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  1. What's in the theory on why his personality would be so different? It can't ALL be down to drugs.
  2. Kromm

    Enola Holmes (2020)

    I like the relationships as they were created. To me it actually comes off as LESS contrived than giving the excuse of them only being half siblings. Mycroft has always been a douchebag in most things based on Holmes. It's very easy to justify that based on not only the attitudes of the time but his position as the heir. And the gender roles of the time plus age difference plus their social strata/wealth very much support the notion of him barely knowing his sister (or caring about her). Most rich young ladies of the time would barely even know their own parents, muchless a significantly older sibling. Servants and ingrained habits kept them in little (figurative) boxes, and they'd only come out and interact with the adults on rare request. Eudoria being so close to her daughter is the outlier, not the other relationships. Mycroft himself supports this notion with his shock over the absence of the usual vast array of servants and the notion that Eudoria educated Enola herself. Both were virtually unheard of at that time for someone in their social class. Eudoria clearly did it at least in part to be able to divert large amounts of money, but of course it also plays into her wanting to craft Enola into something very nontraditional. And again it comes back to her insisting Enola being constantly tested. If Eudoria was stuck in the usual Victorian woman's position of having no power or money other than what she could beg or steal, and with no actual power to stop Mycroft eventually remembering his sister existed and simply selling her to someone in marriage, her plan makes a certain amount of sense. Yes, she could have run away WITH Enola, but I actually buy the idea that she felt Enola would better survive on her own, not saddled with being tied to a group that was going to likely soon be hunted down as dangerous criminals. To me Sherlock makes sense here too. Even if a Cavill Holmes is hunkier and younger than we're used to, his emotional distance, and a kind of low grade disdain for most women is built in to most versions of the character. I mean why does he come around on Enola? Because of her sharp brain. But if she hadn't illustrated that, the traditional Sherlock definitely would have barely paid attention to her, full sister or not.
  3. EDITED -- Never mind. I had a question of if this was the US netflix or not but I see the discussion already moved on with people stating that (like me) they didn't have any Boris sketch when they first watched it but they now do.
  4. The main difference with The Munsters pilot is really just... more than half of the actors. Otherwise it IS pretty consistent. And yeah... another unaired pilot. I've realized it's silly to have any rule that it has to have aired on TV at some point. This DID get on the eventual DVDs for the show though. So Fred Gwynne AND Al Lewis are the same but the REST are all different. And of course the version of Lily here is not only a different actress, like Marilyn and Eddie, but also is named "Phoebe". There's enough in that clip that I think ALL of the casting changes seem to be good decisions. Every actor they brought in was distinctly better than the replaced originals here. Gwynne and Lewis of course didn't need replacing. They're both great here. Oh, and I'd say Eddie's personality is distinctly different here. He's more overtly a brat. Frankly he's more interesting here. EDIT - damn, my memory is faulty. I completely blocked out that there were two Marilyns. This IS the same one who was in the entire first group of episodes. I didn't remember that because they replaced her really fast with a different actress who was in the entire rest of the series run, but this one WAS in more than the pilot. I didn't even realize this until searching more about the actress. Once you trace it back it says she was in 13 episodes. The seasons then were REALLY long so that was only like 1/3rd of the first season. So only Yvonne Decarlo and Butch Patrick were missing. By the way, that search ALSO confirmed that this is NOT a recoloring job. This pilot WAS filmed in color and that's another change made when it went to series. It was changed to Black and White both for financial reasons (much cheaper film at that point) AND to make it match the classic Universal monster films better. There's also apparently some makeup differences, although I guess you have to look close to really quantify them.
  5. Matt Lucas is SO weird he actually makes Noel look normal.
  6. Nic Cage is the Engineer driving so many trainwrecks.
  7. The shame of it is Tyra's skillset may actually be closer to the interview bits, because those are less about being the invisible guiding hand and more about kidding around with famous people. So she's qualified for cohosting more than hosting, at least within this show's formula.
  8. Kromm

    Enola Holmes (2020)

    Millie and the Director have both stated in the past few days sequels are intended. Given that it was ONLY beaten by The Great British Baking Show premiere and was #2 on Netflix this week, I'd imagine Netflix will support more, even if this was originally intended as a theatrical.
  9. Kromm

    Enola Holmes (2020)

    I think we were given a pretty good idea why. Eudoria was all about TESTING Enola. She left her the tool to be independent... money... but had to include the challenge of overcoming Mycroft. She knew Enola would run and WANTED that. She also didn't hold out much hope that Sherlock would bother himself wanting to be the guardian. Him coming around on that near the end of the movie was not any part of her plan, but she also had no other choice other than Mycroft to start with because of Sherlock's indifference. If you think in those terms, this all makes sense.
  10. Kromm

    Enola Holmes (2020)

    The timeline is a LITTLE off, but not much. This links to the women's suffrage movement, which started in the UK around 1872, but didn't succeed until 1918. It didn't get militant until 1906, which is later than this movie has it if that's the point of Eudoria's group. I'd say their actions match those suffrage groups most closely despite the years being off. In fact, in the warehouse scene Enola sees suffragette posters. However, even if the above explanation is most likely for Eudoria's group, the Tewkesbury plot likely linked to another law... the Married Women's Property Act of 1882. It was deliberately vaguely described as the "Reform Bill" in the film. In a nutshell, this was the law that let women retain personal property after marriage, whereas previously their husband acquired anything they owned. Eudoria's speech at the end strongly implied this was NOT the goal of her group, but clearly welcomed (or at least not the main purpose, which is why she was going away again). That's almost exactly the time period this seems to be set, other than the obvious fact that the UK didn't see it's first motorcar until 1892. So I think they've been creative one way or the other with the setting. It's VAGUELY set somewhere in the 1880s to 90s, with a vague reform Bill likely very similar to a real one around then, and an inaccurate motorcar.
  11. Kromm

    Enola Holmes (2020)

    I actually think this was brilliant. It's light entertainment but hardly fluff. All of the acting is top shelf, but not enough can be said about Millie Bobby Brown. To say she's the center of this would be the understatement of the year. She's totally magnetic. Certainly in the normal bits, but even morso when she addresses the camera ("Do you have any ideas?" was the one, terribly awkward and overdone instance). And in those, the subset that's most amazing are the little touches when she VISUALLY addresses the camera but NOT verbally. This pushes it beyond typical fourth wall breaking into something far more charming and intimate. A single raised eyebrow to us when she discovers the hideout with the explosives. An exasperated sigh towards us when she is frustrated Tewskbury does not know what to thank her for. Tons of other stuff like this. It's loads better than monologues to the camera or simple one liners, although those happen too. The plot is solid too, of course. Not super innovative or clever beyond all words, but well written and thought out. And the social commentary actually makes a lot of sense in the context. It's not shoehorned because this is the precise point in English history where these issues really percolated. Well done.
  12. I think that's because of the lack of other entertainment around. The show has if not an actual monopoly an enormous advantage at the moment. Of course that won't stop Tyra from securing the job next season because of the numbers.
  13. I adore her as a person, but yeah. This isn't great. Her awkwardness CAN be endearing when she's interviewed, but as the INTERVIEWER it doesn't work.
  14. Game show are a natural I guess during COVID. There's zero reason this can't be done all by screen.
  15. If this parallels the Young Justice TV show, then Artemis is going to be an interesting story, I mean it can't be the same story due to the universe being very different (especially the surrounding characters) but if the broad character beats are similar it will be good.
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