Sherlock – TV Series (Season 3)
Running Time: 90 minutes per episode
Created by: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves, Louise Brealey
Continuing with BBC’s adaptation of Sherlock, Season 3 picks up 2 years after the Reichenbach Fall where Dr John Watson (Freeman) has finally got on with his life. However, with a terrorist threat against London, Sherlock Holmes (Cumberbatch) is forced to rise from the grave to save the day once again. The season continues with Sherlock’s usual antics with Watson and their countless investigations.
What I loved about this season is definitely the writing. The writers have once again rise to the occasion and continue to surprise the fans of the show, and kept everyone entertained for all three episodes. The dialogues were wittier, quicker, and snappier. It was truly a joy to watch. The storylines were still equally riveting, intelligent and brilliant when compared to the past two seasons. There were also a few great additions to the cast, most notably Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan. The chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman was still going on strong; if at all possible, it had grown even more over the last two years. Furthermore, in this season, you can definitely see how much Benedict Cumberbatch has grown as an actor since the last two seasons. His performance as Sherlock has become more natural and more intense (at times) making it more believable. Meanwhile, Martin Freeman has maintained his effortless portrayal as Watson.
In addition, the cinematography of the show helped brought the characters and story to life. From its almost flawless transitions between scenes, to its colourful texture and creative angles, Sherlock will continue to stand out as a TV series. With only 3 episodes per season, it is not a surprise that the audience is constantly demanding for the next episode to be released sooner. Moreover, the score and music for the show has changed a little, with more modern day flair added to it, nevertheless, it is still on par with its previous seasons.
Overall, season 3 of Sherlock has been a delight to watch, and I’m glad I’ve hold on to it for so long before giving in to the temptations. Binging on the series is not difficult, and I honestly cannot wait to see what the writers have installed for us in the next season.
Rating: 9 out of 10