New Sherlock Holmes Christmas special takes place in Victorian London

Sherlock Victorian

Part of the allure of BBC’s popular Sherlock Holmes reboot was the fact that it brought our titular hero into the modern era with all the benefits (and drawbacks) that the present day affords. Watson no longer writes his adventures in a journal. Rather he blogs about them. And Sherlock … Continue reading

First picture of Sir Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes

Mr. Holmes

Very few fictional characters have the longevity or popularity of Sherlock Holmes. Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, the character is now 127 years young, and between the variations of his persona on television and the big screen, the character’s popularity has hit a fevered pitch. And we will … Continue reading

‘SHERLOCK: The Network’ mobile game is a mixed bag

Sherlock The Network

SHERLOCK: The Network is mobile game for iPhone and iPad that gives players a chance to step into the role of one of Holmes’ “Homeless Network” and help the Baker Street detective with cases. The game is broken up into 10 cases which each have their own story, but sometimes … Continue reading

‘SHERLOCK: The Sign of Three’ is a wedding wrapped mystery

John Sherlock

There’s no denying that SHERLOCK Series 3 has been more based in characters and relationships than the previous installments. However, in a series that is crafted in sets of three filmic episodes, it’s difficult to find a balance between crime solving and character interaction. Fortunately, “The Sign of Three” strikes … Continue reading

‘SHERLOCK: The Empty Hearse’ is one for the fans


[For more detailed descriptions of this episode, I encourage you look at the wonderful articles by Holly and Laura. In this article, I wanted to examine the first episode from a “fan service” perspective as well as illuminate literary references contained within the episode. SPOILERS AHEAD.] First, let me say … Continue reading

Sherlock: Season 3, episode 1: ‘The Empty Hearse’ review


* This post contains spoilers * How did Sherlock survive? We are given a lot of theories during this episode. Philip Anderson, president/leader of the Sherlock theory club, and his Scooby team all have ideas of how Sherlock survived. We’re not too sure which is the correct one throughout the … Continue reading

‘SHERLOCK’ mini-episode ‘Many Happy Returns’

Sherlock Series 3

Originally rumored to be a released as a part of BBC’s Red Button service, it looks like Christmas came a day early for all Sherlockians this year. “Many Happy Returns” is a 7-minute video that revolves around an unnamed man presenting evidence to Inspector Lestrade that Sherlock Holmes is still … Continue reading

Sherlock Lives! ‘SHERLOCK’ series 3 photos, teaser and minisode!

SHERLOCK S. 3 Holmes interview

As we inch closer to the premiere of SHERLOCK series 3 (January 1 in the U.K. and January 19 in the U.S.), the internet is flooding with information about the updated Holmes series and it”s cast of colorful characters. Today, BBC One released several new promotional photos of the cast, … Continue reading

Extraordinary Circumstance: An Introduction to the Wold Newton Universe


In December 1795, near Wold Newton in Yorkshire, England, a meteor crashed to Earth. Fortunately, no one was hurt and the event made for great publicity. The owner of the land, into which the meteorite lodged itself, was Major Edward Topham, who publicized the event and exhibited the meteorite to … Continue reading

5 Sherlock Holmes films to get us to ‘Sherlock’ series 3

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

As many of you Sherlockians know by now, we won’t get series three of Sherlock until early next year, and while that is a frustrating wait, we also have a plethora of Holmes from which to choose. The wonderful thing about a character as old, as popular and as widespread as … Continue reading

Broken Holmes: A Sherlockian’s thoughts on ‘Elementary’


I like BBC’s SHERLOCK quite a bit. I see the efforts of Moffat, Gatiss, Cumberbatch and Freeman as an extraordinary adaptation of Doyle’s great detective, perhaps my favorite adaptation. The updated stories from the Holmes canon feel fresh, while the characters are as comfortable as a well-worn Persian slipper with … Continue reading

Sir Ian McKellen set to play iconic Sherlock Holmes


With so many adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, what more could Hollywood give us? MORE SHERLOCK HOLMES! This time, we will see an older Sherlock Holmes, played by Sir Ian McKellen, in director Bill Condon‘s A Slight Trick of the Mind. We will see Holmes aged 93, … Continue reading

SHERLOCK Season 3: A Literary Primer


[SPOILER WARNING: Because some people apparently aren’t familiar with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories and characters that have been around since the late 1800s. The following contains plot points and possible spoilers for future episodes of BBC’s Sherlock as well as a tiny recap of “The Reichenbach Fall“. ] When we … Continue reading

A study in memes: Interesting facts about Sherlock Holmes

Virtuoso by Alice X. Zhang

The other day I was scrolling through Pinterest, I discovered this meme, and was struck with something akin to wonder. The person who created this seemed to be a ignoring 120 years of character history. The characters of Holmes and Watson first appeared in A Study in Scarlet published in … Continue reading

Batman and Sherlock Holmes battle it out in Epic Rap Battles of History

batman vs sherlock holmes epic rap battles of history 2

Epic Rap Battles of History is on its second season and has released a new video yesterday featuring two great detectives, Batman and Sherlock Holmes. The two greatest detectives battle it out with lyrics as they school each other in a battle of the minds. Watson and Robin also make … Continue reading

BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ season 3 delayed until 2014?


I was just introduced to the BBC series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (both actors will be appearing in next month’s The Hobbit) this year and obsessively watched Seasons One and Two within a day. It is THAT good and plus, only three 90-minute episodes each season. I … Continue reading