I’m staying away from the Sherlock thread because I don’t want to see spoilers. I’ve been whiling away the waiting time until tomorrow night by looking at a few trailers on youtube, and mingled with them I’m seeing something new or at least new to me: reaction videos.
A fangirl sets up a camera to record her (or her friend’s or her sister’s) reaction to a yet unseen episode of some favorite television show or movie. Their reactions can by hysterical and hysterically funny, and sometimes touching. The drooling fangirl thing can be annoying, too, but their emotions are genuine and intense and make me wish I had buds like these to share favorite shows or movies with.
I’ve just been watching a couple of reaction videos to the Reichenbach episode, and the emotional progression from shock to sobbing grief to astonished delight at the very end is a sight to see.