Sherlock 4 Seasons 2014

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Season 3
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1. The Empty Hearse AGES_12_AND_OVER CC

Sherlock returns! But for John Watson it might be a case of ?be careful what you wish for.?

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1 hour, 26 minutes

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The Empty Hearse

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure, Crime
Season year 2014
Network BBC
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr S. on 8 Jan. 2015
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Given the strength of series 1 & 2 this is a real disappointment. A good example of style over content - a bit too far up its own ... shame.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nightwatcher on 15 Jan. 2015
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I like this perhaps because i got attached to the first two series. Somebody said here that it was a good example of style over content - a bit too far up its own ... shame. That I think is spot on. The deep dark atmosphere of Conan Doyle's books is increasingly lost as the directors and producers step into the foreground and take over from good, firm actors. i want to watch the protagonists play it out, not bear witness to how many gimmicks the programme makers can introduce to make viewing more difficult. Compare this with Elementary, the American version. Great acting, simple, punchy story lines and a very decorative Watson.
I am still attached to the English version, even if its because I admire the actors struggle to overcome the gimmicks of production (they are still a whisker ahead.
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By Richard Morton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 Jan. 2015
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I'm assuming you've seen the previous couple of series of this (otherwise it's probably best to start at the beginning) and this is pretty much more of the same. The same fun blend of humour and elaborate mysteries loosely based on various works by Arthur Conan Doyle. There's three more episodes this time out,

The Empty Hearse - This of course deals with Sherlocks return after the nose dive he took at the end of series two. This is where you find out how he did it (kind of). The rest of the episode deals with a terrorist plot in London.

The Sign of Three - A bizarre but entertaining episode with Sherlock in the alien role of Best Man - recounting recent cases during his eccentric speech.

His Last Vow - Sherlock and Watson take on arch blackmailer Charles Magnussen after a game changing reveal in the early going.

The plots are typically convoluted and likely to keep you on your toes. The relationship between Sherlock and Holmes is at the forefront as always, bringing a healthy dose of heart and humour to proceedings. Cumberbatch and Freeman are as good as ever and most of the supporting cast are present and correct. With Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat on writing duties it all adds up to another neat little package. Recommended.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Behenna on 30 Dec. 2014
Format: DVD
The last season of Sherlock was almost impossible to top, loading perhaps the three most prominent Holmes cases and emptying the entire lot into our eager faces. It’s also the point when the show became aware of its own following and incorporated that into a fame sub-plot.

This latest season adds a hilarious Sherlock fan group spouting Internet theories, but ironically the show’s most meta character takes the form of Mary (for a while anyway) who’s standing in for us viewers and trying to push Sherlock and Watson into taking cases. Most of the runtime of the episodes is dedicated to a hyped return and evolving relationships, so we never seem to have any time left for the daring pair to have a big adventure. Characters are constantly implying to Sherlock that now Watson found himself the woman of his dreams, they’ll have to give up playtime, and I'm beginning to believe them.

Series 3 also runs the gambit of sitcom television with a Sherlockian twist. Watch Sherlock awkwardly do a speech and become a wingman to a bride’s maid, watch Molly insist she’s over Sherlock and then pick up a new boyfriend who dresses like him. Remember when you used to solve crimes, Sherlock? He still does of course, but on the side. The mysteries are a mere afterthought, background noise while the characters take the forefront, and things break down.

Episode 1 delivers much earned fanfare for the return of such a superb character, and you permit the show to indulge itself for a while. This wears off fast. Episode 3 FINALLY reluctantly delivers a semi-adventure, though only after having Watson attempt to derail it several times as if the writers are deliberately giving us the finger.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Sam Tyler on 7 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD
When ‘Sherlock’ burst onto the BBC, you could say I was excited. The show took one of my all-time favourite characters and created a modern take that was cool and believable. Season 1 was an absolute triumph and rightly propelled the careers of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman further. Season 2 was also very good, with two out of the three episodes being great, but it also hinted at what was to come. By Season 3, ‘Sherlock’ is seemingly less about crime solving and more about relationships.

The relationship between Sherlock and Watson is key to any version of the characters, but it should be a backdrop for intelligent debate and intriguing mysteries. It would appear that Steven Moffat, no stranger to sacrificing actually storylines for characters, and Mark Gatiss have forgotten this. Out of the three episodes here, only one actually has any sort of mystery. The rest are small events that seem to wrap around the latest anguish for our heroes. I am all for development and nuance, but not in the stead of something that actually holds the episode together.

The show still has plenty to recommend it. The acting is brilliant and it has a level of direction and set design rarely seen on British TV. It is perhaps the best looking show of the past few years and when the cool clicks, there are moments of greatness. However, these moments are far too far between and you end up over the 3 episodes with 200 minutes of omphaloskepsis and only 70 minutes of Sherlockian adventure. Add to this the potential of the worst version of Moriarty making a return and things may not be much better in Season 4. Still worth watching, but only just.

The show does look spectacular and should be seen on BluRay. There are extras on the disc that will please fans, but as the show plays its cards so close to its chest, you never really get to discover that much.
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