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Sherlock on PBS

Postby Masha » January 3rd, 2016, 2:43 am

Our local PBS stations have begun airing new Sherlock season as part of: Masterpiece Theater. The first episode has them in 1890s. It is very wonderful twist and I will not spoil it for others by telling of how/why. Please check your local listings to see if it is airing in your area.
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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Lomm » January 3rd, 2016, 3:00 am

I have not watched it yet but I'm very much looking forward to it! I love Sherlock Holmes, and I love the updated modern take the Cumberbatch series has taken...but I most love the Victorian tropes of the classic original, so this should be the best of both worlds.

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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Masha » January 8th, 2016, 10:48 pm

It is sad to say that it seems that I was mistaken. It appears that it is not start of new season. It may be one of: BBC's Christmas shows wherein they have special episode of popular program airing during Christmas season. There is mention of Christmas in this episode but no other connection.

I believe that it will delight those who like both the series' updating of: Sherlock Holmes character and Victorian settings and aspects. I do not wish to say a great deal because of spoilers.

I have seen several places that: January 10 is to be: PBS Premiere of this episode but our local PBS station aired it early.

I urge all to watch it because it is quite wonderful.
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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby pvitari » January 9th, 2016, 10:14 pm

They did only one episode because Cumberbatch and Freeman are so busy that they could only find time in their schedules to do one. And since it was just one, the writers/producers decided to do something different and set it in the 1890s to satisfy the curiosity of fans who wondered what those two actors would have been like as a traditional Holmes and Watson.

The DVD and Blu-ray will be released on January 12.


They are planning to film a usual three-episode series sometime in 2016.

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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Masha » January 10th, 2016, 12:33 am

Have you watched it?

I found it quite wonderful. Beautifully presented and so twisty as to satisfy the most demanding mystery fan.
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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Masha » January 12th, 2016, 1:50 am

So... Did any other person watch it?
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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Lomm » January 12th, 2016, 11:16 am

I still haven't but I definitely will soon!

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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby movieman1957 » January 12th, 2016, 1:04 pm

I haven't seen this new one but we have started watching the first three on Netflix. We have really enjoyed them. We have never been huge Holmes fans so there isn't much history to compare but we plan on seeing more of them.
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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Masha » January 12th, 2016, 6:50 pm

movieman1957 wrote:I haven't seen this new one but we have started watching the first three on Netflix. We have really enjoyed them. We have never been huge Holmes fans so there isn't much history to compare but we plan on seeing more of them.


I find the entire series quite wonderful. It is quite refreshing take on the characters. I find excellent the balance of conundrum and humour.
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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Masha » January 13th, 2016, 3:03 pm

I should perhaps give warning that the new episode of: Sherlock should not be watched if you have not watched most of the previous season. I believe it would lead only to confusion and disappointment because you do not know basis of problem he is solving.
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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Lomm » January 14th, 2016, 9:15 pm

Just finished watching. It was brilliant! Can't wait for the new series (although I sadly will have to, and for some time apparently).

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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Masha » January 15th, 2016, 12:02 am

Lomm wrote:Just finished watching. It was brilliant! Can't wait for the new series (although I sadly will have to, and for some time apparently).


I find it quite infuriating that it is impossible to talk of it greatly and not give spoilers! It is brilliantly of a whole which can not be dissected in such a way as to not give clues to plot elements which must be surprises to new viewer.

I believe that I am safe in saying that I love revelation of identity of client they find in their room and the surprise at what is causing room to rumble during important confrontation and that the penguin in the tutu is perfectly precious!
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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby mrsl » January 21st, 2016, 9:56 pm

Cumberbach is superb because he radiates all of the weird idiosyncrasies that Sherlock was supposed to have exhibited. Sometimes he is even frightening to watch, and I often catch my breath at close-ups. This is definitely a keeper and hope more and more folks can join in to watch.
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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Masha » January 21st, 2016, 10:04 pm

mrsl wrote:Cumberbach is superb because he radiates all of the weird idiosyncrasies that Sherlock was supposed to have exhibited. Sometimes he is even frightening to watch, and I often catch my breath at close-ups. This is definitely a keeper and hope more and more folks can join in to watch.


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Re: Sherlock on PBS

Postby Lzcutter » January 22nd, 2016, 8:50 pm

Have it on my DVR and hope to be able to enjoy it in the days ahead!!!

Can't wait!!!
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