Sherlock: Season 1 (2010)


Season 1
Sherlock

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Smart, unpredictable, and terrifically written, Sherlock puts a contemporary spin on the legendary detective, thanks in part to a commanding lead performance from Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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Episodes

Air date: Jul 25, 2010

A string of apparent suicides has Scotland Yard baffled in London 2010, and officials turn to their consultant, Sherlock Holmes, for assistance.

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Air date: Aug 1, 2010

Holmes plunges into a world of codes and symbols when he investigates a series of murders linked to a mysterious cipher.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2010

Sherlock and John plunge into a battle of wits with a shadowy stranger when faced with a unusual clue in an empty room.

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Cast & Crew

Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock Holmes

Actor
Martin Freeman
John Watson

Actor
Rupert Graves
Detective Inspector Lestrade

Actor
Una Stubbs
Mrs Hudson

Actor
Loo Brealey
Molly Hooper

Actor
Vinette Robinson
Sgt. Sally Donovan

Guest Star
Zoe Telford
Sarah Sawyer

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John Lebar
Golem

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Gemma Chan
Soo Lin Yao

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Al Weaver
Andy Galbraith

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Bertie Carvel
Sebastian Wilkes

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Andrew Scott
Jim Moriarty

Actor
Paul Chequer
Dectective Inspector Dimmock

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Janice Acquah
Museum Director

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James Duncan
Jimmy

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Katy Maw
Beth Davenport

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Lisa McAllister
Anthea

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Howard Coggins
Brian Lukis

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Phil Davis
Jeff Hope

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David Nellist
Mike Stamford

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Euros Lyn
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  • 13h ago
    Brilliant adaptation - bringing the story into the 21st century was smart and handled tastefully. The chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is an absolute delight to watch.
  • Oct 06, 2021
    Sherlock is an entertaining tv show which keeps you biting your nails and at the edge of your seat. It has good performances by Benidict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and the other cast members as well. The ending was satisfying and a bit emotional. Although it had to cheat a little bit to get there but this small mistake can be forgiven after seeing the greatest twists and turns in this show.
  • Jun 13, 2021
    If you are a fan of crime dramas Sherlock is a must watch!!
  • May 03, 2021
    It is glad to see that the housing price of London is so high.
  • Feb 22, 2021
    Super fun. Witty and good.
  • Feb 22, 2021
    Best show ever, one of my favorites, it's a mystery masterpiece.
  • Feb 22, 2021
    Muito bom, deu um início incrível para uma série incrível.
  • Jan 21, 2021
    I like the idea of a modern Sherlock Holmes and enjoyed following the steps of the duo while solving difficult crime cases.
  • Jan 15, 2021
    Sherlock Season 1 is Master Class television, purely for the thinkers in the audience. It throws story at you demanding you pay attention but also lays out all of the necessary details in a very cohesive and clear way, so if you end up lost, it's simply because you tuned out for a brief moment. It's only 3 stories and these are of varying quality, but when the weakest entry, 'The Blind Banker', is still sharper and more complex than most other shows, then you know you have something pretty special. The show opens up with 'A Study in Pink', Moffat's contribution, which feels much like Moffat's Doctor Who story 'The 11th Hour' in that, upon first glance, it's quirky, fun and appears to be somewhat straightforward, but once you actually take a deeper look, you'll see that it actually contains a complexly woven tapestry that operates in such a perfect cohesion that it almost doesn't register -- It's very much of the "You don't know it's there until it's NOT there" type of material, and it's pretty excellent, albeit that the story really just acts as a diving board for the series to properly start. The second story, 'The Blind Banker', suffers from inconsistent stakes, some plot contrivances and the weakest production values of the trilogy (this one being directed by a different individual) - However, it does feature a number of interesting facets and how/why everything in the puzzle-box is taking place is actually very engaging, if you can forgive the rather shallow ending. The third chapter, 'The Great Game', is where the show seriously moves into greatness, as it's not only a good mystery on its own, but it involves an enemy that sets up many smaller mysteries, each one an engaging story, for Sherlock to solve. It's like a combination of Central Narrative and Anthology episode at the same time, and despite some notable pacing issues in the latter half, it works brilliantly; this is further bolstered by some excellent Sherlock/Watson character building and a final scene, involving the introduction of the Series' villain, that is outright SCARY. This character has been done many times and other iterations, such as the Guy Richie films, have tried to make him an standard 'evil' character, this version is small, has a high-pitched voice and mildly energetic mannerisms, but he is actually more imposing that any other I have seen, with one line that he says (in response to "People have died!") turning him into a legitimately bone-chilling enemy, one that appears to just be manic and destructive, but has a worldview that allows him to commit true atrocities. This scene is one of my favorite scenes in all of Television, and ends on a Cliffhanger that I had to wait 2 full years to see how it turned out. When a show's entire season is 270 minutes long and you leave your audience desperate to continue, you know that it's brilliant.
  • Jan 08, 2021
    Beautiful, lovely, enjoyable. Fantastic characterization Fascinating puzzles Thanks for this beautiful series

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