Sherlock: The Two Final Problems

The Final Problem© BBC

A TV series, unlike a film, is an ever-evolving narrative that transforms from episode to episode. It is not a stationary story-line. Elements are constantly changing, and what you experience (or think you experience) in a particular episode, might suddenly shift completely in another successive season. Continue reading “Sherlock: The Two Final Problems”

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My Top Sherlock Holmes Short Stories

Sherlock Watson Train.jpg

It goes without saying that, bereft of the original stories penned by Arthur Conan Doyle, we would not have been given access to such a singular and extraordinary literary character as Sherlock Holmes.

Following last week’s post, in which I ranked the Sherlock episodes by order of preference, I’ve decided to follow along the same lines and outline my top 10 favourite short stories. Continue reading “My Top Sherlock Holmes Short Stories”

Sherlock episodes ranked!

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With Sherlock Series 4 now behind us, I thought it would be a good exercise to try and determine what I think are my favourite episodes from the series. I’ve been thinking a lot about this during the in-between series hiatus and, as difficult as it is to do, I think I’ve cracked the case!

This is because I feel like putting most of the episodes on the same rank, side-by-side, but then again it would defeat the purpose of a “list”. With great difficulty and apprehension, therefore, I have ranked the Sherlock episodes from least favourite (note: it’s not “worst”, because no Sherlock episode is bad) to best and most re-watchable.

Naturally, spoilers ahead.

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