Must See TV: Sherlock: Season Three

by - February 18, 2014

A Vintage Nerd

Sherlock is back! Whoot! Based on the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this series takes on not only the iconic stories and characters of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson but puts a modern spin to it. I know, take a classic tale of a genius detective which has been told and retold on screen since 1921 and reinvent it? To top it off it is the most portrayed movie character of all time! How can it be retold differently?

Well, I am sure it wasn't easy for the head writer Mark Gatiss and his co-conspirators (writers), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who Head writer), and Stephen Thompson but they took the challenge anyway and the game was on!

At first it took me a little while to adjust to the backdrop of modern London and the portrayal of these characters with cell phones in hand but once you give it a try you just get sucked in. Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) are both OUTSTANDING actors. No really, I needed to put that all in capital letters. They are flippin amazing!

Sherlock is what you get when you have incredible writing, jaw dropping stories to tell (or retell), strong direction, and a cast that gives 110%. Each episode is like a little movie. The first season arrived in 2010, the second in 2012, and now we are in the third season. I know it sounds strange for a show to have two year breaks but with the rising film careers of both Cumberbatch and Freeman as well as the responsibilities of Doctor Who for Moffat, it has been a challenge to get everyone in one place at the same time. But by golly-they did it!

I have never heard of anything like that happening in Hollywood or within American television so I say Bravo to the executives who keep bringing this amazing show back.

Masterpiece Theater
Sherlock is alive. Watson marries Mary. Molly, Mrs. Hudson, Mycroft, and Detective Inspector Lestrade are back as well. And the introduction of another nemesis for Sherlock and Watson as well as the possible return of another. Ohhhhh sooooo good!

Sherlock
Benedict Cumberbatch
I think out of all three episodes of Season 3 I feel like the Best Man speech during Episode 2 (The Sign of Three) was the part that had me feeling uncomfortable, worried, stressed, confused, wondering, emotional, moving, excited, and scared all at once! I know that is a lot happening in once particular part of an episode but you will have to watch it to see what I mean.

Sherlock is a part of some great British television that is happening and if you love a good story, I mean a GOOD story, then don't miss out on this brilliant retelling of the genius detective and his partner Watson.

It is available NOW on Pbs.org! Enjoy!

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6 comments

  1. Possibly one of my favourite tv shows of all time.

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  2. Oh man I love this show... and Benebatch! Haha! Best season yet!!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  3. Love Love Love Love Love Sherlock! This season was sooooo good! Better than I could have possibly imagined. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I was very taken by the first episode probably because I was one of the nuts trying to figure out how he could have done it at the end of last season and of course they end it with another how could that have happened moment this season. I hope they don't take two years for the next season.

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  4. Glad you enjoy Sherlock too! :) I LOVED his best man speech...that was priceless!

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  5. Whoot! Happy you all like it too! Hahah Benebatch...love that! He is such a doll! xox

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  6. I've only caught two of these so far, but I thoroughly enjoyed them (I've been a devoted Holmes fan my whole life, taking in my mom's footsteps there). I hope to catch up on every season at some point.

    ♥ Jessica

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