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Critic reviews for The Sign of Three
It was a bravura performance by Cumberbatch: his Holmes was kind, wise and witty, yet childishly jealous and endearingly naïve.
Funny might not be what everyone wants from the great detective, but it's hard to complain when you're laughing this much.
After this rather light and fluffy appetizer, let's hope that next week's finale has some meat to it.
It's now clear that the show is more interested in exploring the life of the world's greatest detective -- his personal relationships and his struggle to maintain them -- than seeing him apply his trade.
It's all gold, but creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss manage to imbue the show with heart, and end on a melancholy note.
Changing a show's format and tone is somewhat jarring. And yet Sherlock is pulling off this caper, so far. Because when you entertain at this high of a level, it's easy for viewers to ignore the whiplash and hang on for the ride.
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