Sherlock : Season 1

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  1. Aug 30, 2016
    8
    For better or worse, depending on your point of view, Sherlock has that unmistakable Steven Moffat feel to it. The offbeat feel and fast paced scripts, that have been a staple of Doctor Who since it returned to our screens, are found in each of the feature length 3 episodes on offer here and it is all anchored by terrific performances from Cumberbatch and Freeman as Holmes and WatsonFor better or worse, depending on your point of view, Sherlock has that unmistakable Steven Moffat feel to it. The offbeat feel and fast paced scripts, that have been a staple of Doctor Who since it returned to our screens, are found in each of the feature length 3 episodes on offer here and it is all anchored by terrific performances from Cumberbatch and Freeman as Holmes and Watson respectively.

    If you are particularly adverse to Moffat's style then its probably best to avoid Sherlock but for anyone else it is certainly worth watching.
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  2. Jun 27, 2016
    9
    At last there is a good show which portrays Sherlock Holmes in modern times.
    True to the essence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's version,modified to suit the present,with some smart writing and great performances it's worth a watch !
  3. Jun 5, 2016
    10
    How can you dislike this? This is clearly above average and close to perfect Sherlock Holmes interpretation in modern days. This is masterpiece TV show. I cannot imagine who would rate this yellow or red scores, maybe weird people. But this is very clever, nicely produced TV series. Superior to American movies, I think. 10/10 hands down. no TV series come closer
  4. Apr 27, 2016
    5
    Being nasty is the new cool and we have progressed from the quirky to the downright abusive because being successful gives you a free pass at insulting people, especially when you are backed up by authority in the person of inspector Lestrade. Cumberbatch is the attraction but his Sherlock isn't the Sherlock from Rathbone: it has been rebooted to the here and now and updated socially fromBeing nasty is the new cool and we have progressed from the quirky to the downright abusive because being successful gives you a free pass at insulting people, especially when you are backed up by authority in the person of inspector Lestrade. Cumberbatch is the attraction but his Sherlock isn't the Sherlock from Rathbone: it has been rebooted to the here and now and updated socially from such restrictive times when men wore top hats to lift them as to greet ladies because the latter were. Instead the lady is a tramp calling Sherlock freak whenever she adresses him and Sherlock is sure to show his derision for her and the other 99.9 percent of world because they have a lower IQ than him.
    Martin Freeman plays a somewhat unbelievable sidekick Watson who must be a war veteran with mental issues and is mostly memorable for looking out of his depth whenever Sherlock whirls off the screen. The biggest issue with the show is that turning Holmes into a social unfit is at odds with his ability to make peope cooperate with him. It wasn't just being brilliant deductive that made him a great dectective, but his ability to have his deductions supported by knowledge that people supplied him with. I recall this from real life. Once a man was described to me as a somone who might be right, but even rubbed people who agreed with him the wrong way with the result that a man who had it right got it wrong anyway.
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  5. Feb 8, 2016
    10
    One of the best mystery series I have ever watched. Possibly the best in a while as well. I find the idea of a modern Sherlock intriguing and by god it is executed well.
  6. Jan 16, 2016
    10
    Led by Benedict Cumberbatch with another great performance that's accompanied by Martin Freeman with a, in my opinion, underrated performance, the dialogues he has with Sherlock an incredible.

    The writing also is really clever, it helps us to understand such a complex character that is Sherlock Holmes; it adapts somewhat old stories by Conan Doyle and makes them modern and get you
    Led by Benedict Cumberbatch with another great performance that's accompanied by Martin Freeman with a, in my opinion, underrated performance, the dialogues he has with Sherlock an incredible.

    The writing also is really clever, it helps us to understand such a complex character that is Sherlock Holmes; it adapts somewhat old stories by Conan Doyle and makes them modern and get you connected.

    The format of the show with a low number of big episodes is really interesting and has just the right dose you need
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  7. Jan 12, 2016
    10
    I enjoyed watching this series. For me the first 15 minutes were not soo good, but when you go deeper in the matter you can’t stop watching it. I also like it because you don’t have to follow each episode. It goes without saying that Sherlock Holmes is a successful series because of its thrill, charm and humour. It was also very fascinating because you didn’t lose track. All in all I wouldI enjoyed watching this series. For me the first 15 minutes were not soo good, but when you go deeper in the matter you can’t stop watching it. I also like it because you don’t have to follow each episode. It goes without saying that Sherlock Holmes is a successful series because of its thrill, charm and humour. It was also very fascinating because you didn’t lose track. All in all I would recommend this series to everyone. Expand
  8. Jan 12, 2016
    10
    This is a show you can recommend to friends. The are great. Especially Benedict Cumberbatch who portrays Sherlock Holmes in this awkward but still cringeworthy way.
  9. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    Will “Sherlock” make the cut?
    In this suspenseful, jaw-dropping television series, Benedict Cumberbatch keeps you biting at your nails as he adventures on as Sherlock Holmes. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a detective, look no further, for every detail is planned perfectly by creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. This thrilling show depicts a detailed sequence of
    Will “Sherlock” make the cut?
    In this suspenseful, jaw-dropping television series, Benedict Cumberbatch keeps you biting at your nails as he adventures on as Sherlock Holmes. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be a detective, look no further, for every detail is planned perfectly by creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. This thrilling show depicts a detailed sequence of events to make the viewer feel as though they are one of the characters. By telling you everything, the viewer will still feel as though they do not know what will happen next.
    This past week’s episode takes place in London, where detective Sherlock Holmes tries his hand at keeping cases from going cold by using an acute set of skills to identify and observe things others cannot. He is joined early on by a new-found “sidekick,” Dr. John Watson, played by actor Martin Freeman. Dr. Watson joined the army as a doctor to aid forces in Afghanistan. He also claims that him getting shot while on the battlefield is the reason for him using a cane. With his help, Sherlock tries to solve a case of chained suicides that may be the work of a serial killer. With the back to back detective quirkiness of each member from the team they are able to start putting together hypothesis of what could be the cause.
    In this modern-day London society, you feel as though this is taking place around the corner from you. You are able to sense the pain, mystery, and confusion as it almost feels like it’s happening to you. The viewer is able to understand clearly what is meant to be felt when watching this show. You will quickly feel that Holmes and Watson have each others backs like Batman and Robin. This intriguing show will never fail to excite.
    This is a wonderful excitement-filled tv show with twists every second. There is nothing that needs to be worked on as the plot is outstanding, the setting clear, and the characters are excellent actors. This show is highly recommended if you are willing to be feel for the characters and if you love a good detective story. After evaluation, this first episode received a five-star rating and leaves no doubt there will be people talking.
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  10. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    Sherlock: A Crime is Just a Game for Him

    If you are interested in suspense, mystery, and crime, then this TV show is definitely for you. This TV series is about the modern-day Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his psychic mind that has an unbelievably strange way to use small clues to deduce extraordinary information to solve crimes. Unlike any other crime scene investigator,
    Sherlock: A Crime is Just a Game for Him

    If you are interested in suspense, mystery, and crime, then this TV show is definitely for you. This TV series is about the modern-day Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his psychic mind that has an unbelievably strange way to use small clues to deduce extraordinary information to solve crimes. Unlike any other crime scene investigator, Holmes tops every single one out there with his great crime solving skills. Holmes’ partner Dr. Watson, played by Martin Freeman, is an Afghanistan war veteran that Holmes meets through his old partner. This gripping show called Sherlock Holmes will have you on the edge of your seat and will keep you guessing at every turn. You can tell just by watching episode one that this show is one that you can simply not quit watching and one that will have your head spinning until the very end.
    The first episode alone is mind-blowing, shocking, and simply thrilling to watch. In this episode, we are first introduced to Watson and then set up with the mysterious case of three suicides which all ended by the same pill, which leads to the belief that they must be linked in someway. Watson is then introduced to Holmes through an old friend where we get to see into Holmes’ brilliant mind. The two end up working together when yet a fourth person has died from the same cause and this time has left a note. This last murder though is different from the rest because the murderer has appeared to have made the mistake of keeping the suitcase of their recent victim allowing Holmes and Watson to be hot on their case. They begin to investigate, and are sent on a crazy hunt for clues, a psycho killer, and the truth behind the twisted secrets of four deaths already. This case leads them racing all over town, finding new hints at every corner they turn, and puzzling together the pieces of a complex crime, trying to figure out the mastermind behind the whole ordeal.
    This episode was astonishing, a great one to want for any mystery lover, and did not disappoint the Sherlock Holmes series whatsoever. All of the characters and actors did an outstanding job at playing their role and the plot/ setup of the episode overall was very impressive. The suspense all throughout was outstanding, the story line was very intricate, and the mystery was perfectly set up. Watching this was very intense and it really had your mind spinning at various points. Despite the fact that the episode as a whole was brilliant, there were a few minor downfalls about the episode. One of them was the fact that it was very confusing due to everything seeming to occur all at once in the show and also that it was very easy to get several characters mixed up because they weren't formally introduced, these things could throw you off momentarily but really weren't that big of deal. In the end, the first episode was amazing overall despite it being a little confusion and messy at parts. In general, the series is a mind boggling one that any mystery lover would greatly enjoy to watch.
    This show will have you on the edge of your seat and will make you feel as if you were one of the characters trying to solve the mystery during the show. This will make you want to watch more because it will constantly make you feel anxious for what is to come, excited for the conclusion, and sometimes even a little scared for the characters anticipating what was going to happen next. This show would be highly recommend to anyone due to its magnificent plot, the thrilling suspense, and the splendid story line that all worked together to create an overall flawless show. Overall, this show is rated five stars, due to the fact that it was a stunningly impressive mystery case that used the great element of suspense to keep you second guessing throughout the episode and glued to the screen.
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  11. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    Thanks to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories, you can watch one of the most suspenseful mystery series out, and better than most. Season 1 episode 1 “A Study in Pink” of Sherlock is taken place in London during the 21st century. The main two actors in this episode are Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (Afghanistan war veteran Dr. JohnThanks to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories, you can watch one of the most suspenseful mystery series out, and better than most. Season 1 episode 1 “A Study in Pink” of Sherlock is taken place in London during the 21st century. The main two actors in this episode are Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock Holmes) and Martin Freeman (Afghanistan war veteran Dr. John Watson). If you are in the mood to be watching an action packed nail biting series then i'm sure you will love Sherlock.

    Dr. Jon Watson only came back to London because he got temporarily hurt in Afghanistan. After agreeing to share an apartment with secret detective Sherlock Holmes, they become really good friends. Watson then sees how brilliant Sherlock really is after a recent case that Sherlock goes to invest on, so Watson helps too. The police found four people who all supposedly committed suicide by all taking the same poisonous pill. But the police think there could have been another reason for the deaths of them. Holmes then agrees to figure out this outrageous case by following up on the death of the fourth person who was dressed in pink.

    Jennifer Wilson was the name of the lady in pink known as the fourth person to commit suicide. As she was laying there and Sherlock was inspecting the crime, he sees the letters ‘RACHE’ scratched on the floor next to her. Sherlock realizes that this is her password to get into her phone. By being able to get into her phone he was able to track where her phone was last. This then leads Sherlock to confront a suspicious guy. Sherlock says he knows for a fact that this is the guy that is up to the deaths of all these innocent people. He wants to make Sherlock his next victim tho.

    Will Sherlock over smart the serial killer? Will the serial killer win by taking Sherlocks life? You won't know until you watch it. I definitely recommend this episode, you won't be disappointed in what you're seeing in this series. The whole time you're watching “A Study in Pink” you will be jumping out of your seat just wanting to know what will happen next. Especially the ending results.
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  12. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    Sherlock:A Crime To Remember

    The new tv series Sherlock is definitely a must see if you are into crime or mysteries. This series is very similar to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original writing but with a twist. Creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss did a wonderful job at bringing the Sherlock Holmes’s series back to life with this new excellent series. Sherlock Holmes(Benedict
    Sherlock:A Crime To Remember

    The new tv series Sherlock is definitely a must see if you are into crime or mysteries. This series is very similar to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original writing but with a twist. Creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss did a wonderful job at bringing the Sherlock Holmes’s series back to life with this new excellent series. Sherlock Holmes(Benedict Cumberbatch) is just a weirdo to most people in modern day London but a pure genius to all crime investigations in the area. Dr. John Watson(Martin Freeman) is just another war survivor that fought against Afghanistan that has severe flashbacks on the war and all the deaths until he meets Holmes and becomes his partner in crime.
    During the first episode of the new series it starts off with your average day business man getting into a cab on his way to his office. At his office he takes some kind of pill that instantly kills him. This then also happens to three other people.Investigators insist that it was a suicide but someone who appears by text begs to differ with the initials of SH. Watson just taking a stroll in the park sees one of his old friends that wants to help volunteering on helping him find a roommate. Watson and his friend meet up with Sherlock at a laboratory. Watson then finds himself with Sherlock on the case of all these mysterious deaths. Watson yet is to find out who Sherlock really is and what he does,but he is going to find out when him and Sherlock jump on the case and start figuring out clues,hints,names,and all the other mysterious things about this strange case.
    Watching this series would be like riding a roller coaster because of all the thrills,chills,and adventures all throughout the episodes. This series could relate to anything that has to deal with adventures,craziness,wildness,and boldness. Sherlock is as mysterious as a wolf in the series. You won’t want to miss out on this excellent series of mysterious crimes and Sherlock’s smart,clever,and extraordinary ways. The actors are very good so good that it’s almost like you know them in real life and that the characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are real people. All parts of this series are very interesting and entertaining all throughout the seasons.
    This series is very good if you are into crime,adventures,and mysteries. The new series Sherlock is a must see to completely all viewers. Everything works out good in the long run in the series. This series would be recommend to all viewers of television that love action and criminal investigation. This series got a rating of 10 out of 10.
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  13. Jan 11, 2016
    9
    Sherlock’s Studies

    The new series of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective comes to life once again in the TV series of Sherlock. Sherlock(Benedict Cumberbatch) a consulting detective and his new flatmate Dr.Watson(Martin Freeman)an ex-military doctor and now blogger. writing about Sherlock and his cases that the two men solve,making themselves instantly famous. This Modern Sherlock has
    Sherlock’s Studies

    The new series of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective comes to life once again in the TV series of Sherlock. Sherlock(Benedict Cumberbatch) a consulting detective and his new flatmate Dr.Watson(Martin Freeman)an ex-military doctor and now blogger. writing about Sherlock and his cases that the two men solve,making themselves instantly famous. This Modern Sherlock has new tools and not the notorious magnifying glass but a mobile phone.His place is still on 221B Baker Street. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss created this new series to bring back the notorious Sherlock to solve modern cases.
    Sherlock and Watson’s first case was a dusey for Waston. Sherlock’s quick decuse on the victim to know what the victim does in everyday life. The case of a woman in pink, this study of this women led to the solving of the string of appeared suicide. The loss of the woman’s mobile phone led Sherlock to the answer of the case. The actual police Scotland Yard interferer and authorize Sherlock to stop getting ahead without them knowing his discoveries.
    The episode of “Study in Pink” is episode that started Sherlock and Watson’s adventures together. At some point they had to find each other. It is almost like the 1986 movie of “The Great Mouse Detective” released by Walt Disney. There is always a villain that has the same Marvelous brain as Sherlock. All the victims took the same poison, The likelyness that'll happen is little to none.
    Watching about 5 more episode of this series, It was a good and a bit of rush and plot twists. If you have read some of Sir Arthur’s stories,you might be able to know how the episode will end.I give this episode e:1 of s:1, a 7 out of 10. The episode was very good. but the show could be shortened a little bit.
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  14. Jan 11, 2016
    9
    The Brilliant Side of Sherlock

    The television series Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is directed by the famous director Paul McGuigan. It also includes famous actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, and Martin Freeman. This TV series is very well written, and has high suspense, which is a key detail in any good detective story. The first episode is about Mysterious deaths
    The Brilliant Side of Sherlock

    The television series Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is directed by the famous director Paul McGuigan. It also includes famous actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, and Martin Freeman. This TV series is very well written, and has high suspense, which is a key detail in any good detective story. The first episode is about Mysterious deaths happening around London, which seem like suicides, but Sherlock knows they're Murders. As the case seems to come to a close from Sherlock's brilliant detective work, he meets the killer, but what comes after is full of suspense.

    Sherlock Holmes meets a serious case which seems like suicides, and cannot be linked in anyway. He goes to a new scene and can detect any details that wouldn't be visible to other people at the crime scene. Holmes finds the last victim's suitcase, which has some missing items an important one is her phone. Holmes knows the killer would have it, so tracks the phone to find the murderers location. He finds out that a taxi driver is the murderer, and is taken to a very quite location, and what the murderer does next would have to be watched to be explained.

    One flaw with Dr. Watson is that he needs his cane to walk because of his injury in Afghanistan, and fails to keep up with Holmes. In a scene in the coffee shop, Watson leaves his cane behind and seems to do fine without it, which can leave most viewers very confused. This episode is like a cliffhanger, you know the best part is about to happen, you just don't know how it will happen. The two best parts are when holmes figures out who the murderer is. The second one is when he thinks he finds the killer, but was wrong figures out he wrong when he confronts the man after an intense chase.

    This series would be recommended for viewers who are looking for an action packed, suspenseful detective series. This TV series would get a 9 out of 10 rating, mainly because of the minor flaws. The book series originally written by Doyle are brought to life, with the same feel of any of his books. The creators should definitely continue with the makings of these shows, to bring heart pounding adventures to interested viewers.
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  15. Jan 11, 2016
    9
    “Sherlock” written by Stephen Moffatt and Mark Gatiss is about two men going on adventures and bringing murderers to justice. Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch and his side kick Dr. Watson, played by Martin Freeman star in the exciting drama series. Sherlock being a high-functioning sociopath and Watson being an injured Vietnam war veteran come together to solve crimes. Seeing“Sherlock” written by Stephen Moffatt and Mark Gatiss is about two men going on adventures and bringing murderers to justice. Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch and his side kick Dr. Watson, played by Martin Freeman star in the exciting drama series. Sherlock being a high-functioning sociopath and Watson being an injured Vietnam war veteran come together to solve crimes. Seeing Cumberbatch and Freeman come together and play these roles really make the show better. Their characters and personalities mesh well together making this a hilarious drama series. After watching it once they’ll have you hooked and you’ll want to watch them solve more crimes together over and over again. In this episode, Sherlock meets a war veteran in need of more money so he can keep his house. Sherlock and Dr. Watson eventually end up moving in together. Sherlock was reviewing the seemingly unrelated suicides that were happening in London when he figured out that deaths are actually murders most foul. The police find a fourth victim when Sherlock goes to check out the crime scene, bringing Watson along with him. Rushing around everywhere they go to find more clues about the murder, Sherlock finds where the suitcase is and sends a message via text to the murderer. He believes the murderer gets anxious, causing him to change his plan. They track the killers phone when Sherlock realizes it’s the Taxi driver standing in the hallway. He follows him out to the car and the driver takes him to a building to “talk” and to tell Sherlock how he made the others kill themselves. They get in the room and the murderer tells Sherlock to choose a pill, and if he picks the one that is not poisonous he will be free. Right when he is about to take it there is a huge bang!
    This is one of those series that you could sit at home and watch all day. Running around usually 88 minutes, “Sherlock” is similar to other tv shows like House, The Mentalist, and The Big Bang Theory. Sherlock and his side kick Dr. Watson go on many adventures, capturing murderers along the way. “Sherlock” is like watching a baby smile and laugh. It makes you want to keep on watching and making that baby giggle again. It’s very interesting watching Benedict Cumberbatch playing the role of Sherlock. Going through all the clues very carefully, explaining them and seeing him give off a very sociopathic vibe is something very new and cool to watch him do. Some parts can be a little uninteresting and off topic, but watching Sherlock and Watson work as a team solving these crimes makes up for it very quickly, making you forget those little parts happened at all.
    This series is very good and it’s appropriate for all ages. You could get your family together and have a movie night, eating popcorn and watching very quietly and intently so you do not miss anything. I think casting Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock and Watson is one of the reasons why the show flows so well. The mesh very well together, not making it very interesting to watch, but also very funny. I would most definitely recommend others to watch this show. I would give “Sherlock” a 9/10. It’s funny and interesting and i could see myself and others going back to rewatch episodes because they’re so good. Moffatt and Gatiss did a very great job on this TV show. Making it as interesting and funny as they could. Casting the characters perfectly and going in depth about the crime and following all the clues.
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  16. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    A Modern Day Sherlock?

    Frustration and clueless to answer a puzzle can lead any investigator on edge and takes days, weeks, months, and even years to find an answer but as we all know Sherlock Holmes can solve crimes effortlessly with his ever so fast paced brain, able to memorize all the streets of London, he can can tell who you are and what you were doing in a matter of
    A Modern Day Sherlock?

    Frustration and clueless to answer a puzzle can lead any investigator on edge and takes days,
    weeks, months, and even years to find an answer but as we all know Sherlock Holmes can solve
    crimes effortlessly with his ever so fast paced brain, able to memorize all the streets of London, he can can tell who you are and what you were doing in a matter of seconds.“Sherlock” the BBC series created by Douglas Mackinnon and Paul Mcguigan sets the science to what a modern day Sherlock would be like. In the first episode Dr. Watson played by Martin Freeman, he was a war vet just coming home from Afghanistan and has trouble at home coping with the effects of war. Baffled about all the suicides happening in London lately. He believes they are “just” suicides, until he meets Sherlock Holmes played by Benedict Cumberbatch. On the spot Sherlock can tell Watson was a soldier, his brother is a alcoholic and how he has a therapist. there is a lot more in the first episode.
    Creating an environment where you only want to focus on the show and nothing else gives an impressive reaction to the viewers. Dr. Watson’s personality was very straightforward, but always confused about Sherlock and Sherlock Holmes is very observant. Both solving great mysteries, puts this film at a top of the list to go see. Cumberbatch and Freeman make great actors together and should be noticed more.
    Sherlock uses a phone instead of a magnify glass which makes him much more different from the original “Sherlock Holmes” made in 1939. the new series was aired on July 26, 2010. well fits this role in many ways by appearance and acts skills, his on the spot role makes this series of film even better to watch. Adding a little twist and creativity to Freeman's role in his past situations with war and Cumberbatch’s cell phone idea was a great touch.

    They have always made amazing partners and solve great mysteries, the original was great, this TV show is just as good, it's a must watch! This series of “Sherlock” gives amazing satisfactory to anyone who is into crime, without all the “CSI” feel to it. Anything can happen with an intelligent mind. Even though Sherlock Holmes is consider a sociopath, people enjoy his skills as abilities and this film deserves a ten out of ten.
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  17. Jan 11, 2016
    9
    The Investigation of Sherlock Holmes
    The legend of Sherlock Holmes returns as a TV series in 2010. Director, Paul McGuigan, conducted a brilliant show that brings suspense, realism, and comedy to the audience. Benedict Cumberbatch played an amazing role as Sherlock Holmes, teaching the audience cleverness and intelligence when investigating a serious problem. Also Dr. John Watson who was
    The Investigation of Sherlock Holmes
    The legend of Sherlock Holmes returns as a TV series in 2010. Director, Paul McGuigan, conducted a brilliant show that brings suspense, realism, and comedy to the audience. Benedict Cumberbatch played an amazing role as Sherlock Holmes, teaching the audience cleverness and intelligence when investigating a serious problem. Also Dr. John Watson who was unbelievably well played by Martin Freeman, brings more of a “street smart” view to the story. Unlike Holmes, he shows the audience his intelligence by his past experiences with war and his medical field.

    “The name’s Sherlock Holmes”, Holmes says, leaving Dr. Watson in awe after just meeting him. In the tv series Sherlock, a man with a very high IQ and an army doctor from Afghanistan meet each other and become partners in crime. Four suicides occur around the same time and Holmes is out to find who was behind it all. While Watson gives his input throughout the show, he plays a big role in solving the horrific case.

    The episode, “A Study in Pink”, gives the audience a feeling of suspense and thriller. While watching the wonderful film, Sherlock, you are being put on the edge of your seat, feeling as if you were in the show. McGuigan puts a few laughs into the film, to catch the audience off guard. By having the main character have such a high intelligence level, it leaves the audience with mouths wide open, while feeling in such curiosity. This is a fantastic way to make a good show.

    The film was definitely an amazing one. While feeling excited throughout the whole experience, lessons were taught, reality was brought to attention and the audience was left in awe. Recommending this to somebody would be a very good idea, preferably thriller seekers and investigation lovers. This film got an outstanding 9 out of 10.
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  18. Jan 11, 2016
    9
    Sherlock’s Return

    Have you ever wondered about how detectives think? As viewers know that detectives are critical thinkers and get tangled up in strenuous predicaments such as chasing down criminals that killed many innocent lives: Wouldn’t you like to know how they solve those cases? People who watch Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s episode of Sherlock “The Study in Pink” will
    Sherlock’s Return

    Have you ever wondered about how detectives think? As viewers know that detectives are critical thinkers and get tangled up in strenuous predicaments such as chasing down criminals that killed many innocent lives: Wouldn’t you like to know how they solve those cases? People who watch Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s episode of Sherlock “The Study in Pink” will understand the critical criteria Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as John Watson have to collect to solve these cases.
    On the streets of modern day London there is a killer that made police think all the deaths were suicide. Sherlock Holmes the charmingly brilliant detective chases down the criminal. Him being a smart detective he has the ability to analyze the killer’s every move. With the help of his colleague Jonathan Watson, former military medic, they discover rather fascinating indications about the cliffhanging case.
    During this show there were a few flashbacks and this was an important element to Sherlock. It showed bits and pieces to things that were needed to know, such as Watson’s military background. There were also times where it slowed down for people to understand the way Sherlock Holmes thinks. It is incredibly important for this to happen because it would be hard to understand if it wasn’t in this show. All these elements are very relevant for this show, it takes you in a little deeper to grasp all the ideas of the film.
    This show had a very impressive setup. It was a huge step to do Sherlock Holmes in modern day because he was from a whole nother era. It was brilliant to do a modern day Sherlock so people can understand and relate to it better. His symbol was a magnifying glass which was not put into this film but replaced by a cell phone. This was as exciting as watching an elephant ride a bicycle.
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  19. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    All Murders Don't Involve Guns

    The first series “A Study in Pink’ is an excellent 90 minute film that consists of mysteries throughout the show. Benedict Cumberbatch aka “Sherlock Holmes” , kicks off the show by showing his incredible mystery solving brain by pacing around the room and whispering clues to the mystery. Paul McGuigan has done a great job as being the director of the film.
    All Murders Don't Involve Guns

    The first series “A Study in Pink’ is an excellent 90 minute film that consists of mysteries throughout the show. Benedict Cumberbatch aka “Sherlock Holmes” , kicks off the show by showing his incredible mystery solving brain by pacing around the room and whispering clues to the mystery. Paul McGuigan has done a great job as being the director of the film. The main characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson keep the viewers attached to the screen.

    During “A Study in Pink”, the police investigate the deaths of several people who appear to have committed suicide by taking a poisonous pill. The police could not seem to find exactly what was going on in the investigation so they turned to Sherlock Holmes for more help on solving this case. Dr. John Watson later becomes Holmes partner while trying to solve these cases. They had first met in the lab when Holmes was looking for a phone and Watson offers Holmes to use his phone for a quick text.

    While watching “A Study in Pink”, it gets you so curious on to what will happen next. This then keeps you on your toes throughout the show. One of the best scenes is when one of the investigators tells Dr. John Watson that Holmes is just a psychopath and waste everybody's time., Holmes believes otherwise about that and then later on he ends up solving the crime. One of the worsts parts about the show is when Dr. John Watson enters the car and the woman identifies herself as Athea, but then admits that is not her real name then Watson just ignores it and doesn't ask any more questions.
    This has simply been one of the best series out there as of now. The only flaw of this show would have to be the beginning because the show just jumps right into the case without any information on what happened before the “suicide’. This series “A Study in Pink” shall be recommended to anyone that is willing to be kept in suspense the whole time. :A Study in Pink” shall receive a 10 out of 10.
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  20. Jan 11, 2016
    9
    A Mystery Masterpiece

    A mystery masterpiece introduces “Sherlock” episode “A Study In Pink” two sharped dressed men going thru the town trying to solve mysteries on why and how so many people were dying. Wounded in Afghanistan while in the Army, Dr. John Watson returns to London. While Watson was roaming the sidewalks in London he came across a mutual acquaintance, Mike Stamford.
    A Mystery Masterpiece

    A mystery masterpiece introduces “Sherlock” episode “A Study In Pink” two sharped dressed men going thru the town trying to solve mysteries on why and how so many people were dying.

    Wounded in Afghanistan while in the Army, Dr. John Watson returns to London. While Watson was roaming the sidewalks in London he came across a mutual acquaintance, Mike Stamford. Mike took John to 221B Baker Street which belongs to Mrs. Hudson. Watson became a flatmate at Mrs. Hudson apartment with brilliant private investigator Sherlock Holmes. They were investigating three identical mysterious suicides.

    Sherlock got asked by inspector Lestrade to join him in an intervention for the fourth suspicious death of Jennifer Wilson. As Jennifer laid there dying she wrote “Rache” upon the floor. While Sherlock was investigating he noticed her stillborn daughter name was “Rache” not “Rachel”. Sherlock found out what the password to Jennifer's phone which led him to confront a terminally ill serial killer, who poisons people, and he is determined to make Sherlock his next victim. Watson is amazed by Holmes powers of observation at the crime scenes.

    Holmes occasionally had helped the police with the mysterious investigations. All four people all who “committed suicide”. Police believed there may be another explanation due to several similarities in the crimes. After Holmes agreed to assist, he heard the most recent scene, where the victim was “A Lady Dressed In Pink” with the word “Rache” stretched into the floor boards. With Watson's assistance he provided individual assistance to Holmes. With both Holmes and Watson's assistance they were able to figure out the mysterious, terrible deaths of poor individuals.
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  21. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    Unknown Crimes

    Sherlock Holmes can't be something described as new, He's now back better than ever. The show Sherlock is based on the character Sherlock Holmes. Director Paul Mcguigan really made an impact on the show by showing sherlock's brilliance with the work he does.You will be amazed by how fast he will be able to solve a crime. The episode begins with John Watson meeting
    Unknown Crimes

    Sherlock Holmes can't be something described as new, He's now back better than ever. The show Sherlock is based on the character Sherlock Holmes. Director Paul Mcguigan really made an impact on the show by showing sherlock's brilliance with the work he does.You will be amazed by how fast he will be able to solve a crime.
    The episode begins with John Watson meeting Sherlock looking for a roommate. When Sherlock first learned of the all the suicides in a row he figured that they weren’t all as it had seemed. After going to see the latest crime scene he finds that she wrote a note in the ground shortly before her death. Sherlock learns that the person behind the murders is his arch enemy.
    Watching Sherlock is like being inside a real crime. Sherlock can examine any person and can tell their back story like its nothing.People are always amazed when they see the things that he does to solve the crime.Now that Sherlock has found a new “friend” many things will be acomplished easier than it was because he has back up and can be used as a new mind in solving crimes and giving ideas. The thing you will be able to notice about sherlock is he is not a
    nice guy he is very hot headed and crazy as some say.
    My opinion on this show is that it is very interesting,To me this show is more to me than good its great.The director is very good at keeping you hooked onto watching the show so you can find out the ending. I would definitely recommend this to to other people because of how good this show is to watch.If i could give this show a rating I would give it a 9. I only watched one episode and the show makes me want so many more episodes to find out more things about him and the crimes that he solves.
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  22. Jan 11, 2016
    9
    The Meeting Of The Crime Scene Partners

    The show itself was actually really good. It will keep the people watching it on their feet. The moment when Watson had the lady in pink's suitcase in his house kida catches the attention of the mystery. Is Holmes the one behind the murder? This shows the spirit in the episode. The Title of this series is “Sherlock” and the director is Paul
    The Meeting Of The Crime Scene Partners

    The show itself was actually really good. It will keep the people watching it on their feet. The moment when Watson had the lady in pink's suitcase in his house kida catches the attention of the mystery. Is Holmes the one behind the murder? This shows the spirit in the episode. The Title of this series is “Sherlock” and the director is Paul Mcguigan. This episode was called “The Study In Pink”. The Main actors were Benedict CumberBatch who played Sherlock Holmes. And then you have Martin Freeman who played “DR. John Watson”. And Martin Freeman is well known to be a good actor.

    This episode is basically about the meeting of Holmes and Watson And they end up coming together to solve this crime. At first Watson is a bit in shock on how much Holmes knows about him. Holmes is a bit know it all, But to sum it up they are a pretty great team. They go on this crime scene hunt together to try to fit all the missing pieces together.

    Watching this episode was like watching criminal minds a murder mystery. If viewers like murder mysteries then you will like “Sherlock”. The whole episode was really good it keeps you on your feet thinking on who the person is behind the murder. The viewers will be watching the screen like a hawk watching its prey. But overall the whole thing was interesting to watch. It was very awesome to see Holmes and Dr. Watson come together as a team and that was probably the best part was seeing them as a team.And it is taking place in modern day London and Holmes used his head like a map he knew every town in London.
    The series is really good itself, it holds a good proportion of mystery. Holmes and Dr. Watson make a great team in this show called “Sherlock”. The rating for this show will have to be a 9 out of 10. It will draw the viewer's attention to it. And who could watch this show? Anyone is able to it may not be your kind of show but if the viewers like a murder mystery this is your show . So overall this show was pretty amazing viewers will fall in love with it.
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  23. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    Modern-Day Sherlock
    Sherlock a 2010’s BBC series Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is very different than the Holmes in all the books you've read. Sherlock Holmes is living in the 21st century in London. Holmes is remembered for always using a magnifying glass for finding clues and solving crimes. Paul McGuigan does an excellent job at having Holmes use modern day technology to solve
    Modern-Day Sherlock
    Sherlock a 2010’s BBC series Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is very different than the Holmes in all the books you've read. Sherlock Holmes is living in the 21st century in London. Holmes is remembered for always using a magnifying glass for finding clues and solving crimes. Paul McGuigan does an excellent job at having Holmes use modern day technology to solve the crime. Holmes uses a cell phone as his main device to find out mostly everything. Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman), an Afghanistan veteran, joins Holmes and helps him solve the crime.
    In the episode “A Study In Pink” suicide is happening a lot in town and no one knows why. The police investigate all the deaths and think it's the same person causing all the deaths in London and can’t find out so they call Holmes. Holmes gets called to a crime scene and he brings Dr. Watson with him as soon as he looks were the lady died he knows everything and points out all the clues in his head and knows instantly it's a serial killer. Everyone thinks Holmes is crazy and doesn’t know what he’s doing but the viewer can see he knows everything. Holmes does mostly everything by himself but when it comes down at the end Dr. Watson is a hero too.
    Watching this episode keeps you always wanting to know what's gonna happen next. There's never a part in the episode when you just wanna turn it off the whole episode is intense. The ending is very unsuspecting but it's a very good ending like you see it coming but then you don't and watching the first episode makes you wanna watch the whole series.
    I would recommend to watch the whole series because the first episode is so good. I rate “A Study In Pink” a 10. If you're in to mystery movies and always wanting a surprise this is the series you wanna watch.
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  24. Jan 10, 2016
    10
    A Study of Sherlock
    Episode one of Sherlock “A Study In Pink” is directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Steven Moffat. Sherlock Holmes was played by a british actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his side kick Watson by Martin Freeman. These two work very well together and when one of them doesn't know the answer the other one does. This episode turns on a rash of supposed suicides in London,
    A Study of Sherlock
    Episode one of Sherlock “A Study In Pink” is directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Steven Moffat. Sherlock Holmes was played by a british actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his side kick Watson by Martin Freeman. These two work very well together and when one of them doesn't know the answer the other one does. This episode turns on a rash of supposed suicides in London, which Holmes quickly determines to be murders. But the question being asked is who could be making people commit suicide? This series appeals to those who love a good mystery and it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

    In the episode the London police and Sherlock Holmes’ skills are put to the test while trying to hunt down the mastermind behind the murders staged as suicides. Although some murderers are easy to find this one cleans up and doesn’t slip up, but eventually Holmes found something that leads one thing to another and everything starts to come together.

    Watching this episode is like watching your favorite sports team, it’s all tied up in the last minute and it’s a nail biter. Some of the best parts in the episode was when Sherlock Holmes and the others were trying to figure out the meaning of the word the woman scratched into the floor before dying because there are many different meanings that one word has but one sticks out. Another good part in the episode was when Sherlock Holmes would flaunt his brilliance in front of others who questioned his smarts and capabilities because he showed them up every time which made it quite humorous. These parts really stuck out and caused suspense and questioning while throwing in some humor. There were really no scenes throughout the episode that were bad but some did not have to be included such as the car scene with Watson when he goes to meet Sherlock Holmes’ enemy.

    This series is very good and was brilliantly thought out and written. It keeps viewers on edge and makes them want to watch more. Almost all of the scenes in the episode meshed very well together and all of the characters worked together and played their role beyond expectation. This series is recommended to those who enjoy mysterious crimes such as the ones portrayed in NCIS or SVU. This series gets a five star rating and should be more advertised.
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  25. Oct 14, 2015
    10
    Benedict, the best Sherlock Holmes ever,I think this is the best adapting of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works! eve better than The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes staring Jeremy Brett
  26. Aug 21, 2015
    8
    Your mind is gonna blow! Well, whose wouldn't? Sherlock is funny, smart, and can easily satisfy both those who are fan of Holmes and who are not, with awesome writing and one of the best performances from a TV show.
  27. Jun 18, 2015
    7
    The show that drowns in over-complexity and over-scripted dialogs. But that totally is something new in the crime genre.

    - Boring dialogs, complex story and a slow tempo (low amount of action too). + Clever, fun, innovative, great actors and characters. I mostly enjoyed "A Study In Pink" and "The Bind Banker". Especially the last episode. All of the episodes are clever, funny and
    The show that drowns in over-complexity and over-scripted dialogs. But that totally is something new in the crime genre.

    - Boring dialogs, complex story and a slow tempo (low amount of action too).
    + Clever, fun, innovative, great actors and characters.

    I mostly enjoyed "A Study In Pink" and "The Bind Banker". Especially the last episode. All of the episodes are clever, funny and got a complex plot. The second episode however, got a much more boring plot and the tempo is much slower. The whole show actually got a slower tempo than what I expected. The plot is also too ambitious. The whole show tries very hard to become "a big crime show", but it feels like it tries too hard. Sometimes It also feels dumb. But the show really is refreshing in comparison with other crime related shows! It's clever, but unfortunately a bit too clever. The biggest flaw isn't really what the show "feels" like, it's actually the story. The over-complexity of the plot can be too much; it's possible to follow every event and understand it, but it's so boring sometimes. They just keep talking about boring **** "they know him and she knows him and her brother has a cousin" and so on. All of the episodes are like this. The humor might be the only thing that keeps the dialogs at a positive level, but gosh they are just so boring sometimes. But it's still a great and funny ride of hilariousness, so I do recommend Sherlock for anyone out there (perhaps not for the small-minded).

    Now everything else than the story. The cinematography is really smooth, but a bit out of phase (too much focus, especially in the title sequence). But the title sequence is really good, and the music is spectacular through the show! The actors are wonderful, and the chemistry between the main characters is marvelous.

    This is a universal acclaimed tv-show, but it's too overrated in my opinion.
    It's still great though, and I hope the following and upcoming episodes are much more action-packed and less boring.

    My overall rating for each episode is: 7.07.

    7/10.
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  28. May 3, 2015
    8
    This is a great adaptation of an awesome classic, with many elements perfectly brought to the 21st century, a great casting that delivers solid performances and clever dialogues. However, he's not the resourceful Sherlock you could expect, he relies more on deductions. He can also be extremely annoying, like a British version of Sheldon Cooper.
  29. Feb 14, 2015
    9
    Original, the idea of watching a tv series based on the famous stories about sherlock Holmes sounded cheesy and dumb to me, a 16 year old boy. Yet after deciding to sit down and watch this fantastic show with a good friendo, who insisted that their was so much more to it and that it was a modern take on the tales, i feel in love. Every character is incredible and brilliantly performed,Original, the idea of watching a tv series based on the famous stories about sherlock Holmes sounded cheesy and dumb to me, a 16 year old boy. Yet after deciding to sit down and watch this fantastic show with a good friendo, who insisted that their was so much more to it and that it was a modern take on the tales, i feel in love. Every character is incredible and brilliantly performed, partially by the shows main leads, Cumberbatch and Freeman, the characters have so much chemistry together, they kind of complete each other, they are like the ying and yang of detective shows. Also another thing that i believe the the show does that really enhances the experience is the fact that instead of having the classic 13, 14 episodes the show is presented with instead 3 movie length episodes. This meaning that mor time and effort and be displayed. So if you have the time and you can be bothered watch Sherlock, it is incredible. Expand
  30. Jan 28, 2015
    10
    A brilliant tv show , astonishing actors , amazing plot. I hated the thought of a modern re-make of Sherlock Holmes but BBC came and proved me wrong. This show had me hooked since episode 1 up until the finale of season 3. Even the filler episodes were great except one ( EP02SE02 ) but even that one was interesting. The plot and the character development add up with the enchanting BritishA brilliant tv show , astonishing actors , amazing plot. I hated the thought of a modern re-make of Sherlock Holmes but BBC came and proved me wrong. This show had me hooked since episode 1 up until the finale of season 3. Even the filler episodes were great except one ( EP02SE02 ) but even that one was interesting. The plot and the character development add up with the enchanting British accent and culture to produce a must-watch tv show that entertains everyone who watches it. Expand
  31. Jan 25, 2015
    7
    I never cared much for the “traditional” Sherlock Holmes, so I started following Sherlock relatively late and only because of the rave reviews.

    The British tend to be very chauvinists, and ready to flaunt local glories so I was not fully convinced until I followed the complete first series. Cumberbatch really does a great job and Freeman is suitably subdued as the long suffering Watson.
    I never cared much for the “traditional” Sherlock Holmes, so I started following Sherlock relatively late and only because of the rave reviews.

    The British tend to be very chauvinists, and ready to flaunt local glories so I was not fully convinced until I followed the complete first series. Cumberbatch really does a great job and Freeman is suitably subdued as the long suffering Watson. Each story is engaging and one does not need to have previous knowledge of the original stories – I don’t, not I feel any need to read them.

    Very enjoyable series, with plenty of little visual tricks to keep the interest alive and make the whole project feel fresh. However, I must admit that the idea of having Watson played by a woman (in Elementary) added an extra twist which is missing in this show.
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  32. Jan 11, 2015
    8
    I was instantly hooked with the first episode. Cumberbatch and Freeman are tremendously well-cast as Holmes and Watson, the update to modern times was seemless, and the on-screen graphics of Sherlock's detective skills was masterfully done. Funny and kind of depressing how being an Afghan war vet still works over a century later. The second episode continued to flesh out the formula. It'sI was instantly hooked with the first episode. Cumberbatch and Freeman are tremendously well-cast as Holmes and Watson, the update to modern times was seemless, and the on-screen graphics of Sherlock's detective skills was masterfully done. Funny and kind of depressing how being an Afghan war vet still works over a century later. The second episode continued to flesh out the formula. It's in the third that they started to lose me. They just went too far off the deep end with this version of Moriarty, he's hardly the character from the books and was frankly kind of annoying. Expand
  33. Jan 2, 2015
    10
    Each episode is a masterpiece, an almost perfect representation of a modern age 'Sherlock'. For readers & none readers of Arthur conan doyle it will not fail to keep your attention on the edge...
  34. Dec 16, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fascinating, superb. I've loose all the words. Mind-blowing, but still crispy. Although, the form looks like hard to swallowed, but when it has touched the tongue, its taste delicious and addictive.
    How Stefen Moffat can do all that stuff? I don't have any idea.
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  35. Dec 14, 2014
    9
    Season 1 of sherlock is a great introduction to the detectives story. the modernised version is far better than the ELEMENTARY **** version that the americans made, sherlock is english.. not pissing american and john is a male.. not a female!! **** sake.. benedict cumberbatch is excellent giving a beautiful performance aswell as martin freeman. that cliffhanger was also excellent..
  36. Nov 30, 2014
    10
    Sherlock is, by far, one of the best TV shows I have ever seen. The portrayal of Sherlock and John is fantastic, and the plot is witty and never tiresome. However, the show is aired infrequently, with an average of 3 episodes every two years; there are only 3 seasons, 9 episodes to date.
  37. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    Sherlock is my second favourite show on tv and for good reason. The acting is top notch, the writing is awesome and each series is only 3 episodes long (90 minutes each episode)
    10/10
  38. Nov 12, 2014
    9
    Excellent show, I am waiting for more episodes. The lead actors are fabulous. I think they did a great job showing the anti social nature of true genius. Does the show have it's flaws? Did the producers sometimes try to overthink some things and paint themselves into a corner? Or did they try to fix flaws in earlier plots by rewriting things with giants holes in them? Sure, but as far asExcellent show, I am waiting for more episodes. The lead actors are fabulous. I think they did a great job showing the anti social nature of true genius. Does the show have it's flaws? Did the producers sometimes try to overthink some things and paint themselves into a corner? Or did they try to fix flaws in earlier plots by rewriting things with giants holes in them? Sure, but as far as Sherlock Holmes goes, I haven't seen anything better. It's certainly leagues better than the other drama crime solving shows that are so popular these days. And considering the CG driven scenes and black hole sized plot holes most shows have these days. This show is fabulous. Speaking of movies, I have been watching all of the Sherlock Holmes movies I can after this. And most of them fall woefully short of this television show. Expand
  39. Nov 10, 2014
    9
    The first season of Sherlock is very witty and smart. Brilliant acting and stellar scripts are part of what makes this one of the brightest shows on TV.
  40. Sep 24, 2014
    10
    Almost a perfect 10, acting, music, character development, scenery, action, mystery. I have to give a 11 for writing though, it's brilliant. Each series is 3 episode, for some reason, the 2nd in each is my least favourite but no problem watching them all several times.
  41. Sep 23, 2014
    9
    sherlock would not stoop to using OLD sms-texting.

    From his smartphone he would use OTR with Xmpp Texting

    mouthbreathers will be confused and unable to highlight words to right-click lookup on Duck DUCK go!
  42. Sep 20, 2014
    9
    Smart dialogue Perfectly Casted great mystery's Sherlock is a great TV Show.

    EP1- A study in pink 9.2/10
    EP2- The blind banker 8.2/10
    EP3- The great game 9/10 overall 9.0/10
  43. Jun 10, 2014
    8
    A very clever show with great writing and acting, all though the third season is the weaker season of the series it still manages to keep the cleverness that the previous seasons had all though the series is definetly worth a watch and is very entertaining B+
  44. Jun 9, 2014
    5
    Sherlock season 1 is great, but never has a show so instantly established itself as classic, and then imploded. Seasons 2 is OK. Season 3, what I saw of it, was terrible. I've given up watching. The show has become so frantic in its pacing and how it is shot, like a 50 minute music video, that I just can't take it anymore. I think some shots are so short they must occupy half a frame ofSherlock season 1 is great, but never has a show so instantly established itself as classic, and then imploded. Seasons 2 is OK. Season 3, what I saw of it, was terrible. I've given up watching. The show has become so frantic in its pacing and how it is shot, like a 50 minute music video, that I just can't take it anymore. I think some shots are so short they must occupy half a frame of film. Also, rather than understand Sherlock's reasoning, as we did in season 1, the explanations in season 3 are not explanations at all. They are just pretend explanations that come and go so quickly we are not even meant to understand them, which makes the show boring. I wish the show were still like season 1. In other words, just dramatize the story, and cut out all the post production jazz overdubs and visuals and all that hyperactive nonsense. If you have so little faith in your story that you have to dress it up with all this gibbering nonsense, don't even bother telling it. It's annoying. I'm going back to re-watch the 1980s-90s Sherlock Holmes, the definitive series with Jeremy Brett, which by the way this series copies very very much in terms of Sherlock's personality. I've bid goodbye to this ADHD Attention Deficit Disordered version. Enough is enough. Expand
  45. Jun 6, 2014
    10
    Very amazing programme, loved every minute of it. Very interesting editing and camera shots. Officially a Sherlock fan. I'm even doing my essay on Sherlock.
  46. Jun 5, 2014
    10
    A masterpiece of a show. It will require a larger amount of time per episode than usual for a show, but it is totally worth it. They are more like short movies. Flawless movies, with clever humor, mystery, and great actors.
  47. Jun 1, 2014
    7
    Great acting, great writing and the story is fantastic but it suffers from over-compexity and too many sublets especially in EP 3. Overall Sherlock season 1 is a terrific start but overrated. 7.810.
  48. Apr 17, 2014
    8
    What's not to love about Sherlock, brilliant actors, brilliant writers, brilliant story line and everything in-between the fact of how its modern everything about it is brilliant but as im sure many others are who watch this show like myself seeing the slight slip it took in season three despite it being a brilliant season there just wasn't the amount of crimes and time with just SherlockWhat's not to love about Sherlock, brilliant actors, brilliant writers, brilliant story line and everything in-between the fact of how its modern everything about it is brilliant but as im sure many others are who watch this show like myself seeing the slight slip it took in season three despite it being a brilliant season there just wasn't the amount of crimes and time with just Sherlock and john as there needed to be. I love Marys character but at the same time its because of her major involvement that Magnuson or however you spell it was underplayed. I think in future series of this show that they need to return to the classic stuff and somehow factor in events from season 3 to do with Mary (don't want to spoil for people who haven't seen). Expand
  49. Mar 29, 2014
    8
    I decided to watch the first Sherlock due to my sister really liking it and it really didn't disappoint with this first season. While before this I never read even just a page of a Sherlock Holmes book, I found myself enjoying the characters and the drama in this series. I would absolutely recommend this series to anyone; as far as I know you can find the first two seasons of this show on Netflix.
  50. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    Benedict Cumberbatch is a blessing to all things performance. So much so, that I can't help but wonder why it isn't his face appearing in Metacritic's picture for Sherlock. Not that Freeman isn't also a splendid actor, but the show isn't called "Watson," is it? Just a thought.
  51. Mar 14, 2014
    9
    Damn this show is grat, ben is great as sherlock, and i love watson as well, the convination of both of them is amazing, i dont think there is a better sherlock than bennedict
  52. Mar 8, 2014
    10
    This show is absolutely amazing for all ages. It's funny, suspenseful and has the best plot. Benedict Cumberbatch and the whole casting is absolutely spectacular throughout making this my favorite television show ever!
  53. Feb 22, 2014
    10
    This show managed what many others failed, bringing Sherlock Holmes to the present day, but they managed it, they got a perfect actor as Sherlock, they have great mystery, and it is just perfect.
  54. Feb 15, 2014
    10
    Sherlock is my equal favourite television series of all time, including Doctor Who.

    This series has [arguably] the smartest writing on modern television and it feels cinematic with a bit of a flamboyant British feel to it. My favourite episode of the series, so far, would have to be A Scandal in Belgravia. The episode is rife with action, witty dialogue, political cover-ups and a
    Sherlock is my equal favourite television series of all time, including Doctor Who.

    This series has [arguably] the smartest writing on modern television and it feels cinematic with a bit of a flamboyant British feel to it.

    My favourite episode of the series, so far, would have to be A Scandal in Belgravia. The episode is rife with action, witty dialogue, political cover-ups and a story where everything comes full-circle; not one story detail is forgotten. P.S. Irene Adler was wonderful in this episode, her censored cleavage and all.

    If you love television that feels truly big with outstanding acting and writing, Sherlock is the show for you. Benedict Cumberbatch breathes new life into the character of Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman portrays John Watson in a very down-to-earth way, but craves action: e.g. A Study in Pink.
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  55. Jan 31, 2014
    3
    Loved seasons 1 & 2, but the current one... ghastly! 3 hours to date, and not a single case we can sink our teeth in. Lame little sub-plots with flashbacks (ad nauseam !!) that only a flaming ADD sufferer would appreciate. The recent (2nd) episode gave me a headache and left me bored, bored bored! Bang!
  56. Jan 30, 2014
    10
    This is a wonderful modern day take on the old Sherlock Holmes stories from back in the day. Cumberbatch is at his best, per usual, and Freeman plays a great sidekick. I feel like the image of Moriarty was taken in a direction that I'm still not sure I like. He's clearly as evil as ever but the guy playing him gives a performance that is very up or down. I'm also not sure if I like theThis is a wonderful modern day take on the old Sherlock Holmes stories from back in the day. Cumberbatch is at his best, per usual, and Freeman plays a great sidekick. I feel like the image of Moriarty was taken in a direction that I'm still not sure I like. He's clearly as evil as ever but the guy playing him gives a performance that is very up or down. I'm also not sure if I like the format of the show. 3 hour and a half "episodes" per season is just something I'm not used to and probably will never get used to seeing. You really have to sit down and commit to this if you're going to get into the show. It's not really a negative so I can't penalize it for that. Just know that people in America watching this show might be confused by the movie length of these episodes. Expand
  57. Jan 29, 2014
    10
    Fantastic performances by Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch, great use of making classic 'Sherlock Holmes' stories taking place in modern day London, and all around great story arc you can get invested into.
  58. Jan 25, 2014
    9
    despite the fact the latest episodes were just not as good in plot, it's fair to say that the creators of Doctor Who have reintroduced Britain's most loved detective, and done so with generally exciting, extreme and well put together programs.
  59. Jan 16, 2014
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Sherlock Season 1 is a smart and snazzy introduction to a modern take on everyone's favourite super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Although it's not without its not without its growing pains, the first series stands as great, highly entertaining television, with top notch actors, characterization, and mysteries.

    A study in Pink vitally establishes what exactly we will grow to love in the coming episodes. This marks the first meeting of Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) and their new flat in Baker Street, which is home to all kinds of excellent banter later on. This episode's highlights were found in learning just who the world's first consulting detective really is. John Watson plays the role of the viewer in a way -- constantly confused about Sherlock's actions and what he did to piss so many people off.

    The answer is simply because he's Sherlock, and that's what makes this character, brought to life by the outstanding Cumberbatch, so fascinating to watch.

    Honestly though, despite an interesting premise (mass suicide outbreak for no apparent reason) the villain sort of falls flat. He does, however, mention Moriarty for the first time. The game is on.

    The next episode, The Blind Banker, may just be Sherlock's worst yet. I'm not Asian but racism is definitely apparent in this episode, with the Chinese being perceived as evil and scheming. Every single character Chinese character is a con or ex-con, so while it didn't offend me personally, I found it quite distasteful. I also feel like this episode didn't justify its entire 90 minute screen-time, as the case quickly lost steam after around 40 minutes. Otherwise, this episode is salvaged by Freeman and Cumberbatch, and more of what we loved from episode 1.

    The Season's magnum opus would undoubtedly have to be The Great Game. The whole concept of using explosives and strapping them to innocent citizens isn't exactly original but Moriarty (Andrew Scott) does things extremely differently than typical fictional bad guys. Instead of forcing his victims to do tasks they otherwise wouldn't, Moriarty uses innocent lives just to get to Sherlock. This is Moriarty's first appearance, and his flamboyant and clever behaviour really added a lot to the finale. The consulting criminal is smart enough to go toe to toe with Sherlock and tricks him into a very sticky situation by the end of the episode. Watching Andrew Scott's Moriarty is a treat every second he's on screen.

    Sherlock Season 1 was a very solid opening to one of the best mystery dramas on TV. The amazing cast including Cumberbatch, Freeman, Scott, and Mark Gatiss, who not only puts on a great performance as Mycroft but writes the Season's best episode too, pulls us through the hard times to give us an amazing finale. Michael Price's score is also definitely worth mentioning too; Sherlock wouldn't be the same without it. If you like what you saw, Season 2 only gets better.
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  60. Jan 10, 2014
    9
    I never thought I would say that a three-episode TV season would be the greatest bargain I've ever received. Sherlock is an unbelievable experience, taking every recent iteration of the iconic sleuth and overshadowing each one with its witty dialogue and incredible lead acting. Cumberbatch, who flawlessly portrays the lovably heartless sociopath, and Freeman, the humane war veteran Watson,I never thought I would say that a three-episode TV season would be the greatest bargain I've ever received. Sherlock is an unbelievable experience, taking every recent iteration of the iconic sleuth and overshadowing each one with its witty dialogue and incredible lead acting. Cumberbatch, who flawlessly portrays the lovably heartless sociopath, and Freeman, the humane war veteran Watson, come together as one of the best on-screen duos quite possibly in any medium. Their banter both in and outside the crime scenes, ranging from deductions to social conflicts, give the series an unquenchable spirit that keeps the audience begging for more. The mysteries are also cleverly adapted from the source material, taking Doyle's masterpieces and reinventing them with a modern twist that adds a sense of relevance to the episodes. Even the supporting cast is memorable, featuring performances that make me seriously rethink my opinions of the Robert Downey films. Lestrade is not a bumbling idiot but a useful ally. Mrs. Hudson isn't an irritable landlady, but a sweet, naive mother figure. Everything feels better and allows me to invest in the story even more.
    In short, it says a lot about a series to produce three episodes a season. They need to uphold a strong level of quality to make up for the lack of content they provide. However, Sherlock needn't worry about all this. The characters, mysteries, and dialogue not only come together like cogs in a machine, perfectly working off one another to produce an exceptional final product, but also go above and beyond the source material with a modern spin that truly shines. It is my sincere hope that Sherlock lasts forever, because its undeniable charm has forever been implanted into my mind, taking root and, like a good mystery, will never escape until the case is closed.
    Elementary.

    9.5/10
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  61. Jan 10, 2014
    10
    Every episode is of movie quality. I find myself analyzing every movement of every character in hopes that i will have taken part in the intricate unraveling mystery of each episode. EVERY MAIN CHARACTER IS SPOT ON. My wife and I stare into other people shopping carts, deducing their intentions and previous motives. We all need a Sherlock in our lives.
  62. Dec 22, 2013
    8
    It's a breath of fresh air; while the changes may prove jarring for those loyal to Sir Doyle's script, or to any other rendition of this popular character(s), it's still much more entertaining and well-written than a good majority of what's available on TV in the last few years.
  63. Dec 20, 2013
    10
    He is everything you want in a modern day sleuth; he is funny, intriguing, mysterious and doesn't have any time for media! Remember the days when you watched that first really, really good captivating and enrapturing mystery--well it has been repeated in a rare way. I don't think there will be ever a chance to replicate and remix Sherlock in such a wonderful and elaborate way every again.He is everything you want in a modern day sleuth; he is funny, intriguing, mysterious and doesn't have any time for media! Remember the days when you watched that first really, really good captivating and enrapturing mystery--well it has been repeated in a rare way. I don't think there will be ever a chance to replicate and remix Sherlock in such a wonderful and elaborate way every again.

    Well done! I have a new found faith in TV--thanks BBC--that it's story must not pivot in sexuality and cursing. That a show can have deep characters and dialogue that are fully able to resuscitate the brain once again with a electrifying shock to the system. A show that makes me think! I even wrote notes with hope that the producers gave me some hints to the seconds series GRAND finale!
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  64. Dec 18, 2013
    9
    besides of having only three episodes per season(this is the only problem)i think this is an terrific series with memorable actuations of benedict cumberbatch and martin freeman.
  65. Dec 17, 2013
    9
    The first season of Sherlock is very witty and smart. Brilliant acting and stellar scripts are part of what makes this one of the brightest shows on TV.
  66. Dec 12, 2013
    10
    What an amazing take on the Sherlock Holmes character. Brilliant way to reinterpret the character, some of the most intelligent dialogue on TV (or even in the movies), and Cumberbatch ties it all together so well. My only problem with this series is we only get 3 episodes a season. I understand why they don't want to make too many, I just hunger for more television that is this good.
  67. Nov 25, 2013
    10
    Amazing series. Great casting. The only possible drawback is that there are so few episodes. Can't believe I only picked it up now. It makes the US version seem a bit, well, Elementary.
  68. Nov 23, 2013
    10
    One day, during summer vacation, I was bored. To remedy that, I decided that I wanted to read the whole Sherlock Holmes collection. I loved them, and I was obsessed with Sherlock Holmes for the entire summer, learning as much as I could about the series and about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. During the school year though, I had a physics teacher that constantly praised the TV series that theOne day, during summer vacation, I was bored. To remedy that, I decided that I wanted to read the whole Sherlock Holmes collection. I loved them, and I was obsessed with Sherlock Holmes for the entire summer, learning as much as I could about the series and about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. During the school year though, I had a physics teacher that constantly praised the TV series that the British were producing.

    Finally, I've gotten to see season 1 and I'm eager for more.

    The cast is great. After watching Benedict Cumberbatch, I don't know if there is anyone more capable than he to play Sherlock. He does an excellent job portraying all of his quirks and tendencies. They've done an equally remarkable job with the rest of the cast. Showing the various reactions to Sherlock and his oddities and poor John Watson having to put up with his bouts of boredom, drug addiction, and crazy chemistry experiments.

    They did a great job putting together the stories and taking after the short novels. Many elements are exactly taken out of series, but others are added, which is understandable given the nature of the length of each season. They even have Sherlock's vast network of homeless people and ne'er-do-wells that do his bidding around the city. Everything is done with a great sense of urgency, just like Sherlock would have it, and how sometimes his directness leads to some great laughs.

    Each episode as an hour and a half, so they're basically all short movies, but each one is filled to the brim and thoroughly enjoyable when you can find the time to watch them all in one sitting. Again, I'm eager for more and can't wait to see how the series continues.
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  69. Oct 10, 2013
    10
    I've got an advise to watch this, I usually do not watch TV shows, but this one is just great! Perfect cast, deep and well played characters, stories that keep you thrilled. So clever, so interesting to watch. Waiting for the third season.
  70. Oct 9, 2013
    10
    An excellent piece of television and modern adaptation. For once, an (older) adaptation has been done correctly in a modern setting. Watch this, and watch the second series it's excellent.
  71. Sep 11, 2013
    8
    The first episode intrigued me for a while before the reveal, which was not very creative. The second episode held my attention throughout and thoroughly entertained me. The third I found preposterous. Running around and actually going nowhere. They got some kid to play Moriarty. Very non convincing. And he's a sort of a circus clown. The cinematography, of course, is awesome, so is theThe first episode intrigued me for a while before the reveal, which was not very creative. The second episode held my attention throughout and thoroughly entertained me. The third I found preposterous. Running around and actually going nowhere. They got some kid to play Moriarty. Very non convincing. And he's a sort of a circus clown. The cinematography, of course, is awesome, so is the music. I just hope the second season would be able to fill in the gaps in the creative process. Expand
  72. Aug 12, 2013
    9
    I wasn't convinced to the idea of show at start- I've read several Doyle's book, where the atmosphere of Victorian London is important issue. Setting the plot in the present day seemed to be kind of blasphemy against the original series. Fortunately, I was wrong. BBC series appear to be more "Sherlock Holmes" than those trashy movies with Robert Downey Jr. The episodes are loosely based onI wasn't convinced to the idea of show at start- I've read several Doyle's book, where the atmosphere of Victorian London is important issue. Setting the plot in the present day seemed to be kind of blasphemy against the original series. Fortunately, I was wrong. BBC series appear to be more "Sherlock Holmes" than those trashy movies with Robert Downey Jr. The episodes are loosely based on the original crime stories of sir Doyle (e.g. "Study in Scarlet", first book featuring Mr. Holmes), so you can treat them as brand new adventures of Sherlock. Cumberbatch's appearance as eccentric and arrogant detective is really convincing. Creators of TV series achieved to do something ostensibly impossible: they managed to resurrect almost 150 years old hero in respectful, interesting way. Dear Hollywood, take notes. Expand
  73. Jul 30, 2013
    8
    Sherlock's season 1 has only 3 episodes and it is a really interesting idea. Sherlock Holmes in the present. Not bad I have to say but this series has got something to tell. It is interesting and funny the same time. It is kind of tiring that each episode last one hour and thirty minutes and it would be much better if it had more episodes. I want to watch the next season and i hope it'sSherlock's season 1 has only 3 episodes and it is a really interesting idea. Sherlock Holmes in the present. Not bad I have to say but this series has got something to tell. It is interesting and funny the same time. It is kind of tiring that each episode last one hour and thirty minutes and it would be much better if it had more episodes. I want to watch the next season and i hope it's better than the first one as the only bad thing about this series is the duration of each episode. Nothing else to say here... Expand
  74. Jul 26, 2013
    10
    Simply the best show on TV in either nation right now. Cumberbatch as the (very) odd looking psychopathic personality of Holmes is game-changing acting, where as Freeman as Watson is perfect for the quintessential British everyman, as though the role were scripted 150 years ago specifically for him. If you don't have Netflix, this is by itself enough to be worth the $9 a month.. BESTSimply the best show on TV in either nation right now. Cumberbatch as the (very) odd looking psychopathic personality of Holmes is game-changing acting, where as Freeman as Watson is perfect for the quintessential British everyman, as though the role were scripted 150 years ago specifically for him. If you don't have Netflix, this is by itself enough to be worth the $9 a month.. BEST RINGTONES EVER!, Moriarity and Adler!
    Speaking of Cumberbatch: It was fun to watch, but, seriously, Khan? One, the name don't fit, and two, no one who ever saw the original is going to picture Cumberbatch over Montalban given the eight inch difference in the pec muscles. I'm hetero, but I'm just sayin...
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  75. Jun 11, 2013
    7
    This show gives the illusion of intelligence, but truly all the audience has to do is sit there. Whenever Sherlock deduces something we are given a thorough explanation of his mental process, completely eliminating the need to think for ourselves.
    "I'm not a psychopath, Anderson, I'm a high-functioning sociopath." This is wrong. Sherlock displays many personality traits that separate him
    This show gives the illusion of intelligence, but truly all the audience has to do is sit there. Whenever Sherlock deduces something we are given a thorough explanation of his mental process, completely eliminating the need to think for ourselves.
    "I'm not a psychopath, Anderson, I'm a high-functioning sociopath." This is wrong. Sherlock displays many personality traits that separate him from sociopaths. Over the years, he has merely conditioned himself to be callous, as emotions are detrimental to logic. Also, this show doesn't quite captivate his ability to defend himself. In 'The Blind Banker', we see Sherlock dodging the attacks of man with a sword, luckily Sherlock is assisted by the fast forward function of the editing studio, not to forget he somehow distracted an assassin by shouting, "Look!"
    Although I will admit Benedict Cumberbatch is a great actor, he doesn't have the best accompanying cast. Throughout the show, I've seen Martin Freeman deliver countless lines devoid of emotion. Maybe he gave all of his emotions to Moriarty, because that guy has plenty. It's an outrage! Moriarty is a man that is depicted (in the books) as being sophisticated, charming and intelligent. BBC Moriarty is borderline psychotic. It's almost as though he is based on Jim Carrey's portrayal of The Riddler.
    All of this is not to say I dislike the show, in fact, it's the opposite. I merely wanted to notify others that the show is not perfect.
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  76. Jun 1, 2013
    10
    BBC keeps getting it right! Sherlock is such a beautiful TV show with the best dialogue, a great mix of old and new! Fast paced, well casted and satisfyingly long episodes!
  77. Ndi
    May 26, 2013
    10
    As an intelligent person, I am used to seeing TV shows about smart people being utter nonsense. I was pleasantly surprised by this series, with all the pieces in place, non-nonsense plot line and a fresh view on an age-old character that, even though intriguing and famous, got overworked and is limited by old books.

    It's hard to pick up and reboot an icon, but this one is well done.
    As an intelligent person, I am used to seeing TV shows about smart people being utter nonsense. I was pleasantly surprised by this series, with all the pieces in place, non-nonsense plot line and a fresh view on an age-old character that, even though intriguing and famous, got overworked and is limited by old books.

    It's hard to pick up and reboot an icon, but this one is well done.

    No comparison to the movie everyone quotes, that has nothing to do with Sherlock making him a future reading ninja. This series is back to Sherlock, a smart man with incredible observation and deduction skills.

    No offense, but let the age old British investigator in the hands of the British TV. BBC doesn't let down on this one.
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  78. May 22, 2013
    10
    An outstanding concept is brought to life by Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Brilliant cinematography and fresh direction makes this must-watch viewing.
  79. May 2, 2013
    10
    With cast, music and writers like Sherlock has, all you got to do is love this show. Brilliantly written series, the humour is clever and so are the cases. My favourite series!
  80. Apr 30, 2013
    10
    This show is a masterpiece, great acting, interesting storylines, a true retelling of Sherlock Holmes. Benedict Cumberpatch is a great Sherlock, Martin Freeman is a helpful Watson, and Andrew Scott is a wonderfully evil Moriarty. Can't wait for Season 3!
  81. Apr 21, 2013
    10
    Simply a Masterpiece!

    Sharp, Funny, Thriller, Mystery.
    Good acting, amazing story line, bring a whole new life to a classic novel.
    can't wait for another season!
  82. Apr 15, 2013
    10
    Genius, Awesome, great, amazing, WOOWW!.
    This Mini Series is the greatest thing in my Life i´ve ever watched its full of brilliancy. It´s funny, exciting and.... smply AWESOME!!
    Thank you BBC!!
  83. Apr 9, 2013
    10
    Another great example of what british tv shows and actors can do. This show manages to make the movies look childish and dumb. This is the ultimate sherlock holmes story and personally my favorite tv show yet. If anyone hasn't seen this show by now you are missing ut on something truly brilliant.
  84. Apr 2, 2013
    10
    Possible the most well-made TV show I have ever watched. Clever, witty, and great acting from all the characters. The relationship between Sherlock and Watson is fantastic and the finale was heart-breaking.
  85. Mar 26, 2013
    10
    The show is beautiful. With it's integration of typography, humor, drama, and emotion, this show had me hooked within two minutes. The acting is gold, the plot keeps you on edge (even when your friends won't stop talking over the TV), and the heart behind it finds the viewer growing attached to the characters, themselves.
  86. Mar 24, 2013
    10
    A truly perfect series as far as character development, story and everything technical are concerned. A stunning piece of television to watch if only for the beautiful editing. Cumberbatch and Freeman act the roles perfectly and the books are complimented brilliantly whilst modernising the intelligent franchise. Would recommend the series to anyone, gave me goosebumps
  87. Feb 13, 2013
    9
    The reviews of this show were overwhelmingly positive by the critics. To be honest, as a result I started watched this show looking for any flaws. But there were almost none. Benedict Cumberbatch's acting may be a bit bland, but that is the whole point. It distances Sherlock from the other characters. Also, the banter between Sherlock and Watson sometimes adds a humorous tint to the film.The reviews of this show were overwhelmingly positive by the critics. To be honest, as a result I started watched this show looking for any flaws. But there were almost none. Benedict Cumberbatch's acting may be a bit bland, but that is the whole point. It distances Sherlock from the other characters. Also, the banter between Sherlock and Watson sometimes adds a humorous tint to the film. The dialogue is beautifully crafted to each character's emotions and personalities. But be warned: this is not meant to be a funny show. The mysteries keep you guessing until the end. The plot developments, twists and turns keep you entertained. But the thing that stands Sherlock out from all other fictional characters is the simple logic of his observational and deductive reasoning. Hats off to the director. This guy is a genius. Its hard to explain what he does, so just watch the show to see it for yourself. He manages to pull me into each story at an emotional level. And don't forget the music. It ranges from tense music in the suspenseful scenes to energetic in the fast-paced scenes. Okay, there is one flaw, to be fair. I would have liked a bit more character development. We don't learn much new about each character, especially Sherlock.

    Altogether, my final verdict is: if you haven't watched it, Watch it. Now. I'm waiting.
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  88. Feb 6, 2013
    9
    Sherlock is a clever TV-show that should be entertaining for anyone ranging from teens to elders! It is clever, it is surprising, it is great! It has that rare thing in TV shows, that thing where you can pick up any episodes, and you have a guarantee that it's gonna be great. 9 not 10 because episode 2 of the first season was a bit less entertaining to me than all the rest of the episodes.Sherlock is a clever TV-show that should be entertaining for anyone ranging from teens to elders! It is clever, it is surprising, it is great! It has that rare thing in TV shows, that thing where you can pick up any episodes, and you have a guarantee that it's gonna be great. 9 not 10 because episode 2 of the first season was a bit less entertaining to me than all the rest of the episodes. But anyway, watch this show, and enjoy it, and enjoy it you shall! Expand
  89. Jan 29, 2013
    9
    As a 3 episode "season", Sherlock is positively wonderful, displaying the namesake character in a manner that has not been seen before. I thought the first episode was amazing in every way, though I was disappointed with the second episode which I found to not continue the high bar set by the first. I would give the first episode a 10, the second a 8, and the third which was better thanAs a 3 episode "season", Sherlock is positively wonderful, displaying the namesake character in a manner that has not been seen before. I thought the first episode was amazing in every way, though I was disappointed with the second episode which I found to not continue the high bar set by the first. I would give the first episode a 10, the second a 8, and the third which was better than the second, a 9. Expand
  90. Jan 6, 2013
    0
    Complete rubbish. Can't believe so many think this is intelligent TV. How depressing. In short the Sherlock acting is completely OTT, the script is no more than some bizarre crossword or deduction puzzle that's complete nonsense. If you're an adult avoid.
  91. Dec 19, 2012
    10
    Rarely does a t.v. show capture my attention. It's not cheesy, or conceited, but actually, pure MAGIC! The acting is incredible, script is superb, direction is out of the park- clearly, if you hate this show, you are either unfair, not intelligent, or don't appreciate good televison! A treat! One of my favorites!
  92. Dec 18, 2012
    10
    Sharp, clever, intense, and perfectly acted by Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbach. Well developed characters and highly engaging/interesting plot lines...brilliant show!
  93. Dec 12, 2012
    10
    Sherlock is evidence that the BBC is the last remaining beacon of hope in a sea of mass-produced money driven TV shows which are nothing but the same old crap reskinned again and again. With each episode roughly the length of a film, Sherlock is an excellent take on some old stories, and with stellar acting to boot. Easily the best show currently on TV.
  94. Dec 11, 2012
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Sherlock is perhaps one of the better conceived BBC shows that have come out in the last decade, unfortunately for the show, it doesn't live up to the idea.
    I've got no problems with Steven Moffat, he's a great writer and producer, but I just can't get into the feel of the show, it's got nothing to do with the shorter series time-in fact, I prefer series that are shorter, IMO it makes the story better-but there's something about the show that I couldn't initially put my finger on.
    With the 'Holmesian' explosion in the media of late, there's been a lot of takes on Holmes and while some would prefer the more traditional appeal of Sherlock from the books, the edgy feel of characters being 'darker' has been an easy one to lean on lately-and at first I thought that was the problem with Sherlock, but having a somewhat cold and unemotional Sherlock would fit if you transplanted the character to the 21st century.
    For me, the feel of the show went really wrong when in the first episode of season 1- Phil Davis' character screamed the name of the 'Big Bad' in the series so far, Moriarty. I really dislike entering the most well known bad guy in the Holmes story so very early, for me it's sloppy and easy writing, I would prefer using characters and bad guys from the Holmes universe that are perhaps less well known than Moriarty, it could have given the show more scope. i.e.: The Red Headed League, Milverton or 'Holy' Peter would work just as well.
    And on the topic of Professor James, I really disliked the character of James 'Jim' Moriarty, it's no slant against Andrew Scott-he's wonderful. It's just, I prefer the more subtle feel of Moriarty-the best performance of that in recent years in Jared Harris in the film A Game of Shadows, for me it's more interesting that a man of genius level intellect can sit facing someone else and merely smile, have a cup of tea and talk pleasantly while they both play a game of mental chess to figure a way of defeating the other. The Modern take on Moriarty seems to lean too much on a John Simm 'The Master' of Dr Who for a genius 'Napoleon of Crime'.
    With Season 3 looming on the horizon, I'm hoping for a more powerful, possibly more interesting story than what's been shown so far.
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  95. Dec 9, 2012
    5
    Great cast and an imaginative concept. Poor character development and annoyingly muddled plots. The result entertaining but annoying because it could have been so much better with a more well written script.
  96. Oct 4, 2012
    9
    The best modern interpretation, of Sherlock Holmes there has ever been. Captures the character right but fits perfectly in the modern world with out seeming out of place. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jeremy Brentt are the two best Holmes to ever be put on screen.
  97. Sep 29, 2012
    10
    This show is pure genius, the acting is incredible, there are so many spots of brilliance throughout each episode. It simply takes my breath away. Andrew Scott as Moriarty in particular blows my mind. He is just so complex, playfully psychotic in a way that is purely deadly. It is genius.
  98. Sep 28, 2012
    10
    Awesome, This show is pure magic, One just can't do better than this. Cast is spectacular and the direction subtle.
    Writing is mesmerising, And Transition to the modern age is flawless.
  99. Aug 28, 2012
    10
    Definitely, one of the best mini-series ever made and an absolute treat for Sherlock Holmes' fans. All the episodes were truly astounding with powerful performances of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The adaptation of the show into modern era is worth appreciating.
  100. Jul 20, 2012
    10
    Brilliant, but with flaws. The first episode of this TV show was stunning. It was captivating and suspenseful. Then came the awful, but somewhat interesting, episode 2. The episode wasn't bad, but I expected a lot more after the amazing first episode. The second episode was boring, bland, and had a terrible villain. Then came the third episode to redeem the series together. Not only doesBrilliant, but with flaws. The first episode of this TV show was stunning. It was captivating and suspenseful. Then came the awful, but somewhat interesting, episode 2. The episode wasn't bad, but I expected a lot more after the amazing first episode. The second episode was boring, bland, and had a terrible villain. Then came the third episode to redeem the series together. Not only does Sherlock solve one mystery, but a few, to solve his main one and the cliffhanger for this episode just leaves you wanting more. This modern adaptation is just brilliantly done and so here i come, season 2. Expand
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Dec 8, 2010
    80
    Clearly, there are few more durable figures in fiction, but capturing the fundamental appeal of Holmes is quite another matter. And on that level, Sherlock cannily cracks the case.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Oct 24, 2010
    80
    Thanks to committed performances from Cumberbatch and Freeman, and clever writing from Moffat and Gatiss, most of it works splendidly.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 24, 2010
    80
    It is cinematic in the sense that nothing in it looks quite real. But it works: This is not the London known as jolly and old, but the new chilly city of glass, a place of missed connections, of aliens and alienation. And the smart dialogue and warm performances--even Holmes has a discernible beating heart, or perhaps two--keep ice from forming on the production.