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We all know that the third series of Sherlock will blast its witty detection onto BBC One screens on Wednesday, the 1st of January 2014. But for all that, The Batch on Sunday team feels that it may as well be 2024. Never have three weeks felt so lengthy! To wait for even one day longer seems unbearable.
The show’s creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, have done a good job of keeping the plots for the three episodes of this new series secret. No matter how much we searched the Internet for some juicy spoilers, there was not one to be found.
All we know so far is that #SherlockLives, and while reassuring, we need not pretend that we did not know this already. Final appearance of the smartly clad detective in the shadows of the graveyard aside, no Sherlokian could be fooled into believing that the protagonist would be killed off with a whole new series promised in advance.
Benedict Cumberbatch, who was the youngest ever actor to be cast as Sherlock when the first series aired in 2010, sympathises with the plight of the nation, having himself experienced some of the impatience the rest of us are suffering from as we wait for the elusive detective to finally reach our screens. He admitted that “I sort of got into the same obsession that the nation did, before we did it.”
Sorry, Cumberbatch. Whilst you are much loved, in this case no amount of sympathy will do the trick. We want Sherlock and we want him now!
If this is another three pipe problem, I begin to suspect that we’ll be smoking ourselves into an early grave. Not all of us have Sherlock’s comebackability to rely on. Perhaps a Sherlock calendar with a factoid countdown is in order. We must do something to pass the time until he is ready to come back from the dead. Lucky Christmas is just around the corner.
Merry Cumberbatch everyone and a Happy New Sherlock!
can’t wait. 😀 Us Americans love him too.
It is taking too long 🙂 We were sure it would be here in time for Christmas, but alas will have to wait and watch it with a massive New Year hangover (guessing here) in tow.
my husband just told me we will have to wait longer……it’s the same with Downton Abby – with technology today, we have to wait?????
If you are in the US then you will have it on the 19th of January – I published the date in the #SherlockLives post, because everyone outside the UK seems to have gotten their release dates earlier.
So… yes, sorry, it is a little longer for you.
thank you – that’s not so bad. hahaha. This is important stuff!
🙂 I am sure it will be a delight. Every time I think they can’t possibly write a better series, Gattis and Moffat do it again!
I love it!
Thanks for your love of Sherlock and for this great post. I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to watch the third season in the U.S., on 1/1/14. I’m preferring not to think about that, today.
Thank you, Ann – It is a great series, isn’t it?
Sherlock will come to US screens on January 19th, so you have an extra couple of weeks to wait I’m afraid, unless you decide to come and visit 🙂
Oh, I would love to come and visit, but I was just there in August, and I probably can’t make a trip to the UK happen right now. I was tempted by that idea, though. And thanks for the info about 1/19. I hope Sherlock is available on a screen near me.
I think it is very possible that you’ll have it on TV – or at least that was the rumour. Did you get it only in cinemas before?
I started watching it this year, on Netflix (and got completely obsessed with it). So I’m not sure if I’m subscribed to the right channel on my TV, to see it when it starts in January. I hope to figure it out!
When in doubt google has the answer 😉
It is very easy to get obsessed with the show. They’ve really done a marvellous job of it.
When in doubt, Vic has the answer.
I wish that were always the case 🙂
How could it ALWAYS be the case? You have the answer, lots of times. And I am grateful for that.
Thank you, Ann.
I NEED SHERLOCK! LOTS 😀 – as do my two eldest children!! Quite an explosion of treats on their way hey –
Can’t wait! Explosion expsion explosion – pending 😉
OIiiigggg!! Lovely stuff man…LOVEly stuff 😀
I swear if there was enough to watch – I would do nothing else.
Ha-ha! That would make two of us 🙂
Me too! 😀
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