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Re: “Ted's Butcherblock

Ted's rules. I've been going here for years and even when I was a student, and they knew it, they still treated me like a real person. They always make an effort to have affordable bottles of wine featured at their tastings. Their food is fresh and well prepared and Ted is cool. A friend and I were out at Poe's in the middle of the day once and so was he. He recognized us from coming into the shop and, even though he was sitting at the 'outside' bar and we were inside, he bought us some drinks (delicious Delirium Tremens, actually).

Posted by guinifyr on June 29, 2010 at 3:24 PM

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Re: “Sherlock Holmes purists will be disappointed in The Final Adventure

Wow, that last one was pretty poorly put together, I'm sorry. I'm just really frustrated that someone who 1) hasn't seen the show and 2) professes to be wholly uninterested in seeing it is so intent on lambasting those who have and enjoyed it. (Though Matt's mention of Stoppard should tell me that arguing with him clearly isn't worth it.)
Anyone who is familiar with the Charleston theater scene will realize that Robbie's other shows have been very well received and reviewed. So, too, have many of the cast members. If you're so worried that everyone on here is fake, why don't you ask them all to text or email you pictures of their ticket stubs so you can compare the numbers on them and discover that they are, in fact, different people? And, yes, I do believe the posters to be different people -- simple observation of their writing styles reveals as much.

Posted by guinifyr on June 30, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Sherlock Holmes purists will be disappointed in The Final Adventure

So what you're saying is that you have nothing better to do than be mean to people on the internet because you've nothing better to do with your life? Fulfilling. I'm glad that we've changed at attempt to have a discussion about a play into every other internet chat board.

Posted by guinifyr on June 30, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Sherlock Holmes purists will be disappointed in The Final Adventure

You keep telling cb13 to calm down, but that account was created within the same window of time so finds appropriate to say something to you.
Since you haven't made any comments on the show itself, just on the people commenting on it, why don't you go to Footlight next weekend and watch it? I really do believe that it was a good show and, based on the audience's reactions that I saw, I think that many other people feel the same way. Perhaps it is not that i am naive, but, rather, that you are being too cynical.

Posted by guinifyr on June 29, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Sherlock Holmes purists will be disappointed in The Final Adventure

Matt: Here's my secret, scary agenda: I've been a casual reader of the print edition of City Paper since I moved to Charleston in 2004, but I rarely go on the website. I watched Sherlock Holmes opening night because 1) I have read the majority of the Doyle stories and 2) some friends of mine were going and invited me along. I'm not in Chas this week and knew that I would miss the print of City Paper on Wednesday, so I looked the review up online. Yes, I created my account that day (which was a couple days after the review itself was posted) because I wanted to comment that I was of a wholly different opinion about the show. Were there some valid criticism? Certainly. Did the cast make some mistakes? Absolutely. It's live theater and that's what happens. I'm not just disagreeing for the sake of it. Yes, Moriarty was more like a comic book style villain that what I expected, but part of the reason people go to plays is to see the director's take on a familiar character or situation. How many times has Shakespeare been re-imagined?
So, yes, I did create that account in order to post on this because I am familiar with the stories/novels and was in no way disappointed with the performance, as the review suggests I would be.

Posted by guinifyr on June 28, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Sherlock Holmes purists will be disappointed in The Final Adventure

Yes, they did get a standing ovation. I was there and I saw it. I doubt this reviewer has ever read any of the Sherlock Holmes stories. I saw this play because I love Doyle and it's amazing how many lines the playwright pulled directly from the stories -- virtually every one of them. So how could it be watered down if it is verbatim from the original? And as for the "awkward" romance that is the whole point!!! As a rule, Holmes does not like or trust women and this is a really weird experience for him. The new movie blew the 'romance' way out of proportion. (And speaking of the movie, Robert Downey is hot, so why the complaint about Harris being good looking?)

Posted by guinifyr on June 27, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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