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Sherlock 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (2010– )
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
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In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active. Written by KGF Vissers

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The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog...this is Sherlock for a new generation. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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The actual address used for filming the exteriors of 221B Baker Street is 187 North Gower Street, London NW1. See more »

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Throughout the works of Conan Doyle, and the writers who have translated his works for other media, Sherlock Holmes is shown as using "deductive logic." Deductive logic reasons from the general to the particular. The bare-bones deductive argument is the syllogism "All men are mortal; Socrates is a man; therefore, Socrates is a mortal." It's amazing how often people screw this up and argue something like, "All men are mortal; Socrates is mortal; therefore, Socrates is a man," which doesn't logically follow. That would be like saying, "All men are mortal; my kid's hamster is mortal; therefore, my kid's hamster is a man." Inductive logic reasons from particular instances to general theories and is the method used to confirm scientific theories. If you observe enough apples falling from trees, you will conclude that apples always fall down, instead of up or sideways. You might then form a more general hypothesis that includes other falling bodies, like pears. Thus is the progress of science. In the annals of literature, no character is as renowned for his powers of "deduction" as the intrepid Sherlock Holmes, but the way Holmes operates is not generally by using deductive logic at all. He really uses abductive logic. First, he carefully observes the situation, then he generalizes from his prior experience, using analogy and probability. See more »

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[Repeated line]
Sherlock Holmes: Yes, obviously.
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In the American (PBS Masterpiece Mystery) broadcasts of this series, certain letters in the closing titles are highlighted red. These letters spell out a word that somehow relates to the episode. These highlighted letters don't occur in the closing credits of the original airings of the series (on BBC) though. See more »

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Seasons 1-2: 10 // Season 3: 6 // Season 4: 1
12 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Season 4 is unwatchable. Actually, no--it's torturous to endure (especially as one may recall the sheer brilliance of seasons 1-2 and partially, season 3). The show has now escalated into a sordid combination of confusion, blandness, and over-sentimentality.

The magnitude of intelligence that made Sherlock so intriguing has now all but disappeared, and the witty repartee between the brothers Holmes has been replaced with these over-the-top statements that the characters seem to utter for shock value alone.

On another note, I really cannot handle the repeated "save John Watson... save him" DVD hogwash that the show's writers/producers seem to think will touch the hearts of its audience somehow. And while we're at it, Amanda Abbington playing the role of a recently- retired assassin-for-hire? That's about as believable as a Nigerian lottery win. Also, I know that British TV tends to be much more forgiving in terms of beauty standards, but I wince every time she appears on the screen.

This used to be my favorite show on television and now I can't even bear to finish the last episode.


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