Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sherlock Withdraw: Reasons to Wait

Cumberbatch and Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson

      With two, three episode seasons already completed, BBC utterly genius Sherlock leaves viewers hungry for more.  There was an almost two year gap between the first and second season.  Steven Moffat, creator of the show and current Doctor Who runner argues that each 90 minute episode is a movie, and should be treated as such.  He does not believe it our favorite boys from Baker's Street will be gone from the television for too long.  Until then, there are reasons to practice patience when suffering from Sherlock withdraw.

1.  Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes with equal parts wit and charm, is staring in Star Trek 2 possibly as the villain.  Very exciting indeed.

2.  Martin Freeman (John Watson) will be seen in the next three Hobbit films as Bilbo Baggins and Cumberbatch will be playing the dragon.  It eases the aching heart a bit, doesn't it.

3.  Steven Moffat is busy making Doctor Who fantastic, adding a new companion for The Doctor and perhaps answering the ultimate question: Doctor WHO.  If you aren't watching it, you should be, stat!

4.  We know Sherlock survived his dramatic fall after defeating Moriarty, so now it is only a matter of waiting for the certain to be brilliant reunion between Watson and Holmes. The longer the wait the better the drama.  (Think Jin and Sun in Lost).

5.  Each episode is like a movie.  We've got six movies in the past two years.  What's waiting another year for one more?  Odds are the new season will be out in 2013.

6.  Good things are worth the wait, and Sherlock may just be one of the best shows on television, period.  It is certainly my favorite of the Sherlock Holmes interpretations.

7.  Fans are used to suffering for their passions.  (Firefly fans, I see you and I'm one of you).  It gives people something to fuss about.

8.  With Moriarty out of the picture, fans get the chance to speculate on the next villain. In Moriarty, Sherlock found an opposite and an equal, who went absolutely mad.  The next villain will need to up his game to match or even surpass such a man.

     Take heart Sherlock fans, the wait will be worth it.  If you've yet to see Sherlock, you have six wonderful episodes of masterful television.  Enjoy!

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