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Why We Care About Fictional Characters

Why We Care About Fictional Characters

It’s funny the way we care about fictional characters. I mean, we know they’re not real, but something inside us cares what happens to them. We want Frodo to destroy the ring without getting killed; we want Jack to let Owen back on the Torchwood team; we want Sherlock not to fall. It matters to us. Why does it matter to us? Fictional characters are fictional. They don’t exist, they really don’t. Often, however, they outlive their authors. Walk up…

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Why “Sherlock” Is Good TV

Why “Sherlock” Is Good TV

*This post contains spoilers* *All pictures via Tumblr, or occasionally Google images; all credit to original owners (generally the fandom or the BBC)* If you live in the UK, or have BBC elsewhere, you’ll most likely have seen / heard of Sherlock. Based on the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, it takes the famous detective and puts him into a 21st century environment, and into the body of Benedict Cumberbatch. John Watson is fantastically played by Martin Freeman – I…

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