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Chris
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ChrisI was referring to the dominatrix in the first episode of season 2.  I can't recall the name of the episode.  I was trying to be vague in case folks hadn't had a chance to catch the episode, yet.  I wonder if what we see here on our public TV is the same, unedited version of what you saw on British TV.  I thought it was skillful the way the woman was filmed in her "battledress" (naked) without revealing much.  I thought the episode was clever on many levels, particularly when Sherlock was forced to figure out the combination to the safe in the woman's house by guessing her measurements, while John has a gun pointed at his head.  The actor playing Sherlock does a great job, I think.  I just wish they made more episodes/season.

The dominatrix is Irene Adler and the episode was 'A Scandal in Belgravia', so yes, we have seen the same thing. Belgravia is a rather posh and insanely expensive borough in London, so the house she was living in in real life would cost millions of £s, maybe £5m or more. The show is indeed very clever and I am not surprised with the minds of Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat behind the steering wheel of the whole project. Both have worked together on Dr Who, writing and directing and I don't know if you ever saw a rather strange and acquired taste tv series called The League of Gentlemen; it was written by Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Reece Sheersmith and Steve Pemberton, from the excellent series Whitechapel. But I digress, the 'cleverness' of the show is something that drew me in straight away as I am a fan of Conan Doyle and liked the work of Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat.....I knew this would be intelligent enough to get the grey matter working a little harder than normal. It has been well received in the UK and I am glad to hear some folks across the pond are enjoying it too. Usually in the UK if anything is shown after the 9pm watershed then any kind of nudity, whether male or female, is accepted. It doesn't happen that often but full frontal does occur from time to time and bad language and dark subject matters as seen in shows like Wire in the Blood and Waking the Dead are commonplace. Basically, as long as it doesn't overstep the mark and it is shown after 9pm, anything goes. Do things get censored in the States then?Benedict Cumberbatch is great as Sherlock and I have been a fan of Martin Freeman for some years now, particularly as Arthur Dent in the movie version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and as Tim in The Office. I can't wait for The Hobbit to be released this December as Martin plays Bilbo Baggins.If you watch the other two episodes from this series let me know what you think. More episodes would be great but they are 90 minutes long!

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