Sunday, 1 January 2012

Tonight's Sherlock

Tonight's Sherlock was brilliant, Mrs NotaSheep and I sat and watched the whole episode with scarcely a word spoken. Riveting entertainment indeed. Benedict Cumberbatch was excellent and the whole episode felt classy and intelligent.

However there was one error that did take the gloss off slightly. Sherlock Holmes deduces that the flight must be a 747 as it has a seat K on it, as no other plane does. This is wrong; I know for a fact that the Boeing 777 has a 3-4-3 configuration and as it misses the seat I, that means a seat K next to the window on the right side of the plane. The Airbus A340-600 as flown by Lufthansa has a 2-4-2 configuration but that far right seat is also a K.

Picky? Maybe but how can I believe in the infallibility of Sherlock Holmes when he makes such an elementary mistake?


Gristle said...

I agree SH was very entertaining and will be watching future episodes for sure. However the ending was strange to say the least regarding Irene Adlers tele-porting mobile phone.

Earlier SH had 'guessed' sorry deduced the password and handed the phone over to his brother. But then in the flashback sequence of IAs 'execution' in Karachi she has her phone back and able to text SH one last time. Only for it to reappear in her closed file several weeks later for SH to demand back from JW in Baker St. I'm confused!

Is it a production error or part of a longer term plot ?

Not a sheep said...

Good point. maybe SH gave the copy to his brother and then swapped it with real one later?

Gristle said...

I guess anythings possible (its fiction after all :-) ) For what its worth i'm thinking SH is trying to track down Jim Moriaty via IA and has, with or without his bro, concocted the terrorist capture and 'execution' scenario as a ploy to get info from IA to get to JM. Not sure how the phone bit fits in but that my three happence worth. Time will tell.