WATCH: ’50 Shades of Johnlock’ Fan Trailer

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in 'Sherlock' (Pic: PBS)

“Johnlock? What’s wrong with Shertson?” Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in ‘Sherlock’ (Pic: PBS)

There’s always been a certain tension in the relationship between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes, one that the BBC adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories plays upon rather well. It’s that bromance thing, in which buttons are pressed with alarming regularity, but it’s not always clear which emotional mechanisms have been triggered.

It’s also the basis for the sector of Sherlock fandom known as Johnlock, and it is from there (and the YouTube account of the aptly-named Victoria Holmes) that this rather good crossover fan trailer comes from, drawing a line between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman and 50 Shades of Grey.

And even if you’re not a Johnlockian, or would prefer to see something more Shermollyish, it’s always great to revisit those early scenes.

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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