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The Fall begins
ATTENTION ALL: please read the spoiler warning below before clicking on anything in this post. Thanks! :)

There it is: right now possibly one of the most familiar images in the TV-fannish regions of the Intarwebz, one which is routinely greeted by many of those who recognize it with miserable sighs, in some cases with weeping and wailing, and (in many forums and online havens) with the gnashing of teeth and anguished cries of “MOFFAAAAAT!!” ...


...For a decade or so now, Peter and I have had the privilege and constant delight of being friends with a very gifted German screenwriter by the name of Torsten Dewi. Torsten worked closely with us on the miniseries Die Niebelungen (which aired in the US on SyFy under the title Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King), and was the source of endless good advice and encouragement all through what turned into kind of a crazed process.

In more recent years, besides his continuing TV and film work (he was, in particular, the man who introduced the telenovela concept to Germany with Lotta in Love), Torsten has become a most popular and prolific blogger on TV, film, and media in general. Some weeks ago he let us know that he and his Very Significant Other, the beautiful Britta, were going to be taking a holiday this month; and rather than let his blog at Wortvogel.de go quiet, or do a bunch of canned postings, he asked me (among various others) whether I'd like to do a guest piece for him. I immediately said yes, and almost as immediately knew what I wanted to do for him: for "The Reichenbach Fall" had just aired.

Here, then, is a link to what I wrote for Torsten --  a general overview of Sherlock, and some notes about issues that have developed over the past two seasons, and particularly in the wake of the most recent episode. Please note that this blog is absolutely overrun with detailed spoilers for everything in series 1 & 2 up to and including exact specifics of events in "The Reichenbach Fall." So you've been warned.

Otherwise: enjoy!
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