The Game’s Afoot

Sherlock Holmes (1954 TV series)

Sherlock Holmes (1954 TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In case it wasn’t immediately obvious, we’re kinda nerds in our house.  Dr Who and Sherlock are big, and not just on the TV either.  Godzilla has read all the Sherlock Holmes mysteries (several times over), and the episodes, story lines and actors are often topics of conversation.  I’m definitely not averse to discussing David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch over a glass of merlot, so it works out just fine for everyone.


This week the discussion has focussed on which of the two of them (my children, not the fictional characters) is most like Sherlock and which most like Mycroft (Sherlock’s older, more intelligent, less socially adept, less empathetic brother).  Unfortunately for the TeenWolf, the family consensus is that he’s Mycroft — the evil genius in our lives.  He might be the younger brother in reality, but he’s definitely the more wily.  Though, in fairness, he’s very socially adept and empathetic.  But he’s the one who’s going to be sitting on the swivel chair, fluffy cat on lap, evil laugh at the ready, plotting the downfall of someone.

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