The adventures of Sherlock continue

   Sherlock, left and his crime solving partner, Watson, return 2017 in a new season. | PC: pbs.org

Sherlock, left and his crime solving partner, Watson, return 2017 in a new season. | PC: pbs.org

“Sherlock,” a BBC adaptation of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” takes the classic tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and sets them in modern day London. This setting allows for surprising twists on the much beloved storylines. Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) live in a modern world with present-day technology, enabling Watson to blog about his experiences with Sherlock.

The show contains three seasons comprised of three episodes each that premiered in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Each episode is unique with its own modern twist in the classic tales.

Rachel Gregerson, a sophomore pre-allied health major, commented the endings are “not something you can guess,” even if you’ve read the books. It weaves a tapestry of storylines and intrigue so intricate that it’s impossible to see the whole picture until each loose end is tied up in the conclusion.

Fans of the BBC show “Sherlock” have been eagerly awaiting the premier of the long awaited season four. The season was originally slated to premiere in 2016, but was delayed to January 2017. Gregerson is incredibly excited for the newest installment to one of her favorite shows.

To appease fans of the show during the almost three year long break, the producers released a Christmas special in 2015. The Christmas special was titled “The Abominable Bride” and featured Sherlock and Watson in 19th century London.

Gregerson enjoyed the Christmas special, explaining, “Seeing them in period clothing was funny.” She appreciated how the episode paid homage to the time period the classic book series is set in.

Fans of the show eagerly await Jan.1, 2017 for new crimes, intrigue and the same characters they fell in love with. Sherlock and Watson will continue their friendship and entertain with witty quips and Sherlock’s awkward social encounters.

On the possible return of Moriarty, Sherlock’s archnemesis, Gregerson stated, “I didn’t not expect it.” Moriarty is an important character in the series and many fans feel the show became less interesting without his presence.

The name of the first and second episodes have been revealed. Episode one of season four will be titled “The Six Thatchers” and will be based on “The Adventure Of The Six Napoleons” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Trailers and teasers for the long awaited fourth season appear to hint that “Sherlock” may be coming to a series end soon. This upcoming season will be dark and full of consequences. Director Steven Moffat, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, explained the new season will be, “More of an emotional upheaval. Hopefully enjoyable and fun, all the things Sherlock must always be. [But] it will be tough at times.”


Sara Roberts is a junior studying business administration.