Saturday, October 30, 2010

And now for something completely different...

I'll be taking a break from p-values and peer effects tomorrow to watch the latest instalment of Sherlock now airing on Masterpiece Mystery. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat provide the scripts. That alone should be enough to get you to tune in.

Now if we can just get them to air Jekyll.


  1. I wonder why there are hardly any comments on this blog, it's great!

    The BBC Sherlock miniseries is also great. I think it was Raymond Chandler who said that only a psychopath could love a realistic mystery story, but that the "detached" mystery novel "has also a depressing way of minding its own business, solving its own problems and answering its own questions" - so Moffit & Gatiss are very neatly solving the problem of what kind of crazy person would want to solve crimes for intellectual exercise by making Holmes a sociopath. XD

    I loved the way they brought in modern technology, too - though who in this day and age has an engraved cellphone, honestly.

    A friend of mine was commenting that while Gatiss and Russell T. Davis try to normalize gayness, Moffat writes Special characters who have non-standard sexualities.

    Anyway. Keep up the good work! I might comment some time on one of the more serious posts, if I ever have something useful to say.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. Though OE has a pretty good reach in the statistical community, we are still a small blog and sometimes it's easy to get the feeling that Joseph and I are just continuing our long standing email conversation in a slightly more public forum. I would love to get some real discussions going so "please keep those cards and letters coming."

    And if you haven't seen it already, check out Jekyll.