A brief pause; a hitch in your breath; a suspended moment.

Real life is kicking my arse, sorry. Posting should resume tomorrow; for now, I’m going to attempt to placate the masses with —

[dramatic pause]

Bennedict Cumberbatch’s face! :D

If you’re not already an avid Sherlock fan, you’re doing something wrong. This perfect show – I don’t even know where to start. The incredible script, the breathtaking cinematography, the delightfully gratuitous attention to detail, the super-sexy wardrobe choices (or lack thereof), and, of course, the absolutely flawless cast.

It’s perfect. I usually take issue with at least one or two pervasive issues for a show, but (save for The Blind Banker), I can find almost no faults in this stunning creation.

P.S. Just in case Sherlock is not your division

(Oh my god, I am so sorry, I need to stop saying things but I haven’t really slept in days and everything is just one big, hilarious blur of Bennedict’s cheekbones and Freud and Jung and neurotransmitters and ego defence mechanisms and object relations and a constant, annoying, all-consuming want for carbs, goddammit, carbs.)

You need to be watching this, too. Suits has been high up in my books since I finally got around to watching the first season late last year, and I am going insane having to wait until the summer for more. (I would forego makeup for an entire week if it meant getting the next season at the end of said week. It’s a serious issue, you guys. It’s serious.)

Pretty boys (hello, Gabriel Macht), pretty suits (did we mention, Harvey’s suits are all custom-tailored Tom Ford?), and pretty shots. Just the right amount of tension, plot, relationships, suspense — and okay, I’m a sucker for a character with an eidetic memory.

It’s not Sherlock-caliber, but, well. Nothing is ever going to be as flawless as Sherlock (except perhaps just… more seasons of Sherlock.)


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  • Reply mostlysunnybunny

    My best friend gave me the whole first season of Suits and I haven't started watching it (beauty blogs have taken all my free and non-free time)! Must do that soon! And hahaha the cat, the cat!!! Hilarious!
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    February 1, 2012 at 6:59 AM
  • Reply Charlie


    February 1, 2012 at 7:27 AM
  • Reply dani@callitbeauty

    Oh, Rae! If I were Benedict Cumberbatch, I would ask you to marry me.

    But I'm not, so… SORRY!

    I'd ask Benedict Cumberbatch to marry me, though…

    …"Benedict Cumberbatch" is a pain to type at 7 in the morning…

    I may or may not have petted the screen while looking at Benedict's face.
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    February 1, 2012 at 7:55 AM
  • Reply eight


    I should watch Sherlock as I recently read all the books and enjoyed them a lot.

    I hope real life is ok for you <3 It's been kicking my butt too lately and preventing me from blogging!
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    February 1, 2012 at 7:56 AM
  • Reply Asha

    i agree…. sherlock and suits are two of the most entertaining tv-shows in the past year. Benedict and Macht are both incredible sexy and their wardrobe amazing. The banter in both shows between them and their assistant/friend just makes my day!
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    February 1, 2012 at 8:28 AM
  • Reply The Lacquered Lady

    I LOVE Sherlock. The second season should be coming to PBS very soon. I normally also love USA shows but Suits just didn't jive with me. However, Covert Affairs and In Plain Sight are two of my tops!

    February 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM
  • Reply @camieee

    I think we should have Benedict Cumberbatch in every single post. Just sayin'.

    February 1, 2012 at 10:15 AM
  • Reply Musing on Beauty

    Ah, Bennedict as Sherlock <3 *melts*
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    February 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM
  • Reply fieran

    I'm a big fan of Sherlock – I love how his coat is cut so well, how flattering. I've never seen a guy wear a black wool coat that well! The script is amazing and the cinematography of London is gorgeous. I have a soft spot for London and I get all warm and fuzzy when they show parts of it.

    I've yet to start watching Suits but now that you've mentioned it, I should probably consider it :)
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    February 1, 2012 at 12:26 PM
  • Reply Larie

    This is in our Netflix queue. You may have just bumped it up 230948023984 spaces.
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    February 1, 2012 at 3:16 PM
  • Reply Rola

    The kitty action shot is a nice touch.
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    February 1, 2012 at 5:41 PM
  • Reply Makeup Morsels

    Benedict Cumberbatch is voicing Smaug AND The Necromancer in The Hobbit!!! (Sorry, just had to get that out of my system and geek out for a bit).

    I hope your busy life eases up a bit soon!

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    February 1, 2012 at 6:25 PM
  • Reply Aimey

    I'm a fairly new subscriber–"fairly new" as in in the past week, and so this is my first time officially reading as a subscriber! I have to say, I enjoy your style of writing. It's sarcastic but not enough to be rude haha Just wanted to say that I'm looking forward to more reads!

    P.S. No wonder "real life" is kicking your butt–you're too busy watching shows! :P JK

    February 1, 2012 at 8:34 PM
  • Reply Kate & Zena

    I didn't get BBC until recently (behold, it recently became one of those channels you have to pay for here in the US), so I haven't been able to see Sherlock (which is sad, because you know me and my love for Sherlock Holmes.)

    However, I have looked at the screencaps at the characters and I kind of twitch. Sherlock and Watson are the same age and I can't stand how they made Watson look older than Holmes. Plus, why does Holmes have curly, long hair? Sherlock is notorious for being well-kept and having short hair, except when he is having one of his moods (or when is high on drugs.) WHY THE H*** IS HIS LONG?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! I don't care if he's in the 21st century or not, Sherlock. Does. Not. Ever. Have. LONG. HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Holmesian addict is annoyed*

    I don't know if I could rent it and not be agitated by the long, curly hair. I'll try. *repressing growls at the hair department*

    February 1, 2012 at 8:41 PM
  • Reply Eden-Avalon

    Maru-Chan (the cat) totally distracted me from all the cute guys in this post. True facts.
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    February 3, 2012 at 8:04 PM
  • Reply Alison

    I love this show, and Benedict Cumberbatch (What a great name!) as the sexy, stylish, sharp and…. complicated (Way to break your alliteration, Alison…) new Sherlock Holmes! I'll admit I was happy to see that I'm not the only one with a huge crush on Sherlock.

    Are you studying psych at Uni, Rae?

    February 8, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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  • Reply Jess

    So my friend and I just powered through all three episodes of season 1 in one sitting…
    And I felt the NEED to come back to this post and comment, because it was those cheek bones in that photograph that enticed me to give Sherlock a try. I love Bennedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock – he's brilliant. AND SO GORGEOUS. Most incredibly handsome profile EVER…
    Just wanted to say, "Thanks, Rae!"

    February 22, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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