The chemistry of feelings - Season 1
Personal favourite, because of reasons. :)
“The chemistry of feelings” analysis
Sherlock Season 1
Taking 4 episodes of Sherlock, basically frame by frame, I ended up with 97 caps of Benedict’s face doing …well, sentiment. I chose only the ones I considered “true”, because he fakes feelings a lot. I think a 5% margin of error is accurate for the truth behind my choices of feelings and emotions that went with each frame.
And top ten most recurring feelings and emotions starring Benedict Cumberbatch and his face in Sherlock Season 1 are:
And looking now at the numbers, between random caps and countless expressions, this top ten of “true” -as I call them- emotions seems so accurate and in line with the character the writers intended to create, that Benedict Cumberbatch will have my vote forever as one of the best actors out there.
I’m curious about season 2. Very, very curious.
*As a note, my favorites were the depictions of: Enjoyment, Amazement, Enthusiasm, Sorrow, Chagrin, Compunction, Elation, Admonition. - here -
For the individual individual frames and definitions:
So there, 97 pics of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.
10. Compunction – now this is a strange one, because out of all the feelings reserved to close ones, Benedict plays Compunction, a form of regret. And it fits so well that I wonder if he even knows the level of accuracy with which he plays Sherlock. Some other feeling, like tenderness, love, or whatever would have been so false to identify him with. But because Sherlock is often oblivious to “social etiquette”, he does and say inappropriate things and sometimes, for John and Molly, he feels he did the wrong thing. But hey, he does it anyway, that’s why is Compunction and not regret, or retribution or something.
7. Apprehension – even if he will play the game, risks aside, he knows every time in what he’s getting himself into.
6. Puzzlement – unlike Bafflement, but close still, this shows an instant reaction to the way other people think or act.
5. Anticipation – again, obvious, he loves to play a good game, no matter the costs.
4. Amusement – I think this is as obvious as Delight. His Amusement face is so close to Smugness it’s too good to watch.
3. Apperception – well, this is easy to guess why it’s here, since it’s what Sherlock does when he puts two and two together.
2. Bafflement – with him wondering around questioning people’s reactions, choices, sanity and feelings, bafflement has its rightful place here, maybe because of his sociopath side.