I have to say, I kind of dread this scene, because it’s all too likely they’re going to make fun of us. If just one fucking show would treat fans with respect on screen, I’d be a) grateful, and b) impressed with their acumen.
Yep, cringing here, too. I just don’t think this particular bit will come across with any grace at all.
And Anderson’s presence only makes things worse. If the preponderance of comments I’ve seen is right and he’s a member of the fan club, he will serve as a special insult to fans because not only does he look like hell, his role to date in the series has been to represent mockable stupidity. So if he’s the recognizable fan, yeah, thanks, we get it.
Personally and as I’ve said before, my take on Anderson is that he’s there to debunk Sherlock as his “campaign,” so if I turn out to be right, at least then there is someone stupider than the fans. Right: lots of consolation in that. Fuck.
Which all ties into something else I’ve been thinking about: the return of the deerstalker in that press conference on the 221 doorstep. I’m wondering if its role in s3 will be the anti-disguise-in-plain-sight: by tying it to his (fan-worshiped) public image, he can then go unrecognized (by the stupid fans who will be that easy to fool) when he doesn’t wear it. I can’t some up with another reason for him to be wearing it just then, wearing it and smiling (because we know what makes Sherlock smile and aside from John or Mrs. H, it rarely bodes well for the smilee).
So basically, whichever way this goes, there is stupid fan peril. Will I be thrilled if they don’t go there? Absolutely. Do I expect them to rise above their previous record of cheap shots? Alas, no.
Reblogged for the bolded bit. Yep.