Sherlock – TV Series (Season 4)
Running Time: 90 minutes per episode
Created by: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington, Sian Brooke, Louise Brealey, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Toby Jones
Picking up where we left off from Season 3 of BBC’s adaptation of Sherlock, the Watsons (Freeman & Abbington) welcome their newborn child, while Sherlock (Cumberbatch) continues to anticipate and search for Moriarty’s posthumous game. All the while under the watchful eyes of his older brother, Mycroft (Gatiss), his landlady, Mrs. Hudson (Stubbs), and the aid of Molly (Brealey), and Lestrade (Graves).
The new season returns in an overall darker and more emotional tone – with the storyline and the outlook of the whole season. The writing is as gripping as the first ever episode of the first season. Things are more dramatic and personal this time around for the characters we have all come to love. As always, the storyline of every episode is filled with quippy banter, the ever riveting cases, and the psychotic and somewhat unexpected villains.
The cast as always delivered top-notch performances. For this season, the actors are challenged to dive deeper emotionally as each of their character faces their own obstacles. We also welcome the addition of Toby Jones and Sian Brooke who play the villains. What great additions! Both gave chilling performances, leaving you wanting more. Furthermore, the cinematography echoes that of its past seasons with its quick, smooth transitions, and use of creative lighting to breathe life into each scene.
All in all, I hope there is another season for this show, but if the studios decide to not order more episodes, that’s okay too since the writers are given the privilege to end things without a cliffhanger this time around, thus fans are left somewhat contented without the need to wonder what will happen next with the characters.
Rating: 9 out of 10