I follow Amanda on Twitter and I’m glad she’s back and doing better, but I’m really not interested in her love life. It still seems strange to me that she and Martin lived together for years and had children together, but never got married (although they never corrected people who assumed they were married). And now, she’s acting like a teenager all excited about her engagement ring and suddenly marriage is important to her. I don’t get it.
People change. Perhaps she is totally in love with this guy, perhaps she needs safety, perhaps is the guy who wants to get married. I don't care much for her private life either but I hadn't seen anything about this till now.
Also, she seems to follow certain things according to whom she is with. I remember she said she was vegan for years and then she started eating meat when she started dating Jonjo.
Thank you for saying that, Ellie! I don’t like her very much and I can’t figure out why. She seems very self absorbed and kind of steamrolls over her controversies instead of taking the comments on board and maybe thinking about them. Plus, I think she brought Sherlock season 4 down with her acting. IMO, she just couldn’t compare to BC or MF, so it was kind of embarrassing to watch. 😬
Plus, I think she brought Sherlock season 4 down with her acting. IMO, she just couldn’t compare to BC or MF, so it was kind of embarrassing to watch. 😬
Maybe blame the writing if you didn’t like S4? There was nothing wrong with her acting.
I thought it was awful that she was treated so badly on social media by fans upset that Mary had prevented “Johnlock” from happening. As if she had written the script! And didn’t we later find out that she and Martin had split up before they finished filming? That must have been so difficult! (Although we don’t know whose idea the breakup was, so maybe she was perfectly happy?)
I get the impression from some things MF has said that the break up was AAs idea.
As for Sherlock, I’m far from being a Johnlocker but I do think the amount of time given to the Mary storyline was to the detriment of the show. And I agree that was the writers, not AA’s fault Even though her Twitter and real life personality irritate the heck out of me I think she’s a decent actress.
The dynamic (non sexual!) between Sherlock & John is the heart of the story and it got somewhat lost in the attention given to Mary - a character who barely exists in the books. Bad idea to try to move that far away from the cannon Conan Doyle so successfully created.
I don’t like her very much and I can’t figure out why.
I concur. I felt terrible for her when Martin refused to help her with her debt and she had to declare bankruptcy. After all those years together, and him earning so much off the Hobbit franchise, he really could have chosen to help out the mother of his kids so that the press didn't catch wind of it. Then again, who knows, maybe he had a reason not to. At the time, I really felt for her. Buuutttt something about her rubs me the wrong way. There's nothing I can put my finger on... I just can't take her in large doses.
I don't like AA much but the problem with Sherlock and Mary was the horrible story/script. In episode 1 season 4 she wasn't given much to do except going from place to place (if I remember right because I didn't watch it since it was aired) and, yes, the timing when she jumped to save Sherlock (and winning forgiveness and almost a heroine status!) was laughable. Then ghost Mary ... but, again, is the story imo.
Edit: I went to read the plot and I have forgotten that she had also the story with the baby and why she was running and the Norbury nonsense. That shows how much I liked that episode.
About the plot for S4, I never understood why they had to kill off Mary’s character to get rid of her. They had gone to great lengths to show us what a super spy/agent/assassin she had been before meeting John, so why not just have her go back to that life? I was thinking that she could go into hiding, like when they showed her travelling around the world in different disguises. It would have been perfect! Maybe the government really, really needed her to go somewhere on a mission? She could take the baby with her, change her name and start a life somewhere else. They did it on The Americans! She would keep in touch with John, I guess, to let him know that she and Rosie were ok, but there wouldn’t be any more stories about her. And John and Sherlock could go back to their old living arrangements and solving crimes.
You can probably tell that I had given a lot of thought to this! Ha!