First Impressions: Moriarty the Patriot

I worked and twelve hour shift last night and haven’t slept in about 20 hours, meaning I’m running on caffeine and love for Golden Kamuy, which means this is certain to be a completely coherent and intelligent analysis of this show.

the horrible run on sentences stay IN when i seepy

I misread ‘clock smith’ as ‘cock smith’. Maybe I should’ve put this off until tomorrow. Oh well, too late now.

Anyway, it’s a good show. There’s some weird stuff, like them transitioning from a picture of crusty (if you’re not into that) old man Moriarty to sexy (if you’re into that) bishi Moriarty, and the usual issue of characters from a culture where one usually just calls their siblings by their name calling them ‘onii-san’ and shit and also cockclocksmith is one word, like every other word with ‘-smith’ in it because ‘smith’ is a suffix when not a name or a general term for craftsman.

When my siblings and I were working out how to divvy up the premiers yesterday, I referred to this as ‘sjw moriarty’ but it’s kinda not that (at least not in this episode). As a result, I might be a little bit disappointed maybe? I always hate when reviewers judge a show based on what they wanted it to be rather than what it was so I’m doing my best not to do that, but I’m not as blown away by it as others seem to be (though that could also just be because I’m tired). It’s a well-made show with a good mystery resolved in a satisfying manner, and had some really interesting use of color in that one part with the really interesting use of color to boot. Unless your ambivalence toward Sherlock Holmes and all related media could be rivaled only by that of the original creator of the guy, you’ll get a kick out of this.

Watch this show. I’m gonna take a nap.

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