To want Sherlock to kiss me like that

(767 Posts)
Nombrechanger Wed 01-Jan-14 21:16:11

Benedict Cuminmysnatch just kissed a woman after breaking through her window.
I never have anything nice happen like that to me.


RiojaHaze Wed 01-Jan-14 21:17:18

I have nothing to say apart from YADDDNBU!!

Islagiatt Wed 01-Jan-14 21:18:35

God, yes.

(didn't think I thought about him like that, until he did that!) blush

Nombrechanger Wed 01-Jan-14 21:19:12

He ruffled his hair in slow motion and everything.
It was amazing.

Mummybookworm Wed 01-Jan-14 21:19:48

Until tonight, I never knew what all the fuss was about. But I so would!

nopanicandverylittleanxiety Thu 02-Jan-14 00:21:23


I wouldn't mind him climbing through my window!

WaffilyVersatile Thu 02-Jan-14 00:23:15

YADNBU. Total Cumberbitch here.

WilsonFrickett Thu 02-Jan-14 00:27:22

Oh yes. Yes indeedy. Yes. Please.

NorthernLebkuchen Thu 02-Jan-14 00:28:03

I think they put that bit in specially for us. I so would too!

PixieBumbles Thu 02-Jan-14 00:31:42

Oh God. YANBU. That kiss made me go all melty and weak at the knees. sigh

RoseRedder Thu 02-Jan-14 00:32:35

he looks like a nookmark

RoseRedder Thu 02-Jan-14 00:34:25

ffs bookmark.................I/m off toppemce bed cant work this thi ng

Shit, that must've been one of the bits I missed sad I saw him kiss the blokey on the rooftop.

WestieMamma Thu 02-Jan-14 00:37:53

I missed it. I bloody missed it. I had the bbc page up on my computer and posted it all over my Facebook to remind everyone else. And then I forgot about it until it was half way through. Can't start watching half way through.


SinisterBuggyMonth Thu 02-Jan-14 01:02:44

Fine, but I'd expect him to sweep up the broken glass from the floor with his excessively long coat tails, before he enigmatically swoops off.

steff13 Thu 02-Jan-14 01:05:16

Holy cow! Not unreasonable at all! That was Molly he kissed, right?

perplexedpirate Thu 02-Jan-14 01:08:22

It may have been the hottest thing I've ever seen.
I've been tumblr-ing that and the Moriarty kiss.

deirdrae Thu 02-Jan-14 01:18:11

He's more handsome than he used to be.

It's worth watching then, Sherlock?

Nombrechanger Thu 02-Jan-14 01:19:03

RoseRedder, who are you trying to kid? You can't even type after watching it!

I'm going to watch that bit over and over until my Sky box has a meltdown tomorrow on BBC On Demand.

It had better bloody be there. He's fucking hot.

I would crawl over the broken glass for that kiss. Apparently it took 4 takes!

DumSpiroSperHoHoHo Thu 02-Jan-14 01:22:33

I've never really understood the fuss but have to confess to a fairly major wibble at that pointblush !

NorthernLebkuchen Thu 02-Jan-14 01:24:25

4 takes? Couldn't she have dragged it out for a few more.

SugarHut Thu 02-Jan-14 01:28:37


As you were....

soundevenfruity Thu 02-Jan-14 01:31:26

I thought it was completely out of character. That kiss with Moriarty was a lot more plausible. grin

Nombrechanger Thu 02-Jan-14 01:38:42

OK, I just went to BBC iplayer and watched it. Again. Oh and again. And again. Oh feck, ok I watched it about 10 times.

1.50 until 2.04 minutes in

Coumarin Thu 02-Jan-14 02:08:48


I love Sherlock but never really got the swooning over Ol' Cumblebush until then. It was all head grabby and masterful. <wibble> blush

Coumarin Thu 02-Jan-14 02:09:39

Can I also say;

I'd shave for Sherlock.

(Sorry. Couldn't resist.)

SerenaJoy Thu 02-Jan-14 02:20:20

Oh god yes! I'm massively pregnant and look like a barrage balloon and it even got me all swoony! Love me a bit of Cumberbatch though.

Head grabby and masterful is exactly right.

MsAspreyDiamonds Thu 02-Jan-14 05:55:10

I doubt my dh could kiss me like that even if I made him watch it 100 times! I live in hope

Lottapianos Thu 02-Jan-14 06:18:40

I have the most epic crush on BC. That moment was just utter swoon. I think I gasped out loud.

Lottapianos Thu 02-Jan-14 06:18:50

I have the most epic crush on BC. That moment was just utter swoon. I think I gasped out loud.

Meh84 Thu 02-Jan-14 07:39:26

YA soooooo NBU!

I want to have his babies

DropDeadThread Thu 02-Jan-14 07:50:09

For gratuitous replaying. Swoon.

It's the hair ruffle I think. Tingly. What a god that man is. Also at the end of this episode when he is wearing the deerstalker outside 221b. Just cheekboney perfection. I want to lick him all over.

DropDeadThread Thu 02-Jan-14 07:50:31

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MrsSlocombesPussy Thu 02-Jan-14 08:13:30

Has anyone watched the mini episode?

LadyIsabellasHollyWreath Thu 02-Jan-14 08:21:16

Of course it's out of character fruity - it was fanfic. I laughed along with DH about how witty it was to show that we were in a fantasy scenario by having him do something so ridiculously out of character, whilst totally swooning inwardly. Which is presumably exactly the effect they were aiming for the cake having/eating bastards.

Get in line OP and the rest of you <brandishes large stick> wink

For regular Cumberporn fixes you can Join us over here in Sleb Twaddle

For now, I leave you with my favourite BC montage, courtesy of You Tube. Btw, 36s in makes me go all wibbly grin

TwerkingNineToFive Thu 02-Jan-14 08:31:16

Mmmmm.... Yes it was rather good wasn't it. <sighs wistfully>

TwerkingNineToFive Thu 02-Jan-14 08:32:20

Maybe MNHQ could get him in for a web chat? That would be naice.

Benedict Cuminmysnatch !! I almost snorted tea out.

I so so so so so so so would.

Twerking, I fear MNHQ would be mobbed by horny MNers! They'd have to use a secret underground bunker.

Bet Molly needed a mop after that!

TwerkingNineToFive Thu 02-Jan-14 08:39:22

Oh I think he could handle us.....

Waitingforsherlock Thu 02-Jan-14 08:42:56

He's even better than I remembered. Really did go all wobbly, then they threw in the kiss with Moriarty for good measure. Perhaps they could have recreated that scene from Women in Love... That naked wrestling one? fblush

Was watching with 16 year old ds who innocently enquired if women really do find The Batch attractive. Cue ten minute dreamy explanation of why....

Stropzilla Thu 02-Jan-14 08:44:08

I got through seasons 1 and 2 just wondering what the fuss was. 1 episode in and I have an epic crush.

DropDeadThread Thu 02-Jan-14 08:55:48

I've just replayed the kiss scene seventeen times and I do hope they didn't pay Louise Brearlywotsit for that. There was clearly no acting involved whatsoever. I challenge anyone not to have that exact look on their face after BC had swung through their window, ruffled his hair and then masterfully kissed them like that. What other possible expression is there?!

As for four takes, in her shoes I'd have made damn sure I fucked up his exit every single time grin

TheRealAmandaClarke Thu 02-Jan-14 08:58:23


TheRealAmandaClarke Thu 02-Jan-14 09:01:25

grin dropdead so true.

Climbingthewalls12 Thu 02-Jan-14 09:01:47

YABVU he is one of the ugliest men i've ever seen!

Ooo Matron @ DropDead wink

The man is a sex god, end of discussion <gavel>

Thurlow Thu 02-Jan-14 09:37:07

I like to think of myself as a sensible and mature woman but GOOD GOD. that was amazing. I'm still.swooning now

Thingymajigs Thu 02-Jan-14 09:47:21

I want to watch that clip over and over but DP is sitting next to me. Thank you BBC for using our license fee responsibly. Whoever was directly involved in the creation of that scene needs an award and a pay rise.
Great writing and amazing acting, it was so worth the wait.

deirdrae Thu 02-Jan-14 10:05:42

Pah, the kiss wasn't that great (have watched as OP told us exactly where to find it). Very quick it was, too. It could even have been a peck <squints>

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 02-Jan-14 10:15:24

A peck? There was nothing peck-like about that.


GhostsInSnow Thu 02-Jan-14 10:31:57

DD (16) and I both have BC crushes. We even sat through Star Trek just to watch.
We were glued to the TV last night and at that moment both of us punched the air and shouted "WOOOOOOO!!" It was really really funny actually, we are more alike than I give us credit for blush

This compilation might be vairy vairy naice as well. It was DD who gave me this link honest.....

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Thu 02-Jan-14 10:34:37

YANBU. I swooned and watched again grin

singaporefling Thu 02-Jan-14 10:38:23

S'got all me bits a twitchin' dat fblush

Ooh blush

qazxc Thu 02-Jan-14 10:42:08

Whilst DP was shouting "FFS Derren Brown!" at the tv. I was still swooning, let's face it I'd settle for the kiss on the cheek he gave Molly after they were at the fake Jack the ripper scene.

BecauseIsaidS0 Thu 02-Jan-14 10:45:38

I'm not really into BC, but damn, that kiss!!!

poorbuthappy Thu 02-Jan-14 10:49:28

I have come over all unnecessary in work. grin

Fleta Thu 02-Jan-14 10:59:25

The Moriarty kiss did it for me <fansself>

Having watched the clip again, purely for science you

Having watched the clip again, purely for science you understand

Having watched the clip again, purely for science you understand, I have concluded there is something missing:

Either a) at the point Molly reached for his hair, she should have jumped and wrapped her legs round his waist like any sane woman would have done; or
B) kicked his legs out from under him and jumped him


RabbitRabbit78 Thu 02-Jan-14 11:32:44

Bloody hell Juice that video should come with some sort of health warning! Hnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng!

Misspixietrix Thu 02-Jan-14 11:36:00

YDNBU! He is quite welcome to break into my window at any time! grin.

Lottapianos Thu 02-Jan-14 16:46:46

I've been a waste of space at work today. I've been far too busy replaying that scene in my head on a loop and coming over very unnecessary. It should have a health warning. Maybe they could prescribe it on the NHS for people who have low blood pressure.

Had I been in Molly's position I would have buggered up that scene like my life depended on it. Tripped him up and everything.

Off to find a cold shower or get a life now, whichever happens first

Just watched the clip.




westbest Thu 02-Jan-14 17:23:59


westbest Thu 02-Jan-14 17:26:49

I couldnt even type I was laughing so much at Benedict Cuminmysnatch! Omg!

I would too though- the man is HOT

LeBearPolar Thu 02-Jan-14 17:32:40

It's the hair ruffle.

And the masterfulness (is that a word?)

I would love that to happen to me.

MollyHooper Thu 02-Jan-14 17:36:53

'Twas lovely.

LetUsPrey Thu 02-Jan-14 17:41:24

There's a quote by a Tumblr blogger (Cumberlord I think) which sums it up: "you don’t decide to like Benedict Cumberbatch, it just happens and one day you wake up to a cardboard cut out of him lying next to you and wonder how you got here." grin

That kiss was rather good though wasn't it? I also liked the way he looked at Moriarty just before they moved in to kiss.

I've watched the Sherlock Molly clip a few bazillion times today grin

DS1 has been asking all day if he can watch Sherlock. <sigh> I shall let him I suppose but I will simply have to watch it with him <polishes Perfect Mum badge>

Thurlow Thu 02-Jan-14 17:47:42

Masterfulness is the perfect way to describe it
"I want to kiss you, goddammit, and I shall!"

Still weak at the knees at the thought of it

Coumarin Thu 02-Jan-14 17:51:24

Oh. I hadn't noticed the hair ruffle the first time. blush

Sweet Jesus.

<hits replay>

merryxmasyafilthyanimal Thu 02-Jan-14 17:55:22

Don't like the guy at all or find him in the least bit attractive but the kiss looked gooood!

envy fucking love him grin

Lottapianos Thu 02-Jan-14 18:11:46

Totally agree LetUsPrey. I used to think you lot were a bunch of freaks, couldn't see what the fuss was at all. Then I saw him host HIGNFY and got the thunderbolt. And then watched the first two series of Sherlock and it was Oh Dear God Have Mercy!

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Thu 02-Jan-14 18:22:13

YABVU. Just, no, I do not understand other than because so many media sources give him airtime. He reminds me of mayo. And his little speech about Julian Assange being 'picked on for being posh' rather than for the sexual assault charges and by governments and corporations generally not liking people who publish their secrets fro any background made him even less endearing (though not as bad as Martin Freeman and his rape "joke").

I am not usually an appreciator of BC, other than in Sherlock of course, however it was a manly and masterful snog and I am now seriously impressed by his lovely arse thanks to JuiceOrtiz 's link.

It is a very nice arse.

IHaveSeenMyHat Thu 02-Jan-14 20:09:00

He skates along this fine line of being a bit odd looking and completely fucking beautiful.

He has the most perfect Cupid's bow I've ever seen on any human being.

Like this IHaveSeenMyHat? wink

LetUsPrey Thu 02-Jan-14 22:15:40

Re the OP.

What? Like this?

I'll be in my bunk.

NewGirlInTown Thu 02-Jan-14 22:42:15

I am baffled.
He looks totally gay
Effete, at the very least.

RoseRedder, I love bookmarks.

iklboo Thu 02-Jan-14 23:00:45

Not for me, thanks. There's something....lizard like about him.

I thought I recognised some names on here from the Sleb Twaddle thread mentioned earlier...
Evening BCASers grin

Nombrechanger Fri 03-Jan-14 00:05:24

LetUsPray - Thanks. I was sat there mesmerised watching that.

I'm still feeling really jealous. envy

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 03-Jan-14 01:02:32

My DH has benefitted this evening from me having watched that clip 100 times


I didn't know there was a whole thread to indulge on, I shall pop over!

steff13 Fri 03-Jan-14 04:07:06

I'd shave for Sherlock.

I want this on a t-shirt.

I don't find Benedict Cumberbatch traditionally attractive, but as Sherlock there is just something about him. He could kiss me like that all day long.

steff13, he's not conventionally attractive but he just has "something". He has amazing eyes that seem to change colour, cheekbones you could carve ham on, beautiful lips and my god have you noticed his hands wink

LetUsPrey Fri 03-Jan-14 08:05:35

I Don't Shave For Sherlock t-shirt now available from the BBC Shop grin

I'm trying to think of a way I can watch the video at work today (at lunchtime before anyone starts saying you should be working, etc etc). YouTube is blocked and personal Internet use is a big no anyway. Don't have 3G (or whatever it is) on my iPad. I shall have to approach it as having something extra to look forward to when I get home

waterlego Fri 03-Jan-14 10:16:41

Ah, hello like-minded people.

OH looked at me and laughed when we saw that bit on the show- I was agog.

The way he looks at her when his hands are heading towards her face seems to say 'I want to get in you'. Oh, to be looked at like that by BC.

I can't stop watching this clip and it's making me feel like a teenager. <swoon>

GhostsInSnow Fri 03-Jan-14 10:19:43

He does have a lovely arse.

A few years ago he did Frankenstein on stage, a role which required him to be nakey for the first half hour. Dear reader I have tried for several months to find a covertly take photo of the Cumbercock but alas I have not been successful.

FWIW I'd shave for Sherlock. EVERYTHING.

There are lots of CumberBum pictures out there on t'interweb, but alas no frontal views.

I saw the NT Live screening of Frankenstein last year, but sadly they'd put him in a loin cloth sad

GhostsInSnow Fri 03-Jan-14 10:56:00

Frankel, i think the disappointment registered on my face when he wore that loincloth. sad
Another of life's many disappointments.

needaholidaynow Fri 03-Jan-14 10:56:30

If he was a sexy and attractive actor then I would agree. But nah.

Thurlow Fri 03-Jan-14 11:44:25

Did they put him in a loincloth for the filmed version? That's depressing. I saw it with him as Frakenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the Monster. Much as I adore BC, I have to say he looked better in breeches and a morning coat, and JLM looked spectacular with nothing on.

Heartbrokenmum73 Fri 03-Jan-14 12:43:27

Well, I'm rather late to the party too, but:

Good Lord, that kiss!

I read some of this thread before I watched the latest episode, but backed off in case I got spoilers about how he survived the fall/jump.

I was working my way through series 1 (again) and 2 before watching series 3 and only finished with series 2 last night. I sat for all of two seconds before going 'sod this, I need to see that kiss NOW!' and getting onto iplayer on Sky (it had to be on the tv, Sherlock demands a larger screen).

Reader, I was blown away. And I agree that it was the hair ruffle that did it. That and the look on his face. I rewound it three or four times before I even got on with the episode blush and then went back to the start after the episode ended!

Always loved him as an actor, but now completely appreciate the hotness of the Cumberbatch.

Thurlow Fri 03-Jan-14 17:38:57

If someone had tried to say, before this scene aired, that hair ruffling was pant-meltingly sexy, I would have laughed them out of the room.

I'm not laughing now wink

Seriously hoping DP wants to catch up with this ep tonight. Though my favourite moment actually was when John launched.himself at Sherlock in the restaurant.

Heartbrokenmum73 Fri 03-Jan-14 17:44:11

Thurlow - the bit in the restaurant killed me! The drawn-on moustache and the accent. And when he said 'the element of surprise!' and waggled his arms about.

I love it when we see Sherlock's silly side because it's so rare.

But that kiss...

PS - to whoever it was who said they're a CumberBitch - he asked his female fans to drop that because he doesn't like it - they're now the CumberCollective wink

BornToFolk Fri 03-Jan-14 18:11:39


How did I miss THAT when I was watching Sherlock the other night?! shock

Heartbroken, if you listen to the radio show Cabin Pressure you'll get to hear a lot of BC being silly, as well as his French accent!

TheRealAmandaClarke Fri 03-Jan-14 19:05:39

Would it be wrong to watch it again tonight?
The ruffle
The "look"
The kiss
The hands

Jaw-droppingly swoon- worthy.

LeBearPolar Fri 03-Jan-14 19:20:19

One of my Christmas presents from DH arrived in the post today (cafepress not getting their act together with deliveries over Christmas...) - a water bottle which says on it 'You had me at Cumberbatch'.

I think DH gets me! grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 03-Jan-14 19:24:21

It is the hair ruffle and the look. Dear God. blush

I might see if DH wants to watch it again this evening, you know, incase we missed any important plot details wink

LeBearPolar Fri 03-Jan-14 19:25:06

and in the same parcel were the pyjamas which say 'I'm in shock! Look, I've got a blanket!'

I think he gets me too well... blush

TheRealAmandaClarke Fri 03-Jan-14 19:42:11

It was a complicated story alibaba

You've got him well trained LeBear grin

happytalk13 Fri 03-Jan-14 19:52:41

It was very swoonsome but honestly I was up in arms because I thought I was witnessing a Sherlock character assassination and began to curse the writers....that's all I'm saying in case I spoil it for anyone...

Mia1415 Fri 03-Jan-14 19:53:09

YADNBU. I can't stop thinking about him.....and have replayed that kiss several times on I-player. Love him!

Lambzig Fri 03-Jan-14 19:59:51

DD (4) watched the kiss bit with me and asked why I was sighing. I explained that it would be nice to be kissed like that. She said "don't worry mummy, just get daddy to dress up as that man and kiss you". Is it horribly wrong that I considered the idea?

GatoradeMeBitch Fri 03-Jan-14 20:00:55

Oh my gosh YES! The rest of the episode passed in a blur after that moment. I keep going on tumblr to see what all the devoted fangirls and boys are doing with the clip!

Mind you, the Moriarty nearly-kiss has them just as excited!

Wow, I was blown away by that bit too the other night too. It made me feel all a bit unnecessary. Woof.

Thurlow Fri 03-Jan-14 20:15:06

Lambzig grin

I've just convinced DP to watch it. Happy days.

Heartbrokenmum73 Fri 03-Jan-14 21:38:03

Hang on. There was a story too? A plot? I must have missed those!

There was:

a) the kiss

b) the moustache

c) the restaurant comedy gold

Did other stuff happen too?

<hopes to God Mark Gatis doesn't read this and think I missed a nano-second of his genius writing - as if!>

Thurlow Fri 03-Jan-14 21:51:21

Well, having enjoyed it again I can say there is a vague plot. But I still don't get it, so might have to watch it again to work it out.

I had missed Sherlock's comment on the bomb the first time around, which was brilliant. "I wasn't lying. I have no idea how to turn all those silly little lights off."

Heartbrokenmum73 Fri 03-Jan-14 22:05:07

I've been watching Sherlock every night for the past six nights and now I have to wait until Sunday for the next one.

I feel like I'm going cold turkey.

And am I the only one who hopes that Moriarty somehow comes back too? He is amazing.

IHaveSeenMyHat Fri 03-Jan-14 22:31:45

I have discovered Tumblr and have been laughing myself silly over some of the GIFs.

This is a good one (well, three):

Heartbrokenmum73 Fri 03-Jan-14 22:39:45

Oh, my!

When he pulls off his scarf...

littlebillie Fri 03-Jan-14 22:40:43

It reminds me of the moment Darcy emerged from the lake. Still seared in my memory after all these years smile

Heartbrokenmum73 Fri 03-Jan-14 22:42:23

Also makes me think of when I went to see Bridget Jones at the cinema.

My friend was a huge Colin Firth fan. I couldn't see the appeal at all.


The kiss. 'Nice boys don't kiss like that.' 'Oh yes they fucking do'.


Fecklessdizzy Fri 03-Jan-14 22:44:31

Oooooh, me toooo! grin 12 months of waiting. We cackled with glee throughout. Roll on Sunday.

Coumarin Fri 03-Jan-14 22:53:04

Oh yes Mr Darcy! Me and my friends rewound that so many times we almost wore the tape away. I think we were about 15. blush

The Sherlock kiss is definitely up there on the The Swoon List.

I didn't love the actual episode as much as I'd anticipated I would. Hoping Sunday's is back on form. I think they got a little carried away with 'in jokes' and nudges to the fandom. That said, The Kiss wouldn't have been in there without that so I'm torn.)

Nombrechanger Fri 03-Jan-14 23:03:23
Heartbrokenmum73 Fri 03-Jan-14 23:07:29

Ahhh, look at him tucking in his shirt and adjusting his underwear.


Undertone Fri 03-Jan-14 23:14:45

I must have watched that clip a bazillion times.
Send help plz. Cry-wanking.

IHaveSeenMyHat Fri 03-Jan-14 23:21:41


PMSL grin

IHaveSeenMyHat Fri 03-Jan-14 23:25:01

X-posts with IHaveSeenMyHat grin

Nombrechanger Fri 03-Jan-14 23:31:04

Undertone!! just woke DH because of you!
Are you crying because you've rubbed the skin off your flange and you need a wanking Intervention? Or is the frustration of not having his Cucumbercockedness too much for you?

Coumarin Fri 03-Jan-14 23:31:06



Heartbrokenmum73 Fri 03-Jan-14 23:32:00

Jawline! grin

DropDeadThread Fri 03-Jan-14 23:41:07

Undertone i feel your pain.I haven't felt like this since I was fifteen and all hormonal. I've had that clip on a loop all day, had to turn the sound down cos DH was all hmm and I don't think I can sleep. THE HAIR RUFFLE. THE HANDS!

<huge sigh>

DropDeadThread Fri 03-Jan-14 23:43:18

It is truly the sexiest thing I've ever seen with no nakedness. It's filthy. Outrageous. Pure porn.

The man is divine.

DropDeadThread Fri 03-Jan-14 23:45:49

I'm a professional, happily-married woman with two children. I shouldn't be getting all twinkly knickers like this. The shame.

TheBitchesOfWeestick Fri 03-Jan-14 23:55:13

Finally caught up with this tonight. YANBU.

TheBitchesOfWeestick Sat 04-Jan-14 08:03:30

Went to sleep thinking about it. Woke up thinking about it.


DropDeadThread Sat 04-Jan-14 08:31:23
Nombrechanger Sat 04-Jan-14 09:01:11

I think I've now watched that kiss about 1,400 times!

Thanks Drop! That vid saves us from having to keep pressing play when our hands are cry-wanking washing up.

weeblueberry Sat 04-Jan-14 10:06:11

I don't find him attractive but that kiss.

That kiss...

Gave me the tingle....

harriet247 Sat 04-Jan-14 10:20:33

Amazing ....
BUT moriaty for me! Fit as fuck.
Molly gets all the good ones angry

GoEasyPudding Sat 04-Jan-14 10:32:31

This thread is the funniest ever thread ever!

I was aware the Cumberbatch was attractive but I always like to choose my own unusual crushes so I resisted but then one night maybe on episode 2 of the 1st season of Sherlock I had the dream.
The dream.......THE dream.......he was so good......swoon.

Addicted ever since and that kiss was just.....oh my....
Had to act casual about it as watching it with DH, but I went to Tumblr for my fix for the following day.

This thread has made me laugh so, so much. Love you guys for being so funny and thank you to Nombrechanger! for the rudest name for him ever conceived.

CrabbyWinterBottom Sat 04-Jan-14 10:44:46

We taped this on Sky+ and it chopped the very beginning off, so until I read this thread I didn't know about the kiss! Having now watched it several million times on youtube and tumblr, I feel rather more strongly about Benedict Cumberbatch's sex appeal. shock

Had to act casual about it as watching it with DH

Me too grin

ExcuseTypos Sat 04-Jan-14 10:54:12

I don't find him attractive bit that kiss!!!!!!grin

We need to see a bit more of that kind of thing.

LeBearPolar Sat 04-Jan-14 10:57:24

I love you all for cheering me up so much as the beginning of term approaches and I have to go back to work.


Keep the Cumberbatch love coming [snurk]

ImASecretTwigletNibbler Sat 04-Jan-14 11:01:07

Another 'rewatched it several times' person here! I always thought BC was like a jigsaw of a very handsome man that someone had put together slightly wrongly - I can see he's beautiful but he didn't really do anything for me. Now he does grin It was definitely the hair ruffle that did it - that and the collar-adjusting. Oh, man alive.

Still not as good as the kiss at the end of North & South, though (skip to 2.00 to get to the good stuff!) smile

DropDeadThread Sat 04-Jan-14 11:05:41

ImA that wasn't a patch on Sherlock woman!, It was missing broken glass, rock music and hair-flipping!

Pwoah! Have you seen this?

jinglebellsarecoming Sat 04-Jan-14 12:28:01

I have no idea how to do links but search on You Tube for Benedict R Kelly on Fallon show and then swoooooooon. Maybe someone clever could do a link for the greater good!

Thurlow Sat 04-Jan-14 12:43:03

The R Kelly reading was wonderful. He can barely keep a straight face.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 12:50:57

Oh sweet Jesus. That was hilarious. I actually have tears of laughter in my eyes from that! 'Promise' wink

If I win the lottery, I'm going to hire BC to do rude things to me sit and read RnB lyrics to me.

As an offshoot, I can also highly recommend the wonderful John Krasinski (from The American Office) on Jimmy Fallon, with both of them miming to various songs in competition with each other - brilliant.

PeterCapaldisBitOnTheSide Sat 04-Jan-14 12:55:37

Oh god yes!

Whoever linked to that tumblr account has just consumed several hours of my Saturday!

Whoah. It must be ovulation week or summat. I am still having lewd thoughts about it all. Fuck me. No, actually please do.

Lottapianos Sat 04-Jan-14 15:32:22

I still can't stop thinking about it. Its seriously pathetic. I'm another one who had to keep a poker face for DP sake while absolutely MELTING inside.

No one has mentioned the suit fitting scene. That was swoon city too.

waterlego Sat 04-Jan-14 15:41:30

Suit fitting scene? How did I miss that? Will have to watch again.

Lotta and Checkpoint, I'm the same. I have honestly watched that clip quite a lot of times and I feel pretty embarrassed about how much I've thought about it. What is it about the BC that he has this effect on so many adult women?!

DropDeadThread Sat 04-Jan-14 15:48:03

I'm in that club too water. It's his intelligence. And his leanness. And his voice. And his smile has ... promise smile

There are plenty of great BC videos on YouTube.

This is an old favourite - hmmmm, bad cop grin

Inglori0us Sat 04-Jan-14 16:21:03

I wasn't previously much of a fan, but now. Swoon.

Twiglet I've got a serious case of Armitage fixation since watching Spooks. Hmmm.

Rooners Sat 04-Jan-14 16:31:02

He looks like my old GP! Who gave me his mobile number once...(I was ill...) and told me I had the best medical recall of any patient he had ever had.

So he gave me the consultant's number to discuss things straight without him having to intercede.

He's married. ARGH

oh and isn't that the bird off of casualty?

Yes Louise Brealey was in Casualty several years ago.

Rooners Sat 04-Jan-14 16:36:24

Roxy! That's right.

He also looks like my first boyfriend. Who is now some kind of Bulgarian correspondent for a newspaper or maybe it's the foreign office.

where did my life go SO WRONG

clarinetV2 Sat 04-Jan-14 16:44:45

Right, I'm ready to be told I'm taking things much too seriously and I'm in a minority of one.

But I found the kiss seriously disturbing. No matter how attractive or sexy they are, no human being should force a passionate kiss on another without consent. I think what he did was assault, and the normalisation of that assault on the grounds that he is some kind of quirky sex god is deeply worrying. When did this become OK?

Rooners Sat 04-Jan-14 16:51:36

I thought that too Clarinet...if I am honest I find that sort of strident masculinity a bit of a turn off. Boyf used to do the hair tussle thing too - and I thought it was wonderful then - but he treated me fairly badly and kept swanning off to Sofia.

I think BC is attractive and sexy but I would want someone a little more, mm, well he's a bit condescending isn't he.

I think she gives a sort of implicit consent maybe in that scene? Maybe she looks at him just for a split second before he does it and he thinks it is Ok? I don't know though. She looks pretty gutted after it.

DropDeadThread Sat 04-Jan-14 16:52:44

Clarinet you're taking things much too seriously wink

The scene was a spoof in response to the speculation of fans. Molly has lusted after him forever and this was the writers' way of giving Molly (and therefore the fans) exactly what they wanted.

Anyway, she hardly resisted!

Lottapianos Sat 04-Jan-14 16:57:23

Clarinet and Rooners, I do get where you're coming from. It was a bit Mills and Boon. And totally and utterly out of character for Sherlock. Althoygh i think even he knows that Mollys in love with him and i saw it as a thank you to her for helping him pull off the stunt. Dear god though - it was properly heart stopping.

Pixel Sat 04-Jan-14 17:01:12

She only looks gutted when he leaves just as she's getting into her stride! He has to practically peel her off.

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 04-Jan-14 17:02:32

I only find BC attractive when he has Sherlock hair. Any other hairstyle and I find him quite odd looking. The big hair balances out his strong features.

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 04-Jan-14 17:06:34

Clarinet, haven't you watched the show? She is known to have a massive crush on him. Plus Sherlock is an expert at reading people - he sees all this about Mary in a couple of seconds I think he would have been well aware that the kiss was welcome.

scripsi Sat 04-Jan-14 17:10:59

And he didn't actually kiss her, it was a hypothetical kiss imagined by a fan/conspiracy theorist.

TheRealAmandaClarke Sat 04-Jan-14 18:16:10

Yes. He should have obtained written consent. wink

I guess you have a point in a RL situation.

<writing as fast as i can Sherlock>

Nombrechanger Sat 04-Jan-14 18:23:51

Oh my Goodness me!!
It was an "alternate scenario" kiss and Molly would jump him as soon as look at him if she could!

She went out and got herself a wannabe clone fiancé instead.

Don't ruin the gratuitously sleazy thread with serious stuff! grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 04-Jan-14 18:31:00

Good lord clarinet - are you serious?

Did you always discuss whether your kissing someone would be welcome before you did it? Have you always given verbal/written permission before someone kissed you?

Nombrechanger Sat 04-Jan-14 18:41:03

Just in case:

Dear Mr. C,

I should wish to write to you in reference to your kissing Molly in this week's episode of Sherlock.
If there should ever be a need to repeat that scene, I would like to state that you have my express permission to snog my face off over and over again until you get the right take.
I also do sex scenes and am available to you both on and off screen (for rehearsal purposes) and can clean up afterwards if necessary.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information.

Yours forever sincerely,

Nombrechanger. XxX

lifeissweet Sat 04-Jan-14 18:42:52

My waters broke watching Sherlock. That is wha my that man does to me.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 04-Jan-14 18:42:59


nombre I double dare you to send it.

rightsaidthread Sat 04-Jan-14 19:41:12

Love it nombrechanger grin

How did I miss the hair ruffle?? I have rewatched several (hundred) times since

megcleary Sat 04-Jan-14 19:59:27

DH knows I have huge Cumberbatch issues, while watching it Wednesday I may have shouted bitch at the tv when they kissed blush

megcleary Sat 04-Jan-14 20:02:21

I think he looks good with his natural hair, but then I have myself a wee ginger fetish. It works for him.

Sorry, the thread zoomed onwards from the bit I was replying too in the time it took me to type. As you were. blush

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 20:17:26

I'm finding (after looking at the links on here and some YouTube stuff) that he's just as luscious with his own hair colour or with his Sherlock hair blush.

He's giving Tom Hiddleston a challenge for No.1 on my To Do List right now!

Mmmmmmmm Loki. Yes.
Not as much as the Avengers though. I'd do dirty and illegal things to pretty much any of them.

satsumagirl Sat 04-Jan-14 20:32:48

Oh god, oh god, oh god. The kiss has turned me into a wibbling hormonal 15 year old.

I want to bang BC into next tax year (little HMRC reference for you all in the throes of self assessment there). Fwooooooooooooarrrrrgh smile

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 20:33:27

God, yes, when TH is in 'Loki-mode' as me and DD call it, the things I'd do to him. Bad boy, he is!

Agree on all of The Avengers too.

Weirdly, though, I'm finding my type is changing, as BC and TH evidence. I'm going for taller, leaner types lately. (Posh has nothing to do with it, they just both happen to be posh grin)

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 20:34:34

Wonder how long it's going to be before Daily Fail get hold of this (and other Sherlock threads) and once again declare we're all sex mad?

Gluezilla Sat 04-Jan-14 20:44:40

Eeeeek he is vile !
He looks like an extra from Cats with the makeup just wiped off - bleeeech.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 20:46:20

Gluezilla - ah, I was once like you (well, without the frankly hilarious Cats reference grin) but I have recently embraced the sex Godliness of The Cumberbatch.

Come join us...

Gluezilla Sat 04-Jan-14 20:49:38

Nope Heartbroken Robert Downey JR all the way ... sigh

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 20:50:39

I'm with you on that one Glue - he's a serious piece of man.

I follow him on Facebook and the sarcasm just drips off him - love it grin

IHaveSeenMyHat Sat 04-Jan-14 20:52:06

I've been spending some time on YouTube this evening.

"No darling, you watch the football, it's FINE."

Ohhh, that beautiful voice. And face. And so charming and clever.

I love this thread.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 20:53:55

Did you see the clip of him reading the R Kelly lyrics on Jimmy Fallon's show? One of the funniest things I've seen in ages!

And also proves how utterly ridiculous R Kelly's 'lyrics' really are. Which can only be a good thing.

Gluezilla Sat 04-Jan-14 20:54:30

The I want love video is probably the most utterly gorgeous music vid of all time.weeps

You can also listen to BC reading Casanova, that got me more than a little flustered I can tell you!

LetUsPrey Sat 04-Jan-14 21:00:35

Ah yes, Casanova. I remember listening to that in the car on the way home from work. When he said "exploded with lust" I sort of swerved a little bit. (No other cars nearby, no danger - just to reassure folk)

catgirl1976 Sat 04-Jan-14 21:00:56

Dammit juice

DH just heard the strains of "Let's get it on" emanating from my laptop and came in to see what on earth I was doing grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 21:19:10

BC reading Casanova? Not sure my heart could take it!

Where would I find this recording (for research purposes only, you understand).

MelanieRavenswood Sat 04-Jan-14 21:21:58

This thread keeps coming up in active convos, forcing me to keep clicking on all the links again, just to make sure nothing has changed since las time. Ahem.

Thurlow Sat 04-Jan-14 21:24:37

He hosted HIGNFY once and they made him say "damn good shag" wink

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 21:24:45

I just keep returning to the ones of him pulling off his scarf and tucking in his shirt/adjusting his underwear!


Casanova in full, not free sadly. There may be some clips on You Tube.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 21:29:45

And underneath it, an audiobook read by Tom Hiddleston!


steff13 Sat 04-Jan-14 21:34:41

I only find BC attractive when he has Sherlock hair. Any other hairstyle and I find him quite odd looking. The big hair balances out his strong features.

Couldn't agree more. His Sherlock hair really looks awesome, but when I've seen him on other shows like Top Gear or Jimmy Kimmel Live, his hair is kind of slicked back and makes his features too sharp, IMO.

playavsnow Sat 04-Jan-14 21:42:36

Did none of you like him in Starter for 10? It rather put me off him

Thurlow Sat 04-Jan-14 21:44:48

Oh, I love Starter for 10! But he's not attractive in it at all. He really isn't that attractive without the thick back hair and those porntastic suits.

He's played some rather unsavoury characters, Paul in Atonement for example.

Part of the appeal is his talent as an actor, I know some people try to pigeon-hole him as only playing posh intellectuals but they've obviously never looked at his CV in any detail.

VworpVworp Sat 04-Jan-14 21:49:01

I am disturbed to find I do not find him as attractive as I once did since I discovered that his earlobes are joined to his head rather than hanging freely.

That is really shallow of me, isn't it? blush

I have to confess that my Dh is actually very similar looking to BC as Sherlock... but has black as his natural hair colour and green eyes wink

I think that there is a Jeff Goldblum-ishness about BC which makes me suspect he might be immensely attractive in the flesh (as it were) whilst not always looking his best on screen.

DH, caught up in the drama, has taken it upon himself to stride purposefully towards me and pounce for a whole Sherlock like snog when I am just going about my day. This seems to tickle him. I can't say I object. grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 04-Jan-14 22:00:58


I am vair jealous of your Sherlock-like snogging from your husband.

HRHwheezing Sat 04-Jan-14 22:09:44

Can this go in classics and can we have him on for a web chat?
Not sure whether it's a good thing as not much chatting would go on but if Idris Elba can do it...

Coumarin Sat 04-Jan-14 23:01:58

Agree that BC doesn't float my boat as himself although I can appreciate how beautiful he is. It's definitely a case of Sherlock fancying over here although only after that kiss. Who knew hair ruffling could have this effect?

Coumarin Sat 04-Jan-14 23:02:31

Mind you, his voice...

Imagine him whispering filth into your ear...

DropDeadThread Sat 04-Jan-14 23:05:12

Littlegrey my DH has a liking for that sort of "I'm going to kiss you right now" thing, which is great, but I'm not sure how to tactfully broach the coat-wearing and collar-adjusting with him. Also, he's bald grin

DropDeadThread Sat 04-Jan-14 23:08:10

HRH I'm all for a web chat but really there would have to be a video element to give the full effect. Actually hold that thought.

<fires off email to MNHQ offering services as tea lady>

Funnily enough dropdeadthread DH is also approaching baldness.

It's the thought that counts though grin

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 04-Jan-14 23:24:20

I know it's not the same, but he did do a webchat thing with reddit

ImASecretTwigletNibbler Sat 04-Jan-14 23:33:49

Yes yes yes, the hair is wot does it. The slicked back Medallion Man look is not good.

TheBitchesOfWeestick Sat 04-Jan-14 23:48:58

Must - stop - watching - the kiss -


CrabbyWinterBottom Sun 05-Jan-14 00:24:08

Godalfuckingmighty what have you all done to me?? Now I have a massive crush on him and am lying here watching him on youtube when I should be asleep. hmm

so delicious, especially the way he says 'sex'... And is that his natural hair colour?

Nombrechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 00:32:46

Yes, we have all been brainwashed by His Royal Cucumbercock-edness.

I think I need some sort of Men In Black Memory Eraser so that I can get on with my life!

TheRealAmandaClarke Sun 05-Jan-14 07:28:28

coumarin yes I can imagine that sort of whispering. Ooh. blush

TheRealAmandaClarke Sun 05-Jan-14 07:30:57

Oh good grief. Can you imagine a BC webchat?

mumtosome61 Sun 05-Jan-14 07:37:12

I had a real, full on in my head love affair with Cumberbatch this time last year. I was dosed on valium and was convinced if only we could go for a pint then the world would be put to rights and we'd swan off to the sunset. It lasted until Star Trek and then it sort of fizzled out.

I still find him attractive, but in an intellectual way - everything I read of him is just so wonderfully profound that I convinced myself out of a crush by knowing I could never compete grin.

I was really disappointed with episode one

MissMarplesBloomers Sun 05-Jan-14 07:51:55

Apparently That Scene needed 4 takes & the hair ruffling was "Molly" 's idea.....the hussy!!!!

(my daughter stalks follows the cast on Twitter)

Crabby there is some debate over his natural hair colour! I think it's generally accepted that it is a browny/auburn colour, not quite the strong ginger you see in some pictures like this from his Frankenstein-era

Nombrechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 10:32:00

My Internet history looks something like this

- Sherlock and Molly kiss
- cumberbatch bum
- cumberbatch naked
- cumberbatch natural hair colour
- cumberbatch contact details
- cumberbatch hires Nombrechanger for sex scenes (hopeful)

MadeOfStarDust Sun 05-Jan-14 10:34:30

my dh also kisses me like that - sometimes even a hair ruffle (no slow motion though) -

is it shallow to say it is one of the major reasons I married him??

TheRealAmandaClarke Sun 05-Jan-14 11:19:04

Not at all shallow stardust

<off to take DH shopping for a Greatcoat>

waterlego Sun 05-Jan-14 11:27:32


OH doesn't know what's hit him- we've had three whole shags this week which is unheard of in this house. It's watching the Cumberkiss on repeat what done it.

Nishky Sun 05-Jan-14 11:36:26

Just came in to say - Rupert Graves.

runs away

Thurlow Sun 05-Jan-14 11:41:43

Well, obviously if we're including the others, its Sherlock, Moriarty, Lestrade then Watson. Sorry Watson.

Nishky Sun 05-Jan-14 11:52:46

Mum I think I would have to put Lestrade and Moriarty the other way round. Or joint second.

Oh I can't decide angry

Nishky Sun 05-Jan-14 11:53:07

Mum? Meant to say mmmmm!

Ah I love Lestrade, particularly his comment when Sherlock reappeared: "Oh you bastard! He has a lovely face.

Thurlow Sun 05-Jan-14 11:57:12

Moriarty is sadly delicious. Not as nice as Sherlock, but delicious nevertheless.

I know someone who works with someone who went to school with Moriarty.

This is almost exactly the same as knowing Moriarty myself.

You may all feel free to be insanely jealous now. wink

UsedToBeNDP Sun 05-Jan-14 12:04:29

Lestrade would get it. Sherlock would obv also be on the list. The others you can keep.

UsedToBeNDP Sun 05-Jan-14 12:05:52

Moriaty leaves me cold.

BornToFolk Sun 05-Jan-14 12:06:37

Yes to Lestrade! I've always had a bit of a thing for Rupert Graves and he's lovely as Lestrade.

I am very much looking forward to tonight.

ImASecretTwigletNibbler Sun 05-Jan-14 12:10:06

I've loved Rupert Graves for years (Freddie Honeychurch, anyone?!) and I think he looks even better with grey hair... but he can lose the silly Mockney accent as Lestrade.

UsedToBeNDP Sun 05-Jan-14 12:10:21

DH is taking Ds2 back to uni this afternoon and possibly won't be back in time for ep2 tonight so I've got to wait.


As a 37yo mother of three I find the hysteria slightly embarrassing but.........

Oh god, yes!!!!

Thurlow Sun 05-Jan-14 13:00:16

I didn't even muck around being polite to DP about tonight's episode. We don't have that many evenings in together due to work. Tonight is a rare one. However I have already said "I don't care, I'm watching Sherlock, go play on your computer if you don't want to watch it IN SILENCE with me..."

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 05-Jan-14 13:01:00

Oi! Don't be mean, leaving Martin Freeman at the back. I'd have him in a heartbeat, if only because of when he was Tim in The Office.

And also because he's gorgeous.

I was watching him on a chat show once and they showed a picture of him meeting Prince William (I think) and his reaction, rather than anything to do with him and Prince William, was 'oh look, there's my Amanda!'.

That moment, for me, just summed up what a lovely bloke he is. 'Yeah, there's me meeting a Prince, but look, the love of my life!'

I'm loving watching him and Amanda together in Sherlock. All they need to do now is cast me as Sherlock's girlfriend and we can see if life can imitate art <hopeful>

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 05-Jan-14 13:14:20

Rupert Graves is very hot. Part of his hotness is that he knows he is grin

water we have also had an unheard of amount of sex this week. My libido, which had gone into hiding for the last 5 years while I've been pregnant/BFing etc etc has mysteriously reappeared... wink DH is walking around like this gringrin grin
We discussed coat purchasing earlier on, you know, just out of the blue as you do!

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 05-Jan-14 13:26:29

I agree on Rupert Graves - don't think I've seen him in anything else (obviously been living under a stone blush).

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Sun 05-Jan-14 14:45:46

Rupert Graves in A Room With a View

So young! I had a mega crush on him after watching that film. In 1985 shock

LeBearPolar Sun 05-Jan-14 15:36:45

If you haven't seen Rupert Graves in anything, give The Forsyte Saga a go. He is lovely in that.

Thurlow Sun 05-Jan-14 15:39:04

I think it was the Forsythe Saga that put me off him!

I did fancy him a lot in Take a Girl Like You, however.

VikingLady Sun 05-Jan-14 16:09:41

So does Lestrade not have that accent in rl? Cool. He's now number 2, very closely followed by Watson (it's the quizzical look) but never Moriarty! Can you imagine him pulling his "crazy" face partway through?!

DH is also benefitting from regular dtd thanks to BC. And he has the coat....

LucilleBluth Sun 05-Jan-14 16:16:43

I am stupidly excited for tonight. I just changed my FB profile pic to Mr

SirChenjin Sun 05-Jan-14 16:19:54

I had a very inappropriate dream about BC the other night after watching Sherlock on iplayer confused. I've never found him particularly attractive, but he definitely has something.

ImASecretTwigletNibbler Sun 05-Jan-14 20:13:17

I think RG is quite posh in RL, Viking.

As for buying your husband a specific coat purely to make him look like a TV character, well that's just crazy talk. You would never catch me doing any such thing wink

Nombrechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 20:20:45

Roll up, Roll up, ladies take your seats and get have ten minutes and counting down...

No cry-wanking in front of partners. Not unless you're both into that shit.

If you feel like you're emotionally cheating on him whilst he's sitting a couple of feet away from you on the sofa, well...YOU ARE!

You bad, bad girl.

Now, remember, no cry-wanking and no audible "PHWOAAAAR"s or "I would" or "Take me now, Cuminmysnatch"..

God speed ladies.

UsedToBeNDP Sun 05-Jan-14 20:25:18


ExcuseTypos Sun 05-Jan-14 20:26:35

My DH has fallen asleep, so I will be PHWOORING.

Lucky megrin

BornToFolk Sun 05-Jan-14 20:27:00

Ah, at times like this I positively LOVE being single...wink grin

Coumarin Sun 05-Jan-14 20:27:43


Coumarin Sun 05-Jan-14 20:29:06


How bad is it that I read You bad, bad girl in BC's voice?

<is ashamed> blush

Nombrechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 20:31:19


Ahhhh, better get my panty liner's gonna be a wet night..

too much?

ExcuseTypos Sun 05-Jan-14 20:31:22

Right, see you on the other side.

I need to concentrate now.

TheBitchesOfWeestick Sun 05-Jan-14 20:31:40

Haha Coumarin me too

Get ready in 3...2...1...perve.

Lottapianos Sun 05-Jan-14 20:32:01

Sometimes I really wish I lived with another woman so I could exclaim out loud without shame

ExcuseTypos Sun 05-Jan-14 20:32:05

DH has just woken uphmm -- bastard--

Nombrechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 20:33:06

Drug him..

See you on the other side..

HRHwheezing Sun 05-Jan-14 20:51:56

My husband is not here.....
Is that cheating?

theeternalstudent Sun 05-Jan-14 22:06:36

OMG that was amazing. I loved this episode. Very funny and Cumberwatshisname is just gorgeous! I'm a tiny bit in love.

Nombrechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 22:07:15


ExcuseTypos Sun 05-Jan-14 22:09:49

I was a tad disappointed. It wasn't as good as usual.

I didn't like him being sick either. Put me off him a bit.

TheBitchesOfWeestick Sun 05-Jan-14 22:09:49

First with the sexy, now with the vulnerable. Le sigh.

poorbuthappy Sun 05-Jan-14 22:12:35

Down girl.
Oooo yes pass me the handcuffs now please.

Nice to see Irene Adler put in a cameo & grin @ Mycroft in his leggings

statisticsthicko Sun 05-Jan-14 22:18:57

Wow. I have been Cumberbitched. Only a few months ago I was comparing him to a goat and now ..... massive crush. A bit sudden but I'll go with it grin

Thurlow Sun 05-Jan-14 22:20:45

God, he's just so FIT

Lottapianos Sun 05-Jan-14 22:21:18

He really does creep up on you. You can go from 'no way' to pawing the carpet in about 3 seconds. Its like a thunderbolt!

WilsonFrickett Sun 05-Jan-14 22:25:01

Oh god he can dance as well. That's it. I am undone. Undone.

Thurlow Sun 05-Jan-14 22:30:41

How comes none of the men I've been partnered with at weddings looked like that? sad I need new friends.

I do like the way he likes Mary, though. And he was adorable with the little kid.

Off to bed now, presumably to dream of greatcoats and handcuffs...

I think his Waltz needs a bit more work. As I've been training to take my ballroom/Latin teacher exams I am willing to put myself forward in a self-sacrificing fashion to teach him a thing or two wink

Lottapianos Sun 05-Jan-14 22:46:02

I only swooned twice this week - when he took off the soldier hat and ruffled his hair (faints) and at the very end when he did the big swoosh thing with his coat as he was striding off. Very nearly cried during the speech though, the moving parts. Thought his dancing was v disappointing actually

HRHwheezing Sun 05-Jan-14 22:47:20

I have been watching him all day on YouTube.

I loved the coat flick at the end. My mother said she didn't like him, he looks like a cat.

She won't be coming to our wedding then.

qazxc Sun 05-Jan-14 22:48:15

Thought Mycroft cut quite a nice figure in licra. Oh god, I'm going to have dreams about a sherlock/mycroft sandwich now, aren't I?

HRHwheezing Sun 05-Jan-14 22:48:35

high fives lottapianos

WilsonFrickett Sun 05-Jan-14 22:53:52

I knew the hat removal hair ruffle would get all of MN going grin

Nombrechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 22:59:24

Well I cried during the speech, I got flustered with the hair ruffle when he took off the Busby (as mentioned), loved his vulnerability and his connection with the little boy and excited when he leapt (almost levitated) over the wedding Top Table to find the Mayfly.
I loved the flicking of the coat at the end.

I cried and I laughed. I can't complain but I would like a mystery in detail from start to finish.

[[ Next week looks to be a good one]], much darker.

Oops, link fail

Pixel Sun 05-Jan-14 23:08:54

I liked the way he listened to the little boy's theory as well "There's a headless nun in it for you" grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 05-Jan-14 23:14:03

Ooh next week looks good.

I really enjoyed today's episode. The speech was great, you got exactly that feeling of 'oh my god this is so cringing WTF is he doing' that you get when a best man is struggling and making an awful speech - brilliant, brilliant.

When he ruffled his hair, I inadvertently said 'ooh another hair ruffle' and DH looked at me like this confused. I just carried on watching rather than elaborate...

Nombrechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 23:24:32

I sort of nervously laughed during the hair ruffle..awkward.

It's an improvement from last week. I made a very strange sound and went red!

I am unspeakably nervous about next week. I think it's going to get really very dark and possibly upsetting. I hope not, but after such a light, happy episode I think they will want to ruffle all our feathers.

Yes to drunk Sherlock though. I enjoyed that almost too much.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 05-Jan-14 23:54:13

Best line of the episode (for me):

'He's clueing...he's clueing for looks' grin

brokenhearted55a Mon 06-Jan-14 00:01:09

I like when he said he was a high functioning sociopath

Coumarin Mon 06-Jan-14 01:19:48

Swooshy whippy coat alert!

What is it about long coats? Captain Jack, The Doctor, Sherlock Holmes, innumerable romantic heroes in BBC costume dramas etc. Whack a tall man in a sweeping long coat with lots of buttons and knickers up and down the land melt. There should be some sort of study.

I volunteer to do the research.

TheRealAmandaClarke Mon 06-Jan-14 02:31:43

<signs up forcoumarin's coat study>

I add to your list of blokes in big coats - Angel and Spike from Buffy grin

Love this tweet from BC's friend James Rhodes last night:

@JRhodesPianist: And final word before nighttime coma - drunk Sherlock terrifyingly, hysterically similar to a drunk Cumberbatch smile


Thurlow Mon 06-Jan-14 07:23:12

I liked Sherlock's deductions while drunk - "chair, sleep... Hi-fi noisy thing... Another chair, sitty thing..." grin

TheRealAmandaClarke Mon 06-Jan-14 07:46:47

But I missed last night's hair ruffle.

LetUsPrey Mon 06-Jan-14 08:05:45

Hasn't Steven Moffat said something like if you thought you went through the wringer with The Reichenbach Fall, it's even worse at the end of this episode three?

Git. grin

That's what I thought Prey, I have a feeling they've been light-hearted in the first 2 episodes to lull us into a false sense of security. I think very bad things are going to happen sad

LetUsPrey Mon 06-Jan-14 08:13:07

Speaking of light-hearted, hair ruffle anyone?

MissMarplesBloomers Mon 06-Jan-14 08:35:34

Somethings going to happen with Mary I have a feeling.

(sob) poor Watson

GhostsInSnow Mon 06-Jan-14 08:38:27

I asked dh to kiss me like Sherlock, he asked what I meant so I told him that minus the window jumping it was a hair ruffle and face grab. he thought for a moment, came over to me, ruffled MY hair, grabbed HIS face then kissed me and walked off chuckling.
I said that was it,I was leaving him for Mr cumberbatch, his reply? ok, but you are taking the puppy.... grin

MadeOfStarDust Mon 06-Jan-14 08:52:53

MissMarplesBloomers - it does .... in the books (but not very satisfactorily - is that even a word?) ... will be interesting to see what happens in the series...

VikingLady Mon 06-Jan-14 09:54:08

I thought the emotions in this episode were pretty dark - Sherlock was unhappy all the way through clearly needs me to take his mind of it

But I think it must get really dark, if they are trying to keep the characters and relationships close to the books. Watson and Mary don't have children, Mary dies and Watson moves back in iirc. Seriously hoping the writers don't do that! hmm

Did love the deducty bit with fast monologue at the end of the wedding speech. Really like his hyper intelligent deducty rants smile

WilsonFrickett Mon 06-Jan-14 10:13:18

I'd kind of rather she died than turned out to be a sort of evil Mary - which I had my suspicions about in ep 1. Poor John either way.

I agree, it felt like a real change of tone last night, good on the writers for still experimenting and shaking it up - but I too suspect next week will be vair dark and minus hair ruffling...

Wevet Mon 06-Jan-14 10:37:19

I thought last night was too sunny and cuddly, and best-friendy considering the friends in question are a 'high-functioning sociopath' (who last week genuinely believed that dressing up as a comedy waiter was the best way to reveal to his grieving friend that he'd faked his own death two years earlier) and a normal man who is furious at having been left to grieve needlessly for years!

Mary is lovely, but I agree that everything looks to be poised to crash over into disaster.

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Mon 06-Jan-14 10:38:58

I thought last night's episode was really good - but I have the same ominous feeling about Mary sad

I think Moffet will set it up so she looks like the baddy, then she'll die. Then we'll find out she wasn't bad after all... mind you, that's kind of what happened with Sherlock falling off the roof, isn't it?

Nombrechanger Mon 06-Jan-14 10:41:51

LetUsPray - May the good Lord bless you for that hair ruffle link.


Nombrechanger Mon 06-Jan-14 10:42:29

I wasn't going to mention about Mary dying...

letuspray I think you should be given an OBE awardfor that link! That is an Ogling Benedict Enablement award ib case you're wondering!

Thurlow Mon 06-Jan-14 11:32:37

Thanks, letuspray, I just clicked on that link at work and came up as blocked because it's pornography! That's going to look good on my history grin Well, at least I'm leaving in a few weeks. Which is why I'm just merrily watching the drunken Post-It Note game again. "Am I a pretty lady?"

KatnipEvergreen Mon 06-Jan-14 11:37:30

I was just relieved Mary didn't die last night. I couldn't remember Watson having a (living) wife in any other version of SH.

It's just too cute that Amanda and Martin are married IRL though. Squeeee! Sorry blush

MadeOfStarDust Mon 06-Jan-14 11:43:14

In the books, she just dies in between books... so not part of the story - just a means of Sherlock and Watson moving back in together.. cannot imagine that happening in the series though... too many possibilities to wring out the angst etc...

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 06-Jan-14 11:56:00

I loved how he had no idea who Madonna was, he'd just plucked her name out of the newspaper.

And the way John, when drunk, slid off his seat, put his hand on Sherlock's knee, looked a bit confused and said 'I don't mind' before getting up again.

The drunk acting was just perfect - 'I know about ash! Don't try to tell me I don't!' grin

But also very worried about next weeks episode because the last episode in each series has been very dark and series 2 was definitely worse than series 1, so series 3...

TheRealAmandaClarke Mon 06-Jan-14 12:17:33

thanks letuspray

Thurlow Mon 06-Jan-14 12:21:33

What's on that link? envy

Lottapianos Mon 06-Jan-14 12:53:20

'It's just too cute that Amanda and Martin are married IRL though'

Hate to be a PITA pedant but they aren't married - they are conscientious objectors, like me and DP grin They have been together for a long time and have two children but have decided not to get married.

It's torture only having 3 episodes in a series. Getting very worried about what next week's episode will involve, everyone seems to be predicting serious doom and gloom.

Lemongrab Mon 06-Jan-14 12:53:54

LetUsPrey your link made me come over all school girlish.. grin

waterlego Mon 06-Jan-14 13:54:05

Heartbroken - I'd forgotten some of those very funny bits so thanks for the reminder smile

One thing I had never really noticed before all the hair ruffling and face clutching kicked off, was BC's delicious hands. I am very grateful to the hair ruffle for bringing those to my attention.

Oh yes. The hands!!! They make me come over all peculiar.

Thurlow Mon 06-Jan-14 14:45:29

His feet too. There's a bit in one of the earlier episodes where he is massaging a sofa arm with his feet. For someone reason that made me go all teenagery too.

helenthemadex Mon 06-Jan-14 16:22:56

Swoon that is all

ummingandahhing Mon 06-Jan-14 16:27:55

Ahem. If anyone wants to see Rupert Graves in much younger, hot gay action, then I would recommend Maurice. grin

Coumarin Mon 06-Jan-14 17:08:23

How did I miss the hair ruffle part 2? hmm Thankfully the internet had plenty of places I can replay it over and over again catch up.

Ajaney Mon 06-Jan-14 17:15:27

It was 90 minutes of pure 'Sherlocking' bliss. I also fear next sunday as it means no more Sherlocking, an indeterminable wait for the next series and I reckon Mary is going to meet some sort of 'end'......

frizzcat Mon 06-Jan-14 17:36:22

WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCKITY FUCK. And yes that did require shouting - why is there only three episodes? Who decided that? More importantly where do they live?

When's the next series?

I also think Mary will meet some grisly end.... She's too perfect, not only has she wooed helped and healed John Watson but she quickly won round Sherlock. That kind of perfection can only mean death, so that John and Sherlock suffer in their failure to save her.....
Shame though I quite like her character...

Also with regards to the Cumberbatch ..... Well it would be rude not to, and I am a girl who prides herself on manners. Wouldn't be rude to Freeman either

3 EPISODESangry. Oh I wish MN would put a Sherlock hat on their emoctions

Sherlock has only ever had 3 episodes per series. Because they are 90 mins long making them is like making a film. Plus as Benedict and Martin have got more and more in demand it is harder to schedule filming around their other commitments. Odds are series 4 will be on screen in early 2016 sad

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 06-Jan-14 18:18:53

Two years!?! Until the next series. I'm not sure I can wait that long - I suspect I will be watching Series 1-3 on a loop until then.

I think the BBC should sign all involved in Sherlock into a binding contract that says they aren't allowed to make anything else until they've made every Sherlock story written (and maybe some more written by Gatis et al).

<in my dreams>

BTW, did anyone hear Steven Moffat on Radio 2 this morning (on Chris Evans' show at about 8.40). He admitted that next Sunday's episode will be a massive contrast to the previous 2 episodes.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 06-Jan-14 18:21:17

Ah, balls, knew that would be the case - it's been far too fun n fluffy up until now.

Someone's going to die, aren't they?

<hopes it's Molly's boyfriend and his weird chin>

If anyone wants to see BC in the flesh, he's signed up to play Hamlet on stage in the West End later this year. No news on tickets or dates yet, but it's sure to be in demand.

Plus he's got at least 3 film projects out this year: 12 Years A Slave, August:Osage County and The Imitation Game.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 06-Jan-14 18:31:17

BC in the flesh! Not sure I'd manage to get through the whole play without coming over all unnecessary - wibble...

HRHwheezing Mon 06-Jan-14 18:33:21

starts to squat at any London theatre

I saw David tennant as hamlet. I think I need to see both to compare.

Sherlock is filmed mostly in Cardiff, my busband's friends owns one of the flats that they came out of. I'm sure I could be a willing and able tour guide.

helenthemadex Mon 06-Jan-14 18:34:13

just so you know series 1 and 2 is only £9.99 on dvd in the BBC shop so you can pause and rewind at your leisure I have spent far to much time perving BC

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 06-Jan-14 18:35:58

Don't they film Doctor Who in Cardiff too? It must be where Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatis practically live these days!

I would love to see BC in Hamlet, but it ain't gonna happen, with the price of tickets and travel.

Oooh, maybe we should set up a MN theatre trip and get group discounts on the tickets and hire a coach! and 'phwoar' to our heart's content

Who's in?

Don't know about Dr Who but they filmed the spin off who's name escapes me right now with Jack Harknessin Cardiff. What was it's name?

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 06-Jan-14 18:39:29

Torchwood grin

Yes!! Thank you.

DropDeadThread Mon 06-Jan-14 18:50:52

Oh Hamlet is my favourite Shakespeare and BC will be a marvellous tortured soul and hot too so I'm in grin

LetUsPrey Mon 06-Jan-14 18:54:13

Thurlow did you get to see the hair ruffle link?

I do have a particular thing for BC's hands - as well as the rest of him - but seeing as some of you have mentioned his hands, I shall post this. I'm sure your imagination can do the rest grin

FalalalalalalaFiggy Mon 06-Jan-14 18:55:08

The bonfire scene in last weeks ep was filmed on Bristol and they've done some in Cheltenham this year not spotted where though.

The swimming pool at the end of season 1 was also Bristol. I had heard about Cardiff being a location but not managed to identify any of that either!!

SirChenjin Mon 06-Jan-14 18:58:55

Did anyone listen to the interview on R2 this morning with Steven Moffat? BC's parents in last nights episode were played by his real parents.

aliasjoey Mon 06-Jan-14 18:59:17

You lot know everything! Can't believe Rupert Graves was Freddie Honeycomb!

I missed the hair-ruffle, so thanks for posting the link. It's something about the masterfuliness.

And, BTW I'm straight, married, but the kiss with Moriarty nearly made me wet my knickers. Don't even know why, something to do with them being mortal enemies who hated each others guts; and also both being crackingly intelligent, arrogant and unpredictable... oops, I'm off again... blush

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 06-Jan-14 19:12:47

Oh God Lord, that middle finger!


Shit, LetUsPrey! My stomach just flipped over!! shockgrin

You lot are bad for me!!

LetUsPrey Mon 06-Jan-14 19:34:19
Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 06-Jan-14 19:36:09

Choose me! Choose me!

I would like to come back as the arm of a chair in my next life...

Well I don't want to be the chair but I wouldn't mind being under that hand!

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 06-Jan-14 19:39:22

Or, even better, can I please come back as BC's wife - much simpler and to the point grin

Nombrechanger Mon 06-Jan-14 19:39:56
HRHwheezing Mon 06-Jan-14 20:04:02

The cafe that they were in last week was Cardiff.
The coffee stand outside is the law courts in Cardiff too.

I'm in Bristol so it's all good.

Thurlow Mon 06-Jan-14 20:51:26

OK, I've watched that link now, letuspray

Bloody hell.

And on a night DP has gone to bed early too angry

Might have to watch another episode tonight. Maybe the one with Irene Adler? I do so enjoy a flirty Sherlock...

Though I would like qualify all this by saying I don't actually fancy Cumberbatch that much. I just fancy the pants off of Sherlock.

Could you imagine how enthusiastic he'd be once he got the hang of it?! Look how carried away he got by making origami Sydney Opera Houses!!

<breathes slowly>

<and then clicks on that hair ruffle link again...>

TheBitchesOfWeestick Mon 06-Jan-14 21:23:13

Yes, same here Thurlow.

The hands are magnificent...

It's a fact that Prey is the Queen of BC hand-porn grin

Do you still have a link to the one with the car stereo? I've been looking but can't find it sad

The swimming pool at the end of S1/beginning of S2 is indeed in Bristol. It was my local pool when I was growing up, Bristol South. I nearly fell of my chair when I realised why it looked so familiar grin
The bonfire scenes in Ep1 last week were filmed in Clifton. I seem to recall Moffat or Gatiss saying that the reason they use Cardiff is because they have a lot of buildings that look like London (housing, etc) but it costs a fraction of the price to use them as sets.

GreenShadow Mon 06-Jan-14 21:40:56

FalalalalalalaFiggy - The Cheltenham bit was the restaurant (Dafodil) where Watson proposed to Mary.

megcleary Mon 06-Jan-14 22:17:08
VikingLady Mon 06-Jan-14 22:35:27

I definitely think he would concentrate on being as perfect as possible, and getting it right smile


LetUsPrey Mon 06-Jan-14 23:09:53

This one Frankel?

SabrinaMulhollandJjones Mon 06-Jan-14 23:15:33

OMG! Will you all stop?!!

I can't concentrate and I feel like I'm objectifying him (which goes against all my principles) grin But goddamn.

There's going to be a riot when tickets to Hamlet come out.

That's the one Prey grin

Thurlow Tue 07-Jan-14 07:37:14

I am 34 years old. I have two degrees, count 'em, TWO DEGREES. I have published multiple articles.

And I've just got up this morning and immediately opened that hair ruffling gif and left it open on repeat while I got ready.



waterlego Tue 07-Jan-14 08:47:41

Oh bloody hell, that car stereo clip.


LuubyLuu Tue 07-Jan-14 10:16:07

Google youtube Benedict dancing to Thriller for some real life dancing. Nerdy but still sooooo sexy.

mateysmum Tue 07-Jan-14 11:23:20

I woke up this morning dreaming of BC and that kiss. And it's all your fault MN.

Thurlow Tue 07-Jan-14 11:58:41

That's no bad thing to dream about!

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 12:16:49

Favourite part of sundays episode had to be when the Chief Bridesmaid asked if Sherlock always carried handcuffs and he replied 'Down girl'.
I came over all funny.

Nombrechanger Tue 07-Jan-14 12:34:09
WilsonFrickett Tue 07-Jan-14 12:40:48

ENOUGH! I have fifty tonnes of work to do and I'm perving over fingers and wishing I was a chair arm. <fans self> Oh dear lord.

Thurlow Tue 07-Jan-14 12:53:33

I hadn't noticed all that hand-rubbing, nombre shock Though I loved the moment just after that where he discusses, with slightly too much glee, how he would break into Mycroft's home and throttle him...

I have definitely developed a BC hand fetish! I am lost!

VikingLady Tue 07-Jan-14 15:26:58

I have never had any interest whatsoever in watching Hamlet, but I am changing my mind smile

He'd be in the flesh

I don't think I'd recover grin

mkmjimmy Tue 07-Jan-14 15:29:30

I just want to keep this thread going for the links. I've gone all totally unreasonable about BC as Sherlock....

HRHwheezing Tue 07-Jan-14 15:42:47

Yes please. I'd like this thread going. I like a daily purve. Cheers up my day no end.

I like the thriller vid.

FuckingWankwings Tue 07-Jan-14 15:48:38

I want to come on the MN Hamlet coach trip!

I live in London so could queue/camp outside the theatre for day tickets if you make it worth my while grin

givemushypeasachance Tue 07-Jan-14 16:01:58

Mr Cumberbatch does have very nice hands, but I'd like to chip in my twopence worth and point out that his big brother Mr Gatiss has some rather lovely hands too - perfect for umbrella twirling. And fiddling about with his phone. And that time he took John's hand in the warehouse to examine the tremor. Unf. Very nice hands. And suits. And at times a very authoritive tone that rather does things to me.

And now we've been treated to a sight of his very nice legs too!

I can't be alone in prefering Sherlock's big brother, surely...

HRHwheezing Tue 07-Jan-14 16:47:05

Well, are we talking about mycroft or mark gatiss? The latter is gay, but still could have that fantasy I suppose. Forbidden fruit... Wanting what you can't have.. Quite delicious.

Btw, I was perusing twitter and this thread is on it.

Our perving is available for all to see.

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 16:48:44

I had rather the thing for Moriarty, another case of forbidden fruit. Sigh.

Pixel Tue 07-Jan-14 16:49:00

His legs were so skinny all I could think of was this grin

GatoradeMeBitch Tue 07-Jan-14 16:50:41

Me too! Have you seen this?

Thurlow Tue 07-Jan-14 16:51:26

Excellent! Do you have a Twitter link?

It did occur to me earlier today that threads like this are rather weird for the people they are about - images of Benedict Cumberbatch staring at his hands and saying "Really? Really? My hands? That's just a bit freaky..." grin

Mark Gatiss is wonderful and seems like some sort of contemporary culture polymath - but no, not to him in lycra. Though I admire him immensely for wearing that outfit - his LoG days showed there!

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 16:56:46

Oh gatorade, thank you. He's so lovely.

Is it really wrong that I'm now daydreaming a Moriarty/Sherlock sandwich? grin

DaveBussell Tue 07-Jan-14 16:59:31

Really miss Moriarty - thanks for that link gatorade - what a charm monster <sigh>

HRHwheezing Tue 07-Jan-14 17:06:11

It's the mumsnet one.

We have been outed by our own.

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 17:09:52

Hahah outed by Mumsnet Towers. Oh well grin

I think its a resounding WE ANBU to want Sherlock to kiss us like that. It's probably what we want after that could be construed as a little bit unreasonable depending on your take on handcuffs and deerstalkers wink

HRHwheezing Tue 07-Jan-14 17:10:32
Thurlow Tue 07-Jan-14 17:17:28

The use of handcuffs was completely gratuitous. In the best possible way.

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 17:32:04

Personally Thurlow I was going for Sherlock handcuffed to my bed wearing nothing but his deerstalker.
(I read too many shit books lately, my imagination is becoming rather overactive...)

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 07-Jan-14 17:32:34

I would love BC to see this thread grin

I hope think he'd appreciate it.

Not sure what MG would make of it though...

Thurlow Tue 07-Jan-14 18:06:44

No, no, honey, he has to be wearing a suit. Sherlock is nothing without that arse hugging suit.

Other than that, the bed and handcuffs are just fine.

We have a regular BC thread running in Sleb Twaddle, full of lots of lovely pictures/gifs/videos. Join us to maintain a regular fix grin

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Tue 07-Jan-14 18:28:39

You are not being unreasonable, I supposed, but I don't share your joy. Somebody on another thread said that he looks like a half-cooked pastry. I would concur with that and would not wanted to be kissed by him. Each to their own though.

Can't help wondering though if the partners of the posters on here were being as gratuitous about a woman whether it would be tolerated as much as it's expected here?

I don't really care though. grin

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 19:26:59

I am going to share this, just happened across it on a link from cumberbuddy. It's completely and utterly NSFW with lots of rather compromising Sherlock/Watson slash art. You have been warned....

sh2jw Tumblr

Whoever is behind that artwork is crazy talented.

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 19:30:12

Lying, standing joke with DH that I'd leave him for BC, he says thats ok because he'd leave for Amanda Abington and Loo Brealey grin

DH has no problems with my fangirling, I have no problems with his fanboying either. Hell I've spent 20 years competing with Princess Leia in a gold bikini wink

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Tue 07-Jan-14 19:34:32

Honey... I have no idea who those ladies are, except for Princess Leia, I was brainwashed by my bothers. grin

Do you really love the Cumberbatch that much? You have some competition by the looks of it. I'll hold your coat and bag whilst you elbow them out of the way. wink

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 07-Jan-14 19:47:03

Has anyone else bought next week's Radio Times? There are no less than 7 pictures of BC in it (including the front cover)!! That's on top of him being on last week's cover too, plus other pictures inside

They're obviously in agreement with us on the hotness grin.

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 19:49:42

Lying, he's my current wallpaper (and has been on and off for the last 4 years), but that changes, will probably be Elijah Wood or Theo Rossi next week grin. No elbowing necessary though, I think there is enough of the Cumber to share.

Coumarin Tue 07-Jan-14 20:37:40

Mycroft in those leggings? No! Never! They were like little pipe cleaners. grin

But if we're spreading our lust to anyone who's been in Sherlock then Derren Brown is one of the sexiest men I've ever met. Pure knicker melting charisma.

Thurlow Tue 07-Jan-14 20:40:09

Coumarin, I can actually imagine he is!

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 07-Jan-14 20:41:49

He's not, you know - he's conditioned you to think he is grin


Although I agree sort of about Derren Brown.

You know Trolls Hartman from the killing is his nemesis in the next episode? He'll do for me too!

HRHwheezing Tue 07-Jan-14 21:06:18

It says something about blackmail in next weeks episode

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 07-Jan-14 21:10:24

Cumberbuddy is implying that Sherlock may be ill!

Something to do with his hands.

We all know the bastards are going to leave us with a whacking great cliffhanger whatever happens, don't we? Because THAT'S WHAT THEY DO!!!

Looking forward to it...and not looking forward to it grin and sad

givemushypeasachance Tue 07-Jan-14 21:53:02

Mark & Mycroft are both in their own way lovely imho - Mr Gatiss is prone to growing rather attractive facial hair and making documentaries about horror films wandering around the place in a nice suit talking knowledgeably about things. That rather works for me.

He's doing Shakespeare in London with Tom Hiddleston at the moment.

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 07-Jan-14 21:55:49

Oooh, yes, I'm going to see Coriolanus at the cinema in a couple of weeks.

I'm very excited at the thought of Tom Hiddleston AND Mark Gatiss together on stage!

I know exactly what you mean about Mark Gatiss actually - there is something very attractive about him - I think it's the intelligence for me.

Which would put him way out of my league, even if he wasn't gay!

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Tue 07-Jan-14 22:04:29

Anyone with Sky, S01E01 has just started on alibi+1 (channel 196)

ExcuseTypos Tue 07-Jan-14 22:08:44

Thanks AnAdventure I'm going to record it. smile

ExcuseTypos Tue 07-Jan-14 22:11:18

He's got his whip out!!

Nombrechanger Tue 07-Jan-14 22:12:32


perplexedpirate Tue 07-Jan-14 22:15:29

If you like Derren Brown and Mark Gatiss may I recommend Crooked House which has them both in, was written by Mr Gatiss and is completely bloody brilliant (as well as a perv fest grin).

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 07-Jan-14 22:18:16

perplexed - I love you!

I was telling my Mum about Crooked House today - do you think I could remember the bloody name of it?

It was fucking awesome, wasn't it? Scared the merry hell out of me - and made me love Mark Gatiss even more than ever.

The man is a living legend (and I don't give that out lightly, Derek Griffiths, Brian Cant and Johnny Ball aside).

Lottapianos Tue 07-Jan-14 22:18:50

Coumarin, I could not agree more about Derrek Brown. I have met him too and he was lovely, if much too little for me. Super sexy though. Its the completely brilliant mind, sharp dressing and filthy sense of humour

Lottapianos Tue 07-Jan-14 22:19:29

Derren FFS! Goddamn autocorrect

Heartbrokenmum73 Tue 07-Jan-14 22:20:21

Derrek Brown grin

HRHwheezing Tue 07-Jan-14 22:20:22

This has appeared on my Facebook now.

Naughty lady's dirty secret. Much more appealing than a boy from Sheffield with a three inch cock.

They don't get it do they?

Nombrechanger Tue 07-Jan-14 22:28:22

What's on your Facebook, HRH?

Nombrechanger Tue 07-Jan-14 22:32:53
ExcuseTypos Tue 07-Jan-14 22:38:02

Ohh Nombre he's delicious isn't he?


Nombrechanger Tue 07-Jan-14 22:40:55

He truly is.

I hope I get "The Dream" tonight..

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 22:41:10

that photo is sadly a Photoshop manipulation, his head on someone else's body sad
this she's not detract from its marvelousness grin

SherlustHolmes Tue 07-Jan-14 22:41:20

OMFG Nombre shock

GhostsInSnow Tue 07-Jan-14 22:41:46

Our even "this does" bloody phone.

Nombrechanger Tue 07-Jan-14 22:46:57

You can tell he's got a great body under that suit anyways! Phwoooaarr!

perplexedpirate Tue 07-Jan-14 22:47:54

Ah shucks, heart! smile
I love it. It made me gasp with shock many times, especially the bride.
And the end.

perplexedpirate Tue 07-Jan-14 22:58:57

Btw, I was on one of DB's shows.
Is there anyone on this thread who hasn't met him?!

Undertone Tue 07-Jan-14 23:07:41

I haven't, pirate :-(

Me either. sad

Coumarin Tue 07-Jan-14 23:19:49

You may all be right about Derren Brown and some kind of mind control...there was hypnotism involved. grin He isn't my physical type at all so it took me by surprise. So sexy. <fans self>

Coumarin Tue 07-Jan-14 23:23:29

Maybe it's the intellect that's so sexy? Would explain why I find Sherlock hotter than BC or The Doctor sexier than Matt Smith. That raises it a little above plain objectification. we'll ignore the perfect bum, tight shirt, floppy hair, filthy eyes...

Coumarin Tue 07-Jan-14 23:26:28

Lotta Derrek! grin Yy he dresses very well. Good shoes. The shoes are always important.

I agree Coumarin, intellect is a huge turn on.

givemushypeasachance Wed 08-Jan-14 00:09:16

Crooked House is excellent! Mark doing a Scottish accent, mmm. And the young chap getting married in the second part, in the Romeo costume who gets snogged by half the rest of he cast, is Mark's husband Ian. Both lucky sods...

I've been fortunate enough to see Coriolanus at the Donmar and it's really good - Mark's lovely in it and Mr Hiddleston is truly excellent with the Shakespearean dialogue - plus is in rather tight jeans most of the time, as well as other attractions. Sure it's going to be popular through NT Live in cinemas later this month.

The Bloody Guardsman aka Alfie Enoch is in it as well. He's ridiculously tall in person!

Heartbrokenmum73 Wed 08-Jan-14 00:20:45

Ummm...Tom Hiddleston in tight jeans!

My pulse will race!

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Jan-14 10:18:06

We're just going to leave this here...

Thurlow Wed 08-Jan-14 10:22:46


AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Wed 08-Jan-14 10:42:41

Couldn't you have made it an animated GIF? [entitled]

WilsonFrickett Wed 08-Jan-14 11:38:52

Am actually sitting at home, on my own, mn and blushing. Dear lord, what has become of me?

<comes over all unnecessary>

HRHwheezing Wed 08-Jan-14 12:35:32

I have an excellent pic to put up on here, which I have pinched from twitter.
How do I do it?

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Wed 08-Jan-14 12:59:59

Best is probably just to post a link to the twitter pic. Only MNHQ can post pics on AIBU threads.

Hoppinggreen Wed 08-Jan-14 13:42:37

Has anyone seen Tom Hiddlestone dancing on Alan Carr?
He is incredible!!
I love him in Thor as well. If we could get BC ( as he likes me to call him) in the next Thor film as some kind of baddie with Chris Hemsworth too ( possibly going at it with his brother) then that would be awesome!!!
I've just come over all unnecessary even writing that

Disclaimer - obviously T H is dancing on the Alan Carr show NOT on Alan Carr himself! that would be weird.

NynaevesSister Wed 08-Jan-14 13:47:56

Gnnnrrrgggllleee kiss gnnnaaarrgah Sherlock wibble <THUNK>

NynaevesSister Wed 08-Jan-14 13:50:39

Oh god Hopping I think that line up would kill me.

I very nearly didn't make it through the last Thor movie as it was.

Son: Mummy why is Thor having a bath? He doesn't need one.

Me: Gnarr gah gggggllllleeee

Cumberlover76 Wed 08-Jan-14 14:30:15

Mmmmm that kiss, delicious, me please....... addles brain, can't think about anything but the sexy hair ruffling and the hands, mmmmm, gorgeous!

Thurlow Wed 08-Jan-14 14:37:20

Well, I'm still watching letusprey's hair ruffle link from two days ago. It makes me go all giggly.

Heartbrokenmum73 Wed 08-Jan-14 14:52:56

That picture, HQ.

<has no words>

Cumberlover76 Wed 08-Jan-14 14:55:58

i had to watch it on iplayer this morning a few times before leaving the house late with DD, left her playing on the floor...'Mummy's just got to watch something ....'

Then I listened to him reading Casanova (mmmmm, sexy voice) on my walk to work....... love him!

HRHwheezing Wed 08-Jan-14 15:37:07
HRHwheezing Wed 08-Jan-14 15:37:52

Good it worked.
Hot damn indeed

Heartbrokenmum73 Wed 08-Jan-14 15:42:45

My thoughts exactly!

aliasjoey Wed 08-Jan-14 20:09:34

I just found a great clip on YouTube - sorry, I can't do link but it's called 'Savin me' by LuinaLuna

When I first watched on Sunday, I thought the Moriarty snog was better - but after 3 days clicking on the links on this thread, I've been converted to the Molly scenario. If I was Molly, I mean grin

Nombrechanger Wed 08-Jan-14 21:43:32

I would like to just send you this again. I prefer this one because it shows the whole smashing through the window bit.

grin @ MNHQ - have you all been Cumberbatched too KateMumsnet?!

Heartbrokenmum73 Wed 08-Jan-14 21:57:17

Just cannot get enough of that bloody kiss!

The way it goes back into slo-mo just before he grabs her - oh my...

Nombrechanger Wed 08-Jan-14 21:57:40

Thanks for that KateMumsnet. I feel like my life is complete now that I've got an illustrated AIBU!

helenthemadex Wed 08-Jan-14 22:32:16
Undertone Thu 09-Jan-14 11:09:13

For those of us who are finding it hard to wait for Sunday - here's a spoiler-free (supposedly, but it sails quite close to the wind) review of the 3rd episode:

Also this Guardian article is confusing me - it refers to things that will happen in episode 3 also:

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 13:02:36

Gawd, I've got a free trial with Audible, so I've downloaded Casanova. I can't get past the first few minutes because his voice is making me wibbly. This is ridiculous!

<goes for a lie down in a dark room>

Keep going with Casanova, it gets so much, erm, better...

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 13:50:19

I don't know if I can stand it though.

That voice...good grief...and the Italian pronunciations...

Between that and the latest pics of him all buff and bloody in 'Little Favour' (doing his push-ups), my brain/heart need a rest!

Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 14:28:01

I always loved Caitlin Moran's descriptions of his voice - variously "like someone smoking a cigar inside a grand piano" and "a jaguar hiding in a cello".

Even DP readily admits it is the kind of voice that can strip knickers at 50 feet.

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 14:31:42

jaguar hiding in a cello - love this, sums it right up for me.

Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 14:32:12

Bloody hell, I hadn't even heard of Little Favour but... but...

I need to sit down.

Buff, bloody, in a wife beater and brandishing a gun...

Too. Much.

WilsonFrickett Thu 09-Jan-14 14:33:27

Oh god that kiss AGAIN! I honestly can't believe the actress playing Molly held out for just four takes.

She's let us down, and more importantly, she's let herself down.

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 14:38:51

Haha, I've just watched the trailer for Little Favour -!

It's all going on there. It's only £1.99 on iTunes - think I may just have to buy it. Taking one for the team and all that.

And yy to Molly - what was she thinking? Four takes? I'd have been fucking it up all day - 'sorry, sorry, I think we need to go again, I keep accidentally on purpose blocking the shot of Benedict, yes, I'll try to be more professional in the next take'.

Little Favour was very good. I think they're looking into trying to expand it into a feature length film.

The gratuitous fight scene shot with BC's bulging arms is very hmmmmmm, <drifts off>

Sorry, forgot the link to the aforementioned picture.

Here it is grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 14:44:23

I haven't done a link before, so I hope this works, but check out that bicep!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 14:45:16

Ha, epic cross post!

So good they posted it twice grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 14:46:25
Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 14:47:13
Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 14:48:58

If I don't have an Apple products, can I get an iTunes account and just watch it on my laptop? technologically incompetent

WilsonFrickett Thu 09-Jan-14 14:49:33

Seriously, I'm only visiting this thread once a day. Otherwise it's all too much.

Wibble. Arms. Wibble.

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 14:51:11

Thurlow - oh yes!

Just go to the Apple website and download iTunes - then set yourself up an ID and buy the film from the store.

I think £1.99 is the bargain of the bloody century for that footage!

<goes into a buff Benedict coma>

Thurlow yes you can download iTunes into a non-Apple device, I have it on my HP laptop!

Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 14:55:00

And do you get the keep the video for ever and ever and ever?

(I do believe the site of BC in a wifebeater is enough to finally win me over from my long held hatred of Apple products!)

I had a strop the other night because I wanted to watch A Scandal in Belgravia but we only have that on the laptop, so I needed to plug it into the telly but DP had mislaid the HDMI cable. It was quite a big strop. Luckily he is understanding. And at work for the next four evenings wink

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 14:59:07

It will be yours for ever and ever (as long as you have an Apple account).

I think anything is worth sacrificing for that video. Be warned though, it's only about 20 minutes long - although I suspect that's more than long enough for most of us blush

Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 15:14:24

I know what I'm doing tonight wink


That is all.

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 16:06:37

Thurlow - ditto!


I also know who I'd like to be doing tonight blush

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 17:40:51
LetUsPrey Thu 09-Jan-14 18:18:04

I see they edited me out of those clips. Jolly decent of them. Preserving my anonymity and all that grin

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 18:34:07


We have become right little Cumbersluts!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 18:49:50

Four chest sizes bigger...

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 18:55:30

Not two, not three, but FOUR!!!

Come to Mama!!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 18:57:43

I'll send him over to you when I'm done with him Nombre grin

But he'll be fit for nothing. Nothing, I tells ya!

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 19:04:02

Listen, I started this thread, I get first dibs!

(Prepares handbag for dawn) grin

I'm watching Sherlock again now and it's so true about his gorgeously sexy voice..


I still think the Smaug motion-capture gif is the best, Prey will know the one I mean wink

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 19:23:03

(challenges Nombre to a duel!)

Can someone do a linky to the Smaug thing for me us, please?

His voice - 'let's play...murder' (faints - yet again)

TheBitchesOfWeestick Thu 09-Jan-14 19:31:37

Did anyone else hear on radio news earlier that the NYD episode of Sherlock was the highest-rated ever BBC output on catch-up?

I fucking bet it was grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 19:37:01

I bet they failed to mention that people were watching a certain little sequence at the beginning over and over and over...

LetUsPrey Thu 09-Jan-14 19:42:28

These Frankel? The bottom two gifs? There are probably better ones out there but it's the best I could find for now.

Also, I forgot to mention, but could I just say how much I enjoyed Lestrade kicking the crap out of the car tyres at the beginning of Sunday's episode? Brilliant. And yes, I remember Rupert Graves from A Room With A View grin

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 19:45:46
Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 19:48:06

Ahahahahaha! How rude does that look?


That's the one grin

Hopefully the full video footage will be on The Hobbit DVDs as extras wink

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 19:52:16

I wonder if BC can be persuaded to do 'extras' wink

I'm sorry, I'll go and stand in the corner now...

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 19:56:02

The whole feckin thread is in the corner!!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 19:57:01

Nobody puts Benedict in the corner!

(Couldn't resist grin)

Cumberlover76 Thu 09-Jan-14 19:59:29

Mmmm these latest links are fantastic Cumberporn, thanks ladies. I'll be checking out the sweaty, dirty BC on the weekend when DH is at work. Thankfully DD is too young to tell daddy that mummy has to watch bits of Sherlock every morning before leaving the house and she'll keep quiet about everything BC i'm planning on watching when we are home alone, hopefully she'll have a long nap on Saturday!

Glad others are enjoying Casanova. If you google 'cumberbatch casanova' the 'sherlocksexualfrustration' link has a free download.

I'm also feeling the Lestrade thing, yum!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:00:57

'Cumberporn' grin

Cumberlover76 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:04:17

Agree Nombre, this thread is pretty obsessive! If you were him would you read it? (His mates must send him links and take the piss!)

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:07:50

If he does happen to read this, I'm actually single so I'm allowed have at him wink

Some of you, alas, are not.

Cumberlover76 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:08:17

Hmmmm, Little Favour also has Nick Moran in it, I used to have a right thing about him, and got to see him named in a play once, made good use of the mini binos!

Cumberlover76 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:09:42

If he wanted me I could arrange to be single......! (Sorry DH!)

Cumberlover76 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:10:35

Loops sorry saw Nick Moran 'naked', not just named...!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:11:12

You saw Nick Moran named in a play? What did they call him?

Cumberlover76 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:20:27

grin heart

Can't remember the character he played but the play was 'Four Nights in Knaresborough'. Don't remember much about it now other than Nick Moran got his kit off!

BasicFish Thu 09-Jan-14 20:21:12

Apologies if this has already been posted, just found this while I was looking for something else completely - the gods of Cumberbatch must having been watching over me grin

Warning - Includes:



Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:22:44

He seems to be everywhere at the moment. I saw him in Harry Potter over Christmas (in the films, not actually in Daniel Radcliffe!) and in The Wrong Mans.

I still like him best in 'Lock, Stock...'

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:27:31

Oooh, more Cumberporn for later!

Thanks muchly Basic

Oh Inseparable is very sad sad

Cumberlover76 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:32:46

I save my faves till bedtime the slope off to bed telling DH that I'm "off to read my book" wink

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 20:34:18

'Off to read my book' - never heard it called that before.

A young girl I worked with once told me that her boyfriend liked to come over to her house and 'stroke her bunny'. She actually meant 'stroke her bunny' but I couldn't keep a straight face!

Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 21:16:54

Was he in Harry Potter?

Well, I've just watched Little Favour. On a serious note, it was pretty good - like a 20 minute trailer for a film I'd quite like to see.

On an even more serious note, I think I need a mop.

Sherlock s4 needs to put him in a wifebeater...

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 21:21:09



Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 21:23:28


Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 21:25:59

Oh, sorry, Thurlow, no, he wasn't in Harry Potter. I was referring to Nick Moran sad

Much as I love BC in his wifebeater, can you imagine the horror if Sherlock had to wear one? His face! And Mycroft would never forgive him.

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 21:26:42

I will also be watching Little Favour soon (as soon as bloody Young Dracula finishes and the dc go to sodding bed!)

Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 21:31:19

Nick Moran was in Harry Potter? I'm just as confused!

Mycroft would certainly not approve. The rest of the world very much would, I assure you.

Far more than anything in Sherlock (ok, accept for that hair ruffle gif) I've just founded the sight of him in a wifebeater having been beaten six ways since Saturday the hottest thing ever.

I'm a bit worried about myself now...

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 21:43:10

Am I the only one who had to google wtf a "wife beater" was?!?

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 21:43:37

You should be worried about me too, then, and I haven't even watched it yet!

Nick Moran was a DeathEater (I think) - the guy who chases Harry and Hermione through the woods and takes them to Bellatrix. His name was mumblemumblesomething.

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 21:44:08

I hasten to add that I concur with you Thurlow

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 21:44:36

Nombre - maybe we can find you a pic of Dappy wearing one, you dirty pervert grin but also angry that you made me look!

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 21:50:05

No, I think I will pass, thanks!
I've seen everything I will ever need to see of Dappy and so have you from the sound of it!

Cumberlover76 Thu 09-Jan-14 21:50:56

I'm looking forward to watching it, the pics are pretty delicious, will have to wait until Saturday.

I don't think I have or will EVER see anything as hot as that hair ruffle and kiss! I keep thinking about it over and over (prob doesn't help being on this thread). I hope to be able to wean myself off him a bit soon so I can do something, like my job or watch something else on TV.

It's pretty crazy how one scene has turned so many ladies into gibbering, wet-panted, lust filled obsessives! Do you think they realised it would cause such a reaction?

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 21:53:18

They knew exactly what it would do!

I'm sure they follow the fandom online and make mental notes on what people want to see. So, here's a shout out to the Sherlock team:


Finger crossed grin

Cumberlover76 Thu 09-Jan-14 22:02:26

grin grin

Not even watched it yet, but loving the idea. Right, off to read my book wink I look forward to more Cumberporn tomorrow, hopefully I might actually get some work done!

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 22:04:11

This made me laugh. I think the whole nation did this (internally or externally in one way or another) during that kiss.

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 22:04:26
Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 22:05:00

The arms, ladies, the ARMS. He is surprisingly buff for someone who looks so skinny.

Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 22:06:43

btw, what.image came up when you Google wifebeater?

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 22:14:18

Have just watched Inseparable - too sad. Do not want to see him crying. Off to watch Little Favour now - because that looks like a laugh, doesn't it?

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 22:15:15

I googled "cumberbatch in a wifebeater" and got a load of random men in a white vest!

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 22:15:42

You crack me up!!

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 22:16:31

I haven't watched either because it looks too depressing. We're going to be depressed enough on Sunday.

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 22:36:32

Well. Little Favour. I don't know what to say.

Hotter than hot in his wifebeater with the gun and the blood and the arms and the action-hero stuff.

But bloody hell.

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 22:37:10

Oh, and the leather jacket at the beginning - shock yum!

Thurlow Thu 09-Jan-14 22:44:50

Just all round deliciousness. I don't think I'd cope with a whole film, if need smelling salts

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 09-Jan-14 22:49:52

A whole film? Of that? 20 minutes was tense enough! Couldn't stand 90 minutes (or more) of him in peril.

It's bad enough watching him getting into trouble in Sherlock, but at least you know he's confident enough (ridiculously so) to get himself out of scrapes.

Little Favour though. Well, he has PTSD, doesn't he? And he doesn't cope well with events at the end.

Between that and Inseparable I need to go and YouTube him reading out R Kelly lyrics now for some comic relief.

And then maybe watch Star Trek Into Darkness (which I also downloaded today). Haven't see that since I saw it at the cinema - and I really didn't appreciate the Cumberbatch for anything other than his acting abilities at that point grin

Nombrechanger Thu 09-Jan-14 23:57:09

Don't get me started on him in Star Trek...
Fockin ell, he is totally lap-it-up delishious in that!

Ooh, suits you sir!!

Cumberlover76 Fri 10-Jan-14 09:36:40

Oooh, is he good in Star Trek? I'm not much into Sci-fi although DH is so i could probably legitimately get him to watch with me and i do also have a bit of a thing for Zac Quinto (particularly as evil Sylar in Heroes). Although i'm sure DH will comment, again, that we are having a bit of a Cumberfest at the moment. We've got a couple of eps of Parade's End still to watch too......

Anyone know anymore about Hamlet in Autumn? I've told DH that's what i want to do for my birthday which is in October, he just hmm!

Yes he is very good in ST, pretty much acts everyone else off the screen in every scene.

There's no news on Hamlet yet, they're keeping very tight lipped about dates and which Theatre. Probably best to follow someone like Cumberbatchweb on Twitter as they liaise with his agent to put out news/information.

Oh no, the Sherlock team have been tweeting that the tag line for Sunday's episode is "Sometimes someone has to die" shock

ummingandahhing Fri 10-Jan-14 13:37:41

I'm worling at St Bart's today.

How nice to know that BC must have walked up this very staircase. I'm in the building he jumped from.

ummingandahhing Fri 10-Jan-14 13:52:17

Working. Stupid fat fingers.

Nombrechanger Fri 10-Jan-14 14:28:49


Thurlow Fri 10-Jan-14 14:34:42

Definitely Mary.

Whiskwarrior Fri 10-Jan-14 15:40:08

Mary died in the books didn't she? My Mum reckons it will be in childbirth!

Not looking forward to it sad

Thurlow Fri 10-Jan-14 15:45:27

I don't think they'd dare do it in childbirth. It's not The Walking Dead, after all! I think it'll have something to do with that blackmailer. There's that whole 'CAM' thing from the wedding telegrams to do with him, he involved with Mary's history somehow, though I don't think she's gone after John deliberately.

I think (not 100% sure as I've not read the relevant books) that Mary died "between stories", so in one book she was fine and in the next she was already dead. They certainly didn't have any children in the stories.

Whiskwarrior Fri 10-Jan-14 15:49:39

No, they didn't have children in the books. My Mum also said Mary died 'between stories'. And that John was devastated by it sad.

I love that show to pieces but bloody hell it can be depressing at times.

And whatever happens we then have a (probable) two year wait until the next series!

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Fri 10-Jan-14 16:00:15

In the books she dies somewhere between "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House" -- which is of course the exact point at which the character's been introduced in Sherlock, which must be deliberate at some level.

AnAdventureInCakeAndWine Fri 10-Jan-14 16:14:04

Aww... in the books she meets Watson in 1888 in The Sign of the Four, is still alive in 1891 when Moriarty goes off the top of the Reichenbach Falls, but is dead by early 1894 when Sherlock returns. So she could only have been early thirties when she died -- Watson will have been about forty at that point but IIRC The Sign of the Four implies that she's several years younger.

[Yes, I do grasp that she's a fictional character... blush]

Whiskwarrior Fri 10-Jan-14 16:17:01

Wait. This could mean...she's a ghost