What happened with the third and fourth seasons of Sherlock??

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Sherlock Holmes is a character made by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. There is a total of 4 novels and 56 short stories, the first one was ‘A Study in Scarlet’ which came out in the year 1887. Since then, it has gained international attention.

The BBC’s TV series is created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. The cast included Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Martin Freeman (John Watson), Andrew Scott (Jim Moriarty), and Lara Pulver (Irene Adler). The series started in 2010 and ended in 2017. The first two seasons of the show gained popularity, but the final two seasons didn’t really work well. 

Initially, the series attracted an audience with its narrative style and visual representations. These were the elements that made it a success but they were absent in the concluding seasons.

Sherlock never revealed how he survived the Reichenbach Fall

Season 2 ended with a huge cliffhanger as the series covered the detective’s death, along with Jim Moriarty, his biggest enemy. But season 3 didn’t come with the expected story as it never described how Sherlock survived the fall. Moffat and Gatiss knew how they wanted to pursue the ending of season 2 and how they were going to explain how Sherlock survived, but they didn’t think of that and disappointed its fans and left them with an unsatisfied “explanation”. 

Humor was added to Sherlock’s character

A detective’s character is not known for being funny although there are some elements depicting a specific kind of humor Sherlock had it is not exactly funny as the makers showed in seasons 3 and 4. The writers have made deliberate efforts to make it funny which ended up as an absolute failure for the show. 

Sherlock’s deduction skills became unrealistic

Sherlock is definitely a clever detective with exceptional deduction skills, but in seasons 3 and 4 everything was really easily predictable, which left no room for thrill and mystery in the show as Sherlock already knew everything.

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The sudden appearance of Eurus Holmes

Sherlock’s other sibling appears directly in the fourth season without any hint of existence in the previous seasons, and surprisingly, she turned out to be the main villain in the season finale. 

Due to all these unnecessary additions and twists in the show, fans just got unhooked with it as they missed the basic theme of the show. Stay tuned with us and get all updates for your favorite shows.


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