Why it was Disappointing
There it was. The Final Problem. The big finale. If Sherlock will continue or not is not quite sure, but this episode delivered a good ending for the whole series.
And yet… I am a little disappointed. Not in Series Four as one, but in “The Final Problem”. Yes, it was breathtaking, mindbending, unexpected, disturbing, scary, nightmarish and just brilliant. So many things were revealed, old character traits were explained and now we know the whole story. Everything makes sense now.
So why am I disappointed then? It seems like an easy question but it is hard to answer.
However I look on it, however I turn it around, I’m never really pleased by my answers for myself, but one thing is for sure. In my opinion, the media and the cast themselves hyped things up a little too much. Everybody in the cast was saying that this season was the best so far and the media just went crazy about it, especially about “The Final Problem”.
I should clarify that I liked the episode, I just didn’t like it as much as I liked “The Six Thatchers” or “The Empty Hearse” for example. The acting was outstanding, Mrs. Hudson’s sharpness made me laugh and the ending with Rosie growing up under the eyes of the two men who love her most just made me incredibly happy. The hate this episode got from some “fans”, especially the hate towards the writers, is totally unjustified. You’re allowed to criticise the episode, but do not attack the writers.
For me, “The Final Problem” didn’t have a good start. The little horror scene, which was stage-managed by Sherlock and John, felt so forced to me. The clown, the child, the painting crying blood, I just laid in my bed, eating ice cream and asking myself what I was even watching. This opening scene was the first time with Sherlock that I thought that this episode isn’t really going to please me and won’t fulfill my expectations.
And then things just went awkward and felt so far-fetched for me. C’mon Mofftiss! Eurus being so smart that she is able to reprogram people, killing her brother’s best friend out of jealousy and setting her house to fire. Mycroft making sure she’ll be put into Sherrinford and wait. Wait? It doesn’t make any sense at all.So, the tasks the three were given by Euros were okay. They made me suffer, made my heart
So, the tasks the three were given by Euros were okay. They made me suffer, made my heart skip a beat and I was holding my stuffed otter really really tight. And then there was this whole thing with Redbeard. Yes, my jaw dropped I didn’t expect that. But I didn’t like it. All in general, this whole history with Sherlock not being able to remember his sister and replacing his best friend with a dog still annoys me.
Talking about illogical stuff – case in point, John in the well. He literally had a massive chain tied to his feet. And the policemen threw down a rope and pulled him up. Guys no, he has a huge ass chain on his feet you can’t just pull him out and – woah, okay you did. Wait, what where is the chain? Oh, and a well doesn’t fill from above but from below but okay.
“The Final Problem” didn’t actually feel like Sherlock for me, it jumped completely out of the whole concept of the series. I didn’t know if they wanted to break out of old patterns but it just didn’t work for me. It felt extrinsic and strange.
So it ended well after all, although I wasn’t too pleased and I hope you could understand my points. If you have questions, feel free to ask me! Is there anybody who agrees with me?
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