TV Show Review: Sherlock

By Sherlock, I mean the British TV show, set in modern London, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, two very talented and understated actors.

Not the American remake.

The first season of this show was brilliant, well scripted and was continuously entertaining. It wasn't obvious, poorly acted, any of that, it was all great.

The second season, takes the quality level of the first and the taut script, etc and magnifies everything by a hundred fold. Clever one liners? Yep. More here than four comedies put together. The first episode seems like a three act play and I'm sure the next two movie length episodes will be just as good as the first.

And to add even more great news, the third season was commissioned as the same time as the second.

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  1. This is from an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch and shows there is a brain behind the face.

    "Sherlock was shooting night scenes in north London during the August riots. Fortunately for Cumberbatch, his scenes had already wrapped, but Mark Gatiss and Martin Freeman were among those evacuated from the location shoot when gangs bore down on the set, stealing scaffold poles and smashing trucks. Cumberbatch admits, with humour and considerable passion, that the riots were a nasty challenge to his natural liberal principles.
    “I'm a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I'm all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong road,” he says. “But those eejits saying they're doing it for socio-political reasons?
    Fuck off, no you're not, you're on a jolly and you're getting away with it. It makes me want to belt them, make them lame for a bit so they're dependent on other people's mercy…
    “It's very hard for me to talk about it," he continues, "because I came from an incredibly privileged bubble so the minute I open my mouth I can sense the comeback of, 'What the fuck do you know?' And that's fair. But my sympathy is with the people who do know what they're talking about, who have been brought up on estates and live morally decent, contributing lives and who have seen opportunists destroying all their work."

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  2. And this quote comes from the first episode of season one.
    "Sherlock Holmes: We've got a serial killer on our hands. Love those, there's always something to look forward to."

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