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.

Plot Edit

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 Edit

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
4 3 2017 2017 N/A N/A

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 

Sherlock (2010)

Vital statistics
Sex Male
Nationality British
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.

Characters Edit

Character Portrayed by Series
Series 1
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.


Episodes Edit

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD
First aired Last aired UK Global Extra features
1 3 25 July 2010 8 August 2010 9 November 2010 30 August 2010
  • Audio commentaries "A Study in Pink" and "The Great Game"
  • "Unlocking Sherlock" documentary
  • Original pilot version of "A Study in Pink"
2 3 1 January 2012 15 January 2012 22 May 2012 23 January 2012
  • Audio commentaries "A Scandal in Belgravia" and "The Hounds of Baskerville"
  • "Sherlock Uncovered" documentary
3 3 1 January 2014 12 January 2014 11 February 2014 20 January 2014
  • Featurettes: "The Fall", "Fans, Villains, and Speculation: The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes", and "Shooting Sherlock"
Special 1 January 2016 12 January 2016[149] 11 January 2016[150]
  • A Study in Sherlock: "Making of" production documentary
  • Behind-the-scenes, interviews with Moffat and Gatiss
  • Sherlockology Q&A

Behind the Scenes Edit

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Sherlock - Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes, was not as much frequently changed and edited as the producers have wanted to keep it as close to the original books as possible. The editing and overall cinematography is absolutely amazing if we take a look at this from a media standpoint the interchanging scenes within the the apartment makes us feel almost involved within the crime cases.

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