I Believe In Sherlock Holmes

I have to admit when season 1 of Sherlock aired I wasn’t a fan. This wasn’t because I didn’t like the show. The problem was I could never watch a full episode. Sherlock first aired in August 2010 this meant I was on holiday from college and working extra shifts. So every day I would come home from work and decide to watch the latest episode. And every day I would watch about 30 minutes and then fall asleep. I’m sure I did this every day for nearly 2 weeks before giving up and accepting I would not be seeing a full episode.

And I really wasn’t that bothered by this. I didn’t understand the story lines and the main character felt like some strange Mr Spock type person. But even though I didn’t actually watch Sherlock I had some idea of what was going on as many of the people I followed on various social networks seemed to be fans of the show.

When The Reichenbach Fall aired I watched it more out of curiosity than anything else. One thing I love about the internet is that I have instant access to millions of people through social networks. And when certain television shows are airing its fun seeing people’s reactions to them. When The Reichenbach Fall aired I was not disappointed. I am also quite sure this was the moment that the Sherlock fandom broke. Now I say broke because someone might get annoyed if I say they went insane. Even though thats pretty much what happened.

As it turns out if you only release a season consisting of 3 90 minute episodes every 2 years you give the fandom lots of time to do stuff. Like write fanfiction, songs, make gifs, leave notes at the actual 221B Baker Street in London. Stuff like that. So when season 3 of sherlock aired I actually took the time to watch it. Mainly because I had nothing better to do at the time.

And it was weird. Because it seemed like the writers of Sherlock had spent most of the last 2 years on Tumblr with the rest of the Sherlock fandom. Even though I wasn’t familiar with the previous 2 seasons I had seen all the stuff made by the fandom while scrolling through Tumblr. And I actually enjoyed the episode. After watching John Watson get married I decided to go back and try watching the first two seasons again.

And again I did this because I had nothing better to do with my time. Incidentally did you know its possible to watch 2 seasons of Sherlock in one day. But this time watching it through I got it. What I got exactly I don’t know but I actually liked the first two seasons. SHerlock Holmes wasn’t some Mr Spock character. Actually I would say he is somewhere between Tuvok and Neelix. Though exactly where on the spectrum he is I’m not sure.

I could feel myself falling into the Sherlock fandom. I felt some strange surge of joy when Sherlock exclaims “I’d be lost without my blogger”. And now I’m sitting here wondering why it took me so long to watch it in the first place. In some ways I’m happy that I waited till now. It saved me two years of waiting for season 3. But still I’m worried about what is going to happen on Sunday night. Have I fallen in love with a television show only to find out that I need to wait another 2 years for the next season. I hope not.

And even though I’m a little late. I believe in Sherlock Holmes.

34 thoughts on “I Believe In Sherlock Holmes

  1. I doubt we will have another 2 year wait. Given the time that was needed to shoot the Hobbit and other scheduling conflicts I’m guessing that the show creators have probably worked around when they agreed to the next two seasons.

  2. Naah … couldn’t get into it. It’s for you young people, without doubt. But the recent movies? – YEAH! Love ’em. Holding out for no. 3 …

      1. Yep. More contrived, of course (being a sequel); but still very entertaining. The combo of those two works really well, I think …

  3. It took me while to get into Sherlock as well but now I’m well and truly hooked. I loved last weeks episode but it left my husband wondering what the hell just happened.

    Many thanks to M.R. his/her comment about it being for young people. Heheeeeee I’m *cough* the wrong side of 21 by a country mile. I’ll settle for young at heart πŸ˜€

    1. Hey thanks. It really means a lot to hear that someone likes the stuff I write. I may not be able to do the post/challenge thing (I’ve been really busy just now with my new puppy) but seriously thanks for nominating me.

      1. Thanks for replying. I totally understand about busy lives and to be honest it took me ages to decide who to include, answer the questions, think up some more.
        Love your blog though and I’ll keep popping back for a catch up πŸ˜€

  4. i haven’t watched sherlock yet, i have been meaning too but time flies and there’s not enough of it. have you seen elementary yet, if so what did you think, my husband loves it, says it’s the best thing on tv appart from football lol!

  5. I read your post and went…’me too me too!’ I’ve been following Sherlock since I was a small kid…Conan Doyle’s logical hero caught my attention like no other! Over the years I read and re read all the cases…and then came the TV series…suffice to say full justice has been done to the original! Nice post!

  6. I bought A Gift Of Time by Patrick Leigh Fermor a while back and found various airplane tickets. From the US to Prague etc. Interesting to think about where this book has been…

  7. I’m in the US, and it’s only started airing Season 3. I think I’ve read almost all the Sherlock Holmes stories (I had a lot of time at one of my jobs and their online for free) and am blown away at how well this new series was done. I haven’t given Elementary much of a chance, but combining Johnny Lee Miller and Sherlock Holmes sounds like it could be a winner.

  8. Hello Emma, this is curvygurl. I hope you are doing well. Had no idea you live in Scotland. Just want to thank you for letting me know that you liked the post. Good luck on your schooling.

  9. I tried watching it from the beginning. I had the same problem; i could not concentrate. You just gave me motivation to try again. Maybe like you I should try from the end and work my way to the beginning.

  10. I loveeee Sherlock. I watched the first 2 seasons of the show before I actually read The Memoirs by Arthur Conan Doyle. Must say it’s probably the only time I loved the books as much as the movie (in this case – the show).

    I understand that you couldn’t watch it right away. It’s kinda difficult to follow at first. But I’m so glad I did. Hope they dont make us wait too much.

  11. I started watching with a bit of skepticism, as I didn’t think anyone could beat Jeremy Brett, or Robert Downey Jr, or even Jonny Lee Miller. Yep. I’m hooked. I’m a Cumberbitch. πŸ™‚

  12. Two more years…sure hope not! Yeah, you have good catch phrase here. I too believe in Sherlock Homes. New ones by BBC have been stunning. It’s like you’re watching the show… *jaw drop* *laughing* and “oh my god” xD

    I loved the movies with Robert Downey Jr. But Elementary, to my opinion isn’t so humorous and it’s easy to leave your concentration.

    1. I’ve never watched Elementary. I’m not even sure if its being shown on UK television. I’ve seen the first Sherlock with Robert Downey Jr but I really wasn’t that impressed. Looks like we may be getting the new series of Sherlock by Christmas so yaaaaay. Thanks for your comment.

  13. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of my favourite authors of all times for creating such great characters that can transcend generations…as for the show I have to say this is the best depiction yet, of placing Sherlock in modern times πŸ™‚ . Waiting for the next season this Christmas ! Till then happy blogging πŸ™‚

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