I'm not alone by any means in my appreciation for Sherlock. The BBC series which cast Benedict Cumberbatch as a modern version of Sherlock Holmes aided by his own equally modern John Watson played by Martin Freeman. Both actors have moved on to significant success since this show debuted with gusto several years ago, Cumberbatch turning in a fascinating turns as a Star Trek villain Khan and the great dragon Smaug, and Freeman making a favorable impression as peripatetic resident of Hobbiton, Bilbo Baggins. Thankfully both have decided to return to the parts which made them stars.
|Brealey, Abbington, Freeman, Cumberbatch, Graves and Stubbs|
In a new trio of stories, we see the relationship of Watson and Morstan develop and its no giveaway to say their wedding is the pivotal event of the third season, in a story which adapts The Sign of Four in some very clever and imaginative ways.
I won't spoil this show too much. But it's safe to say that there are many mysteries to solve and secrets are revealed. The banter between Holmes and Watson remains fervent and crackles with wit and humor, perhaps too much at times, but nonetheless its heady and you need to keep your wits as you watch this show which bristles with charm.