Critic Consensus: Sherlock makes a welcome and shocking return, and Cumberbatch and Freeman are game, but it may prove difficult to live up to the lofty expectations created by the series' lengthy hiatus.
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The return of Sherlock has been a return to form and proof that Gatiss and Steven Moffat are two of the most inventive minds working in British television.
The performances were stellar and the fan-servicey moments (Sherlock talking to a baby, not knowing Greg's name, etc) were still fun.
Sherlock feels more like it should be called "Houdini", given how much misdirection and diversionary showmanship, signifying nothing, is involved.
Sherlock is consistently inconsistent, veering between compelling drama... and self-indulgent nonsense... The fourth season premiere, "The Six Thatchers," is the first time it's managed to be boring.
In expanding the world of the show, the series has strayed farther away from what made it so compelling in the first place.
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