Sherlock on PBS

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  1. Jan 2, 2016 #121 of 151
    JohnB1000

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    I think season 4 is planned for 2017.

    Easy to say the episode was wonderful and it was great to have it back but the show is way more dense, plot and in other ways, than it was originally.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2016 #122 of 151
    NorthAlabama

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    yes, the rest of the season is airing in 2017, except for this episode airing in 2016.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2016 #123 of 151
    Rob Helmerichs

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    This is not part of Season 4. This is a special.

    So...ten episodes in the first six years! This ain't no American TV show! :D

    (Not a complaint, by the way. Just an observation!)
     
  4. Jan 2, 2016 #124 of 151
    NorthAlabama

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    that's what i thought, too, but imdb disagrees. :confused:

    with other specials, i've seen the outlying ep attached to the end of the previous season, which is where i really believe this ep belongs, imho.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2016 #125 of 151
    laria

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    That's weird that it was cut off. Ours was like a 1:32 min recording and it fit in it just fine... there was the usual PBS ads for like Viking River Cruise in the beginning, then it ended a couple minutes before the end of the recording.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2016 #126 of 151
    NorthAlabama

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    yeah, not only weird, unusual compared with any other 1p or 1x shows i've set to record on apt, and the first time it's happened with masterpiece. most of my apt recordings begin as their local identifier is just ending, a few seconds before the start of any show.

    still, it might have been a local issue.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2016 #127 of 151
    Win Joy Jr

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    The season 3 complaint I was referring to was:


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    That Moriority was alive. A lot of people howled about the end of season 3. This episode indicated that he was NOT alive (as Sherlock deduced). So the question is who is picking up where he left off? Could it be an organization like the Brides?
     
  8. Jan 2, 2016 #128 of 151
    dianebrat

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    I agree with that complaint, and it dovetails with mine :)
     
  9. Jan 2, 2016 #129 of 151
    Rob Helmerichs

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    With some shows (Doctor Who, Downton Abbey), the Christmas Special is produced as part of a season. This special was not...it is definitely a manifestly a stand-alone (in fact, the reason they did it was because they weren't going to be doing another season for a while and wanted us to have something to tide us over).

    IMDb probably just slotted it into a season to give it a place in their listings. But it really truly isn't part of any season.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2016 #130 of 151
    paracelsus

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    All I can say is the movie version runs 110 minutes or 1 hr 50 minutes and the TV version was 90 minutes.

    Movie info:
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    1 hr 50 min
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    January 5, 2016

    TV show info:
    MASTERPIECE and PBS today announced that Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, a 90-minute special, will premiere Friday, January 1, 2016, on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS at 9:00pm ET, and simultaneously online at pbs.org/masterpiece.
     
  11. Jan 2, 2016 #131 of 151
    laria

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    Maybe there are interviews or something as part of the movie event? The few event type things that I have gone to at the theater, they all had extra "stuff", not just the actual movie/concert.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2016 #132 of 151
    sushikitten

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    With so much time between seasons, there's plenty of time to rewatch them all. And the episodes are so dense and rich you almost need to watch them more than once.
     
  13. Jan 2, 2016 #133 of 151
    getbak

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    They had the theatrical showing in Australia yesterday and it sounds like it starts with an introduction by Moffat and concludes with a Making Of feature after the show.

    I don't know if that accounts for all the additional run-time, or if there is any extra content.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2016 #134 of 151
    TheSlyBear

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    That was fun! Too many laugh-out-loud moments to list (and besides, spoilers).
     
  15. Jan 3, 2016 #135 of 151
    Cainebj

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    I guess I am in the minority. I thought it was awful.
    It was like a bad Doctor Who episode without the doctor.
    Steven Moffat ruins everything he touches.
     
  16. Jan 3, 2016 #136 of 151
    TonyD79

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    I love moffats work.
     
  17. Jan 3, 2016 #137 of 151
    JohnB1000

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    I like Moffat (and he can't really ruin a show he created without getting credit pre-ruin) but the more I think about it the more I agree that this episode was pretty poor. The show has become way too smug. The commentors at Den of Geek seem to agree and I loved this one.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2016 #138 of 151
    LoadStar

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    This was never supposed to advance the plot. It was always intended as a one-off, detached from the main plot of the show.

    I haven't seen the article referenced, but if they're not aware of this, then they probably shouldn't be writing about the show. (I don't watch it, and I knew that.)
     
  19. Jan 3, 2016 #139 of 151
    JohnB1000

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    I think you missed the point. This was from the viewer comments, which were mostly negative, and I agree, because the show has become way too self referencing and nowhere near as clever as it originally was. It's still entertaining and still has some funny moments but it's not as good as it thinks it is.

    The comment was just one I thought was funny.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2016 #140 of 151
    TonyD79

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    To me the whole thing was a bit of a reset. It was Sherlock doing self therapy. Keep the story and history intact but change the tone for the future.
     

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