Sherlock (season 4)

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{5/5} “I delete any text that begins, ‘Hi.’” — Sherlock Sherlock season 4, aired in 2017 Moriarty seems to be back but Sherlock is confident it’s just a game Moriarty set up in case of his death. Meanwhile, John and Mary have a baby girl. Mary discovers that one of her old spy colleagues is […]

Elementary (season 4)

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{5/5} “No murder should go unsolved and no murderer should walk free. To think otherwise is to descend into a pit of moral relativism.” Elementary season 4, aired in 2015-16 Sherlock’s father arrives in New York — he says he wants to help Sherlock because of his relapse. Sherlock doesn’t believe him. Meanwhile, Sherlock and […]

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

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{4/5} “Our way of life is under threat from an invisible enemy. One that hovers at our elbow on a daily basis. These enemies are everywhere — undetected, and unstoppable.” Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, released in 2015 A woman wearing her wedding gown kills herself. Later she is seen in the street shooting her husband. […]

Mr. Holmes

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{4.5/5} “Death, grieving, mourning — they’re all commonplace. Logic is rare, and so… I dwell on logic.” Mr. Holmes, released in 2015 Sherlock Holmes is old and getting forgetful — he lives in the country and keeps bees. He gave up detective work years ago. He recently returned from Japan, where he procured some prickly […]

Elementary (season 3)

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{5/5} “I feel… okay. I feel clear about something. Our work… what we do… it’s not just a job now. It’s who I am. I’m a detective. I’m ready to embrace that. I live in this world. Your world. And I probably will for the rest of my life.” Elementary season 3, aired in 2014-15 […]

Sherlock (season 3)

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{5/5} “I’m not a hero, I’m a high-functioning sociopath.” Sherlock season 3, aired in 2014 Most of the world, including John Watson, thinks Sherlock Holmes is dead. But he’s not — he faked his own death and set about ridding the world of Moriarty’s network of evildoers. Now Sherlock is back in London and ready […]

Sherlock (season 2)

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{5/5} “‘Do you just carry on talking when I’m away?’ ‘I don’t know, how often are you away?’” Sherlock season 2, aired in 2012 After surviving their first encounter with Moriarty, Holmes and Watson are back solving crimes. They’ve become a bit more famous, because of the blog Watson writes about their cases. They have […]

Sherlock (season 1)

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{5/5} “I know you’re an Army doctor, and you’ve been invalided home from Afghanistan. You’ve got a brother worried about you, but you won’t go to him for help, because you don’t approve of him, possibly because he’s an alcoholic, more likely because he recently walked out on his wife, and I know your therapist […]

Sherlock Holmes

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “‘Why are you always so suspicious?’ ‘Should I answer chronologically or alphabetically?’” Sherlock Holmes, released in 2009 Watson pronounces murderer Lord Blackwood dead at his hanging but later it seems that he’s been resurrected. Holmes and Watson eventually figure out that his next plan is to kill everyone in Parliament. It was a bit […]

Elementary (season 2)

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{5/5} “The problem with rulebooks, Watson, is that they offer the illusion that leading a moral life is a simple undertaking. That the world exists in black and white. Welcome to the greys.” Holmes and Watson go to London to help Holmes’ old colleague Inspector Lestrade, and while there they run into Sherlock’s brother Mycroft […]