Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman both ensure Sherlock is as watchable as ever
After watching last night’s superb episode of Sherlock, I became even more convinced that this is the best drama by far on telly.
Sunday’s plot was based around Dr Watson‘s wedding to Mary with Sherlock (played brilliantly by Benedict Cumberbatch) giving a very awkward and very funny best man’s speech.
He managed to offend the vicar and bridesmaids almost immediately whilst also inadvertedly saving someone’s life and solving a murder.
It sounds ridiculous, but it worked! As usual the writing was sharp and witty, the story jumped around loads to keep you intrigued and the more serious bits were punctuated with the lighter moments.
I loved the stag night scenes where Sherlock and Watson (played by the equally fantastic Martin Freeman) both ended up drunk back in Baker Street only for a client to turn up. They ended up working on the case all the while pretending (and failing miserably!) to be sober.
When the big day arrived, Sherlock ensured that nothing went wrong by leaving no detail to chance. Amongst other things he threatened one of the bride’s exes, and bribed a young child by promising to show him pictures of dead bodies!
The episode ended with you almost feeling sorry for Sherlock, showing how isolated he is due to his powers of deduction, as he left his best friend’s wedding early and alone.
I’m gutted there are only THREE measly episodes of each series, which just isn’t enough and leaves you wanting more each time.
Worst of all though, I would be very surprised if Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman commit to another series as both of their acting careers have taken off in a huge way. I’d really hope it’s not the case.
In the meantime, I can’t wait for next week’s final episode. Please someone tell me it’s not the last one ever…