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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
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 Sherlock Holmes (15 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Dr. John Watson (15 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Mrs. Hudson (14 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 DI Lestrade (14 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Molly Hooper (13 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Mycroft Holmes (12 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Jim Moriarty / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Mary Watson / ... (7 episodes, 2014-2017)
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 Anderson (7 episodes, 2010-2016)
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In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard's detective inspector Lestrade because he's actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active. Written by KGF Vissers

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The world's favourite detective has emerged from the fog...this is Sherlock for a new generation. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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In an interview with DigitalSpy, Benedict Cumberbatch revealed that he plays Sherlock so that he can be read as either sociopathic or autistic or both. See more »

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Throughout the works of Conan Doyle, and the writers who have translated his works for other media, Sherlock Holmes is shown as using "deductive logic." Deductive logic reasons from the general to the particular. The bare-bones deductive argument is the syllogism "All men are mortal; Socrates is a man; therefore, Socrates is a mortal." It's amazing how often people screw this up and argue something like, "All men are mortal; Socrates is mortal; therefore, Socrates is a man," which doesn't logically follow. That would be like saying, "All men are mortal; my kid's hamster is mortal; therefore, my kid's hamster is a man." Inductive logic reasons from particular instances to general theories and is the method used to confirm scientific theories. If you observe enough apples falling from trees, you will conclude that apples always fall down, instead of up or sideways. You might then form a more general hypothesis that includes other falling bodies, like pears. Thus is the progress of science. In the annals of literature, no character is as renowned for his powers of "deduction" as the intrepid Sherlock Holmes, but the way Holmes operates is not generally by using deductive logic at all. He really uses abductive logic. First, he carefully observes the situation, then he generalizes from his prior experience, using analogy and probability. See more »

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Mycroft Holmes: All lives end; all hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage, Sherlock.
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Good Sunday TV
26 July 2010 | by (Andorra) – See all my reviews

I am surprised that this is currently 5/10. It was really quite good with a fast pace and a real sense of time and place. Nothing like the latest movie. The story was adequate with Cumberbatch doing a great job as Sherlock. This should develop into another BBC hit as it has the hallmarks of a good quality and effective entertainment without the violence or swearing of popular shows on TV today. In fact I am surprised it is not on earlier as kids are just as likely to appreciate the show as the adults to which it is aimed. I was impressed and that it not that easy, having seen Inception last week and been unimpressed it is nice to have a show where I don't need to pick it apart afterwards.

In short, fun show that should run and run.


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