Sherlock: Season 1, Episode 3

The Great Game (7 Nov. 2010)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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The mysterious Moriarty tests Sherlock's wits by making him solve case after case around the city.

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Mycroft wants his brother Sherlock to investigate the murder of civil servant Alan 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 plot of this episode was inspired by the Holmes short story, "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans." See more »

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When Sherlock pulls the gun on Moriarty in the pool scene, he is holding it with two hands but then puts one hand down. In the next shot, he has two hands on the gun again. Then again in the next shot he only has one hand on the gun. See more »

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Sherlock Holmes: Just tell me what happened from the beginning.
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The Planets: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
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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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