The BBC's modern take on the classic Sherlock Holmes novels, with Steven Moffat of Doctor Who fame and Mark Gatiss at the helm.
During the fight with the Golum, the astronomy lecture playing in the background is narrated by Peter Davison from Doctor Who.
Without you, I'll get hung for this.
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No, no no, Mr. Berwick. Not at all. Hanged, yes.
|Benedict Cumberbatch||Sherlock Holmes||6 eps.|
|Martin Freeman||Dr. Watson||6 eps.|
|Una Stubbs||Mrs. Hudson||6 eps.|
|Loo Brealey||Molly Hooper||5 eps.|
|Mark Gatiss||Mycroft Holmes||5 eps.|
|Rupert Graves||DI Lestrade||5 eps.|
|Andrew Scott||Professor James Moriarty||4 eps.|
|Vinette Robinson||Sgt Sally Donovan||3 eps.|
|Zoe Telford||Sarah||2 eps.|
|Jonathan Aris||Anderson||2 eps.|
Sherlock is a British drama that follows the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in modern London. The first season contained three 90 minute episodes which aired during the Summer 2010 season on BBC One. In the US, it aired a few months later in the fall on PBS. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the leading role of Sherlock Holmes with Martin Freeman as his companion Dr. John Watson. Throughout the series, Sherlock frequently interacts with New Scotland Yard's finest such as DI Lestrade (Rupert Graves) and his team. Unlike previous adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work, the series showcases the origins of Holmes and Watson's friendship.
Adding another level of immersion to Sherlock, websites that appeared to belong to the characters were updated to coincide with the events that transpired throughout the episodes. These sites do play a significance to the plot and are actually referenced on the show. For example, John Watson can be seen writing entries on his personal blog. In "The Great Game" Sherlock communicates with a suspect through the forums on his website, The Science of Deduction .
Known as the world's only consulting detective, Sherlock aids New Scotland Yard in solving crimes. His ability to make incredible leaps of logic in just short periods of observation, makes the police and others distrustful of his skills. Many of his deductions are criticized as being mere guesses or fabrications. The fact that Sherlock doesn't adhere to social norms also doesn't help his case.
Though he is extremely knowledgeable in all subjects relating to criminal behavior and forensic science, Sherlock can be, according to John Watson, "spectacularly ignorant" over common, everyday topics. In "The Great Game" it's revealed that he doesn't know about the Solar System or who the current prime minister is. This is due to the fact that he doesn't consider such information as having any relevance to his work, thus they are meaningless to remember. He also has great technological knowledge and likes to send texts instead of calling people.
Boredom is one of his worst enemies, the other is his older brother Mycroft Holmes. Sherlock has a constant need for difficult cases to solve. Without anything to stimulate his mind, he will try to seek out stimuli to keep it active. Usually Sherlock's methods to alleviate boredom are destructive or unsettling, such as using a severed human head for an experiment or shooting up the apartment wall. Sherlock greatly dislikes his older brother, though it hasn't been explained definitively why. Whenever the two meet, he enjoys antagonizing Mycroft by questioning the status of his diet.
A wounded army doctor, John Watson returns from Afghanistan with signs of post-traumatic stress disorder and a limp. It's found out later that the limp is psychosomatic, and his real injury is a gunshot wound to his shoulder. Though seemingly ordinary, John is anything but. He thrives off danger, and can't seem to cope with just living an average civilian life.
John first meets Sherlock while touring St. Bartholomew's Hospital with his old friend Stamford. Immediately Sherlock is able to deduce his personal history and his potential flatmate status. Intrigued, John decides to check out 221B Baker St. and ends up involved in Sherlock's serial suicide case. During the course of the investigation, it becomes apparent that Sherlock provides an outlet for the adventure and adrenaline he needs. This pushes John into the decision of staying at 221B Baker Street.
While Sherlock is the main person he interacts with daily, John is involved in other interpersonal relationships. Harry, short for Harriet, is John's sister who he shares a tentative bond with. Her excessive drinking is a source of conflict between the two. Harry's divorce to her ex-wife Clara also seems to be another point of contention. In the dealings of love, John is currently involved with his A&E supervisor Sarah.
Detective Inspector Lestrade asks for Sherlock's help on cases that appear to have hit a dead end. His team consists of Sgt. Sally Donavon, and forensics technician Anderson. Both members do not try to hide their disdain for the consulting detective. Out of the police force, Lestrade seems to be the only one who attempts to understand Sherlock's odd proclivities.
Mrs. Hudson is Sherlock and John's landlady, not housekeeper. This is a fact she gently reminds the two from time to time. She gave Sherlock a special rent deal for 221B Baker Street because of his help in ensuring her husband's death sentence back in Florida. She takes Sherlock's excitement over murder and mayhem in stride.
Sherlock's older brother who, according to his words, only has a "minor" position in the British government. Though his exact occupation isn't stated, it's implied that he has very powerful job in national security or intelligence. Mycroft views Sherlock's feud against him as childish and tries to get him to quit crime solving to work for him instead. He is often seen carrying an umbrella with him, regardless of the weather.
A morgue technician who has a crush on Sherlock. He uses this to his advantage in order to gain access to St. Bart's mortuary. She has a cat named Toby and a personal blog.
A mysterious villain who is mentioned several times throughout the first series as he seems to be the force behind most of the mysteries. He makes his appearance at the end of the first series and ends it with a cliffhanger.
Moriarty returns in the "The Reichenbach Fall", the last episode of series two, with a plot to ruin Holmes' life.
The PBS broadcasts of Sherlock had 10 minutes cut out from each episode. This was to make room for the opening and host introduction for Masterpiece Mystery, and the previews shown at the beginning and end of each episode. The US version of the DVD and Blu-Ray have the complete, unaltered episodes on the disk.
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|Date of 1st Airing||July 25, 2010|
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|Original Air Day||Sunday|
|Original Air Time||9|
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