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26 May 2011 @ 10:31 pm
Sherlock: Une Etude en Rose and Garrow's Law  
Radio Canada has the first two episodes of Sherlock in French up for streaming and my inner French geek couldn't not watch 'Une Etude en Rose' when it was sitting right there, waiting for my consumption. I won't ramble too much about it, but I will say that Lestrade's voice is very good, Mycroft's voice is too young sounding and I have given Sherlock's voice actor a pass (he's an excellent ranter, not as good at being a bitch). I also love the translation of Sherlock's 'if inconvenient come anyway' text messages, which reads: Come now if possible. If not possible, come all the same', which just seems like the very definition of John and Sherlock's relationship.

Also, Sherlock telling Anderson to 'la ferme!' is somehow very satisfying.

Speaking of Sherlock and Sherlock actors, I have been watching Garrow's Law on PBS, which has Rupert Graves in it. It's based on the real life of William Garrow, rather loosely if Wiki is accurate. He was, I think, a reformer of the British judicial system in the 1700's, but I'm not familiar enough with British law or law in general to figure out exactly how he changed it. I just like to watch pretty people in pretty costumes talking to each other. And all the courtroom scenes remind me of British parliament, basically everyone is trying to insult each other in the most polite, posh way possible. Graves plays the rather unforgiving role of the rival to Garrow's love interest, one of those not very bright aristocratic type roles. I still like to watch him, even if his wig is doofy. Luckily I am trained in watching hot guys in doofy headgear from my Horatio Hornblower days.

In other news, is anyone else finding the 4.0 version of Firefox really unstable?
 
 
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donutsweeperdonutsweeper on May 27th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
I love the 'come all the same' it really is a great translation.

What does 'la ferme' mean?

I HATE the new firefox. It's clunky and hard to use and freezes at odd times.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Watson's cute noseawanderingbard on May 27th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
La ferme basically means 'shut up'. It's in the command tense, the less polite way to say it. I just think it sounds appropriate for Sherlock, for some reason. He also tells Anderson to 'hide your face' instead of turning around during the drug bust scene, which I also really like. Especially when Lestrade echoes it.

The freezing is the trouble I'm having. Every once in a while it just has a total hissy fit. Plus, I miss my custom design at the top. :(
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on May 27th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Oh that does work very well!

I keep hoping they'll release a patch to make the new firefox more like the old one, but I doubt it will happen
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Sherlock shockawanderingbard on May 27th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
I hate when people release things before they should be released. Firefox has been my mainstay for years and I've never had issues with it. It's very disappointing.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 27th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
Upgrading to the 4.0 Firefox was the WORST mistake of this week.
The Writer They Call Tay: MISC: DOB bad ninjaawanderingbard on May 27th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Glad to know I'm not alone. We use Chrome on the Netbook, which is all I've been able to get to lately (the smaller the computer screen, the less dizzy I get looking at it) and Chrome was being bitchy about Flash, so I downloaded FF and now that's being bitchy about everything. At least I've figured out the Flash issue and Chrome is cooperating again.