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British drama at its best,
This review is from: Sherlock - Series 1-3 [DVD]  (DVD)
When the BBC declared they were going to take on the greatest of all detectives, there was great excitement, and from the very beginning of the first episode, Study in Pink, the British public was hooked. Sherlock takes on an almost superhero quality, being able to see everything in minute detail, while struggling to understand how "normal" people get by with their boring existences.
The appearance of a legendary adversary's name in episode one suggests that the writers were never sure they would get another series, but it's not until the end of series 2 that it reaches its conclusion (or does it?). Inbetween, there is smuggling, infatuation and, of course, giant hounds.
Series 3 begins with an almighty cliffhanger from the previous series, but is less "procedural" than even the previous two series. Plots are wrapped inside everyday tales of dealing with loss, marriage and everything besides. It ends with typical head scratching "But... but...?" leaving the audience clamouring for more.
For the completist, the additional material will no doubt offer insight and interest, as BBC DVDs always do. For the newcomer, having all the episodes so far is the perfect gift.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2014 15:48:09 GMT
Tania R says:
Does this boxset have the unaired pilot episode?
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Apr 2014 15:48:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Apr 2014 15:51:49 BDT
Mrs W Waugh says:
Why was it unaired,whats the point of making it at all if they never planned to show it......,maybe one day they will and also show the other three again...........
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2014 20:28:20 BDT
Samantha J says:
The pilot was made with the intention of being aired as the 60 minute first episode. When the BBC commissioned the show however, they asked for three 90-minute episodes rather than the planned six 60-minute episodes. As such, the creators decided to re-shoot the episode rather than glue on another half hour. The pilot is still the story of A Study in Pink, however there are several differences between it and the aired episode. Definitely worth a watch for any Sherlock fan!
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