Sherlock - Series 3 2013

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BBC One‚s much praised, multi-award-winning drama Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, returns for an eagerly awaited third series of three, 90-minute films ‚ The Empty Hearse, The Sign Of Three and His Last Vow. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Sherlock Holmes, with Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft, Rupert Graves as Inspector Lestrade, Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson, Amanda Abbington as Mary Morstan and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper.

Starring:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Sherlock Season 3

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 21 minutes
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
Director Nick Hurran, Colm McCarthy, Jeremy Lovering
Genres Drama
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN
Rental release 20 January 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 21 minutes
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
Director Nick Hurran, Colm McCarthy, Jeremy Lovering
Genres Drama
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN
Rental release 20 January 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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68 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Sarah. on 14 Jan 2014
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I'm not entirely sure why people seem to be so divided on this season; I assume it's because it involves a lot of character building and focus on the relationships in the show. Personally, I think that it's a fantastic turn for the series, and I also think it was extremely important. The books, of course are more crime filled that the last three episodes, but it still does have a lot of focus on the characters and specifically the friendship between Holmes and Watson. As much as it is a crime show, it still needs to be developed every season - it can't be, and (with Moffatt and Gattis behind the show) it won't ever remain the same. Personally, this is my absolute favourite season due to the wittiness and the flawless script. I don't feel much of a need to mention the acting as if you've seen the previous six episodes you're aware of how fantastic the whole cast are.
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47 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Billy J. Hobbs VINE VOICE on 29 Jan 2014
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Sigh. This will be considered "heresy" by the hoi polloi, considering the press this series has engendered. But I cannot give the new season of "Sherlock" the hightest of marks, much as I had hoped.

The three new episodes are simply (relatively) vacuous. No main plot--no REAL mystery to solve. What has happened--I am afraid--is that Cumberbatch and Freeman (Sherlock and Watson) now have become SUCH popular stars that the writers have forsaken what got them there in the first place and so now are simply Hollywoodizing the two actors (to which neither seems to mind!), like Lady Gaga or Paris Hilton or Kate. The first episode was "trying" to explain, with lots of smoke and mirrors, how Sherlock survived the Reichenball "fall"! Big time sigh. Too easy. And too much time "explaining it," although, of course, no "real" explanation is given. And then we see just how clever Sherlock continues to be--and it's clever for clever's sake. No real plot here. But I excused it, saying that the audience needed an explanation (but not for 1.5 hours, of course). Then episode 2--another big sigh. Would that wedding reception NEVER end? Pul-eeze. More smoke and mirrors and no real mystery to solve, just bits and pieces either to tantalize the viewers or the scriptwriters simply had nothing better. Episode three picks up a bit--and of course I am eager to see what the next season brings. I love series. The First Season was A-plus, certainly one of the most exciting episodes I've ever seen ("Study in Pink" is a classic!). Ditto for the full episodes of the two first seasons. First time viewers of the series were sure to be confused and turned off, as some have reported to me.

But, please, scriptwriters/producers--get back to a central case and forget about what cute, clever, and camera-ready actors you are featuring. We want great action plots. And of course we're completely ready for Moriarity to re-surface.
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21 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Pisaroni on 26 Jan 2014
Format: DVD
So keenly awaited.........so why only three stars?
When this series first began I felt that the blogging,the thought processes the technology were excellent updates bringing the detective into a 21st century world and through series one and two this enjoyment continued apace. The cliffhanger last episode of the second series meant that I awaited series three with intense anticipation. Three episodes-one excellent-the final one-to elevate the rating but after an ok opener which left more questions than answers we had the frantic superspeed story-of sorts- of episode two...the wedding....and herein lay the problem for me: Mary-the third character,making the duo into the trio which takes,for me,the edge away from the series. Was this 'Sherlock' or was it Holmes and the Watson's? Does Sherlock need a third eye? a woman with a past-a lazy device if ever there was one. The episode reeked of the writers self satisfaction and I waited for Holmes' aside in his wedding speech - cue piece to camera- 'hey viewer how clever are we?'
The 'crimes' in the first two episodes were tame at best and offered few surprises for me, I watched but was not engaged. Could the series be saved? Well, of course the answer is a definite 'Yes'. Episode three, with a creepy,genuinely evil adversary for Sherlock in Charles Augustus Magnusson wonderfully played by Lars Mikkelson-(shame he wasn't chosen to be Moriarty). This WAS back to the good times,a great story,more detection,a thrilling finale.
So, what next for Sherlock? One can't help but fear that the 'Mary' back story will raise its ugly head again in the fourth series along with our intrepid trio of crime fighters working together to solve crime.......such a shame that the nepotism of the casting threatens to ruin a fine show.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 Mar 2014
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As brilliant as Sherlock is, this Season does not have the strong scripting that Season 1 and 2 have. The problem seems to be the writing for Benedict Cumberbatch - Holmes this time round doesn't have that total belief in his own powers of deduction, and is definitely more 'human'. It is still one of the best series on television though, and I look forward to future episodes with impatience!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JM on 4 Jun 2014
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The first two series of sherlock featured a "case" or investigation which served as the structure for each individual episode. IMO this is what made the show great: it made the audience think and anticipate and guess who the killer was and allowed room for plenty of character development.

This series hasn't got this structure and IMO that is why it is the weakest series of the show so far. That being said the acting is once again top notch. I hope for a return to form next series.
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