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Old 10-02-2012, 07:54 PM
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Flatmates [Sherlock & John] Friendship #2: They’re still at the beginning of what is gonna be a life-long partnership.

Welcome to the Sherlock Holmes & John Watson Friendship Thread #2








"John is a little bit more in control” says Cumberbatch “There’s an understanding and a balance there, now that they’ve been at it for about nine months. Sherlock is kept in check by him, and he funcitons better with him.”

“I guess like any friendship, marriage, or whatever it is familiarity breeds more contempt, and more love”, Freeman agrees, “They’re just more settled with each other now.”

"Moffat concludes : “[Sherlock] is alarming, strange, possibly psychopathic, but perfectly happy! He clearly adores John, he’s not got some deep emotional problem with connecting with people, he just can’t be arsed. He’d rather be out solving crimes."


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Love the quote by Moffat.
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And I think we need to update the OP. I'll look for some arts posted on the previous thread and add them.
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One thing I admire about this relationship is how they don't have to say much to know that they care about one another. Sometimes friendships can be just as rewarding even if not much is said. What made me like The Hounds of Baskerville so much was how John could walk away from Sherlock because of his setbacks and how Sherlock can show weakness and not lose his touch. The friendship was back, but I feel Sherlock saw that John would be hard to make a pushover...mainly that both know they need each other and that it would take something dramatic to see it. Sherlock Holmes and Watson have a relationship where it may look like one doesn't appreciate the other, but we know that this isn't true. There is an appreciation there, but one would have to pay very close attention in order for one to see it.

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Love your thoughts Audrey
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Love your thoughts Audrey
Thank you. When I watch a show, the characters and how they get along fascinate me.

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Yeah absolutely. The character interactions and the story lines are so fascinating
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Lindsay, that would be great.

Hey Audrey

I very muchh agree with what you said. You can tell how much they appreciate each other without any sentimental words.
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The role is, he said, “such a rich gift for an actor. [Arthur Conan Doyle] makes the ordinary extraordinary… and Watson is the audience being dragged through. It’s about the thrill of the relationship. It’s been copied…I hate the word sidekick – I’m sure Martin [Freeman, who plays Watson to Benedict’s Sherlock] does too. It’s a double act.”

There was effusive praise for Martin from Benedict – he recalled that when they first read together, “I felt my game go up. He can ground this extraordinary extravagant character” - and for the pair from Louise, who revealed that she’d been frightened by how good they were at the first script reading: “it felt like you were both already there.” 1


My favourite part of filming #sherlock? Whiskey at end of the day and rat-tat-tat dialogue with Watson.

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A bit more or a different version if you preffer

I hate the word “sidekick” and I’m sure Martin does as well because Watson is so much more than that. He’s his righthand man, his Boswell, his blogger.

On Martin and Benedict being so good at the first script reading – had he done anything with him before?

No nothing. I read in the auditions. We met some amazing actors who would have bought something extraordinary to the part but when Martin walked in I just felt my game raise. I completely did and what he has which is no small talent and has been rightly recognised not just by awards but also by the critics, he can ground this extraordinary extravagant character and can give it a realistic context to something which is otherwise quite fantastical. It’s not like he has super powers but there is something other about him which Martin completely levels.

It’s so rich to play off as an actor as well. Because so often Sherlock is off on his own tangents so it’s not the usual thing of listening and responding so it can often be that I’m speaking for a half page of dialogue and Martin will just go “gives wry look”


where I’ve got that rat a tat tat dialogue with Martin where I’ve got that flying dialogue with him.

I like the Christmas party – I like the music, I like what Martin’s doing there

I couldn’t see Martin’s face. He was just a little blob on the pavement waiting for a bigger blob to land by his feet. That was really wonderful to see what he had done on the other end of that phone conversation. I could hear, we were wired so we could hear each other speak in real time. So I could hear him but to see it was really really moving and seeing him in shock afterwards…it’s ridiculous but it actually made me cry.

Are you more of a Watson or a Sherlock in real life?

Watson. I’m much more of a follower. Martin has much more intuitive brilliance than I have which would make him an asexual sociopath. Not that Martin Freeman is an asexual sociopath but he’s just far quicker at thinking than I am.


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One thing I admire about this relationship is how they don't have to say much to know that they care about one another. Sometimes friendships can be just as rewarding even if not much is said. What made me like The Hounds of Baskerville so much was how John could walk away from Sherlock because of his setbacks and how Sherlock can show weakness and not lose his touch. The friendship was back, but I feel Sherlock saw that John would be hard to make a pushover...mainly that both know they need each other and that it would take something dramatic to see it. Sherlock Holmes and Watson have a relationship where it may look like one doesn't appreciate the other, but we know that this isn't true. There is an appreciation there, but one would have to pay very close attention in order for one to see it.
Very well said!

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The role is, he said, “such a rich gift for an actor. [Arthur Conan Doyle] makes the ordinary extraordinary… and Watson is the audience being dragged through. It’s about the thrill of the relationship. It’s been copied…I hate the word sidekick – I’m sure Martin [Freeman, who plays Watson to Benedict’s Sherlock] does too. It’s a double act.”

There was effusive praise for Martin from Benedict – he recalled that when they first read together, “I felt my game go up. He can ground this extraordinary extravagant character” - and for the pair from Louise, who revealed that she’d been frightened by how good they were at the first script reading: “it felt like you were both already there.” 1

My favourite part of filming #sherlock? Whiskey at end of the day and rat-tat-tat dialogue with Watson.

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Thanks for posting this.
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Thank you so much for posting that.
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