Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die

As long term readers of this blog will be VERY well aware of, I am a MASSIVE HUGE Sherlock Holmes fan. Always have been and always will be. I can’t remember when I first fell in love with Sherlock but I’m pretty sure that the Ladybird version of The Hound of the Baskervilles was involved. I’ve always been a total sucker for a bit of gothic creepiness and the classic tale of murder and iniquity in the wilds of Dartmoor ticks all the boxes as far as I’m concerned. I’ve been thrilled over the decades by my hero’s continued popularity […]

Sherlock – series two begins

To the delight of many, the new three part series of Sherlock started last night and opened with a real corker. I am well aware that the vast majority of my readership is based in America so as usual won’t be making assumptions that you’ve seen it too… I’ve lost all of whatever small enthusiasm I once had for Doctor Who since Steven Moffat took over. I don’t know why but I suspect my inherent loathing for science fiction has something to do with it – it just seems a lot more spacey and a lot less earthy since Matt […]

Sherlock – the finale (may contain spoilers)

Sherlock: Meretricious. Lestrade: And a happy new year. This is a bit of a sad admission to make but as soon as last night’s final episode of Sherlock had finished, I watched it all over again thanks to the magic of Sky+ HD which enables me to do sad things like watch The Gilmore Girls at 3am and ‘accidentally’ record entire series of Midsomer Murders. How good was that though? I can’t remember the last time I was so excited by or into a television show and in fact am raring to watch it for a third time, but will […]

Sherlock – A Study In Pink

Apologies to American readers of this blog as you will have to wait a bit longer to see Sherlock, the latest collaboration between Steven Moffat, who is currently in charge of Doctor Who and Mark Gatiss who is best known for The League Of Gentlemen and Doctor Who, for which he tends to write quite dark, intricate historical type episodes such as The Unquiet Dead, also known as The One With Charles Dickens. Anyway, it is traditional at this point to explain one’s Sherlock Holmes fan credentials if about to embark on a review of a Holmes variant. I don’t […]