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Sherlock: Season 1 (2010)

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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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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation is given an altogether naughties twist in Sherlock. Martin Freeman (The Office) stars as John Watson, a wounded veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Back home in London friendless and alone, Watson's path soon crosses with that of brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch -- Four Lions), and adventure and mystery soon follow...

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch
as Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman
as Dr. John Watson
Rupert Graves
as Detective Inspector Lestrade
Andrew Scott
as Jim Moriarty
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Critic Reviews for Sherlock: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (10)

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.

February 17, 2017 | Full Review…

This irrepressibly ingenious show had me enraptured from the get-go.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A strange, fascinating, and sometimes brilliant contemporary take on the father of forensic crime-solving.

October 24, 2010 | Full Review…

"Sherlock" is the rare classic drama that not only survives being dressed up with a new suit, but looks darn good in it.

October 24, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Quite a remarkable feat here - they've created something unique and pleasurable where so many have trod before.

October 24, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The change is less disquieting than you might think, as Holmes and Watson have always been thoroughly modern men.

October 24, 2010 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sherlock: Season 1

½

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.

SylvesterK.

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ChrisB.

Super Reviewer

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

JeffL.

Super Reviewer

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