Saturday, January 04, 2014


Two years is a lengthy hiatus for a television series that you really enjoy, but the wait is over for the fortunate (BBC) Sherlock fans in the UK. Yes, the third series began on New Year's Day. For them. The viewers in the UK.

I think "overjoyed" captures my reaction upon learning of the show's actual return dates. After all, watching Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock and Martin Freeman's Watson is such an enjoyable experience.

Admittedly, I was a latecomer to the show (and, okay, to some sort of Cumber-[collective]), but I quickly caught up during a Netflix binge on series one and two only to discover that series three wasn't even a rumour yet back then.

So, yes, Sherlock is back, and, as it happens, Sherlock is also free (in a sense).

According to the LA Times (12/30/13) now all elements of most of the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (except those which appeared in the US in 1923) are in the public domain, and the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson are free of copyright.


  1. The wait is driving me crazy! Two years! How did he survive?! And why was it not broadcast here on Jan 1? How can they do that to me?!

    Happy new year to you and yours!

  2. Suzanne4:04 PM

    Oddly, the US premiere date was announced prior to that of the UK, and the UK premiere has aired two weeks ahead of the US...

    Hope you and yours had a great holiday, too!