Sherlock: Season 2 (2012)


Season 2

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Witty, compelling, and perfectly cast, Sherlock remains a deliciously entertaining modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories.



Critic Ratings: 34


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Air date: May 6, 2012
Air date: May 13, 2012
Air date: Jun 20, 2012

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Sherlock offers a 21st century set updating of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective tales. This release contains every episode from the second season featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as the iconic Holmes and Watson; 'A Scandal In Belgravia', 'The Hounds Of Baskerville' and 'The Reichenbach Fall'.


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Critic Reviews for Sherlock Season 2

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (23)

A Scandal in Belgravia makes for a rollicking return to the Sherlock franchise and the writing, direction and performances are so sharp you can't help but feel the next two instalments will be even better. It's elementary.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Sherlock proves to be a fun and exhilarating TV experience.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Moffat's greatest accomplishment may be all the things he didn't do. His Sherlock Holmes is the most relevant and compelling crime-solver on television -- and Moffat managed this by not changing very much at all.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

A witty take on Arthur Conan Doyle's invention.

May 6, 2012 | Full Review…

Once again, Benedict Cumberbatch's modern-day Holmes and his intrepid sidekick Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) provide breathtaking non-stop exhilaration.

May 6, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The fun is in the snappy dialogue and the impeccable actors delivering it.

May 6, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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[Sherlock] proves there is plenty of life and fun left in the 125-year-old detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Apr 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The introduction of Irene Adler is a welcome way to dig deeper into Sherlock the man.Just as in the books, she's a worthy adversary for him.

Apr 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A Scandal in Belgravia doesn't disappoint: a breathless and brilliant start to the new series.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The key to the success of Sherlock lies not in the tale itself but in the stylish and massively entertaining manner in which it is told.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It will take might work in the next season for Gatiss and Moffat to make a convincing case that their resolution to this ending is anything but a cheat, but at this point, they've earned a degree of this viewer's trust.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Once again star Benedict Cumberbatch is magnetic with the quirky, sly demeanor he brings to Sherlock Holmes.

May 6, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sherlock: Season 2

  • Jul 02, 2020
    The series is fun to watch and entertaining. The Baskerville episode is particularly well done; however, the other episodes, though playful and enjoyable to watch, don't hold up to the sort of questioning a Sherlock Holmes fan might have.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    Even better than the first season. And the best one overall. The middle episode was something different. It was nice, but the first and third make this season so great. Moriaty is absolutely incredible, crazy and fun. Wonderful.
  • May 12, 2020
    Shockingly Amazing and clever.Loved the first season but this season was literally a step ahead!Whole season music was brilliant so does the story-line and screenplay.1st episode was uniquely extraordinary love the way they added his quite little love interest and that whole case and continuation of Moriarty thing was clever and entertaining whole episode was Fun!2nd episode felt clever,it was amazing just another twisted case love the way he solves the whole wolf thing was little over the top seemed at first but as investigation goes everything was Amazingly planned!3rd one was literally shocking and surprising specially the end the whole cat and mouse game was engaging and entertaining love the scene of them chat over the villain and Hero stuff and its well the disguise and whole other tricks from Moriarty it was clever and last 20 mins were mind-blowing and felt impact-full.overall this season was insanely extraordinary and cleverly amazing.felt more amazing then last one!
  • Jan 09, 2020
    Drama mixed with mystery and investigation, the best!!🤤🤤
  • Aug 17, 2019
    E1: 3.75 E2: 3.75 E3: 3.5
  • Jul 11, 2019
    A nice second season but it doesn't quite feel as coherant as the first, Mainly because of the Hounds of baskerville episode.
  • May 30, 2019
    Season 2 of Sherlock only improves on the first season, bringing in some magnificent mysteries and truly depraved villains.
  • Mar 10, 2019
    Honestly better than the first series.
  • Dec 28, 2018
    This is about as Peak Television as you'll get. Season 2 of Sherlock is one of the most clever, genius-written seasons of a show period. Episode 3 (The Reichenbach Fall) is my favorite episode of TV ever. I don't get the hate for Hounds Of Baskerville either. I thought it was great. And the Irene Adler episode might even compete with Ep. 3 as the best in the show. What a great season this was.Truly Masterful
  • Dec 21, 2018
    It lives up to the hype and is probably the best season in the show. Everything that season one delivers on, this one does it as well. And The Reichenbach Fall is easily on of the best episodes in the series.

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