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Sherlock series 3, better or worse than series 1 and 2 ?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Thom, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Feb 3, 2014 #1 of 65
    Thom

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    I'm not enjoying series 3 of Sherlock as much as series 1 and 2. The episodes seemed more confusing in spots, and more jerky/jumping around in their presentation.

    I like where the characters arrived at, but didn't enjoy watching the journey. I know this is vague, and may not make much sense, but I can't quite put it into words.

    If I remember correctly, even the wedding episode (which I liked) had something off-putting in its makeup, something I don't remember from episodes in series 1 or 2.

    What's the opinion of the Sherlock fans here?
     
  2. Feb 3, 2014 #2 of 65
    TonyTheTiger

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    I loved it. I like different and I thought the final episode was sublime - some of the best TV I've seen in a looooooong time.

    In fact, my wife refused to watch anything else that night because it couldn'at match up to the quality of that installment.

    To each his own, I guess.
     
  3. Feb 3, 2014 #3 of 65
    Hoffer

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    I didn't enjoy series 3 all that much. It felt weird to me.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2014 #4 of 65
    markz

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    I enjoyed it, although I am partial to the Moriarty story line from previous seasons. He was great every time he was on screen.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2014 #5 of 65
    bdmarine

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    I have to agree with Thom here. I almost cancelled the series after the first episode of this season. It did jump around and as soon as you had time to get comfortable with a particular scene or plot line, another one would pop in. The wedding episode was a bit more cohesive, so I will hang in there.
     
  6. Feb 3, 2014 #6 of 65
    TonyD79

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    Haven't watched the last show yet but I'm enjoying it. I like quirky story telling as long as it is coherent. I prefer stories that don't rely on a single bad guy.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2014 #7 of 65
    TAsunder

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    Still catching up on season 3, but I found the 2nd episode of seasons 1 and 2 really, really bad. Just surprisingly terrible and not even worthy of inclusion in the series. I've been hoping that, at worst, season 3 holds true to form and has great 1st and 3rd episodes and a terrible 2nd.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2014 #8 of 65
    ClutchBrake

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    I didn't care for season 3 at all. Very disappointing. :thumbsdown:
     
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    Hoffer

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    Episode 2 of Season 2 was Hound of the Baskerville. I hated that episode. Loved the other 2 episodes that season though.

    Hmm, I have not liked at least 4 of the total 9 Sherlock episodes made. I don't remember what episode 2 of season 1 was even about. Maybe I didn't like it either??
     
  10. JMikeD

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    I've been very disappointed by series 3. The only thing I liked about S3E1 was Watson beating up Holmes and I kept losing interest in S3E2 and wandering off to do household chores. Episode 3 was doing OK until the reveal at the end, which ruined the entire episode for me.
     
  11. john4200

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    The 3rd season was terrible. I guess the writers only had a few good story ideas in them, which they used up in the first 6 episodes. I suspect that is part of the reason that Season 3 took so long. They were trying to think of good story ideas, but could not. Then they finally just decided to go for it anyway.
     
  12. TonyD79

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    It took so long because they had trouble getting the stars together. Benedict cumberbatch is as busy as Michael Caine in his prime and then there was this little thing called the Hobbit.
     
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    Well, it apparently was not enough time for the writers to come up with any good story ideas.
     
  14. TAsunder

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    It was the chinese smuggling ring episode. Before I knew Sherlock was only 3 episodes per season, I watched that episode and immediately gave up on the entire series and figured episode 1 was a fluke.
     
  15. murgatroyd

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    S1E2 is universally loathed as far as I can tell.
     
  16. TonyD79

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    Yes because they can't read Doyle's material and use it. ;)
     
  17. dianebrat

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    I thought Series 3 was well done, and overall more consistent than Series 2, but neither really could top the amazing 1st series.

    However it does get tiring that some folks not only complain, but then continue complaining, a bit more and it very quickly turns into thread crapping.
     
  18. john4200

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    Considering that this thread is explicitly asking for opinions on the 3rd season, who is "thread crapping" now, hmmm, Diane?
     
  19. TomK

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    Any Sherlock episode has been so far beyond any other episode from another show, they've all been of the highest quality with the writing and the acting. Season 3 has been a great follow on to seasons 1 and 2.
     
  20. TAsunder

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    S1E2 was worse than Sharknado.
     

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