Monday, February 15, 2016

Technology in TV shows

My current favorite show to watch on television is Sherlock. There is quite a bit of technology used in the show since it takes place in present day, however not too much of it is used by Sherlock himself. He mostly uses his cellphone and anything found in the lab. His cellphone is very important. He uses it to contact John whenever he needs something or is working on a case whether it be important or not. He uses it to contact his homeless network which he believes to be more useful then the police at times. He uses it to contact Inspector Lestrade when working on cases. He also uses it, but on the rare occasion, to contact his brother with whom he has an interesting relationship with. Sherlock can also send texts to a room of people at the same time always leaving the police wondering how he did that. The cellphone comes into a huge play when Irene Adler has all her information "protection" she calls it on her cellphone. Sherlock doesn't really watch television or listen to music on the radio which is very opposite for the normal person at this day in age. I believe it to show his character and how he doesn't take part in those things, but instead plays the violin and is constantly bettering his mind. Later on we meet the famous Moriarty who uses technology for his schemes. For example he uses an app on his phone to have the most heavily guarded places in London broken into, which we later learn is just a signal to people who carry it out for him. He is later arrested for such acts and put on trial where he rigs the jury to declare him innocent by contacting them in their hotel rooms on the TV saying if they don't their loved ones will die. Finally at the end when you think is dead and gone, he appears on every TV screen in Britain. Sorry if that's a spoiler alert! As you can tell I'm obsessed with this show.

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