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Sherlock – Deduction At Its Finest – A Review on Sherlock Series 4

Hello Everyone!

I know we promised a review of a restaurant, a few days ago, but I just had to do this one, because it was a rather intense series this time around…who am I kidding, it’s always intense, but considering the Big Bad was…

NO SPOILERS!

So, what can I say about the series? Well, considering there’s a whole world of drama packed into three 1 and ½ hour long episodes, there is a lot I can say, but for now. Let’s go with my top three best and worst moments (you know, because three episodes? See what I did there? No? Ok…).


The Best

1. The Birth Of Rosie

From the get go I adored this bundle of…sunshine…terror…well, to be honest, I just love babies in general, but during one of the montage clips of Sherlock, John and Mary taking care of baby Rosie, I absolutely fell in love with her and Sherlock together, and wish they had more! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a gif set for you…

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Seriously, who wouldn’t want that little ball of innocence messing up Sherlock’s plans, and inadvertently helping him solve the case. I think it would be awesome if Tumblr and all of the Sherlock fandom combined together just to give us the Amazing Adventures of Sherlock and Rosie. Imagine it! It’ll be hilarious and time wasting, and none of us would give a damn (pardon the French) about it!

2. Mrs Hudson And The Incredible Secret

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Who knew Mrs Hudson had a swanky car, let alone drove! I mean, come on, she’s a landlady who lives in London, I don’t think you could take that car anywhere without finding a traffic jam just around the corner, but I guess in the universe of Sherlock Holmes, the laws of city transportation are meaningless, especially when it comes to helping out a certain, drugged up addict, locked in the back of a certain red sports car, by a maniacal woman who speaks to the British secret service, while listening to Beethoven.

3. Back At It Again Jim Moriarty

Ok, so Moriarty didn’t feature completely in this series (despite his cliff-hanger recorded loop message last time), but he did finally show up, and not just as a recording or written words. Granted, it was a flashback, in the last episode, but it was glorious and he was just as eccentric as the last time we saw him.

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Just thinking about it now…I miss the slimy little bugger. Well, I guess he’s not Sherlock (otherwise he’d come back), he’s not the Winchesters, nor is he the Doctor (yes, I know the thing is real and spreading, but I can’t help it!).


The Worst

1. Why Do The Best Die?

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So, we’ve had Sherlock die, and we’ve had the “almost death” of Irene Adler, but this is one death no one saw coming! Well…maybe the more inquisitive and more observant fans might disagree, but for someone like me who has pretty much more than one job to keep up with for the most part, time to observe tiny details is not something we have. So I have to say that when this particular character died, I practically yelled at my TV screen and wanted them to turn back the clock or something! After all, this character was just the best! I can’t describe them any other way, because SPOILERS! Seriously, if you haven’t watched the episode or series I will shun you from my life!

Sorry…emotions and all…

2. Why Do People Stop At Three?

This is particularly aimed at John. He is basically what grounds Sherlock, and gives him a basis on why humanity is worth saving, even if, as he says, “they’re stupid”. Going back to series 3, in The Last Vow, “It takes [Sherlock] to solve your crimes, but it takes John Watson to save your life,” so when the second episode came out, I was rather disappointed with him, because he became rather out of character, in this one. It took the entire episode for him to finally come back to Sherlock, only because Mary asked him to. Not even asked, she demanded he do, because otherwise, she would most likely be completely furious at him, if he didn’t.

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And that is all I’m going to say about that, because I know, there’s a reason for John’s detachment, but I also understand not caring for a friend is something only an (again pardon the French) arsehole would do.

3. The Final Problem

 One thing I hated about the last episode was because it was too damn intense for my liking, but there was one point in the episode that I particularly hated, and I’d have to agree with Sherlock, when he threw a tantrum in the room he was in. You see, the Big Bad for this series put our favourite consulting detective through the worst trials ever. Sherlock had to call Molly Hooper and get her to say the three-word sentence that would mean both nothing and everything to him. It was heart-breaking, and unnecessary!

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I really just wanted to shoot the Big Bad myself, purely because they put both characters through such a trying situation! In all honesty, I believe this was the worst thing in the series, because I can completely understand how Molly feels, and I know it must be killing Sherlock to hear her say it, because he knows he can’t reciprocate! It was the WORST!


Conclusion?

I think it’s fair to say that this series was definitely worth waiting for. It was intense, hilarious and unexpected at times. It called for your attention and it asked for your emotions, but I think there were still areas of improvement. In all, I think it was one of the best yet, and if this is their last send off, I think it would have made a great one, albeit unexpected. Otherwise, if it wasn’t, they might have to take it back to the beginning, because I don’t think you get any bigger than this series.

Sherlock, Season 4 Sundays, January 1 - 15, 2017 on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS Picture shows: D.I. Lestrade (RUPERT GRAVES), Mary Watson (AMANDA ABBINGTON), John Watson (MARTIN FREEMAN), Mrs Hudson (UNA STUBBS), Mycroft Holmes (MARK GATISS), Sherlock Holmes (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH) and Molly Hooper (LOUISE BREALEY). Courtesy of Todd Antony/Hartswood Films 2016 for MASTERPIECE

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Well, that’s it for now. Next time, I’ll probably take a look at a book, just as I promised! I’m not sure which book I’m going to look at yet, but I know when I see one. So, I’ll see you all soon and if you haven’t checked out the rest of this blog, you should check out the crafts section, I’ve been most active on that recently (despite laying off the cooking posts for now).

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