Sherlock - Season 1, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Blind Banker




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Episode Info

Sherlock and Watson investigate strange ciphers that, once seen, are responsible for a person's death within hours.


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman
as Dr. John Watson
Una Stubbs
as Detective Inspector
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Critic reviews for The Blind Banker

The pretty pictures can't prevent the show from dragging, particularly in the final half-hour when a story like this should be shifting into top gear rather than coasting.

February 17, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The plot is more satisfying -- clearer and more self-contained. The Holmes-Watson relationship has bedded down into one that I think Conan Doyle would recognise, a mixture of admiration, infuriation and genuine affection.

February 17, 2017 | Full Review…

What makes "The Blind Banker" such a delight is not so much its serviceable mystery but rather the exchanges between Cumberbatch and Freeman, who take the brilliant layers of the writing and add a couple layers more.

February 13, 2017 | Full Review…
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