Sherlock—Season 2

9.0 Overall Score
Story: 9/10
Acting: 9/10
Visuals: 9/10

Great fun series

Wish it was longer


Ok…it’s just a hat

Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) have met their ultimate enemy in Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott).  Now Moriarty has Sherlock and Watson running in circles.  As Sherlock meets “the Woman” Irene Adler (Lara Pulver), he finds a woman worthy of his merit.  A trip to the countryside leads to an investigation into a ghost dog.  When Moriarty makes his big move, Sherlock finds himself on the other side of the law.

Sherlock—Season 2 aired from January 1, 2012 and January 15, 2012 in three one and a half-hour “mysteries”.  The series was met with great fanfare and often adapt stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


Oh come on, Irene!!!

Sherlock is just a fun show.  The clever writing far surpasses the recent films with Robert Downey, Jr.  This season really sets up a plot with the rivalry with the clever Moriarty.  It dives into the depth of what makes Sherlock Holmes interesting and really looks into his character by creating the foil of Moriarty.

“A Scandal in Belgravia” adapts Doyle’s story A Scandal in Bohemia from 1891 in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  Irene Adler was the only woman who ever “got” Sherlock and it is interesting to see his interaction in this updated version of the story.  It also does a good job setting up the underlying current of Moriarty as the main villain for this season.


I will swallow your soul!

“The Hound of the Baskerville”s adapts the famous novel and possibly one of the most well-known stories published in 1902.  This episode is pretty much a stand-alone and it feels a little out of place since Moriarty isn’t a villain…It is a fun story, but it makes you want to get back to Moriarty since he’s so evil and smart.  It is kind of fun to have Russell Tovey in the story being menaced by a demon dog since he is a demon dog/werewolf in Being Human.


Watson, we have a problem here…

“The Reichenbach Fall” adapts “The Final Problem” from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes in 1893 which ended the story of Sherlock Holmes for a period of time.  When Doyle found people demanding more Sherlock Holmes stories, he revived the character and Sherlock lived again.  It was great how the show sculpted the whole series leading up to this story.

Sherlock—Season 2 is definitely worth following.  It is more like watching films and a story develops through the chase.  With the end of the series, I look forward to the third season of this great show.  Sherlock is a great ride worth taking.

Sherlock—Season 2 Complete Episode Guide:


“Scandal in Belgravia”

2.1 A Scandal in Belgravia Airdate:  01/01/12

Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) are faced by Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott), but Moriarty ends the standoff when he is forced to deal with another problem.  Sherlock searches for a new crime to solve and learns that Watson’s blog is picking up popularity.  When Sherlock and Watson are pulled off a case to Buckingham Palace by Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss), they learn Irene Adler (Lara Pulver) has compromising pictures of a young female tied to the royalty.  Watson and Sherlock go to investigate the Dominatrix, and Sherlock finds Adler is a worthy rival.  Irene has enemies of her own due to her secrets and Sherlock might get caught in the crossfire.  As Sherlock continues a secret relationship with Irene via texts, Irene is killed and Watson learns the depth of Sherlock’s relationship.  Irene’s enemies come looking for Sherlock, but who is playing whom?


“The Hound of the Baskervilles”

2.2 The Hound of the Baskervilles Airdate:  01/08/12

A son witnesses the death of his father as a child and seeks information on his father’s death.  Henry Knight (Russell Tovey) contacts Sherlock and Watson for help in discovering the rumors of a super mutant dog who he blames for the murder.  Watson and Holmes investigate ties to the Ministry of Defense base called Baskerville and question if there could be a tie.  When Sherlock witnesses the beast, he wonders if reality can be questioned.


“Reichenbach Falls”

2.3 The Reichenbach Fall Airdate:  01/15/12

Watson and Sherlock find they are becoming celebrities and Watson warns Sherlock that he could be destroyed by the media.  When James Moriarty commits a major robbery and allows himself to be captured, Sherlock finds himself head-to-head with his enemy in court.  When Moriarty find a way to walk free, Sherlock finds Moriarty coming after him.  As assassins move in on 221B Baker Street, Sherlock and Watson question Moriarty’s next step.

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Related Links:

Sherlock—Season 1 Review and Complete Episode Guide

Sherlock—Season 3 Review and Complete Episode Guide

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