Sherlock and Rumpelstiltskin TOGETHER?! Oh snap, hold my instant cues, I so got this!
This was a surprisingly good miniseries by our good friends across the pond at the BBC with a pre-Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch (complete with an episode that explains where he got the Homeless Network from) who gets swept up in a George Orwellian government conspiracy and a menage je triangle with his brother and his brother’s widow who he ends up stalking which in turn leads him to be stalked by Rumpelstiltskin. All in all, lots of stalking.
At first it’s very strange yet after the initial episodes, I became more and more used to it and eventually found it normal. I just hope that this doesn’t verve my thinking to the point where if BC ever comes up and says, “I’ve been cyper-stalking you” I would find it enduring instead of creepy as sh*t.
BC was very good as an understated, dorka, wet sandwich who is adorably clueless, yet means well even when he makes the most bizarre mishaps concerning his love and/or stalking of his lady, who is also his brother’s lady.
Also, our deary douchey Rumple was so BAMF in this series that he made for a lot of clever twists and turns in the narrative as well as blowing something up and walking away without looking back. Rawr.
(FYI, if Lacey saw this, her ovaries would’ve exploded. Just sayin’)
The only complaints that I have range from not quite perfect writing (see the “cyper-stalking” line), really imperfect directing which I have a strong feeling would be a LOT better if this were filmed today, and the really weird bits where it sounds like characters are pausing whenever they speak until I realized that they were having their swearing bleeped out. That’s all good, I guess, except in one scene where Rumple managed to let one big swear word out that made me go, “OMG< what was the point, you guys?!”
But whatever, I still really dug the hell out of this little romp of conspiracy, yet I’m also glad that it came to an abrupt end to keep the mystery alive, well, and swimming inside of our brains. Jolly good, BBC!
Ps. The hawt dudes keep piling up in this series as Matthew Goode is also the narrator of each episode, so you’re welcome for that.
Pss. If Rumple asks you to take a walk with him…..DON’T!!! I’ll give you a small hint as to why.