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BBC Sherlock Series 3 Episode 1

BBC Sherlock Series 3 Episode 1Only a few more days till BBC Sherlock Series 3, Episode 1 premiers in North America!  Ok, I’m in Canada and I’ve already seen it.  And it’s not because the Queen of England is still our constitutional monarch, we get no special access to Sherlock or even Downton Abbey!

My teenagers procured  a copy and I didn’t want to know how they did it.  When it comes to Sherlock, watch first, ask questions later!

Very first impression?  They tried too hard to be funny.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED it.  But in the first 2 BBC Series, they were naturally funny, it was so sublime that one could easily miss a thing here or there and then you got it later on or on a second viewing.  It seemed like now that they knew their audience a little better that they set out to be funny and we could tell.  But no matter, there is plenty to love still.

Ok, so I won’t give too much away, although it’s already all over social media if you are looking for it.  Just a few of my favorite things.

John Watson’s fiancé played by Amanda Abbington (his real life partner).  I was so ready to not like her!  Maybe because the chemistry between Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch was so good, and I didn’t want that to be tampered with.  Could also be due to the fact that in the Hollywood Sherlock movies starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, Dr. Watson’s fiancé was so unlikeable!  Did not like her one bit!  But this Mary, I really, really like.

Which can only mean one thing.  They will kill her off.  Make you fall in love with her and then get rid of her.

Other favorite moments:

  • The episode opens with Anderson outlining his latest ‘conspiracy theory’ to Lestrade, a scenario that was so weirdly bizarre,  it had us shouting at the TV (we thought they were revealing the actual way he survived the fall)
  • Anderson has formed a club (The Empty Hearse) where they discuss theories about how Sherlock might have survived.  At the latest meeting all of their phones start going off at once with the twitter hashtag #SherlockLives.  My son pointed out that they were making fun of people like me!  And true enough, there was a lot of playful poking at the huge fan base this show has built.
  • The look on Sherlock’s face when he meets Molly’s new boyfriend (that’s all I’m going to say!)
  • A lot more interaction between Mycroft and Sherlock.
  • We meet Sherlock’s parents (played by Benedict Cumberbatch’s actual parents!).

Well, I think that is enough to whet your appetite for this episode! BBC Sherlock Series 3 Episode 1

If you want to get caught up before this airs, the first two Sherlock BBC Series are available to watch on Netflix, or if you are like me and want to have them forever, get them on Amazon.

Happy watching!  Enjoy.



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20 Responses to BBC Sherlock Series 3 Episode 1

  1. Awww, I really don’t love it when the comedy is forced, but I will still definitley watch this at some point 🙂
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    • Anita Breeze says:

      I’m very perceptive to this things though, I get too emotionally invested! LOL! It wasn’t disappointing at all, it was just a perceptible difference to me.

  2. Michele says:

    I really do have to make it a point to watch this at least once. I rarely turn on the TV-but think I will make an exception for this show.
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  3. I saw a preview for this just last night right after Downtown Abbey! Looks interesting for sure!
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  4. Theresa says:

    I hate it when comedy comes about organically, then they turn around and mess it up by trying to add in more comedy that is forced. I am glad to hear you liked the show!
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  5. Kristal says:

    I rarely watch television and I’ve honestly never seen/heard any of these shows before but they sure do look interesting. Maybe I’ll look into them. 🙂
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  6. becca says:

    oh no another good show i haven’t seen just got hooked on Downtown Abbey now this i’ll never leave the sofa
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  7. Corinne says:

    I haven’t seen this but I have recently become a fan of Elementary, which I’m sure is quite different but has me pining for more Sherlock!
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  8. I so can’t wait! It’s going to be amazing.
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  9. Max Arthur says:

    Same here! I hate Watson’s fiancé too and absolutely love Mary!
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  10. Mike Huiwitz says:

    Is it showing now? The first episode?
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    • Anita Breeze says:

      Yep, it’s already on hiatus again! All 3 episodes have aired, you can find them online, and hopefully soon on Netflix!

  11. Jacqueline says:

    Finally found 2 hours to watch “The Sign of Three”. Overall I enjoyed it but I would have to say the Best Man speech was a little disruptive for my liking. The windup, the solution were both good as well as the surprise at the end :-).

    Have it saved, will watch it again.

  12. This is one of my favorite shows ever. Love Sherlock!
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  13. Is that the recent episode?
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