Just reading some screencaps of twitter that princealia kindly took and shared with me. They are in response to this quotation from Mark Gatiss "Steve wanted to do the twisted love story [A Scandal in Bohemia]," :
so PLEASE don't write that in. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. I've admired your interpretation of Sherlock but you're wrong this time
I know there's almost no chance of you reading this BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SHERLOCK WAS NOT IN LOVE WITH IRENE ADLER
if you wrote it so that he is you will have a LOT of angry fans. Series 1 was amazing, but it would ruin Series 2
I agree with @microgabs. Read A Scandal in Bohemia. HOLMES WAS NOT IN LOVE WITH ADLER
You're probably getting this a lot, but the 'twisted love story' between Holmes and Adler never existed; He simply admired her
I AM LAUGHING MY HEAD OFF AT MY COMPUTER!!!!
(And also feeling mildly sorry for Moffat... though he did choose to have a twitter account...)
And I only have two things to say.
1. If you really think Moffat is a genius, trust that he will use the talents and experience, that you, the random fan who thinks Benedict Cumberbatch is hot may just possibly not have, to make a great Series 2. [Since when did thinking Cumberbatch was hot make us film critics/producers/writers/directors? Oh, it doesn't? Really?]
2. Irene Adler was once in love with the King of Bohemia, and they got a picture taken together that was "compromising" and then he ditched her because he was sort of a jerk, and now he wants to marry a princess whose family cares if he messed around with women or not, and Irene is holding this picture over his head as blackmail, but as it turns out, she wants to marry her solicitor, Charles Norton.
Twisted love story, anyone?
Also, still giggling over the twitter. If I actually knew how to use twitter, I would probably waste lots of time snarfling over it. Good thing I don't. :-)
Wasn't Moffat the one on the audio commentary who was MOST adamant that Sherlock admired Irene, rather than loved her? I think he was, and then Gatiss was a little... eh, maybe he really LOVED Irene... but he could only love her because she was unattainable.
I'm too lazy to check, but I seem to recall that.