Sherlock: Season 1, Episode 3

The Great Game (7 Nov. 2010)

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Mycroft needs Sherlock's help, but a remorseless criminal mastermind puts Sherlock on a distracting crime-solving spree via a series of hostage human bombs through which he speaks.

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Mycroft wants his brother Sherlock to investigate the murder of civil servant Andrew West and theft of the Bruce-Partington missile plans. Sherlock, however, prefers to assist Lestrade following a massive bomb blast. The sadistic bomber abducts a string of hostages, who will be released after Sherlock has solved a series of puzzles, including a twenty year old murder, an insurance scam and the alleged forgery of a long lost painting. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The music used in the Planetarium presentation on Jupiter is from The Planets suite by Gustav Holst, but it is the second movement ("Mars, the Bringer of War"), not the fifth ("Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity"). See more »

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Brave move, which works a treat!
9 August 2010 | by (Warwickshire, England) – See all my reviews

As an avid Sherlock Holmes fan, I was excited about the proposed Sherlock 2010, but also wary. Holmes interpretations over the years have varied tremendously, and I've always been disappointed by any which lose the essence of the character...his brilliance, arrogance and indifference to the trivial which his mental gifts impose on him. I personally feel that this script-writing, combined with Cumberbatch's astute delivery do the job with aplomb.

My favourite Holmes actor has always been Jeremy Brett and Cumberbatch is the only other who has come close in terms of capturing Sherlock's sheer aloofness and 'quick-wittedness'.

This particular episode is a complex one, which requires some concentration but the rewards make it well worth it. Enjoy!


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