Sunday, 21 July 2013

Reasons Why BBC Sherlock Series 3 Is One To Watch

1) With wit, class, and the razor-sharp cheekbones and paleness of a vampire, Benedict Cumberbatch is the best modern take on Sherlock you'll ever watch.

2) Andrew Scott as Sherlock Holme's arch nemesis Moriarty is cruel, cool and calculating. The most talented undiscovered actor on the series even if his appearances are infrequent.

3) Although there are sadly only 3 episodes to each of the past 2 series, each is 1 hour 30 minutes and as cinematic and well written as any film.

4) Each episode is so well directed and packed of the small details you could easily miss first time that it is worth watching them at least twice.

5) Writers Stephen Moffat (Doctor Who, The Adventures of Tintin), Mark Gatiss, and Stephen Thompson know how to put a modern twist on each Conan Doyle tale.

6) The occasional comic dialogue between Holmes and Watson (Martin Freeman) adds a perfect realism to their relationship that is not forced.

7) The use of annotations in each episode to explain the information whirring around in Sherlock's mind as he deduces the answer to each crime, which we would otherwise miss, is clever and adds to the audiences resonance with his character.

8) If you've watched the last two series then you'll have to watch just to find out if/how Sherlock faked his own death.

9) Tea and biscuits.

10) He's a high-functioning sociopath with amazing eyes, and thus supremely cool.

11) This Sherlock has a blog. Need I say more?

Carpe Diem xx

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