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"Sherlock" review by Suzanne
Airs Sundays 10pm on PBS

I love this show. I think it's the best show on TV, even if it is British. Of course, it's simpler to be great if you only produce 3 episodes per year! Even if they are two hours long. It's more like a series of movies than a TV show.

I've always been a fan of Sherlock Holmes, anyway, but this show has been great from the start.  These three new episodes are no exception! The first one is great because Sherlock comes back from the dead (I doubt that's a spoiler since we wouldn't have a series without him!).  What's so clever about this one is how they show all the various ways he could have faked his own death. I love the way they left it.

John has a new girlfriend in this season, Mary, and she's really great. She's one of those old-fashioned type of English girls but very likable. I love the way she interacts with both Sherlock and John. I'm also glad they left in some of the gay jokes, too, even though he's getting married.

I love what they've done with Mrs. Hudson, too. We learn more about her past.

In the second episode, John and Mary get married, but it's also a way for them to showcase various cases that John and Sherlock had, as well as sort of tie them all together, which was very interesting. There's a lot of great humor in this episode, but it's also very sweet in ways as well.

I haven't watched the third one yet but I'll add that sometime this week.

I hope they continue on with the show as long as possible. The writing and acting are so great.

Many people have noted that "House" is Sherlock as a doctor, and that's obviously true if you think about it. Since Hugh Laurie is actually a British actor, it would be really fun to have him guest-star on one of the Sherlock episodes as a villain or something.  Come on, guys!!


MASTERPIECE: "Sherlock, Season 3" Sundays, January 19-26 and February 2, 2014, 9:58 p.m. ET Check your local listings 

Thrill to new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

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Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, "The Office UK") return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in three new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, written and created by Steven Moffat ("Dr. Who") and Mark Gatiss ("Game of Thrones").

"The Empty Hearse" premieres Sunday, January 19.
"The Sign of Three" premieres Sunday, January 26.
"His Last Vow" premieres Sunday, February 2.

MASTERPIECE: "Sherlock, Season 3: The Empty Hearse"

Sunday, January 19, 2014, 9:58 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET

Rejoice at Sherlock’s return!
  • Airdate(s): 1/19/2014, 9:58 - 11:59 PM ET 1/23/2014, 9:00 - 11:00 PM ET
  • MAST #: 4409
  • Original Broadcast: 1/19/14

Two years after Sherlock’s "death", Dr. John Watson has got on with his life. But, with London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about to stage his outrageous resurrection. But if he thinks everything will be just as he left it, he’s in for a very big surprise...

MASTERPIECE: "Sherlock, Season 3: The Sign of Three"

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 9:58 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET

Watch Sherlock face his biggest challenge.
  • Airdate(s): 1/26/2014, 9:58 - 11:59 PM ET 1/30/2014, 9:00 - 11:00 PM ET
  • MAST #: 4410
  • Original Broadcast: 1/26/14

Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day. But all isn't quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception - and someone might not make it to the happy couple's first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer.

MASTERPIECE: "Sherlock, Season 3: His Last Vow"

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 9:58 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET

Find out who’s the one man Sherlock truly hates.

  • Airdate(s): 2/2/2014, 9:58 - 11:59 PM ET 2/6/2014, 9:00 - 11:00 PM ET
  • MAST #: 4411
  • Original Broadcast: 2/2/14

A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates. But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world?

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