Steve Thompson's return to Sherlock has proven that he may currently be my favorite writer the series has utilized thus far. The series soars when the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective has some incredibly intricate work at play. And there was no shortage of such thanks to the wedding of John and Mary, wherein we saw the most human — and mature! — side of Sherlock Holmes we'd yet to encounter. In fact, this may have been my favorite episode of the series thus far.
It’s been a long two years waiting for Sherlock to return — an even longer wait for us viewing it [legally] stateside. But the series' season three opener, “The Empty Hearse” was not, it seems, a return to form. Eschewing the traditional format of the show's previous two turns in order to deal with the ramifications of last season’s fake-out death sequence, the Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted series sat squarely in the emotional aftermath of Holmes’ trickery and deception in the name of tying up loose ends.
Hey Sherlock fans: turns out that the requisite years of waiting between seasons may not come to pass in 2014. The BBC is reportedly in talks to fast track new episodes of the highly successful series, meaning we may well get a Holmesian miracle this Christmas. Joy to the world, indeed! Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have come to save us all. How many days is it until December 25th, 2014?
Though stateside the premiere is still a few days out, the BBC’s Sherlock is set to close out its third season on Sunday across the pond. But that doesn’t mean the wheels haven’t been turning for a confirmed fourth and hypothetical fifth season of the international megahit. In fact, the series’ showrunner Steven Moffat revealed that stories have been set for both seasons. Rejoice, nerds of the world: your favorite hyper-brilliant misanthrope has been given an extended gameplan.
There are a lot of different ways to generate hype for a returning show. An overwhelming majority of them seem to involve releasing some kind of footage or pictures from the upcoming season. Earlier this month, Sherlock followed that conventional route via this teaser, but fortunately for all of us, the beloved, irregularly aired BBC One/ PBS whodunit didn’t stop there.
Sherlock’s third season is just over the horizon. We’ve known for a while that writers and creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss were putting together three epic episodes featuring a brand new villain, but this week the two prolific men revealed even more about what fans can expect from “The Empty Hearse,” “The Sign of the Three” and “His Last Vow.”
If you’re a tween somewhere on Tumblr, you’ve probably already seen (and died over) the Sherlock and Doctor Who mash-up video currently sweeping the Internet. But if you’re a normal like some of us purport to be, allow us to introduce you to Wholock: what may be one of the most shockingly well done combinations of the world’s favorite British television exports. It’s good. So good, in fact, it has managed to do the impossible and convince us that, OK, fine: maybe a crossover episode of the two Steven Moffatt series is terribly necessary.
Stop me when this hits too close to home. It’s winter. You don’t particularly want to go outside because it’s cold. Unfortunately, staying home isn’t particularly exciting because an overwhelming majority of television is on hiatus. So, you’re stuck between Monopoly and freezing your damn toes off, right? Wrong.
Following some new images for the upcoming third season of Sherlock comes an actual trailer for Series 3, which teases the title character’s grand return. As you’ll note, this trailer comes from BBC One and promotes the U.K. debut of Sherlock, which is set to arrive on New Year’s Day. Those of us living stateside will have to wait until January 19 for the series to debut on PBS Masterpiece.
Midseason premieres are just around the corner, which is good news for Sherlock fans, a group of people that have been waiting for new episodes for quite some time. News has been pouring in over the last several months, and this week a few stills related to the upcoming Season 3 have been released.
Sorry, U.K., the not-so-good news is, you have to wait until 2014 to see the new season of Sherlock, just like the rest of us. The better news is, you don’t have to wait very long into the new year to see the great detective make his grand return, as Sherlock will return for Season 3 on BBC One on January 1. Not a bad way to start the new year, huh?
People love Doctor Who. That may seem obvious to anyone who’s ever been to Comic-Con or some other event in which it’s appropriate to dress up as any of the various Doctors, but it was made even more evident this weekend when the 50th Anniversary Special aired on both sides of the pond, raking in high ratings and box office dollars in the process. While fans continue to celebrate the greatness of the special, they’re left to wonder what’s next for Doctor Who.
Dowager Countess obsessives unite! It seems our fair lady of Yorkshire and her entire Crawley family harem are slated to return to television screens for a fifth season of Downton Abbey. Both of the series’ home networks — the British ITV and the stateside PBS — confirmed the news Sunday. So hold onto your hats and find a nice chaise lounge to faint upon because the sweeping Edwardian drama is here to stay! Somebody, quick: go tell Carson.
The first official image from BBC drama Sherlock is here at last and — stop your panting and hyperventilating, fan girls — it paints a reservedly emotional picture of what to expect from the upcoming third season. Giving us some major dejá vu of the Edward Hopper variety, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman's John Watson both look poised for a major emotional upheaval. They’re in a glass case of emotion (only Watson’s allowed snacks), and hoo boy are we excited for what’s to come.
Sherlock will be returning to the schedule on January 19, but in the meantime you can enjoy this most excellent mash-up of the Friends theme song and clips from the first couple of seasons of Sherlock.