Sherlock Season 3: What’s all the hype for?

Sherlocked: Season 3, The Empty Hearse

Network: BBC One

Air date: Britain: January 1st, 2014,

PBS: January 19th, 2014

Creator: Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss

John Watson: There were times that I didn’t even think you were human. But let me tell you this, you were the best man and the most human…. human being that I have ever known, and no one will ever convince me that you told me a lie. And so … there. I was so alone and I owe you so much. Please, there’s just one more thing. One more thing. One more miracle, Sherlock, for me. Don’t be… dead. Would you do that, just for me? Just stop it, stop this…

This is not a spoiler post. You can tread safely into this blog without fear of being exposed to any major plot point. I promise. Now that we have some trust established, let’s have an overlook of Sherlock’s Season 3 premiere, episode 1.

I haven’t longed for the return of any show more so than that of Sherlock. Besides the cleverly constructed plot, and the undeniable bromance between Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman), I think many people love the show simply because it is shot so well. The show is visually delightful to watch. The shots, the editing, the scene transitions, the software needed – so much goes into filming this stylish mystery drama, and we really see this in a three second scene of a train pulling in and out of a station in London.

Can we forgive BBC for making us wait so long for another season? Some of us have been waiting as long as two years for the addictive drama, but that seems like nothing compared to John’s two year wait. Grief disfigures its host, twisting, tormenting and morphing (that moustache ages you John) its captor.

There are so many more things I would like to talk about – Sherlock’s faking his own death, the theories surrounding Sherlock’s death, John and Sherlock’s relationship (if there even is one) – but alas, I made a promise, so we will wait until January 19th, 2014.

In the meantime, all I have to say, or show, is this:

Final Thoughts: In anticipation of the January 19th PBS premier, expect my following posts to be Sherlocked in some way.

What are your theories on how Sherlock faked his own death? Was he right not to tell John, letting him grieve for two years?

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6 thoughts on “Sherlock Season 3: What’s all the hype for?

  1. I really really appreciate that you have no spoilers in these because I would definitely consider watching the shows you recommend after reading your reviews. All I can say for Watson’s facial hair is don’t bash the ‘stache Bernice 😮

    • Thanks, that’s just a testament to the good quality shows. I hate reading reviews that seem harmless but then spring so much plot details on you. We’ll leave the moustache alone, hahaha, I think it’s a touchy subject for John.

    • I can’t wait to watch the episode again. It is so stylized, every episode is like a small film. I am so glad to have Sherlock back, even if it is just for a couple of weeks. Nothing good ever lasts.

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