As a side~note, and something for the Doctor Who fans out there (I think there’s a couple), The Blind Banker features the lurvely Gemma Chan (The Waters of Mars); it’s directed by Euros Lyn (who helmed so many amazing moments so brilliantly since 2005); and there are numerous, very familiar location settings used. To be honest, that got a bit distracting but that’ll teach me for being such a stupendous nerdoid. Anyway, this is merely a side~note to the delicious activities of Holmes and Watson.
And boy, are they delicious! Stylistically, it follows on from what we witnessed in last week’s story – on screen text, numerous dissolves, wipes and transitions with loads of mobile and laptop action. Importantly, the relationship between the two male leads continues with its hilarity (for the audience) and irritation (for Watson). Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes is terrifically mean/selfish but its Martin Freeman’s more human Watson that gathers the limelight here.
Still coming to terms with his ‘civilian’ lifestyle we see John trying to cope with Chip & Pin machines, getting a job and dealing with the thorny issue of heterosexuality. Yup, Watson gets a chick – played by the ever~so~lurvely (but not seen enough on telly) Zoe Telford. The couple manage to embark on a date but, in almost sitcom style fashion (and I don’t mean that in any way negatively), it turns out slightly different than both had hoped… As one would expect Holmes is deducting right, left and centre as the complex plot unfolds.