On a Smith's Wall
Sherlock is both stand alone and serialized. Each episode is pretty much a movie unto itself, but there's a loose story running through them all. It's absolutely amazing, though, I highly recommend it. It really pushes the limits of television storytelling, plus, it's just a lot of fun! I actually haven't seen Band of Outsiders yet, I have a copy of it, but I haven't gotten around to watching it. I found Alphaville to be Godard's most emotional film, that's what really struck me about it. I don't mind a small amount of self-reflexiveness, but Godard takes it to an extreme that I just find frustrating. I've always been more of a Truffaut fan. Have you seen Shoot the Piano Player? I haven't seen Youth Without Youth, but I've seen a few people mention it, and it sounds good, so I'm going to have to check it out!