Back with a bang. All the things you love about the Sherlock Holmes series back on the screen in your living room. It gets harder and harder to make a season of Sherlock. With two of the biggest names, it is always going to get increasingly difficult to keep going. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman continue to go to higher heights. Both going into The Hobbit movie franchise, then appearing in Marvel productions.
All of these things lead to delaying the next three episodes. This also leads to a lot of pressure on each new season coming out. People are widely eager for new episodes to come out, but each episode has to improve whilst also being witty and intelligent without alienating people.
The episode was exactly what people wanted. Benedict Cumberbatch being himself…..I mean Sherlock. They still seem to give Martin Freeman the wider range of lines with regards emotion. The character, whom I never thought would become one of the main characters, Moycroft Holmes, continuing to be extremely dry and completely lacking in empathy. The crème de la crème of the show, however, continues to be the transitions from scene to scene and the general cinematography of the show along with the immensely good writing.
One of the caveats I do have with the episode is the convenience of the whole show. Some things seemed to be just thrown in, to get them to a certain place. That being said, it would not be Sherlock without the full picture, and for that we must wait for the next two episodes.
Enjoy the first episode back and join me in looking forward to the rest of this season. I know I will be looking forward to the next two episodes. I am lucky enough to have tickets to see the final episode in the cinema.
Score – 7.4