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Published On: Fri, Dec 26th, 2014

Metro argues why ‘Sherlock’ season 3 was ‘Best Show on TV’

Benedict Cumberbatch Martin Freeman Sherlock photoThe Brits are casting their votes and The Walking Dead have lost out to Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. A Metro article makes a convincing case why the third season of Sherlock was the “Best Show on TV” in 2014.

In fact, the Dec. 26 article concludes by pointing out that “Even the US loves it”…

“Aside from three World Cup matches, The Great British Bake Off final and Strictly Come Dancing, Sherlock gave us the three most watched programmes of 2014 to date, drawing between 11.4 and 12.7 million viewers,” the writers notes of the popular detective show and the massive ratings overseas.

That said, and the popularity of the show’s two stars, the writer does make a good point while addressing the resolution of the season 2 cliffhanger.

The resolution of an end-of-season cliffhanger usually disappoints because the reality never lives up to the hype and many fans will have already worked it out.

Mark Gatiss neatly subverted the problem of explaining how Sherlock survived his fall from the roof of Barts Hospital by enacting not one but three solutions which tipped a hat to various theories that had been circulating among fans for two years, playfully incorporating ideas as far-fetched as the involvement of illusionist Derren Brown and having Sherlock and Moriarty as co-conspirators in love.

It was audacious. It was controversial. But it was also brilliant, hilarious and done with love.

In fact, he then points to the season 3 cliffhanger, which even trumped the earlier excitement.

Check out the full analysis and chime in America, was Sherlock the best show on TV?

In January, the show resumes production of a single Christmas special, set for 2015. Season 4 will not air until 2016.

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