Well, when I first posted about this series, I felt unlcean about it.
All three of the episodes have run — so how do I feel about it now?
It’s bloody genius! Absolute genius!
Episode 1 was really genius, but the update to modernity was really jarring.
Episode 2 was utter nonsensical rubbish that was boring as hell.
Episode 3 was back to stunning genius!
Moffat wrote the first, co-creator Gatiss the third.
And they both have a thorough understanding of what they want to do with the series — something the guy in the middle didn’t have a clue about (and that episode was so bad, I didn’t bother with screensnaps).
Director McGuigan has developed a signature look for the series. This is something that hasn’t really been seen in TV since the days of Miami Vice.
Photography, composition, just brilliant. And perfect pacing.
Where everything went wrong with the middle episode, everything went right this time.
If you haven’t seen this, you must. And you must endure the hell of the second episode if only for the development of the John Watson character. Everything else in that episode is otherwise terrible.
By the end of this third one, I was no longer thinking back to the Conan Doyle stories, comparing. They pulled off creating a new Sherlock that can stand on its own.