Sherlock review – season 3 returns triumphantly

Posted on 28 January 2014
By Phil Graham
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As a far cry from the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, the new series of the modernised BBC’s Sherlock didn’t disappoint fans of mystery sleuthing, psychological thrillers and science fiction.

We were all delighted to ring in the New Year with the long awaited third season. The usual great performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman had audiences on an emotional rollercoaster from the very beginning.

Back from the dead after his alleged suicide, sociopathic genius Sherlock Holmes takes on a new challenge crushing a terrorist organisation in the first installment. The second sees him making a speech at John’s wedding whilst catching a crazed murderer and the third produces a new psycho nemesis and international blackmail terrorist.

Each episode ramps up the excitement as the charismatic consulting detective kicks things off by explaining how he faked his death at the end of Season 2. The genius plot was the icing on the cake after the long absence in the shows broadcast.

The new series carried with it a variety of shocking plot twists as well as the easily expected cliff hanger ending. The development of the characters is taken deeper and deeper into each one’s unique and ample back story.

After Sherlock’s tragic shooting scene in the third episode His Last Vow, the incredible filming and sporadic editing of his hallucination montage is mind blowing. Sherlock searches his ‘mind palace’ for the expert knowledge he needs to keep himself alive – marking a definite highlight in the series.

Sherlock Season 3 is a real treat of emotional stories, twisting plots and brilliant characters – long term fans will not be let down.

Sherlock season 3 is available now on DVD and Blu-Ray.