Sherlock

Sherlock

Season 2

DVD - 2012
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Holmes and Watson solve three cases, following clues and killers in present-day England.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video : BBC Video, c2012
ISBN: 9780780682627
0780682629
Branch Call Number: DVD TV SERIES SHE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 266 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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white_cobra_21
Jul 28, 2017

Sherlock season one was one of the best sets of episodes of any TV show. quite brilliant. Seasons two holds up pretty well. Well written, well acted, stories well told, and great brilliance from Holmes, while seeing how his brilliance drives him a bit mad, and how Watson's friendship holds it all together. Love this show.

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KonnieTS
Apr 25, 2015

bbc is life!!!
i also love benedict comberbatch and martin freeman! its great! they do a fantastic job in the roles they play

harrybrowne Jun 03, 2014

Utterly brilliant series. Clever, well-written and many times hysterically funny. Benedict Cumberbatch is outstanding playing a very difficult role. Supporting cast is also excellent. First-class directing and soundtrack. A cut well above the usual crap from American series such as Mad Men. This has intelligence and depth, it does not appeal to the lowest common denominator. Love it!

P.S. Thank you CallMePrincess for that great review.

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vegeta78
Apr 27, 2014

Interesting ending. It compares well with the endings in A Game of Shadows and in "The Final Problem," the only SH story to feature Moriarty.

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callmeprincess
Jan 04, 2014

The most tweeted about person last year was not Jennifer Lawrence or Justin Bieber...it was Benedict Cumberbatch! No doubt that his fame mainly owns to the success of the fabulously written British drama "Sherlock". Breathlessly clever, deliciously humorous, "Sherlock Season 2" is exactly what you've been looking for all your life. Piercing, intense eyes, slashes of bright blue on a face composed of geometric planes, cheekbones that could cut through ice, finished off with a mop of curly brown hair and a flowing, high-collared overcoat. Are you ready to be Sherlocked? Having grown up from reading Sherlock Holmes detective series, I was already in love with the plots and twists of the stories. So imagine the surprise when I realize that it was much better than I expected, it was way more complex and funny than I had ever set the bar for! You know what they say, you can never underestimate Sherlock Holmes. Like the first season, this one consists of three episodes each about an hour and a half, modern replicas with its own approach of the three famous stories, "A Scandal in Belgravia", "The Hounds of Baskerville", and "The Reichenbach Fall". The first episode picks up exactly where the first season left off, with “consulting detective” Holmes and his devoted friend, a former soldier, Dr. Watson facing off against arch-nemesis and psycho James Moriarty. But after not even ten minutes, the villain sullenly retreats because someone is soon ascending to be the highlight of the episode. The Women, the one and only women who attracts Sherlock. In the second episode, our great detective questioned his own senses by the devil hound mystery, there are no such things as monsters until the day when he saw one with his own eyes. And last but not least, Sherlock is yet again at the hands of Moriarty. Is Sherlock smart enough to escape death or is this the last story he will ever live to tell. A ceaselessly clever, grandly entertaining reimagining of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories that respects their essence while clearing away any remaining holes and adding razor-sharp wit and unexpected warmth and depth. The title is called "Sherlock", being a contemporary update of "Sherlock Holmes" it includes many modern influences, and people are mostly referred to by their first names. So staying true to the society we're in right now, "Sherlock" is a fantastic way of reminding the audience of the time and setting while sticking to the context. Also with so many recent adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories, all the titles might start to sound similar. Without sounding exactly the same "Sherlock" stands out from others. One thing that pulls people in to the show and leaves them wanting for more is the relationship between Sherlock and John (Dr.Watson). It is not any easier to be friend with Sherlock in the second season than it is in the first. As amusingly played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock is a constant source of insulting ill-timed truths, a show off and know-it-all who just can't help himself. It's a wonder how John puts up with him. But that's what the fans love about these two, John would always be the side-kick and Sherlock would always be yapping on about the smallest things, but in the end of the day they would always have each other. Need I say more, this is one TV show that deserves to be watched over and over again, plus it acts as basic foundation for the third season which is already out!

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Monolith
Dec 07, 2013

Holy crap on a cracker -- that cliffhanger has my jaw stuck in a gaping position... It's been awhile for me since watching season one, but this was just electric. Another commenter pointed out that Mark Gatiss, who plays Mycroft, is a writer for and co-creator of the show. I'll view him in a different light heretofore, because the scripts are just genius. Anxiously anticipating season three. FIVE STARS.

JMGP Dec 04, 2013

I enjoyed season 1 very much; but, season 2 is brilliantly done. I don't want to give anything away. You will absolutely love this season. The cliffhanger is haunting me. I just can't figure out how he did it. You will understand.

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artnmusic
Sep 19, 2013

This was AWESOME!! I can't wait for the third season! It needs to happen now, such a cliffhanger for the end of season 2, I was hyperventilating!!

lasertravis Aug 13, 2013

This is a very good crime/mystery tv series. There are quite a few plot points and situations that just rub me the wrong way, even though I enjoy the show and like it a lot (and plan to watch any future seasons). Sometimes things seem a little too complex and twisting just for the sake of being that way (easier solutions ignored in favor of sometimes ridiculous ones). The chemistry between the actors (who are both great in their roles) and the fast paced, twisting storylines are the draw here. I will keep watching.

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yellsa
Mar 08, 2013

best tv show ever (except for maybe doctor who) haters gonna hate but this is absolutely one of my favourite shows and the only thing i hate is that it takes soooo long for season 3 to come out!!

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Monolith
Dec 07, 2013

Little Girl: "They wouldn't let us see Granddad when he was dead. Is that cuz he'd gone to heaven?" Sherlock Holmes: "People don't really go to heaven when they die. They're taken to a special room and burned." Dr. John Watson: "Sherlock!"

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Monolith
Dec 07, 2013

Sherlock Holmes (in the morgue, watching some people grieving): "Look at them. They all *care* so much. Do you ever wonder if there's something wrong with us?" Mycroft Holmes: "All lives end. All hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage, Sherlock."

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1029chris
Jul 09, 2013

"Goodbye, John..."

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Ventus279
Aug 01, 2012

Mrs Hudson: It's a disgrace, sending your little brother into danger like that. Family is all we have in the end,
Mycroft Holmes: Oh, shut up, Mrs Hudson.
Sherlock Holmes: Mycroft!
Mycroft Holmes: [A long pause] Apologies.
Mrs Hudson: Thank you.
Sherlock Holmes: Though do in fact shut up.

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Ventus279
Jul 09, 2012

Henry Knight: It's a strange place, Dewer's Hollow. Makes you feel so cold inside, so afraid.
Sherlock Holmes: Yes, if I wanted poetry, I'd read John's emails to his girlfriends. Much funnier.

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herojuliet
Jun 14, 2012

Watson: Sherlock do you really not know that the sun goes around the earth. Sherlock: what does it matter so the sun goes around the earth the teddy bear goes around and around the garden who care .

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herojuliet
Jun 03, 2012

Sherlock:what is this. Lestrade:Its a drugs bust Watson:Your not going to find any here. Sherlock:(eyes watson to shutup) Watson:YOU A JUNKIE Sherlock :Oh shup up.

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Jun 25, 2013

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Aug 08, 2012

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Ventus279
May 02, 2012

Other: Irene Atler is seen to not wear any clothes

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