History Series / Sherlock

19th Sep '17 2:14:59 AM The12thDoctor
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** Sherlock becomes a little more empathetic in the course of Season 1, but his character development doesn't really kick into gear until Season 2, when he becomes more caring and begins to show some real vulnerability. Witness especially his PetTheDog moment with Molly. Season 3 takes his development UpToEleven when [[spoiler:Sherlock shows real remorse for deceiving John and does his best to ensure his relationship with Mary is happy and stable]]. The Sherlock of "A Study in Pink" is much less mature than the Sherlock of "The Reichenbach Fall" but the Sherlock of "The Sign of Three" is ''a completely different person''.

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** Sherlock becomes a little more empathetic in the course of Season 1, but his character development doesn't really kick into gear until Season 2, when he becomes more caring and begins to show some real vulnerability. Witness especially his PetTheDog moment with Molly. Season 3 takes his development UpToEleven when [[spoiler:Sherlock shows real remorse for deceiving John and does his best to ensure his relationship with Mary is happy and stable]]. The Sherlock of "A Study in Pink" is much less mature than the Sherlock of "The Reichenbach Fall" but the Sherlock of "The Sign of Three" is ''a completely different person''. It continues in Season 4, where he puts himself in harm's way to rekindle his friendship with John after [[spoiler:Mary's death]], and overall, cares about his friends and family so much that [[spoiler:flies into a destructive rage after his sister Eurus creates a fake SadisticChoice in which Molly must confess her love for Sherlock due to Eurus having bombs in Molly's home, and in a life-or-death challenge where Sherlock must shoot either John or Mycroft, he TakesAThirdOption tries to shoot himself]]. This dialogue from "The Final Problem" displays this great change, meant as a CallBack to Lestrade's "great man" quote from "A Study In Pink".
-->''""[[Recap/SherlockS01E01AStudyInPink A Study in Pink]]"''\\
'''Lestrade:''' Sherlock Holmes is a great man. And I think one day, if we're very, very lucky, he might even be a good one.\\
''"[[Recap/SherlockS04E03TheFinalProblem The Final Problem]]"''\\
'''Lestrade:''' Fan, are you?\\
'''Police Officer:''' Well, he’s a great man, sir.\\
'''Lestrade:''' No, he’s better than that. He’s a good one.
13th Sep '17 2:28:44 AM Oransel
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*** [[spoiler: Her plan to destroy Sherlock is critically dependent on help from Moriarty. In order to meet Jim, Eurus needs to convince Mycroft to arrange a meeting for the two [[EvilGenius evil geniuses]]. This part of the plan requires Mycroft, who is phenomenally smart and is deeply caring about Sherlock, to allow an unsupervised meeting between two extremely dangerously psychotic and intelligent criminals, ''[[CardCarryingVillain who are not hiding their intentions to harm his brother]]''. If Mycroft refuses, she loses her only chance to do anything outside her prison cell for the rest of her life.]]
*** [[spoiler: Eurus has to be able to [[CompellingVoice brainwash]] all the prison staff discretely and completely without Mycroft or any other top government agent noticing somehow, ''hope'' that Sherlock survives dismantling Moriarty’s network; ''hope'' that he survives a terror attack plot; ''hope'' that his confrontation with extremely dangerous [[TheChessmaster Magnussen]] would not end with Sherlock being destroyed; [[HollywoodHacking hack]] the telecommunication system of Great Britain to distribute Moriarty’s message ''[[ClockKing at the perfectly calculated time]]'' without anyone noticing; leave prison; reconstruct Musgrave estate without Mycroft noticing; seduce John “the Family Man” Watson and ''hope again'' that Sherlock would not see through her disguise as Culverton Smith’s daughter.

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*** [[spoiler: Her plan to destroy Sherlock is critically dependent on help from Moriarty. In order to meet Jim, Eurus needs to convince Mycroft to arrange a meeting for the two [[EvilGenius evil geniuses]]. This part of the plan requires Mycroft, who is phenomenally smart and is deeply caring about Sherlock, to allow an unsupervised meeting between two extremely dangerously psychotic and intelligent criminals, ''[[CardCarryingVillain who are not hiding their intentions to harm his brother]]''. If Mycroft refuses, she loses her only chance to do anything outside her prison cell for the rest of her life. Trusting notoriously unreliable [[PsychopathicManchild Moriarty]] as an accomplice may be considered a gamble on its own.]]
*** [[spoiler: Eurus has to be able to [[CompellingVoice brainwash]] all the prison staff discretely and completely without Mycroft or any other top government agent noticing somehow, ''hope'' that Sherlock survives dismantling Moriarty’s network; ''hope'' that he survives a terror attack plot; ''hope'' that his confrontation with extremely dangerous [[TheChessmaster Magnussen]] would not end with Sherlock being destroyed; [[HollywoodHacking hack]] the telecommunication system of Great Britain to distribute Moriarty’s message ''[[ClockKing at the perfectly calculated time]]'' without anyone noticing; leave prison; reconstruct Musgrave estate without Mycroft noticing; seduce John “the Family Man” Watson and ''hope again'' that Sherlock would not see through her disguise as Culverton Smith’s daughter.]]
8th Sep '17 9:06:04 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* FakeGuestStar: Rupert Graves (Lestrade) and Mark Gatiss (Mycroft) each appear in every episode of the second, third, and fourth series; Louise Brealey (Molly) appears in every episode of the first, third, and fourth series; and Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson) appears in every episode, but only Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are allowed to have their names in the opening titles.

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* FakeGuestStar: Rupert Graves (Lestrade) and Mark Gatiss (Mycroft) each both appear in every episode of the second, third, and fourth series; Louise Brealey (Molly) appears in every episode of the first, third, and fourth series; and Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson) appears in every episode, but only Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are allowed to have their names in the opening titles.



** Another from "A Study in Pink": Sherlock gets Watson's sister's gender wrong, as he fails to consider that his sibling may be female. [[spoiler: In Series 4, John doesn't suspect that Sherlock's other sibling is be a sister.]]

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** Another from "A Study in Pink": Sherlock gets Watson's sister's gender wrong, as he fails to consider that his sibling may be female. [[spoiler: In Series 4, John doesn't suspect that Sherlock's other sibling is could be a sister.]]
8th Sep '17 9:04:13 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* FakeGuestStar: Rupert Graves (Lestrade), Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson) and Mark Gatiss (Mycroft) each appear in every episode of the second and third series, but only Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are allowed to have their names in the opening titles.

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* FakeGuestStar: Rupert Graves (Lestrade), Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson) (Lestrade) and Mark Gatiss (Mycroft) each appear in every episode of the second second, third, and third series, fourth series; Louise Brealey (Molly) appears in every episode of the first, third, and fourth series; and Una Stubbs (Mrs. Hudson) appears in every episode, but only Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are allowed to have their names in the opening titles.
31st Aug '17 7:47:42 AM PaulA
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* CreatorCameo: Series co-creator Mark Gatiss's first appearance as Mycroft Holmes was uncredited and intended as a cameo, but the character quickly became a much more significant part of the show.
19th Jul '17 8:33:34 AM sabremeister
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*** It's quite probable that Star Trek ''was'' made in the Sherlock-verse, but the reboot movies never happened.
20th Jun '17 4:45:31 PM Az_Tech341
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*** [[spoiler: In ''"The Final Problem"'' itself her plan required Sherlock, John and Mycroft to [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat survive a grenade explosion at close range]] and infiltrate the [[TheAlcatraz highest security island prison]] as just the start of a series of elaborate personalized mind games. Of course her initial plan does fall apart the moment Sherlock acts according to his current character development as opposed to the character he had when she was setting it all up.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Her plan to destroy Sherlock is critically dependent on help from Moriarty. In order to meet Jim, Eurus needs to convince Mycroft to arrange a meeting for the two [[EvilGenius evil geniuses]]. This part of the plan requires Mycroft, who is phenomenally smart and is deeply caring about Sherlock, to allow an unsupervised meeting between two extremely dangerously psychotic and intelligent criminals, ''[[CardCarryingVillain who are not hiding their intentions to harm his brother]]''. If Mycroft refuses, she loses her only chance to do anything outside her prison cell for the rest of her life.]]
*** [[spoiler: Eurus has to be able to [[CompellingVoice brainwash]] all the prison staff discretely and completely without Mycroft or any other top government agent noticing somehow, ''hope'' that Sherlock survives dismantling Moriarty’s network; ''hope'' that he survives a terror attack plot; ''hope'' that his confrontation with extremely dangerous [[TheChessmaster Magnussen]] would not end with Sherlock being destroyed; [[HollywoodHacking hack]] the telecommunication system of Great Britain to distribute Moriarty’s message ''[[ClockKing at the perfectly calculated time]]'' without anyone noticing; leave prison; reconstruct Musgrave estate without Mycroft noticing; seduce John “the Family Man” Watson and ''hope again'' that Sherlock would not see through her disguise as Culverton Smith’s daughter.
*** [[spoiler: The plan of
''"The Final Problem"'' itself her plan required requires Sherlock, John John, and Mycroft to [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat survive a grenade explosion at close range]] and infiltrate the [[TheAlcatraz highest security island prison]] as just the start of a series of elaborate personalized mind games. Of course her initial plan does fall apart the moment Sherlock acts according to his current character development as opposed to the character he had when she was setting it all up.games.]]
20th Jun '17 9:48:14 AM peeposaurus
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*** [[spoiler: Her plan to destroy Sherlock is critically dependent on help from Moriarty. In order to meet Jim, Eurus needs to convince Mycroft to arrange a meeting for the two [[EvilGenius evil geniuses]]. This part of the plan requires Mycroft, who is phenomenally smart and is deeply caring about Sherlock, to [[PlotInducedStupidity act very dumb]] for no good reason and to allow an unsupervised meeting between two extremely dangerously psychotic and intelligent criminals, ''[[CardCarryingVillain who are not hiding their intentions to harm his brother]]''. If Mycroft refused, she would've lost her only chance to do anything outside her prison cell for the rest of her life. This highly improbable scenario works in the actual episode because plot needs to move.]]
*** [[spoiler: Ironically, one of the largest gambles and risks for her plan was highly unpredictable and unreliable [[PsychopathicManchild Moriarty]] himself. In ''"The Reichenbach Fall"'' Moriarty went full force against Sherlock and was willing to see his nemesis die, which, for obvious reasons, could cancel out plan of Eurus entirely. She also needed ''Moriarty'' to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness die]] himself and get out of the picture with absolutely no guarantees that any of these events would happen as predicted. In fact, Moriarty seemed content with continuing his games with "ordinary" people. Her whole plan hinged on highly specific outcomes, typical of any GambitRoulette plans, while for Moriarty postmortem game was just an entertaining ''alternative'' option in his grandiose XanatosGambit.]]
*** [[spoiler: Eurus had to be able to somehow discretely and completely [[CompellingVoice brainwash]] all the prison staff without Mycroft or any other top government agent noticing; ''hope'' that Sherlock survives dismantling Moriarty’s network; ''hope'' that he survives a terror attack plot; ''hope'' that his confrontation with extremely dangerous [[TheChessmaster Magnussen]] would not end with Sherlock being destroyed; [[HollywoodHacking hack]] the telecommunication system of Great Britain to distribute Moriarty’s message ''[[ClockKing at the perfectly calculated time]]'' without anyone noticing; leave prison; reconstruct Musgrave estate without Mycroft noticing; seduce John “the Family Man” Watson and ''hope again'' that Sherlock would not see through her disguise as Culverton Smith’s daughter. In each instance chance of failure was as high as it gets with her plan critically requiring British authorities, as well as her supergenius brothers, to be extremely incompetent for no reason whatsoever.]]
*** [[spoiler: In ''"The Final Problem"'' itself her plan required Sherlock, John and Mycroft to [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat survive a grenade explosion at close range]] and infiltrate the [[TheAlcatraz highest security island prison]] with a ''very'' high chance of someone being killed or arrested in the process. In the prison, her whole plan hinges entirely on Sherlock, master of SherlockScan, not noticing the ''lack of glass''. Later trials absolutely required her brothers to suddenly get [[TheWorfEffect dumbed down]] and play by her rules without any [[IndyPloy improvisations]] or [[TakeAThirdOption creative solutions]] or even recognizing Eurus as little girl impersonator. Of course her initial plan does fall apart the moment Sherlock just ignores her rules.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Her plan to destroy Sherlock is critically dependent on help from Moriarty. In order to meet Jim, Eurus needs to convince Mycroft to arrange a meeting for the two [[EvilGenius evil geniuses]]. This part of the plan requires Mycroft, who is phenomenally smart and is deeply caring about Sherlock, to [[PlotInducedStupidity act very dumb]] for no good reason and to allow an unsupervised meeting between two extremely dangerously psychotic and intelligent criminals, ''[[CardCarryingVillain who are not hiding their intentions to harm his brother]]''. If Mycroft refused, she would've lost her only chance to do anything outside her prison cell for the rest of her life. This highly improbable scenario works in the actual episode because plot needs to move.]]
*** [[spoiler: Ironically, one of the largest gambles and risks for her plan was highly unpredictable and unreliable [[PsychopathicManchild Moriarty]] himself. In ''"The Reichenbach Fall"'' Moriarty went full force against Sherlock and was willing to see his nemesis die, which, for obvious reasons, could cancel out plan of Eurus entirely. She also needed ''Moriarty'' to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness die]] himself and get out of the picture with absolutely no guarantees that any of these events would happen as predicted. In fact, Moriarty seemed content with continuing his games with "ordinary" people. Her whole plan hinged on highly specific outcomes, typical of any GambitRoulette plans, while for Moriarty postmortem game was just an entertaining ''alternative'' option in his grandiose XanatosGambit.]]
*** [[spoiler: Eurus had to be able to somehow discretely and completely [[CompellingVoice brainwash]] all the prison staff without Mycroft or any other top government agent noticing; ''hope'' that Sherlock survives dismantling Moriarty’s network; ''hope'' that he survives a terror attack plot; ''hope'' that his confrontation with extremely dangerous [[TheChessmaster Magnussen]] would not end with Sherlock being destroyed; [[HollywoodHacking hack]] the telecommunication system of Great Britain to distribute Moriarty’s message ''[[ClockKing at the perfectly calculated time]]'' without anyone noticing; leave prison; reconstruct Musgrave estate without Mycroft noticing; seduce John “the Family Man” Watson and ''hope again'' that Sherlock would not see through her disguise as Culverton Smith’s daughter. In each instance chance of failure was as high as it gets with her plan critically requiring British authorities, as well as her supergenius brothers, to be extremely incompetent for no reason whatsoever.]]
*** [[spoiler: In ''"The Final Problem"'' itself her plan required Sherlock, John and Mycroft to [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat survive a grenade explosion at close range]] and infiltrate the [[TheAlcatraz highest security island prison]] with a ''very'' high chance of someone being killed or arrested in as just the process. In the prison, her whole plan hinges entirely on Sherlock, master start of SherlockScan, not noticing the ''lack a series of glass''. Later trials absolutely required her brothers to suddenly get [[TheWorfEffect dumbed down]] and play by her rules without any [[IndyPloy improvisations]] or [[TakeAThirdOption creative solutions]] or even recognizing Eurus as little girl impersonator. elaborate personalized mind games. Of course her initial plan does fall apart the moment Sherlock just ignores her rules.acts according to his current character development as opposed to the character he had when she was setting it all up.]]
7th Jun '17 3:49:12 AM eroock
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A similar concept to ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', another Creator/StevenMoffat-produced television series based around setting a classic Victorian story in the 21st century. Not to be confused with ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', the American ''Sherlock Holmes'' show also set in modern times but otherwise completely different in premise and episodic structure. Has an official [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-01/bbc-tv-sherlock-re-imagining-gets-japanese-manga manga adaptation]], of all things.

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A similar concept to ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'', another Creator/StevenMoffat-produced television series based around setting a classic Victorian story in the 21st century. Not to be confused with ''Series/{{Elementary}}'', the American ''Sherlock Holmes'' show also set in modern times but otherwise completely different in premise and episodic structure. Has an official [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-01/bbc-tv-sherlock-re-imagining-gets-japanese-manga mangareader.net/sherlock/1 manga adaptation]], of all things.
7th Jun '17 3:43:26 AM eroock
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The twist that Charles Agustus Milverton has no actual physical information on his blackmail victims begs the question of how he manages to blackmail anyone with no evidence to release. His news network would need sources beyond something their boss ''remembers'' to do run damaging stories on people.
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