Consider BBC’s release of the “Sherlock” Season 3 Prequel as a unexpected Christmas Gift. The outstanding modern take on the Conan Doyle hero returns to PBS on January, 19th. Last we saw of Sherlock, played by the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch, he was sacrificing himself for the good of his friends. While his selfless act was both brave and honorable, we all hoped that we hadn’t seen the last of Sherlock.
We’ve already seen previous trailers for the season that include the #SherlockLives, so we know he’s on the way back, but this prequel spells out even more of the hysteria surrounding his thought to be demise. As usual Martin Freeman is perfectly cast as Dr. Watson, and fans of the show will enjoy seeing Detective Lestrade once again chasing Sherlock’s tail.
There is so much energy in Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Sherlock that even a simple wink can speak volumes for the character. It’s a shame that Cumberbatch and Freeman are such in demand actors because there isn’t a better show on TV. It takes the wit and snappy dialogue of “Doctor Who” and melds it with the crime scene examinations of “CSI”. Also if Sherlock can be alive then could we see a return of Moriarty as well?