series?) finale.

The premise just required the viewer to suspend belief way too much, well beyond any previous episode:
- That a genius mind like Sherlock not only repressed all memories of his sister and best friend, but that Mycroft and his family could've covered it up so completely, eliminating all traces and never slipping to the degree it triggered Sherlock to question and investigate at some point.

- That his sister could reprogram anyone (even a genius like Moriarity) and turn them into a thrall in under five minutes was the stuff of sci-fi/fantasy (like the Mad Hatter in the current season of Gotham).

And then little things, like Mycroft giving Eurus five minutes with Moriarity without secretly recording it. WTF? Mycroft is head of the most sophisticated intelligence agency in England. I thought he was supposed be really smart.


Any one of those things, I would've said "okay, that's just TV," but Sherlock has been much better at coming up with (pseudo-)scientific explanations for weird phenomena than most shows and avoiding inconsistencies. If this is the direction the show was headed, I say good riddance.
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makes me ready for the next season of Bosch and its very minimal / nonexistent WTF? moments . . . .

next time, if ever, I'll wait for the hype to ebb before thinking Maybe?

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Finally got around to watching this last episode. Good grief, that was ridiculous. I agree with everything Zookster said above. The premise that the unmentioned-until-now Euros Holmes was some kind of Marvel universe super villain with mind-control powers that could bewitch & enslave anyone at any time defied everything Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be about -- logic, observation, deduction, all grounded in the "real world". It looked like they intended it to be the series (American version of the term) finale. If so, good. Don't think I'd watch another one if diving headfirst into the world of magic is all they had left. Too bad. It was really good for the first few seasons - all the way up to this one, really.
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