Returning: Sherlock

Hurrah! At last, we will finally get to see the second (cumber)batch of Sherlock telemovies.

There are three in the new season, set to screen on Nine on Wednesday, February 15, at 8.30pm.

The first season was dastardly stuff… looking forward to this!

Business has never been better for the dynamic duo of Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) since Dr Watson’s online blog took off – and their cases have never been more gripping.

In the premiere episode of the new series (A Scandal in Belgravia) Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft convinces him to take on his most powerful client yet: someone from Buckingham Palace who will do anything to get some very compromising photographs back. The case finds Sherlock embroiled in the murky waters of blackmail as he tries to recover the photos taken by Irene Adler, a beautiful and dangerous dominatrix. Sherlock discovers that Irene is his intellectual equal, and a battle of wits ensues as he needs all of his remarkable skills to survive, let alone solve the case.

In episode two (The Hounds of Baskerville) a young man, Henry Knight, asks Sherlock and Watson to investigate his father’s death at the teeth of a gigantic hound. The case takes them to Dartmoor and an ultra-secret military base engaged in secret genetic experiments which could be connected to the death. The wilds of Dartmoor bring our terrified heroes face-to-face with the supernatural as they battle a creature from hell itself.

In the chilling final episode (The Reichenbach Fall) Sherlock and Watson lock horns with the dastardly James Moriarty, their arch enemy, as they confront a problem that tests the limits of their loyalty and courage. After lying dormant, Moriarty, who possesses the greatest criminal mind the world has ever known, emerges with the crime of the century: The Tower of London, the Bank of England and Pentonville prison all sprung open on the same day, as if by magic. But Moriarty’s evil plans don’t stop there. Sherlock must also fight for his reputation, his sanity and his life.

With beguiling performances, witty scripts and a cast of intriguing characters, series two of Sherlock brings more thrilling twists and turns to some of the greatest detective work ever seen.

Wednesday, February 15, at 8.30pm.

12 Comments:

  1. This second series of Sherlock is ten times better than the first! It is magnificent- absolute quality television, the likes of which we will not see again this year.

  2. The BBC had them on 2 weeks ago. Not as good as the first series (although this could be because the charm of the modern day updating has to some extent worn off) but still probably the best TV we will see this year. Should be on ABC though. I can’t see them rating at all on 9 which means episodes 2 and 3 will be moved from timeslot to timeslot.

  3. Yippee! I guess I hope they don’t put Fringe against this. Maybe start it in March. I would of watched Sherlock on Sunday but it does avoid the Castle clash. So I’m happy.

  4. Well that’s only about 6 weeks after the UK, I know we have the ratings system but for such a ‘cult’ hit they should do more to bring it to us sooner.

    And I’m not sure if mid week will work, being movie length Sunday would be better IMO.

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