Sherlock: Season 3 Reviews

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May 30, 2019
While it may seem like he's in control of every situation and everyone in it, Sherlock Holmes still manages to learn a few valuable life lessons.
April 10, 2019
The beating heart of this series is still the fantastic chemistry between Holmes and Watson, and the scene where Holmes reveals himself to Watson, disguised as a waiter in a French restaurant, expecting a hug and getting a headbutt, is pure genius.
April 10, 2019
The Empty Hearse, which witnessed the return of Sherlock Holmes to the world of the living, was an exercise in fan service, but that's not entirely a bad thing.
Top Critic
April 10, 2019
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have created something of unusual brilliance ... The best hour and a half of television so far this year.
April 10, 2019
Big reveals, heartbreaking reunions and the kiss that launched a thousand fanfics: the BBC's "Sherlock made its return, and everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
April 10, 2019
Season 3 of "Sherlock" starts with a baffling, inventive, exciting episode. It's too good to miss.
April 10, 2019
The Empty Hearse, with its heady revelations and the promise of future mayhem via a new nemesis for Sherlock and John, manages to create an aura of mystery and potential that is quite intoxicating.
April 10, 2019
Sherlock Holmes is back and more clever as ever. In a time that England needs him the most, Sherlock lives.
April 10, 2019
If you're a fan of the show you will love this episode, but if you're curious about the hype this is not the place to start.
March 7, 2019
While Sherlock continues to be exceptionally entertaining, I can't help but wonder if it has grown a little too self-aware and too reliant on punning riffs for its titles, plots, and in-jokes. Even
July 23, 2018
All present and correct - fiendish cleverness, conspiracy theories and sparkling wordplay.
November 2, 2017
Though scant on actual crime, the show remains a televisual switchback, crammed with devious twists and delicious bons mots.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 26, 2014
The tone of the returned Sherlock is greatly more self aware (or "meta"). The scripts nod to the series' knowledgeable worldwide fan base.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 27, 2014
Sherlock is still all about Sherlock, and it knows we're here to watch Cumberbatch do his quick-thinking, semi-sociopathic scene chewing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 24, 2014
The series is a comment on Holmes as much as it is an adventure in which he stars. Knowingness is one of the things it wants to share with you.
January 22, 2014
As is often the case with Sherlock, the best bits are less about plot and more about people.
January 21, 2014
Holmes and Watson are such enduring characters, and these versions written and played so well.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 21, 2014
As sly and quirky as ever, Sherlock continues to pursue a fiendishly clever trail, taking Holmes into a world of smartphones, DNA testing and state-of-the-art forensics.
January 21, 2014
Sherlock's third season ultimately makes the series' world richer, and a stronger foundation for more stories to come.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 21, 2014
The Season 3 premiere certainly felt like part one of a bigger story and I'm excited to see where our favourite detectives take us from here. Welcome back Mr. Holmes. Welcome back indeed.
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