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BBC One's "Sherlock" - starring Benedict Cumberbatch




Just watched BBC TV's new "Sherlock", episode 1. Excellent show - the first half-hour was perfect. It really felt like H&W are back on telly, after all these long years. It lagged a little in the middle, but that was because the "case" had to be somewhat rushed-through after all the introductory material; pacing should improve next week.


Of course, there's a much more likely explanation for the four people being killed by the pills and the cabbie surviving: both choices were the same poison, but the cabbie had an antidote (either taken before or just after they down the pills).

Let's hope Holmes wasn't dumb enough to try taking one of them. I'm surprised he didn't take both for analysis afterwards; but maybe they're "evidence" for the murder scene and he'd soon know the answer anway.

Interesting that "Moriarty" may not be a person but a "thing" or organisation.

Holmes torturing the cabbie seemed out of character - he could just have threatened to have the guy's kids ill-gotten/dodgy-sourced funds sequestered.



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