Sherlock -- which nicely updates Sherlock Holmes into the 21st Century -- cleaned up at the year's awards night for the episode titled His Last Vow: seven wins, the most of any program, including four at the so-called Creative Emmys last week (as though acting, writing and directing aren't "creative" enough) and three at the big ceremony (Benedict Cumberbatch, below, for lead actor, Martin Freeman for supporting actor and Steven Moffat for writing chores). You can view all three seasons now via Netflix streaming, including nine roughly 90-minute episodes, plus three of those Behind-the-Scenes studies that give fans who can't get enough their second helping.
TrustMovies gave up on this series in the middle of its second season -- not because it was bad but rather because it was good-but-too-much-the-same and thus a tad repetitive. All those sudden screen blasts of words, purporting to show us how Sherlock's mind works but instead showing us how clever were the moviemakers in reducing their Mr. Holmes to manageable, TV-friendly proportions.
Nick Hurran) with class and as much finesse as can be filtered into 80-odd minutes of plot-heavy development.
Lindsay Duncan, below, who starts the episode out in fine fashion.)
Lars Mikkelsen -- yes, Mads' brother -- shown in photo at top) only to be relieved of him too easily and well before his character has nearly paid the expected dividends.
PBS and BBC, is certainly worth a watch. But begin at the beginning of Season One for the fullest understanding. You can stream it all now via Netflix and elsewhere.