Netflix wins again with ‘Sherlock’

Do you like Netflix? If so, Sherlock definitely is a show you want to check out.

It stars Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the clever detective Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman as his trusty partner, Dr. John Watson.

Though watching Sherlock is time-consuming because each episode is an hour and a half long, the show has only three seasons so far, and each contains only three episodes.

Because Sherlock is filmed in the UK and the main actors are UK natives, it allows the show to be authentic and modern.

Courtesy photo A still from Sherlock.
Courtesy photo
A still from Sherlock.

Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Holmes is what makes the character stand out. Holmes usually is described as snarky, insensitive, smart-mouthed and a pure genius psychopath.

It’s apparent when Holmes simply calls out the Scotland Yard police department, saying they are incapable of solving a crime. But while watching this show, you definitely can see that Holmes can live up to his name.

In the first season of Sherlock, you really start to see how Holmes develops as a character and how everything he goes through is shaping him. We also meet Watson, and we get to see the relationship that starts to develop between him Holmes.

Very early on in the show, Watson proves his loyalty to Holmes. That is critical in the relationship as the show goes on due to the meeting of Moriarty.

Jim Moriarty, played by Andrew Scott, is a master criminal and Holmes’ nemesis.

Continuing into the second season, Holmes starts to get stuck further into Moriarty’s web.

Without spoiling or giving too much away, let’s just say that Cumberbatch captures the role of Holmes perfectly.

The drastic and hardening situations throughout this season eventually start to create a major strain on Holmes’ and Watson’s relationship.

With a funny and surprising season three opener, the mending process in the relationship of Holmes and Watson begins.

Watson reveals something in the middle of Sherlock’s reveal.

As the third season continues into the final episode, we see Sherlock meet his match in brains and cleverness.

During this episode, we are left to question whether Sherlock really can defeat this man.

The episode ultimately ends in a way you would not expect.

With Holmes’ smart mouth, science of deduction and his loyal friend Watson, you see two men go through the adventures of solving crimes and trying to defeat Moriarty.

What makes this show so appealing is the wit, cleverness and just the funny character Cumberbatch creates.

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