History YMMV / Sherlock

6th Jul '17 8:59:55 PM UrthWyrm
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* SophomoreSlump: Applied to episodes rather than seasons. "The Blind Banker", the second episode of the series, is almost universally considered to be the weakest due to its plot holes, Sherlock's less-than-clever approach to the mystery, and its stereotypical YellowPeril villains.

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* SophomoreSlump: Applied to episodes rather than seasons. "The Blind Banker", the second episode of the series, is almost universally considered to be the weakest [[note]]at least until the fourth season[[/note]] due to its plot holes, Sherlock's less-than-clever approach to the mystery, and its stereotypical YellowPeril villains.
5th Jul '17 9:16:29 PM comicwriter
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* AssPull: One of the most consistent criticisms of the Season 4 finale is that [[spoiler: the very existence of Eurus, Sherlock's secret sister]], strains credibility to a truly ridiculous degree.
23rd Jun '17 4:10:54 AM jormis29
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* OlderThanTheyThink: When the series was first announced, there was some minor purist outrage at the very idea of taking Sherlock Holmes out of his Victorian milieu and into the modern day. Both Moffat and Gatiss pointed out that the Basil Rathbone movies, among others, had adapted Holmes' stories to a contemporary setting as well.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: When the series was first announced, there was some minor purist outrage at the very idea of taking Sherlock Holmes out of his Victorian milieu and into the modern day. Both Moffat and Gatiss pointed out that the Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone movies, among others, had adapted Holmes' stories to a contemporary setting as well.
14th Jun '17 8:04:38 PM thunderchild120
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** Lars Mikkelsen's role as an opponent of Sherlock Holmes becomes this after his casting as [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Grand Admiral Thrawn]], considered by many Star Wars fans to be that franchise's equivalent of Holmes (albeit evil, and an alien). The same year Thrawn debuted on that show, Mads Mikkelsen appeared in both ''Film/DoctorStrange'' and ''Film/RogueOne'', so now both brothers have battled Benedict Cumberbatch, and both have appeared in Star Wars.
12th Jun '17 10:44:54 PM Scabbard
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** {{Averted|Trope}} with Molly. Despite the HUGE slash fandom that this show has, Molly doesn't have much of a {{Hatedom}} mainly because she's just so damned ''adorable'' (and to a lesser extent, as Moffat's personal ChewToy, so damned pathetic, that no one really has the heart to hate her.)

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** {{Averted|Trope}} with Molly. Despite the HUGE slash fandom that this show has, Molly doesn't have much of a {{Hatedom}} mainly because she's just so damned ''adorable'' (and and, to a lesser extent, as extent (as Moffat's personal ChewToy, ChewToy) so damned pathetic, that no one really has the heart to hate her.)
10th Jun '17 2:25:56 PM Kalu-chan
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Given the general lack of character devepment and silly, nonsensical plot twists Moffat is infamous for, many viewers are only watching the show for the clever deductions and unique visual style.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Given Several fans of the general lack series bought the tie-in editions of character devepment ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' and silly, nonsensical plot twists Moffat is infamous for, many viewers are only watching the show ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour'' for the clever deductions and unique visual style. Benedict Cumberbatch/Martin Freeman's introduction.
7th Jun '17 2:21:52 AM shinykittie
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Admit it, you only first bought the tie-in editions of ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' and ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour'' for Benedict Cumberbatch/Martin Freeman's introduction.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Admit it, you Given the general lack of character devepment and silly, nonsensical plot twists Moffat is infamous for, many viewers are only first bought watching the tie-in editions of ''Literature/TheHoundOfTheBaskervilles'' show for the clever deductions and ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour'' for Benedict Cumberbatch/Martin Freeman's introduction.unique visual style.
21st May '17 6:53:14 AM MagBas
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* SeasonalRot: Though Season 4 [[BrokenBase isn't universally disliked]], it has the weakest reception of the entire show among critics and audiences alike. Whereas the first three seasons easily racked up scores in the 90s (with the first season getting a perfect 100) on Website/RottenTomatoes, Season 4 couldn't even clear 70, and is the only season to get a "rotten" audience score with a dismal 36%. Weaker plotlines and writing, the introduction of the ''extremely'' divisive Eurus, increasingly unbelievable one-upping plot twists and a controversial potential final episode that borders on (if not outright falls into) JumpingTheShark made it fail to live up to its beloved predecessors, which even some supporters of the season admit.

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* SeasonalRot: Though Season 4 [[BrokenBase isn't universally disliked]], it has the weakest reception of the entire show among critics and audiences alike. Whereas the first three seasons easily racked up scores in the 90s (with the first season getting a perfect 100) on Website/RottenTomatoes, Season 4 couldn't even clear 70, and is the only season to get a "rotten" audience score with a dismal 36%. Weaker plotlines and writing, the introduction of the ''extremely'' divisive Eurus, increasingly unbelievable one-upping plot twists and a controversial potential final episode that borders on (if not outright falls into) JumpingTheShark made it fail to live up to its beloved predecessors, which even some supporters of the season admit.
5th May '17 7:11:24 PM ProfessorGrimm
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** The show received 4 nominations for the first run of episodes, but failed to earn recognition for the top prize or for its performances. Notably, Steven Moffat lost the award for Best Screenplay for a TV Movie or Mini-Series to ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' (whose writer Jullian Fellowes had already won an Oscar about 9 years earlier). This is especially egregious since ''Downton Abbey'' had been shifted from the Mini-Series category to the Drama Category for all of its subsequent seasons.

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** The show received 4 4 Emmy nominations for the its first run of episodes, season, but failed to earn recognition for the top prize or for its performances. Notably, Steven Moffat lost the award Emmy for Best Screenplay for a TV Movie or Mini-Series to ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' Series One (whose writer Jullian Fellowes had already won an Oscar about 9 years earlier). This is especially egregious since ''Downton Abbey'' had been shifted from the Mini-Series category to the Drama Category for all of its subsequent seasons.
25th Apr '17 7:49:42 PM GF93
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** [[spoiler:[[PsychopathicWomanchild Eurus Holmes]]]] crosses it very early on when it's established that [[spoiler:[[EnfanteTerrible when she and Sherlock were children]], she murdered [[WouldHurtAChild his childhood friend]] Victor (AKA Redbeard) [[DisproportionateRetribution out of petty jealousy at their friendship]] by drowning him in a well, and then tried to murder Sherlock as well by burning down their house. And this is many, ''many'' years before the events of ''The Final Problem'', during which it's established that she previously drove a psychiatrist to commit MurderSuicide and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped and killed a nurse]], forces a man to murder his own family, plays DeadlyGames with her brothers (inflicting horrific MindRape on them in the process), and [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose nonchalantly executes several hostages even when her games were followed to the letter]], all with sadistic glee and a sickening smile on her face]].

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** [[spoiler:[[PsychopathicWomanchild Eurus Holmes]]]] crosses it very early on when it's established that [[spoiler:[[EnfanteTerrible when she and Sherlock were children]], she murdered [[WouldHurtAChild his childhood friend]] Victor (AKA Redbeard) [[DisproportionateRetribution out of petty jealousy at their friendship]] by drowning him in a well, and then tried to murder Sherlock as well by burning down their house. house]]. And this is many, ''many'' years before the events of ''The Final Problem'', during which it's established that she [[spoiler:she previously drove a psychiatrist to commit MurderSuicide and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped and killed a nurse]], forces a man to murder his own family, plays DeadlyGames with her brothers (inflicting horrific MindRape on them in the process), and [[HeadsIWinTailsYouLose nonchalantly executes several hostages even when her games were followed to the letter]], all with sadistic glee and a sickening smile on her face]].
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