Sherlock: A Review


Sherlock is a show on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) based on the books by Arthur Conan Doyle. The television series is packed with the stories he had made. Even with only four seasons, averaging three episodes the show continues to give a full story.

The show follows eccentric consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and the war vet John Watson as they uncover the mysteries and crimes in England. Starting off with “A Study in Pink” the show throws you for an interesting, but confusing loop as a mass of deaths takes place over the area all do to the same cause. The Scotland Yard has trouble deciphering what is happening and is forced to let Sherlock Holmes on the case despite how much most dislike him. There are many cases like this throughout the show. Truly each is different, but the overall story of the police hated detective remains. Sherlock may be a fantastic  detective, nevertheless that does not stop the hate he receives. That goes to show even if you are the smartest person in the room, your personality is what makes you liked. While Sherlock may be treated like a villain there are far more villainous characters.

As the plot unfolds, the clues lead the audience to several interesting villains. One such villain is the charismatic psychopath Jim Moriarty. Jim is well calculated and knows exactly what he’s doing. Sherlock even goes to say this about the consulting, criminal, “James Moriarty isn’t a man at all. He’s a spider, a spider at the center of a web, criminal web with a thousand threads and he knows precisely how each and every single one of them dances.” Jim can only be caught if he wants you to catch him and that makes him even more terrifying. Andrew Scott, the actor of Moriarty, made a perfect portrayal of him and showcased exactly what makes him a nightmare perfectly.  The character has even managed to reach a larger crowd by inspiring a Billie Eilish song with the words, “In a world of locked doors the man with the key is king and honey, you should see me in a crown.”

As we grow to love or, in cases, hate him, the time comes to move to the next criminal of the story. Also signaling the start of an ending story. While they are not finished with the series, they do have some quite busy actors in the show, one being Benedict Cumberbatch, well known for his Marvel role. With actors that have quite a lot on their plate it is hard to get film time in. While it does not look promising for season five, the last episode being released in 2017, it is never too late to start the series back up, especially with so many devoted fans, who put so much time into deciphering the small details even saying, “I would watch the episodes a thousand times over”

The series may not be updating in awhile, but surely is worth watching. I would rate the series itself a 9/10 which may be heavily biased, but is an amazing show worth checking out and even re-watching. “Although the Sherlock plots can’t beat Conan Doyle’s works, they are impressive, inventive, baffling, exciting, and engrossing.” One sweep through the show will uncover some details, but wait until you re-watch and find more surfacing.