Welcome to the Sherlock HolmesEdit
Sherlock is a crime/drama television series based on the of the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories. Created in 2010 both Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have done an extraordinary job at re-creating this TV-series that follows the original story line. Main cast includes both, Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Each season includes three 85-90 minute long episodes, with only 3 seasons including one special episode been produced so far, we can see that the producers strives for quality over quantity, a fourth series has been confirmed, which began filming in April 2016 for an intended 2017 release. All of the series so far have been released on DVD and Blu-ray and can be found on a numerous amount of websites.
Sherlock Holmes lives in modern day London, a city brimming with crime and mystery. When the police are desperate enough and are in need of help, they call upon Mr Sherlock Holmes and his exceptional intellect unorthodox ways of thinking with extraordinary deduction skills these skills is what makes Sherlock Holmes who he is. Assisted by his flatmate and friend, John Watson, who has returned from military service in Afghanistan after receiving a bullet wound. Sherlock attempts to solve some of the countries most interesting and thought-provoking crimes. Sherlock treats these crimes as games, Sherlock is nor a hero nor a villain but endeavors the challenge.
Ratings and viewer response have been both highly positive, with many reviews praising the the overall quality of the show. Sherlock has been nominated for numerous awards including: Emmys, BAFTAs and a Golden Globe, winning an considerable amount of awards across a variety of categories. The show won in three areas at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, the show was also honoured with a Peabody Award in 2011.
|Series||Episodes||Originally aired||Average ratings (millions)|
|First aired||Last aired||UK||U.S.|
|1||3||25 July 2010||8 August 2010||10.01||2.8|
|2||3||1 January 2012||15 January 2012||10.23||4.4|
|3||3||1 January 2014||12 January 2014||11.82||6.6|
|Special||1 January 2016||11.64||7.9|
Mental Health Edit
Sherlock possesses emotions, however, he makes the purposeful decision to suppress them because he believes that "emotions obstruct the ability to reason logically", which is a skill that he uses to solve cases. He solves cases to relieve boredom, which is a severe problem for someone of his intelligence to face, and one that he has been battling since most likely early childhood, this is a problem because maybe solving the case is just not enough or he will go back to abusing drugs out of pure boredom with life.
Is Sherlock Holmes either psychopath or sociopath?
A psychopath doesn’t have a conscience. If he lies to you so he can steal your money, he won’t feel any moral qualms, though he may pretend to. He may observe others and then act the way they do so he’s not “found out”. A sociopath typically has a conscience, but it’s weak. He may know that taking your money is wrong, and he might feel some guilt or remorse, but that won’t stop his behavior. A psychopath is born with the disorder wiliest, an sociopath can be born with some of the symptoms as an psychopath but everything is determined on the childhood and experiences of the sociopath.
"I'm not a psychopath I'm high functioning sociopath do your research"
Sherlock may have also developed this mental health (sociopath) issues during early childhood, possibly verbal abuse or constant bullying. This abuse may have caused him to shut him self in, blocking out others ideas and opinions, “alone is what I have, alone protects me”. The evidence suggests that Sherlock has troubles with trusting others.
Sherlock is not a psychopath but an sociopath. I believe this is a common misconception within the series as even the police question weather or not Sherlock is in fact a psychopath or not, although Sherlock displays some traits of the disorder, he does not display enough to be diagnosed as one. He does not lie or deceive others for personal pleasure, he does not show sings of aggressiveness/violence. He shows us that he is capable of feeling guilt and remorse, which has occurred several times in the series. A perfect example of this would be when he apologized to Molly Hooper, He is also capable of forming meaningful, relationships (John Watson, Mrs. Hudson), which is something that a psychopaths cannot do. Sherlock has a tantrum when people attempt to change him or tell him what to do, he appears to have social problems with authority, particularly with his brother Mycroft Holmes.
John Watson Edit
|John Watson |
|Family||Harriet Watson (sister)|
|Occupation||Royal Army Medical Corps (formerly)
Army doctor, General Clinic doctor,
Sherlock Holmes assistant
John Watson is the best friend and assistant of Sherlock Holmes and a former British Army doctor. He lives at 221B Baker Street with Sherlock, In a apartment rented from Mrs Hudson.
Afghanistan & Mental Health Edit
John was deployed to Afghanistan, where he served for three years until being shot, lucky he recovered from the wound physically, but was left with psychological trauma which effected his daily life but refused to believe it. John had am psychosomatic limp, the limp was bad enough to require a walking cane to help him walk, Sherlock pointed out an intermittent tremor in his hand which didn't so much effect his daily tasks but was a clear indication that there's a mental health issue. John was seeing a Psychologists for post-traumatic stress, but did not really make much progression. As part of his treatment, he was instructed to keep a blog to record his day-to-day life, thoughts, and feelings as he adjusted to civilian life after leaving the army which turned into a form of income later on in the series. These Mental issues has been developed once returning from Afghanistan. Many may jump to conclusion including his therapist that John is mentally scared from Afghanistan but in fact he misses it.
|Sherlock Holmes||Benedict Cumberbatch||Main|
|John Watson||Martin Freeman||Main|
|Greg Lestrade||Rupert Graves||Main|
|Mrs Hudson||Una Stubbs||Main|
|Mycroft Holmes||Mark Gatiss||Recurring|
|Molly Hooper||Louise Brealey||Recurring|
|Jim Moriarty||Andrew Scott||Guest|
|Mary Morstan||Amanda Abbington||Guest|
|Philip Anderson||Jonathan Aris||Guest|
|Sally Donovan||Vinette Robinson|
|Sarah Sawyer||Zoe Telford||Recurring|
John Watson Edit
Martin John Christopher Freeman, born in Aldershot, Hampshir, England, on the 8th of September, 1971 is an well known actor, best known for playing Well known for playing. Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit film trilogy, John Watson in Sherlock, Tim Canterbury in the original version of The Office and Lester Nygaard in Fargo.
Sherlock Holmes Edit
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, born in Hammersmith, London, England, on the 19th of July, 1976 is an actor, and film producer, best know for playing. Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock, Peter Guillam in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Major Jamie Stewart in War Horse, Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek: Into the Darkness and playing the voice of Smaug and The Necromancer in The Hobbit Trilogy
Mrs Hudson Edit
Una Stubbs, born in Hertfordshire, England, on the 1st of May, 1937 is an actress and former dancer who has appeared on numerous British television shows and in the theatre, best known for playing. Rita in Till Death Us Do Part, Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge, Miss Bat in The Worst Witch and has most recently appeared as Sherlock Holmes's landlady Mrs Hudson in Sherlock.
|First aired||Last aired||UK||Global||Extra features|
|1||3||25 July 2010||8 August 2010||9 November 2010||30 August 2010||
|2||3||1 January 2012||15 January 2012||22 May 2012||23 January 2012||
|3||3||1 January 2014||12 January 2014||11 February 2014||20 January 2014||
|Special||1 January 2016||12 January 2016||11 January 2016||