Critic Consensus: 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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All right, the dangling ending was corny, Moriarty unveiled was just silly and I could do without the nudge-nudge hints of gay goings-on, but Gatiss's finale was spectacular, and he makes a horribly creepy Mycroft to boot.
Sherlock worked because it was having fun. It also let down the po-faced pretence that the suffocating abundance of TV detective shows often labour under: that the detective actually cares about the victims.
This irrepressibly ingenious show had me enraptured from the get-go.
A strange, fascinating, and sometimes brilliant contemporary take on the father of forensic crime-solving.
"Sherlock" is the rare classic drama that not only survives being dressed up with a new suit, but looks darn good in it.
Audience Reviews for Sherlock: Season 1
A modern adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories with a twist. It was clever and witty. Plenty of surprises thanks to the incredible writing and terrific acting.
May be the best TV series out there, and not showing any signs of a drop-off. I guess we'll find out in 2016
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