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5.0 out of 5 stars
Madness of the Third Order, 11 Sept. 2013
After watching the first episode I realised that this new series was going to be a bumpy ride. The rather surprising bit where Sherlock returns as a zombie as Simon Pegg's pet was the highlight of episode 1. Onwards, one could see how the series was going to be another genius collaborative work between Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
*SPOILERS* What basically happens is that John takes up murdering people purely for pleasure. His cannibalistic tendencies come to the forefront as does his interest in psychiatry. After seeing Sherlock returned without his deductive skills, John takes him off Simon's hands and into his own rehabilitation work where in fact he feeds Sherlock the men he has killed whilst eating the women himself Mycroft has also fallen deeply in love with Lestrade although Lestrade continues to insist it isn't his division. This mildly humorous point pops up several over the course of the three episodes. Lestrade is also surprised at Sherlock's return and even more so over Sherlock's constant theft and consumption of his badge. John insists that it relates to Sherlock's humanity and believes that holding on to it is important. Sherlock comments several times on John's deductions and it is usually a simple snarl following by a burp. Irene returns in an entire episode dedicated to her where she finds out Moriarty is her father and then promptly decapitates him out of desperation. */SPOILERS*
Anderson turns out to be the main character of the show as most of the screen time becomes his in this remarkable adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. The show's title was to mislead us into believing we were to witness great deductive skills when in fact the low IQ of a police department worker was the real purpose. In fact this show is not a drama but a sitcom and you can see that adding a laugh track reveals the true nature of it as it has been done in this series.