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2010

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson
Rupert Graves as DI Lestrade

Synopsis: The partnership is successful. Only took one case. No one is surprised. Now, Sherlock is getting calls from old schoolmates (can’t call them friends, remember?) to help them out. Mysterious deaths, corpses found in rooms locked from the inside. After a couple of window entries, a trip to the Chinese circus (John’s on a DATE!), and a brush with death at the hands of a couple of smugglers with cool tattoos, the case is solved.

I think I love this show. I like getting to watch a nearly-full-length film every time; it really helps to develop the story and all of the characters, not to mention the suspense. We also get another taste of the crazy that is Moriarty, introduced in Pink.

Best bits:
• Sherlock as the third wheel. The man has NO boundaries. Do you really not understand why John doesn’t want you along? This explains things later on…

• John showing up Sherlock at the wall with the symbols. “Do you remember it EXACTLY?” The man is not without his own devices. Literally, in this case. So funny!

• The climactic scene. John REALLY needs to be careful how he speaks, especially in mixed company. It’s going to get him into trouble one day. Wait…a…mo….

Weepy Meter: 0/10

Man Meter: 8/10 What did I say last time? Oh yeah. Don’t fangirl.

Overall Rating: 9/10 Still having trouble finding flaws. Other than I figure stuff out before it happens. At least I’m not a sociopath. Which he isn’t, really. Whatever.

Shut up, fangirl.

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