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Old December 30 2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Sherlock - Series 3

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Can't believe it's been two years since the last series. BBC's Sherlock, which places the iconic character in modern times begins its third series on January 1, 2014 on BBC One. Series 3 will consist of three 90-minute episodes.

"The Empty Hearse"

Two years on from reports of his Reichenbach Fall demise, Sherlock resurfaces as London comes under threat of a huge terrorist attack. John, though, has mixed feelings - he's delighted by the return of his best friend, but harbours worries that the consulting detective's reappearance will have an adverse affect on his settled domestic life, in particular his romance with Mary Morstan.

"The Sign of Three"

Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day! But all isn’t quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception – and someone might not make it to the happy couple’s first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer.

"His Last Vow"

A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates. But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?

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And if you haven't seen it already, check out the prequel mini episode…



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Old December 31 2013, 12:22 AM   #2
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OMG!!!, Confirmed, weeping angels in sherlock season 3. lol
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Old December 31 2013, 12:59 AM   #3
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I rewatched all six episodes and the mini-episode today in preparation. I can't wait!

One thing I noticed this time around that I never noticed before: When Sherlock and John are fleeing the cops in "The Reichnbach Fall," giant spray-painted letters "IOU" with angel wings are seen in the background. Another layer of Moriarty's message to Sherlock but, as far as the audience knows, goes unnoticed by Sherlock.
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Old January 1 2014, 06:01 PM   #4
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I like this promotional shot...

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Old January 1 2014, 07:45 PM   #5
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One of the local PBS stations in the USA is showing all six movies (I call them movies because having a three episode season is just silly.) todays in a row and PBS doesn't have commercials and I don't think they edit them for time.
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Old January 1 2014, 11:29 PM   #6
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From that ending do I presume...

Will the real Moriarty please stand up?
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Old January 1 2014, 11:35 PM   #7
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One of the local PBS stations in the USA is showing all six movies (I call them movies because having a three episode season is just silly.) todays in a row and PBS doesn't have commercials and I don't think they edit them for time.
3 episodes is on the short side for a season, but some shows have only had six episode seasons. It all depends on what you compare it against and UK shows should be compared against UK shows.
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Old January 1 2014, 11:39 PM   #8
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and we don't have seasons anyway :-)
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Old January 1 2014, 11:44 PM   #9
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One of the local PBS stations in the USA is showing all six movies (I call them movies because having a three episode season is just silly.) todays in a row and PBS doesn't have commercials and I don't think they edit them for time.
which is why British shows often have series rather than seasons

less than two weeks until this current series is over, sad times...however, if they maintain the quality of The Empty Hearse I will be more than happy. blinding episode.

and in response to Jax, no not the real Moriarty...something completely different and dangerous altogether!
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Old January 2 2014, 12:08 AM   #10
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Hilarious, good character piece, great performances, a little too much meta addressing the fans, and too little plot. That was Sherlock, in a nutshell. (Moffat seems to have taken a holiday from plots in general this festive season.)
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Old January 2 2014, 12:14 AM   #11
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Nice touch having Benedict Cumberbatch's real parents (Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton, uncredited) playing the Holmes brothers' parents.
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Old January 2 2014, 12:20 AM   #12
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Liked it very much overall, but its strengths seemed to have more to do with individual scenes than with ongoing narrative. The Mycroft/Sherlock one-upmanship was a highlight for me.

I'm starting to think that both Holmeses are aliens, adopted by a childless couple.

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Hilarious, good character piece, great performances, a little too much meta addressing the fans, and too little plot. That was Sherlock, in a nutshell. (Moffat seems to have taken a holiday from plots in general this festive season.)
Pretty much my sentiments too, though I didn't mind the meta. The Empty Hearse was written by Mark Gatiss, by the way; Moffat's is episode 3 this year.
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Old January 2 2014, 12:39 AM   #13
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Liked it very much overall, but its strengths seemed to have more to do with individual scenes than with ongoing narrative. The Mycroft/Sherlock one-upmanship was a highlight for me.

I'm starting to think that both Holmeses are aliens, adopted by a childless couple.

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Hilarious, good character piece, great performances, a little too much meta addressing the fans, and too little plot. That was Sherlock, in a nutshell. (Moffat seems to have taken a holiday from plots in general this festive season.)
Pretty much my sentiments too, though I didn't mind the meta. The Empty Hearse was written by Mark Gatiss, by the way; Moffat's is episode 3 this year.
Yeah, but he's still showrunner... (I did miss the writing credit due to being in the kitchen at the time, though).

Had no idea Wanda Ventham was his mum!
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Old January 2 2014, 12:41 AM   #14
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One of the local PBS stations in the USA is showing all six movies (I call them movies because having a three episode season is just silly.) todays in a row and PBS doesn't have commercials and I don't think they edit them for time.
3 episodes is on the short side for a season, but some shows have only had six episode seasons. It all depends on what you compare it against and UK shows should be compared against UK shows.

Someone with the show said that the three 90 minutes movies () are still longer than every "series" of a British sitcom ever made.
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Old January 2 2014, 12:59 AM   #15
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The Gatiss episodes have not been the strongest in any season.
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