Benedict Cumberbatch disagrees with Martin Freeman's pessimistic Sherlock views

Back in March, Sherlock star Martin Freeman suggested that the show’s fans had loved it too much, with their expectations eventually becoming so high that it became “kind of impossible” for Freeman to have any fun making the show. Combined with the poor reception of the show’s fourth season, and it all basically…

The BBC’s investigating the Russian leak of Sherlock season 4 finale

British-Russian relations, which have always been frosty, suffered another blow this weekend with the leak of the latest Sherlock finale. According to Mashable, a Russian-language version of the season four capper, “The Final Problem,” popped up online on Saturday. Sherlock producers caught wind of the leaked version,…

How Sherlock helps viewers get in the mind of its famous detective

One of the biggest obstacles for creators of television and film is figuring out how to express the thoughts going on in a character’s head in an engaging way. Ideally, you’d like to avoid lengthy, exposition-filled scenes where characters are simply verbalizing their thought process for the benefit of the audience.…

Sherlock observes, but doesn’t see, in a thrilling but overcrowded episode

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It crops up, both on the page and (repeatedly) the screen: Watson sees, but does not observe. To him, a ripped hem likely passes unnoticed, or if seen, is likely dismissed. To Sherlock, of course, it’s one piece of data that helps to construct a larger picture. He observes, and so he deduces, and so he solves problems…

The reckoning continues in the latest teaser for Sherlock season 4

Whatever’s going to happen in the upcoming fourth season of BBC’s Sherlock, it seems like the title character and his small group of friends aren’t going to be having a lot of fun. That especially seems to be the case in the show’s latest teaser, which echoes the “It’s not a game anymore” tagline from the last one and…

This isn’t a game, it’s the new Sherlock season 4 teaser

We don’t know a lot about Sherlock season 4, even after parsing the recently announced episode titles. Even the first teaser wasn’t all that illuminating, though it did warn us that the game was “over.” The latest promo is briefer still, but it also drives home the point that this is not a fucking game, you guys.…

Go inside the homes of Sherlock, Stranger Things, and more with these floorplans

Watching TV characters enter and exit the same bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens over and over, eventually you can piece together a sense of their home—even if it is just a fake set. They become spaces known intimately without ever visiting them. A project from the real estate website Homes.com, “8 Home Floor Plans…

Holmes himself would be impressed by this elaborate Sherlock musical parody

A lot of people like the BBC’s Sherlock, with its clever twists on old stories, creative imagery, and fun chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes and Martin Freeman’s Dr. Watson, but some people don’t just like it, they really like it. They obsessed over the theories about how Sherlock faked his death, they…

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