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Sherlock: Season 1 (2010)




Critic Consensus: Smart, unpredictable, and terrifically written, Sherlock puts a contemporary spin on the legendary detective, thanks in part to a commanding lead performance from Benedict Cumberbatch.


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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation is given an altogether naughties twist in Sherlock. Martin Freeman (The Office) stars as John Watson, a wounded veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Back home in London friendless and alone, Watson's path soon crosses with that of brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch -- Four Lions), and adventure and mystery soon follow...


Benedict Cumberbatch
as Sherlock Holmes
Martin Freeman
as Dr. John Watson
Rupert Graves
as Detective Inspector Lestrade
Andrew Scott
as Jim Moriarty
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Critic Reviews for Sherlock: Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (15)

Sherlock demonstrates, bringing Holmes and Watson into the 21st century ought to have been, well, elementary.

April 4, 2019 | Full Review…

This irrepressibly ingenious show had me enraptured from the get-go.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A strange, fascinating, and sometimes brilliant contemporary take on the father of forensic crime-solving.

October 24, 2010 | Full Review…

"Sherlock" is the rare classic drama that not only survives being dressed up with a new suit, but looks darn good in it.

October 24, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Quite a remarkable feat here - they've created something unique and pleasurable where so many have trod before.

October 24, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Its compelling take on the titular character, with a star-making performance by Benedict Cumberbatch, will feel reminiscent of the modern-day, rocambolesque capers of Assane.

March 30, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sherlock: Season 1


A modern adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories with a twist. It was clever and witty. Plenty of surprises thanks to the incredible writing and terrific acting.


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May be the best TV series out there, and not showing any signs of a drop-off. I guess we'll find out in 2016


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