Sherlock is a Winning Watch for Mystery-Lovers

Sherlock is a great show to watch for comfort viewing. It’s a series that will truly engulf your mind in creative mysteries. The hit series Sherlock was phenomenal from start to finish. The series is set in modern day England. This BBC series was created to see where the character Sherlock Holmes would fit into modern-day society. The series sticks to many of the core ideologies created by Sir Conan Doyle, the original author. Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the genius of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes perfectly.

The first season is the one where we become acquainted with the characters as Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes  begin to share an apartment at 221b Baker Street. Sherlock, a self-appointed “consulting detective” is approached daily with different cases as he and John begin their partnership together. They solve mysteries that are truly difficult to comprehend.

As Season One wraps up and Season Two begins, Sherlock finally faces his first big game player, Moriarty, the same villain as in the original stories. As they battle it out in the greatest battle of wits ever seen, it’s hard to stop watching. Season Two has a finale of gargantuan proportions, dramatic even until the very last minute.

In Season Three, Sherlock returns to find that John has actually moved on and found another person to rely on, his new girlfriend, Mary. In this season, we truly see how deep the bond that’s formed between the two partners is as Sherlock decides to challenge the mighty Charles Augustus Magnussen.

Season Four is possibly the only disappointment of the entire series. This is because in the first two seasons and even some parts of Season Three, Sherlock was truly stumped with some of the cases he was tasked with. However, in Season Four he was simply too smart for the show’s own good. This isn’t to say that it isn’t good, but it made it harder for the writers to include twists and turns in the story. The other problem was that the stories were really quite melodramatic. Sherlock solves the puzzles he’s faced with, but at no point in the series does the pairing take a case and try to solve an actual mystery. The reason that this could be seen as a big problem is because Sherlock is built around the idea of the two partners taking and solving cases.

I would recommend this series to everyone, but especially to anyone who enjoys mysteries and displays of astounding intellect at every turn. This is the best depiction of Sherlock Holmes that you’ll ever be able to find, with quality across the board.