You are not alone my friend, I found it incredibly hawt cool as well And yeah, I didn't like the whole drugs thing either, but technically Sherlock WAS on drugs in the books so I guess they were just keeping to canon.
LOL it was certainly entertaining, but in all honesty, I didn't really like the whole 'modern Londoner' representation of drug addicts that they gave Sherlock, making him look like this dirty, unshaven, shady loose-cannon hoodie type character when I would have assumed Sherlock to be a little more graceful, even in drug use, if such is even possible... I'm absolutely no expert on the subject, but just thinking aloud I guess... When one should remember that an older generation of great minds by the likes of Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein also partook in such acts for similar reasons to Sherlock, I'd just expected that Holmes would react with more 'panache', as it were. Could you imagine Einstein or Freud dressed in a hoodie beating up a government official while high? Now my mind has funneh images on-screen xD!!
Well if you think about it he WAS /trying/ to look grungy. He was 'undercover' trying to make himself look as much like a drug addict to throw off Magnussen. I think he is gracefully and careful with his drugs in a normal situation. I think he just played it up to make himself look like a careless person.
And I think part of the 'anger' he threw at Mycroft was that he was flustered by Magnussen, as well as that no one believed him when he said he was undercover. Which is why he made such a fuss outside of the drug den. He was TRYING to get someone to notice and get word to Magnussen. Remember how he didn't seem all to bothered by the face that his 'drug habbit was about to hit the news'? As well as that if anything Mycroft /is/ still his brother. If he's going to take out his high on someone, it would be him.
Or was he just trying to get his fix? We may never quite know the truth, he said he was working on a case when he learned to make origami swans, but he actually learned on Youtube for John's wedding, panicked and made a thousand xD! If he purposely tried to look grungy, why did he keep the look inside his apartment?
I think he was generally mad at Mycroft anyway, they seem to have one of those sibling relationships where the elder treated the younger like absolute crap and Sherlock was just feeling resentful at the time. But I think Mycroft eventually realised that his little brother wasn't as stupid as he'd initially thought and they'd developed a closeness that Sherlock would have liked to ignore, but being his brother, and as intelligent as Mycroft was, he just couldn't. Maybe he was just taking a bit of power back? I find their relationship fascinating I have a similar story with my elder sister too
I agree fully to that last bit with Mycroft and Sherlock's sibling relationship. and Yes, we probably will never know if he was 'just doing it for a case" or not, but I feel he was most definitely enjoying it haha. up until John found him and made a stink about it.
xD Yeah, I think he was getting very into it for a while, because he managed to keep mostly sober when he had John to keep him out of that kind of trouble. I think Sherlock feels quite lost in his life; he's lonely and hated and he doesn't understand why. He knows he's intelligent compared to other people and doesn't see why they are not, and he's misunderstood as rude and obnoxious because he wants people to understand things the way he does but he knows that they won't/can't.
I think he grew to enjoy that feeling of power, no matter how exasperated he appears to be when people are so 'stupid', but he can only revel in it when he either gets one up on someone (like outsmarting psychopaths, or even just Anderson) or by finding someone who actually appreciates his intelligence (like John, even though he doesn't expect the appreciation, since he's so used to being treated like crap for whatever it says, be that from Mycroft or those people he comes across as rude to).
He totally likes to feel needed by Scotland Yard, which is why Mycroft, as 'the Government', allows it (despite the fact that it's illegal because it keeps his brother out of 'other' kinds of trouble) and it gives Sherlock a thrill to insult their intelligence, because out of ALL of those 'professional' people, HE is the one who is the most needed, and I think he loves that, because he knows he isn't needed anywhere else... He doesn't care that he doesn't get the cred for the cases because he just likes the gratification he can get; he knows he's helped and he knows Scotland Yard know it too, so in a way, self-gratification is his 'payment', the cases are his outlet that for the most part keep him away from the drug habit because it keeps his mind stimulated, the cases being the only way he gets by in his life because otherwise, he has nothing... </3
...Or, maybe I've just read way too much into it xD!
I find it quite a shock but the book says he did drugs sort of.... but he doesn't have to do that to Mycroft he maybe an ass to him but that's his brother must be his sanity wait everthing with him is always insane I thats what I like about the series but drugs no