What a shite season. Fucking disappointment to their high standards. They should not have changed directors, they should have given Steven Thompson (Reichenbach fall, Blind Banker) at least his one proper standalone episode. It went from a 9.5 to an 8. The first episode was definitely 7.5 with all of its silly fan service.
Overall a disappointment, but its still a very good show, it is just unable to reach the heights of previous seasons. So much needless comedy, its not a comedy-drama what in the fucking fuck, have some light hearted comedy but not constantly. The silly cameos, and it seems with every episode they are drifting further away from making the drama of the case the centre-point of the episode and more about the drama of the characters, ugh. They've also needlessly ratchet up the bromance, god its gruesome. That has Moffats hands written all over it, I hope to god they dont let him ruin it. I've heard horror stories from Dr. Who fans...
Since they have practically finished all the sherlock holmes novels, all that is left now is the many short stories. They confirmed two more seasons, they may go through most of the small stories and try to tie them together like in the second episode, which I hope they dont do. I prefer the full episode type mysteries.
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I've just seen random parts of random episodes of this series on tv but by what I have seen it seemed wonderful.. I was thinking about watching it seriously.. is it really worthy?? :33
I just recently found out about this series by watching the last two episodes from season 3, which I must say I enjoyed watching very much.
Being a huge fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories, I like how this series incorporates elements, themes and characters from the original stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Another thing I like about this series is that although I already have some idea what is going to happen since I have read Doyle’s stories, it is still very fun and exciting to watch the episodes because they always have some surprising twists and new elements as part of them.
About the characters, Sherlock is my favorite character, but I do have to say that I like Watson as well and that I enjoy the interactions between Sherlock and him a lot! And I know she is not a canon character, but I like Molly and her one-sided love for Sherlock.
I’m planning to watch all the episodes of this series; in fact, I've already started watching A Scandal In Belgravia.
Even though I have just watched two episodes of Sherlock, I’m already looking forward to season 4!