chrysostom wrote:Having been away for 2 years, I think I was hoping for more of an epic story arc from Sherlock - however it's just a bit of light hearted mystery solving. Not awful, but certainly not in the same league as the first 2 series.
It's not like the first two series were faultless, as I've said before, people's memories of them are clouding their judgment of this one. I enjoyed the most recent one immensely, hints of Sherlock realising he quite likes being close to people, his reaction to being asked to be best man was lovely, he had no idea how to react because he'd spent his whole life previously believing that he was above and beyond things like emotion and friendship. I suspect it's all building up to something quite climactic in the third episode and those who've read the stories may have an idea what'll happen (I won't say what because it might not come to pass and if it does then I don't want to spoil people's enjoyment). Moffatt enjoys weaving storylines and plots into season finales so I'm sure we'll see something dramatic happen.
It is fascinating to compare it to Elementary, which is itself a good show but Johnny Lee Millar plays Holmes in a completely different way and that's the beauty of the stories and characters, they can be interpreted in a variety of ways and still be great.