For those of you in the DC area who are also suffering the indignities of Severe Sherlock Withdrawal –here’s a little bit of news to help with some of that pain. As part of our ongoing series of special Saturday night programming on WETA UK – we’ll be airing the Complete Sherlock this November. That’s right, that means we’ll be broadcasting both Series 1 and 2 over the course of three weekends starting November 17. Mark your calendars and plan accordingly, because as I am sure you all know, there’s never a good reason to not watch Sherlock when it’s on, even if you’ve seen every episode approximately eighteen times. (Not that I speak from experience or anything.)
The BBC’s modern Sherlock Holmes adaptation stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs and Louise Brealey and has garnered a dedicated (rabid?) fanbase all over the world, for a reason: it’s excellent. Personally, it’s the best drama I’ve seen in a very, very long time (yes, including Game of Thrones) and I think it should basically be required viewing for everyone who claims to appreciate quality television. If you’d like to read more specifics on this, just click here.
Bonus, if you still have that one random holdout friend that you’ve been trying to convince to sample the brilliance that is Sherlock or possibly know some Elementary enthusiasts who should also be exposed the superior BBC interpretation of Holmes, well now’s your chance to get them onboard. Plus, watching the complete series to date will give us something to do (and tweet about) while we wait for Series 3 filming to get started early next year.