*Review* Sherlock: Many Happy Returns

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I decided to start with this mini-episode as the first post in a series of reviews on TV series and film adaptations of Sherlock Holmes.

Many Happy Returns, released a few weeks before the launch of the third series of Sherlock, is a little masterpiece that is, quite often, overlooked. Continue reading “*Review* Sherlock: Many Happy Returns”

Sherlock: Series 5 or more Specials?

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It takes 3 months to film a single series of Sherlock. Two years of pre-production and a couple of months for editing, scoring and other post-production stages.

That’s around 3 years in total.

The main issue in doing more Sherlock, however, seems to be that 3-month period, plus an extra month or so before filming begins, for Benedict Cumberbatch’s and Martin Freeman’s schedules to meet. Continue reading “Sherlock: Series 5 or more Specials?”

Sherlock Series 1-4 & The Abominable Bride [Blu-ray] | 45-second unboxing

As Series 4 concludes, it’s fitting that fans of Sherlock get their hands on the complete box set, given that this may well be the last time we’ll ever see any new episodes (let’s hope not).

Enjoy the short video and expect more in the coming future, including reviews on each series and episode.

Bye!

In defence of ‘The Abominable Bride’

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I have deemed it necessary to offer some defence with regards to criticism directed against the Sherlock Christmas Special released on 1 January 2016. Not that The Abominable Bride requires any justification whatsoever, nor I am competent enough to do so. Much of the critique directed towards it is subjective, as is its praise. However, there seems to be an unusual amount of unjustified criticism that stems from viewers who do not fully understand, or appreciate, the inner workings and meanings of the episode; preferring to discredit it as “foolish” rather than accept the possibility of it being an ingenious piece of TV entertainment. In this brief statement, I hope to provide my own subjective opinions on the episode in an attempt to reach out to any fans not yet convinced by its essential inclusion in the whole series. Continue reading “In defence of ‘The Abominable Bride’”