Sherlock: Season 1, Episode 1

A Study in Pink (24 Oct. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
9.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 14,571 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 28 critic

War vet Dr. John Watson returns to London in need of a place to stay. He meets Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective, and the two soon find themselves digging into a string of serial "suicides."

Director:

Writers:

, (creator), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 20 Jul 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 01 Dec 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 09 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "A Study in Pink" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Study in Pink (24 Oct 2010)

A Study in Pink (24 Oct 2010) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sherlock.

User Polls

« Previous Episode | 2 of 15 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Helen (as Siobhán Hewlett)
William Scott-Masson ...
...
Sean Joseph Young ...
Gary (as Sean Young)
James Duncan ...
Jimmy
Ruth Everett ...
Syrus Lowe ...
Katy Maw ...
Edit

Storyline

Wounded in Afghanistan while in the Army, Dr. John Watson returns to contemporary London and, through a mutual acquaintance, becomes a flatmate at Mrs. Hudson's 221B Baker Street apartment with brilliant if eccentric private investigator Sherlock Holmes. There have been three identical apparent suicides, and Inspector Lestrade asks for Sherlock's intervention over the fourth, the suspicious death of Jennifer Wilson. As she lay dying she wrote 'Rache' upon the floor and Sherlock deduces that this is not just the incomplete name of her stillborn daughter "Rachel" of many years earlier but the password of her mobile phone. This leads Sherlock to confront a terminally ill serial killer who slays people, in part, to show superiority over the rest of society, and who is determined to make Sherlock his next victim. Written by don @ minifie-1 / edited by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 October 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sherlock has John text the murderer to request a meeting at 22 Northumberland Street. Holmes and Watson then sit by the window in a nearby restaurant, surveilling the location to see if the murderer will show up. Though the building is not shown, Northumberland Street is the address of The Sherlock Holmes Public House & Restaurant, which has occupied that space for many years. It is visible using "street view" on Google Maps. See more »

Goofs

When the CCTV of Brixton is being shown, a No. 14 bus with destination Putney Heath is visible. The route for this bus does not take in Brixton. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ella: How's your blog going?
Dr John Watson: Yeah, good. Very good.
Ella: You haven't written a word, have you?
Dr John Watson: You just wrote, "still has trust issues".
Ella: And you read my writing upside down. You see what I mean? John, you're a soldier. It's going to take you a while to adjust to civilian life. And writing a blog about everything that happens to you will honestly help you.
Dr John Watson: Nothing happens to me.
See more »


Soundtracks

Opening Titles
(uncredited)
Written by David Arnold and Michael Price
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well done, Very enjoyable
29 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Much like any 'modern' (set in present day, as opposed to a recent production set in period) remakes of Shakespeare or Sherlock Holmes, they're not quite the same. Not being and aficionado of either, I must say that after watching this on PBS last night, I found it very intriguing, well directed and acted, and a great pleasure to watch. This is a show that I would definitely add to my collection. I did enjoy it more than Guy Ritchie's Sherlock. Not knowing A.C.Doyle's version that well, I found it interesting to find out the relationship between Holmes' and the British Police/Gov't official. Also not knowing anything about Dr Watson's past, I found his character to be intriguing .


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Have any of you actually read the books??? oz_mant
seson 4 westen6671
Why Molly and not John? Westwindnotnorth
What do you think of BBC One and BBC Three posting johnlock posts? woundworld
Sherlock vs House MD abraogiacummo
I really enjoyed season 3 cobrafa
Discuss A Study in Pink (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?