Sherlock: Season 1, Episode 1

A Study in Pink (24 Oct. 2010)

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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."

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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

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Sherlock kissing Mrs. Hudson on the cheek wasn't scripted. Benedict Cumberbatch had known Una Stubbs since he was very young, and it was his reaction on being able to work with someone who was like a mother to him. See more »

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Sherlock and Watson agree to meet at 7 p.m. to view the flat. When they get there, it's broad daylight. This is not quite possible in London unless it's summer, which, judging from the clothes they wear, is not. See more »

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[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.
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Edited from Sherlock: Unaired Pilot (2010) See more »

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Lost itself somewhere
27 January 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I was just thinking, that if this wasn't the first ep of the series.. would have gone down as pretty mediocre.

The introduction for Dr Watson was meant to start with a bang, literally. The deductions were fairly dwindling to being silly and did breached the coveted line a few times. Then came the revealing of the perpetrator and it actually went spiraling down.. a virtual tailspin. Sorry writers, sorry directors.. not been faithful.

The treatment of the characters and their development seems to be on the right course though.

Hoping to see better episodes later on.


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