Those that follow me on Twitter will have seen that I’ve been slow to the Sherlock game. When there is a show that I’ve missed first time round, I add it to my ‘to watch’ list. Little did I realise that there were only three episodes per season so I could have easily caught up on this show way back when it actually started.
So, ok, like my friend said, I am hooked. Benerdict Cumberbatch is brilliant as Sherlock, he plays his quirkiness perfectly. But the style of the show allows the audience to go inside his mind. Not just what he is thinking, but how he works out the clues from what he has in front of him. Great visuals on the screen allow us to see what he is piecing together. That plus the sound effects, leave me constantly thinking my phone is ringing, when in fact it isn’t.
The end of season two leaves you thinking how on earth can there be a third season. Without knowing he comes back, I can’t believe how people coped with it and the wait to see what happens next, wondering if that was his ghost at the end or id he really survive that fall. Then season three, just tell me how he survived! I totally loved the Derren Brown theory though. And loved the Empty Hearse gang who were trying to work out theories. But like Philip says, the actual result (or his confession) was a little disappointing, but actually makes total sense.
It’s also a great homage to London. Ok, 221B Baker Street isn’t actually Baker Street. The real house has since been turned into a Sherlock museum, and looks too much like a shop to try and get it to portray the infamous house (plus there is a great big blue plaque on the wall). But we see them walking and running through all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful city.
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Cumberbatch at his best.