Sherlock

by (@megsokay)

A Newbie’s Guide To Sherlock

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Maybe you’ve been reading about the British crossover hit, Sherlock, for years and haven’t had time to give the first two seasons a chance. Or maybe you’ve become a massive Benedict Cumberbatch fan in the last year and want to watch him in the role that made his career. Or maybe you know you’ll be too much in a wine and cheese coma to change the channel after Downton Abbey is over. No matter what your excuse has been, tonight is the perfect time to start watching Sherlock, and we’ve got your primer to who’s who and what’s what.

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by (@shalapitcher)

The 10 Most Unsettling Opening Credits On TV Now

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There was a while there when we thought TV opening credits were dead and gone. In favor of more commercial time, the networks were content to give you a few seconds of “previously on,” an opening scene and then a title. But then came quality cable series, and along with movie stars, explicit sex and a lot of gore, they brought fancy fonts, theme songs and computer animation that elevated the opening titles to the kind of art form we love to geek out over (and, of course, parody). We thought about just listing our favorites here ( the Breaking Bad sequence and all those chemistry symbols! Orange Is the New Black’s Regina Spektor song!), but that’s been done. Instead, here are the ones that make a knot form in our stomach in anticipation of the coming hour’s drama.
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by (@emilyexton)

Working 9 To 5: Our Favorite Television Office Buddies

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Last night’s premiere of Breaking Bad reunited us with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, two unexpected business partners who’ve managed to change the drug culture in the American southwest (and beyond) over the course of five seasons. Working together has given meth heads the purest blue product, and television audiences the enjoyment of seeing a co-dependent relationship go through a series of highs (no pun intended) and very low lows.

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by (@megsokay)

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Sherlock And “Cumberbitches” At The Star Trek Premiere

VH1 News hit the red–or, uh, dark–carpet for the premiere of Star Trek Into The Darkness and we got to chat with the film’s cast. As we previously reported, Benedict Cumberbatch—who plays the film’s villain, John Harrison—spoke to us about his hit British series, Sherlock, and why we might be seeing it in America sooner rather than later. Cumberbatch also had a few other things to say…specifically about his fans.
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by (@megsokay)

Benedict Cumberbatch Teases That Americans Will See New Sherlock Episodes In 2013

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American fans of the British hit series, Sherlock, are already well-versed with Star Trek Into Darkness‘s Benedict Cumberbatch. They’re also well-versed with the disappointment of having to wait months to see new episodes of the series on PBS when they’ve already aired in the UK. When VH1 chatted with Cumberbatch at the Star Trek Into Darkness premiere this week, the actor let it slip that he’s hopeful that American fans won’t have to wait so long-if at all-for the new series.
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by (@hallekiefer)

A Totally Objective Guide To The Best Shipped Relationships Of 2012

After watching Spider-Man: The Animated Series in 1997, we decided Venom and Mary Jane Watson were actually a better couple than Mary Jane and Spider-Man, and we haven’t looked back since. In case you’re new to the Internet, pretty much every TV show, movie or otherwise fictional couple has a huge fan base swooning over their relationship. It might be a well-established couple or the characters might have met once to sign for a UPS package, it doesn’t matter. Someone is obsessed with them declaring their eternal love. This is a phenomenon known as shipping, and it is 75% of the reason anyone even knows about Twilight.

Maybe we just spent too much time on Tumblr over the last twelve months (we really, really did!), but 2012 seemed like a year where shipping was front and center. From New Girl to Sherlock, everywhere we looked shippers were building onto the fictional universes they loved, mostly with smooching. So we decided to pay homage to the most passionately shipped relationships of this year as part of our Best of 2012. Don’t see your favorite couple? We probably just didn’t know about them yet, so inform us in the comments! 2013 is almost upon us and we want to feel that Venom/Mary Jane feeling again!

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