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Sherlock offers a 21st century set updating of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective tales. This release contains every episode from the British program's first season which featured Benedict Cumbercatch and Martin Freeman as the iconic Holmes and Watson.
Episode 1 commentary featuring: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Sue Vertue
Episode 3 commentary featuring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss
Exclusive pilot episode: sherlock - a study in pink
Unlocking sherlock - the making of
Benedict CumberbatchSherlock Holmes
Martin FreemanDr. John Watson
Rupert GravesDetective Inspector Lestrade
Una StubbsMrs. Hudson
Vinette RobinsonSgt. Sally Donovan
Buddy Show [TV],Detective Show [TV],Law Show [TV],Odd Couple Film
2 Discs, DVD
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel, stereo
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
Head Trips, Nail-biters, Spellbinders, Triumph of the Geeks
This show doesn't have your old school, average Sherlock. The brilliance of the original Sherlock can never be replaced, but this series does such an excellent job of trying. It's a fun new spin on procedural style cases.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as a neurotic, narcissistic, enigmatic genius whose method of solving cases can seem a bit unconventional, or off putting to the supporting characters, but are brilliant in so many ways. It is fun to deduce things along with him, though he's often one (or ten) step(s) ahead of everyone else.
Martin Freeman, honestly (for ME anyway) is the best character of this show. While Sherlock himself is beautifully done, and you can barely take your eyes off of him to pay attention to what else might be going on, Watson is by far the most relatable, and understandable person there. For all intents, and purposes, Watson is a fairly normal man/former soldier who finds himself swept up in Sherlock's madness, and gets a taste for it. The whirlwind excitement, and intrigue of this mysterious genius sucks him in much the way it does the viewer. By extension making Watson our guide to the hijinks that ensue.
Even though each series is only 6 episodes long, you basically get a feature film in each one, with a recurring arc over all. I highly suggest this to anyone who enjoys either one of these fine actors, or anyone who would enjoy a modern take on old characters.
This is probably one of the best written, best acted shows out there. Honestly! Steven Moffatt, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Martin Freeman are amazing.
The episodes follow Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writings, but with a modern touch and Moffatt's crazy twists. 99.99% of the people I recommend to watch this show absolutely fall in love with it (the other 0.01% are crazy...actually it's because they don't like the harshness of Benedict's Sherlock, but I promise, give him a chance!) Honestly, you need the introduction of Freeman's Watson to warm and humanize Sherlock and find that he's a very likeable character.
Usually, writing reviews is not my division, however I would write a million if it would get more people to watch this underrated show. The BBC produces some of the most compelling, witty, smart shows and we Americans are a bit slow on the intake since our crazy infatuation with reality TV (horrible). Watch this show!
Originally, I didn't know what to make of it. I wasn't sure Sherlock Holmes would fit in the modern world, but this series definitely convinced me. Sherlock has never looked better. Employing modern means, such as computers and cell phones to solve his crimes, this Sherlock a refreshing take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic. A fast paced, suspenseful thrill ride that keeps you guessing to the end. A welcome addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Need to Watch
Steven Moffat has done it again with a compelling storyline that is grasping and intellectual from the first five minutes to the last scene of the series. Sherlock is an updated story of Sherlock in modern times and it a great tv series for people that love BBC Shows, Sherlock Holmes, or a great mystery. Even though the episodes are 90 minutes, only three episodes a season are a killer. Plus the amount of time that they usually wait to produce more, the next season 3 is coming out in January and I couldn't be more excited. Watch this series and you will understand why everyone is so obsessed with Sherlock. I love John Watson and Sherlock Holmes relationship with one another, both Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are wonderful actors and when you meet Moriarty you will understand while he is the most ruthless villain I have seen in almost any series.
If you enjoyed Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes (or any other version , for that matter), you're in for a real treat. This BBC version is great. The acting is superb all around; the dry British humor goes down like a fine, sparkling champagne; the plots are taken from the classic stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but are perfectly updated to fit in nicely with our day and age (and its modern-day issues of terrorism and mayhem). You will not regret getting this Blu Ray series, and you will find yourself quickly ordering (or watching, if you already have it) the second season. Binge watch this great series now, because I've read that the third season is being filmed even as we speak, and you'll want to be up-to-date when it arrives. So sit back with some snacks, turn on the telly, slip in a BR disc and enjoy!
Sherlock is easily one of the best shows I have ever seen. Technically, they're more like short movies, as each "episode" is 90 minutes long. The time flies, and the length permits superior character development along with deeper plot lines. The first episode is one of the best, and the 3rd one is absolutely thrilling. That makes this season well worth buying, even with the comparatively disappointing 2nd episode in the middle. Mild spoiler alert: this season ends on a cliffhanger, so consider buying season 2 as soon as you have confirmed that you love it by watching the first episode.
Sherlock is, in my opinion, one of the best things on tv in the last ten years. Great writing brings the soul of the characters and the stories into modern London and great acting brings them both to life. I show Sherlock to anyone I know that hasn't seen it and every one of them had loved it. What better endorsement could there be?
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
BBC Sherlock is a Win!
If you are looking for boring, predictable entertainment, look elsewhere. Cumberbatch, Freeman, and the writers have conspired to create a thrilling contemporary version of the famed detective. As an updated remake, this show had the potential to fail on many levels. However, it succeeded completely. The 3 episode series (90 minutes each) were totally compelling. I watched all three back to back and then headed back to Best Buy for Seasons 2 and 3.