Sherlock: Season 2 (2012)



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


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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'.

Critic Reviews for Sherlock Season 2

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (18)

The result was 90 minutes of television so richly enjoyable that I'm already beginning to wonder if we'll see anything better all year.

Sep 10, 2018 | 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…
Top Critic

Strikes a perfect and delicious balance among comedy, pathos, murder, and mystery.

May 6, 2012 | 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…

Ultimately, "Sherlock" doesn't play fair, but the game is so enjoyable, you'll be happy you joined in.

May 6, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sherlock: Season 2


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Still living up to the standard of the first series but was less convincing and less engaging.


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