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just finished watching "sherlock", which was absolutely amazing. i don't think i've ever seen a better interpretation, and cumberbatch is an astonishing actor.

it's a mistake to watch "elementary" right afterwards. it's too american. it's too formulaic. it feels a bit like a hipper remake of "monk". it's probably relatively decent compared to most other episodic crime dramas, but i can't appreciate it much after "sherlock".

but i applaud the choice of a woman as the iconic sidekick, and i like that it's a non-caucasian woman to boot. even though i am torn, because the deep friendship between the two men is also something special and rare, in particular as it is played in "sherlock". i seriously, seriously hope they won't make it romantic in "elementary"; i'd hate that.

40 days: day 30 (week 5)

workout A

2x5 bodyweight squat
5:00 min ATG squat

still not sleeping well, but enough so i don't feel totally wiped when i work out.

Standing Barbell Shoulder Press (OHP)
2x10 @ 45 lb
2x8 @ 55 lb
volume: 1780

weird. even the empty bar felt somewhat heavy today. so i kept the working weight low and did a few more reps.

Barbell Deadlift
2x5 @ 105 lb
2x8 @ 145 lb
volume: 3370

was originally gonna up the working weight today, but since OHP felt heavy, decided to keep it and just up the reps by a few. that was no problem.

Rotational Kettlebell Deadlift
2x10 @ 43 lb
volume: 860

no change.

Two-Arm Kettlebell Swing
2x20 @ 28
volume: 1120

no change.

One-Arm Dumbbell Row
6x10 @ 32 lb
volume: 1920

since i'd been easy on the weight with OHP and DL, i decided to leave the dumbbell at its last 5-3-2 weight and do shorter sets again. i don't know what i don't like about sets of 15; it just feels boring. i'll never be a body builder. ;)

total volume: 9050 lb.
total volume for week 5: 41144 lb.

on 2014-02-15 09:00 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] asciident
I've been meaning to check out Elementary, though I've heard mixed reviews.

I absolutely love BBC's Sherlock, though. Can't wait for series 4.

on 2014-02-15 09:20 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] zeborah
I've never watched Sherlock; I've heard enough, and love Elementary enough, to think that comparison between them is probably not useful. They're doing qualitatively different things.

You won't get, say, novelty in storytelling from Elementary. What I appreciate about it is... hmm, call it novelty in the respect it has for its diverse characters, and the respect they have for each other.

i seriously, seriously hope they won't make it romantic in "elementary"; i'd hate that.

Do you want to know, or do you prefer complete unspoiledness?

on 2014-02-15 12:22 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] synecdochic
See, I liked series 1 of Sherlock, but each subsequent series has made me more and more convinced that ... hrm, in an attempt to avoid harshing your squee, let's just say that with every new episode I'm more and more convinced that some things I thought were being done deliberately and as a character choice are instead being done accidentally and authorially, and while I can cope with those things as a deliberate character choice I can't handle them as an overall and unremarked thing.

Hence why I love Elementary so incandescently, because it's the first procedural I've seen in a long time, if ever, that doesn't do those things (most TV does those things, on a sliding scale, but this is why I do not watch most TV -- I can overlook them sometimes and tolerate them other times but I find Sherlock an egregious example) and it's a very nice change. Elementary is not a whodunit detective show like Sherlock is, it's a procedural, but I'm okay with that.

Which is not to say I'm not watching Sherlock, because I think it is doing some interesting things and there's some very good acting craft (Martin Freeman's performance at the end of The Reichenbach Fall is a masterclass in 2 minutes), but I have to steel myself to watch it, and I kind of teeter in and out of hatewatching it. :/


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