4.5 out of 5! It’s one of the best series of all time and it’s coming back to Netflix

If we tell you Baker Street, Watson and Detective…? The “Sherlock” series is returning to Netflix, to the delight of fans!

In 2010, the whole world discovered the series signed by the duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, already working on Dr Who. The two screenwriters are absolute fans of the great detective Sherlock Holmes, the paper hero of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The two then imagine a modern adaptation by placing the action in London in the 2000s.

The Discovery Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott

They make this Sherlock Holmes an anti-hero par excellence: the man is full of himself, arrogant with those close to him, sociopath (he says it!), clumsy in relationships and communication, unfriendly but at the same time, he is gifted with an unprecedented capacity for deduction. With just a glance, he can deduce a person’s life. During his first meeting with the man who would become his roommate/assistant, he knows that he is coming back from the front, that he is looking for an apartment and that his limp is psychosomatic.

This character would not have had the aura he has without the incisive interpretation of Benedict Cumberbatch, a true revelation of the series. The English actor infuses his Sherlock with awkwardness, humor and nuance which make him an endearing hero, despite all the faults he presents. His relationship with Watson (Martin Freeman), which he will develop over the seasons, is at the heart of this modern version.

But the other great success of this series is the introduction, in the last minutes of season 1, of Sherlock Holmes’ greatest enemy: Moriarty. The latter, played by the impeccable Andrew Scott, is all the more terrifying because he takes everything so lightly. His face-to-face with the detective, who will push him to his limits, will have given us some great moments of television.


A winning combo

The lively and incisive writing of the screenwriters – which provides delicious verbal jousts between Sherlock and the other characters – the quality of the production and the format of the series (3 episodes of 1h30) will quickly convince viewers and critics. With a rating of 4.5 out of 5 from nearly 24,000 reviews, it is one of the best series of all time according to our viewers.

Happy are those who will be able to discover the episodes on Netflix and follow them without having to wait three long years between seasons 2 and 3 (how long it was…). Including the special episode that was broadcast while waiting for season 4, the Sherlock series has 14 volumes and believe us, you are not ready for the journey that awaits you.

The complete Sherlock is now available on Netflix.

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