Monday, January 06, 2014

China heart Sherlock?

The UKTelegraph has a list of 21 things you didn't know about Sherlock:

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch (or Peanut and Curly Fu, as they're known to Chinese fans) in season 3 of Sherlock Photo: BBC

and the article notes:

8. China can’t understand why Sherlock takes so long to make

 During David Cameron’s official visit to China last December, the Prime Minister allowed Chinese citizens to ask him questions through Sina Weibo, the country’s Twitter-like social network. Among queries about Larry the Downing Street cat, Tom Daley, Visa application forms and Wendi Deng, by far the most popular request was: “Please urge Sherlock crew to be quick! They have had us waiting for two years for every season!” Cameron diplomatically pointed out that “I can’t tell them what to do, as it’s an independent company”, before urging fans to pass the time by reading Conan Doyle’s stories.

and there are also notes about it's popularity in Korea and Japan.

We haven't got this season yet (we tend to be a year behind the US/UK in these things) but since a lot of the humor tends to be verbal, I wonder how they can enjoy the program? Good translations of the captions, I suppose.

quick: Before the copyright cops find it's there:

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