I’m ashamed to admit that until about a week ago, I’d never heard of Benedict Cumberbatch. No, it’s true. Can you believe that? It wasn’t until a friend posted the following video that he snagged my attention, beginning to win my heart at fifteen seconds in.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure the modesty was a put on, but it was put on so sweetly, and then he ran up into the audience to hug his fans. Uh-huh…research time.
To my delight – and disgust – he stars in a BBC series called Sherlock. Delight because it’s my new favorite series. Disgust because there are only three 90-minute episodes per year/season.
I almost didn’t start watching it because….three freaking episodes???!!! A year???!!!
But hey, he impressed me on The Graham Norton Show, and I was just bored enough, that I thought ‘why not?’
And I was, and remain, hooked…and I didn’t want to be. I get frustrated with shows that are only thirteen episodes per season (Haven, I miss you!), so I really didn’t want to get invested in one that was incredibly short. But I did, and I blame Tameri Etherton for posting the video that got me hooked on the actor.
Now I think I’m going to share my very favorite scene so far, and go back and watch the entire episode again.
***Just noting that while Mr. Cumberbatch now occupies a place in my heart, Keifer Sutherland, Bruce Willis, and Robert Downey Jr. all beat him there…and there they will stay.
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I’m dying to see Star Trek! I can’t wait. I love Chris Pine. He was adorable in “This Means War” too.
I haven’t succumbed to Sherlock–yet, but my daughter has. Cumberpatch might just be the final straw that gets her to come see Star Trek with me. 🙂
I’m not sure how I missed your comment, Diana. I love Chris Pine, too, but the only things I’ve seen him in are the two Star Trek’s and Unstoppable…which I just love.
Did you get your daughter to go to the movie with you? 🙂
Love it! Did you see Star Trek yet? Even though he’s the villain, I still love him. And Rachel Funk Heller got me turned onto a BBC1 radio show staring Benedict. I kind of miss being able to see him, but the series is a riot and I can totally picture him in my mind.
I refuse to apologize for introducing you to Mr. Cumberbatch! In fact, I’m over the moon happy that you’re in love with him. He’s too fabulous not to be adored.
I did…and I loved it! I thought he made a perfect villain (but he makes a better Sherlock!). Hmm about BBC1 radio…where, exactly, do you find that?
And it’s okay. You don’t have to apologize. Finding Mr. Cumberbatch (I want to type cummerbund every time I write his name) has given me
manyseveral happy hours. The series is too short to have given me many anything…except pleasant fantasies. 😉
They are available on iTunes. The show is called Cabin Pressure. I put them on my iPod and listen while I’m driving or hanging out in the backyard.
I’m hoping now that Star Trek is a smash success for him, he’ll do more movies or maybe another series that has more than three measly episodes a season. Seriously, what’s up with that?