Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -Confucius
I don't feel very well, so I'm going to try to keep this short. Over the weekend, I went ahead and purchased all of the seasons of the TV show "Sherlock". I really enjoy these episodes because they are so well written, the characters charm their way into your heart in a very unforeseen way, and it pays the perfect tribute to the original book series! I had originally became a fan of Steven Moffats's work (the director) when I watched Dr. Who, but you can tell this is where his talents lie more often. In Dr. Who, he builds and builds and builds up to a huge season finale and looking back, you realize he wasted 20 perfectly good episodes as he was trying to create the perfect twist and background story that would mislead his audience and tear at their heartstrings. Although I enjoy his work in Dr. Who, I still think his talent lies in the Sherlock series. With each episode being about an hour and a half, things became remarkably more simple.
Although Sherlock himself appears to be a very complex character, you realize he is actually a lot more simple than people try to present him. Just like a magic trick which blows your mind, you are trying desperately to figure out the way the trick was done. Although in actuality, there was a simple lever or slot in the back, you have created a very complex solution which grants you the same outcome. In many ways that's why a magician never reveals his tricks, it is so much more fun to figure it out on your own. In a similar way I could take the next three pages to explain Sherlock's character and how simple it really is, but that would just ruin the magic :) Goodnight all!
Question time: Have you ever made something more difficult than it needed to be? What was it?
About the video: It would be a sin for me to let you go without revealing how one trick was done! Below I have posted a very old video of Penn and Teller who show a magic trick and how it is done. Penn and Teller are two famous magicians who have a knack of getting in trouble. I hope you enjoy :)