Sherlock (Season 3)

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It’s unfortunate that I was tied up with schoolwork while the much-awaited third season of Sherlock was available for viewing on Masterpiece, so I had to wait until now, when the show was finally put on Netflix, to watch it.

This season of Sherlock follows the continuing adventures of the titular detective (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he rejoins Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman) after his apparent death following his battle with Moriarty.

What I enjoyed about this season was how it took a step back from the crime and investigation in favor of character development. The second episode, “The Sign of Three”, was memorable as it was told nonlinearly with Watson’s wedding serving as the episode’s background.

Despite lacking the common thread of Moriarty, I think this season did a better job of maintaining a coherent story than the previous season did; I think season 2 really shot itself in the foot with “The Hounds of Baskerville”, which was a filler episode no matter how you look at it.

All in all, Sherlock is still the same level of awesome we have come to know and love. This season ended with a hint of another upcoming season, which co-creator Steven Moffat confirmed.

Score: 4/4

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