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Sherlock S3: DVD Review


Rating: M
Released by Roadshow Home Entertainment and BBC

Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's titular detective in another three feature length TV movies.

But where we left off in season 2 of Sherlock seemed unassailable as Holmes fell to his death in front of his friend Watson (Martin Freeman). Leaving heads scratched as to how he faked his suicide, the series kicks off at a frenetic pace, simultaneously mocking and embracing the rabid fan speculation that was rife during the 2 year break from the show.

The three adventures centre a lot more around the relationship between the two - often to hilarious effect - and the effect Watson's plan to marry has on the dynamic. Perhaps it's a little too much at the cost of the story telling, but it's still superior all throughout.

The end of the final story hints at an about face for the series and is another tantalising carrot dangling in fan's face - thankfully, both Cumberbatch and Freeman bring their acting A Game to the series and make the almost silly eminently watchable.

It's still a great series, but here's hoping future series manage to blend in a little more of the crime in for that perfect mix.

Extras: Fans, Villains and Speculation, Shooting Sherlock, The Fall

Rating: 8/10


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