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Sherlock 4 Seasons 2012

Season 2
4.8 out of 5 stars (3,407) IMDb 9.3/10

The Woman. The Hound. The Fall. The multi-award winning 21st Century Sherlock Holmes returns for its eagerly awaited second season.

Starring:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
Original air date:
January 15, 2012

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1. A Scandal in Belgravia

A Royal scandal, a dazzling game of cat and mouse. The seductive Irene Adler is cold, calculating, brilliant. Has Sherlock finally met his match?

CC TV-14 January 1, 2012 1 hour, 29 minutes
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2. The Hounds of Baskerville

Sherlock's most famous case. A Hound from Hell. A terrified man. But is a monster really stalking Dartmoor? What seems like fantasy in Baker Street is a very different prospect in the ultra-secret army base that looms over the moor...

CC TV-14 January 8, 2012 1 hour, 28 minutes
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3. The Reichenbach Fall

The Tower of London, Pentonville Prison, the Bank of England. All broken into on the same day! Only James Moriarty could do it. But why didn't he steal anything? Soon a darker purpose unfolds. The final battle between the masterminds. And neither can hope to walk away from it.

CC TV-14 January 15, 2012 1 hour, 28 minutes
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Bonus: Sherlock Uncovered

The stars of Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, talk in depth about the success of the first season and look ahead to season 2. This bonus feature also includes the show's creators, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, discussing the dilemmas and pitfalls they faced when bringing these classic Holmes stories into the 21st century.

CC TV-14 May 28, 2012 9 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
Supporting actors Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves, Rosalind Halstead, Andrew Havill, Paul McGuigan, Steven Moffat, Lara Pulver, Andrew Scott, Russell Tovey, Sue Vertue
Season year 2012
Network BBC America
Producers Pip Ayers, Tom Savage
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Such was the ego-stroking the cast & creators received for their first series of SHERLOCK, they couldn't help but gain huge confidence as they try to top themselves in Series 2. Steven Moffat always did have roaring self-esteem, and so he and co-creator Mark Gattis shrugged and decided to take on the three most iconic touchstones in the Sherlock Holmes canon. Series 2 is a (mostly) brilliant reworking of, in Moffat's own words, "the Hound, the Woman, and the Professor."

It was a ba11sy move to reimagine Sherlock Holmes in 21st Century England. That it worked tremendously is due to smart writing and the amazing chemistry between the two leads, Cumberbatch and Freeman. The writers inserted clever touches such as the onscreen texts which reveal Holmes' instantaneous deductions and his ready application of contemporary tools (cell phones, the Internet, etc.) to aid his investigations. In this universe, Holmes attains his clients primarily thru Watson's popular online blog in which the good doctor recounts Holmes' cases. The writers and creators are so cocky nowadays that they don't hesitate to inject broader bits of comedy (an act of heresy were this show not as good). As such we witness fleeting play-on-word references to Holmes' more trivial cases such as "The Geek Interpreter" and "The Speckled Blonde." For whatever reason, I smile whenever the camera pans to Speedy's Sandwich Bar & Cafe, atop of which is where Holmes and Watson share lodgings, very much still 221B Baker Street. At heart, Sherlock Holmes is still very much the cold, calculating machine. But Series 2 aims to poke a hole in that stance.
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As I watched the first season of "Sherlock," my fondness for this show increased. From the opening moments in "A Study in Pink" to the Moriarty's stunning entrance in "The Great Game," I knew I was witnessing the rebirth of an icon. Yes, Mr. Downing Jr.'s portrayal in Hollywood's version is admirable and entertaining, but to find the true spirit of Sherlock Holmes one need look no further than this series. However, to say that it was ever more than "darn good television" would have been pushing it. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman put on a fantastic show, and ever so often the writing and acting gave small glimmers of greatness, but I was never tempted to say that the show had achieved lasting greatness (though to successfully transpose Holmes into the modern age was a feat in and of itself).

However, with "The Reichenbach Fall," I'm pleased to say that Sherlock has left far behind casual crime drama (good drama though it was) and has now entered the realm of true, incredible art. From the writing to the acting, to the gripping, gut-wrenching final moments (I don't know who deserves more credit, Cumberbatch or Freeman for displaying some amazing acting chops), I am pleased to say that this episode delivered some of the finest television I've ever had the privilege of watching. To go any further into how incredible this single episode is would do a dis-service to you, if you have read this review so far. Stop reading and watch. Really.
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15 minutes.
That's all I need to convince you to watch this series.
I guarantee it.
Start from the beginning, Season 1. Fifteen minutes. If you want to turn it off after that, be my guest.
The writing, the acting, the CINEMATOGRAPHY, the costumes, the portrayal, the twists, the turns, the wit, the suspense: all create a fresh, new, brilliant invention of Sherlock Holmes in the 21 century...it will capture you and never let you go.
So go...watch this. You will not be disappointed.
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This is the first series that I've seen from BBC, and let me tell you: it did not disappoint! The superb acting is matched only by the writing and effects, and the chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively) lends the series a realism that sucks you in and makes you root for them from the first minute. Although set in the 21st century, this series stays faithful to the canon, with details that any true Sherlock Holmes fan will appreciate. You will want to watch them again and again. It will definately be worth the money, once it's available.
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The first season certainly ended on a terrific note and fans could hardly wait for the next set of episodes in a thrilling, modernized Sherlock Holmes take. In "Sherlock, Series II" we find the world's greatest consulting detective and his good doctor up to even more thrilling escapades. Season I was so thrilling that I ordered the advance copy of Season II from the UK--it's not yet shown here in the States, but there is great anticipation for it, however.

Sherlock's "brilliance" has never been so cleverly presented. Benedict Cumberbatch (as Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Dr. Watson) seem perfectly matched and merely watching their bantering (and loyalty) is refreshing and at the same time touching. The genius of Sherlock, just because it's been updated in time, is never in doubt--but updating it to modern times, with the latest of technological "gadgets" is also a bit mesmerizing.

In Series II, we find (only) three adventures: "A Scandal in Belgravia," "The Hounds of Baskerville, " and "The Reichenbach Fall," are all based upon the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories, with, of course, clever updating.

And what Holmes adventures would be complete without at least a mention of Moriarty. We found him at the close of the final episode in Season I and, of course, we pick up where we left off.

At the end of "The Reichenbach Fall," I was a bit shocked--but the realized that the clever producers have, once again, set us up for another season. It cannot come too soon.
Clever, clever, clever!
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